"The stepping stone into your child's future!"

Stepping Stone University Preschool

A Montessori Inspired Learning Environment 

SSUP Admission Policy & Procedure 

A. ADMISSIONS

Stepping Stone University Preschool  (SSUP) admits students of any sex, race, color, creed, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Stepping Stone University Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or financial aid programs. Your child must be within the relevant age parameters to be enrolled in SSUP. SSUP requires children entering the Primary preschool program be toilet-trained prior to entrance.


B. ADMISSION PROCESS

-Step 1. Tour and observe at SSUP. 

Schedule a tour with Mrs. Bixler (Owner/Director). If you are interested in an observation please let her know. 

-Step 2. Schedule a drop in visit for their child.

A drop in visit allows the child to interact without the parents in the classroom that fits the child’s needs and they participate for one hour. This must be scheduled due to classroom ratios. Child must be the appropriate age of the program to do this visit and you will need to sign a authorization form. 

-Step 3. Follow up.

After the scheduled hour and pickup, the director will follow up with the prospective family with a phone call.

-Step 4. Complete the SSUP Application and pay the $75.00 application fee

APPLICATION

Prospective families will be given an application. Application must be complete and submitted within 30 days accompanied by a $75.00 non-refundable fee.

APPLICATION DECISIONS

SSUP makes admission decisions if space is available. Acceptance of placement in the program is confirmed by the submission of the steps completed above and the following:

  1. COMPLETED ENROLLMENT PACKET

  2. PARENT/STUDENT INTERVIEW

  3. SIGNED ENROLLMENT CONTRACT

  4. PAYMENT OF NON-REFUNDABLE FIRST MONTH’S TUITION DEPOSIT

NOTE: NO STUDENT IS CONSIDERED ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL UNTIL THE FUNDS ARE RECEIVED AND ALL LICENSING FORMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETE AND ON FILE.

WAITING LIST

A spot will only be held if you have done the following:

1. Toured Stepping Stone University Preschool 

2. Completed and turned in the SSUP Application for Admission and Pre-Admission form accompanied with a $75.00 Application Fee (non-refundable). 

If space is not available the your Child's Application will be put on a waiting list. The Director will call as soon as a enrollment spot is available. The prospective family will be given (5) five days to give SSUP a decision upon acceptance of enrollment. After the 5th day, the spot goes to the next family on the waiting list. 


PARENT/STUDENT INTERVIEW

The interview is an informal way for prospective parents and the school representatives to become acquainted with each other and share pertinent information.


ENROLLMENT CONTRACT

The enrollment contract is an agreement between SSUP and the parents of the child enrolled or the legal guardian. This contract must be signed and dated by both parties (SSUP) and the parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).