Little Stingers Preschool

Yellow Medicine East School District - Bert Raney Elementary School

555 7th Ave

Granite Falls, MN 56241

(320) 564-4081 x114

Yellow Medicine East Little Stingers School Readiness Program is now enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to offer new options for your child’s preschool programming and we look forward to welcoming your child to our Bert Raney Elementary family! Our programs offer a variety of fun and meaningful hands-on learning experiences using music, creative expression, movement, literacy, writing, math, science, and large and fine motor skills. There will be developmentally appropriate large group, small group, and individual activities designed to develop social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and self-help skills in each child. In addition, our Bumblebee program also offers Spanish and Dakota culture and language, agriculture-based activities, music and art as part of your child’s weekly programming.

We are located in Bert Raney Elementary School, which will provide a smooth transition for your child into our kindergarten classrooms. In addition, our Bert Raney Elementary School staff, including our office staff, nurse, and on-site school district specialists, are available to provide resources and support to enhance your child’s learning and development. For children who participate in the Bumblebee or Honey Bee programs, transportation is available to all students in the morning and afternoon on the regular bus routes with Bennett & Bennett transportation. If your child participates in the Busy Bees program, morning transportation is provided, but parents must make arrangements to pick their child up at 11:00AM.

All families participating in school programs must fill out and return an “Application for Educational Benefits” form. These forms will be sent out to families in August. When forms are completed and processed by the District Office, families will be notified regarding eligibility for reduced or free school meals. Eligibility determines your school readiness tuition payments. No one will be denied participation due to the inability to pay. Our program is a 4-star rated Parent Aware Program. We receive money to help families with the cost of school readiness. Depending on the number of children who qualify, we offer partial to full tuition assistance. The full fee scale is shown below, please contact us if you have questions.

Changes

  • All day, every day preschool for 4 year olds
  • All preschool programs will follow the YME School calendar
  • Enhanced curriculum, including music, art, agriculture (think gardening!), Spanish and Dakota language and culture, and so much more! Call for more information!

Tuition Fees

Registration Information

How do I register my child for preschool?

To secure your spot, please submit the Registration Form and Program Choice Form, with your $25* non-refundable deposit (will be applied to your first month’s tuition) to:

Bert Raney Elementary School - School Readiness - c/o Nicolle Kotek - 555 7th Avenue - Granite Falls, MN 56241

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Families will be notified by US Mail on or around May 15, 2019 as to what preschool class their child will be in for the 2019-2020 school year.

Registration Form

Program Choice Form

*If the $25 non-refundable deposit causes a financial hardship, please enclose a note with your registration form and the fee can be waived.

Bumblebees

Ages: 4 – 5 by September 1, 2019

Schedule: Full Days | 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Monday – Friday | 171 Days/Year – Following the YME School Calendar

Price: $399/Month

Monthly payment amount is based on the annual tuition, divided equally over nine months, not based on days offered each month. A snack and lunch fee (if applicable) is included in monthly tuition.

Honey Bees

Ages: 3 – 4 by September 1, 2019

Schedule: Full Days | 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 100 Days/Year – Following the YME School Calendar

Price: $235/Month

Monthly payment amount is based on the annual tuition, divided equally over nine months, not based on days offered each month. A snack and lunch fee (if applicable) is included in monthly tuition.

Busy Bees

Ages: 3 – 4 by September 1, 2019

Schedule: Half Days | 8:00AM – 11:00AM

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 72 Days/Year – Following the YME School Calendar

Price: $84/Month

Monthly payment amount is based on the annual tuition, divided equally over nine months, not based on days offered each month. A snack fee (if applicable) is included in monthly tuition.


Questions?

All questions regarding preschool may be directed to Keisha Louwagie, Early Childhood Coordinator at 320-564-4081 x 114 or via email at klouwagie@isd2190.org.