Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the below questions and answers to learn more about the Family Center.
What is the Family Center?
The Family Center is a childcare, general, and special education facility for children aged 6 months-5 years.
If my child goes to the Family Center will he/she be automatically enrolled in the School For Children kindergarten?
Enrollment in the Family Center does not qualify admission for a child to the School For Children (kindergarten and above). The School For Children has a separate admission process. Visit the School For Children's website to learn more.
What is the child:teacher ratio in the classroom?
The infant/toddler classrooms have a ratio of 3:1 children to teachers.
The preschool classrooms have a ratio of 4:1 children to teachers.
What does an integrated setting mean?
The Family Center is a fully integrated setting which means that General and Special Education children share the same classroom and activities.
- What is the cost of the Family Center?
Is the cost different if my child is in Early Intervention or CPSE?
Yes, if your child has already been evaluated and approved by the Department of Education to receive services through Early Intervention or CPSE then the cost will depend of what is covered by the Dept. of Ed. Consult your Service Coordinator to learn more about what the coverage will be.
See the Dept. of Ed. policy and procedures manual here.
How do I apply for financial aid?
The Family Center uses an organization called TADS to determine elegibility for financial aid. To learn more and submit an application, visit http://www.tads.com/.
What is the minimum number of days I can enroll my child in the Family Center?
The minimum number of days a child may go to the Family Center is three days per week.
If I have had another child previously in the Family Center, am I still required to attend an Open House?
Yes, we still require all new applicants to complete an Application and attend an Open House. This is mandatory for each new applicant. Complete an application here.