Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What program is the best fit for my family?
A: MCCSC offers a variety of childcare options. If your child is between 6 weeks-4 years, they would be eligible to attend The Early Learning Center or Hoosier Hills Child Care Center. If your child will turn 3 before August 1st, they are also able to attend any of our fee-based programs. If your child will be 4 years old prior to August 1, and you live in a Title I school area (Arlington, Clear Creek, Fairview, Grandview, Highland Park, Summit or Templeton), you child may be eligible for Title I funded preschool. An assessment will be needed to determine if your child qualifies for this program. If your child has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or is in the process of getting an IEP, they could qualify for preschool funded through the Special Education department.
Q: If my child attends fee based preschool, are they eligible for transportation services?
A: At this time, transportation is not offered for fee based preschool students.
Q: If my child attends fee based preschool, is their lunch included in their fees?
A: With fee based preschool, you can choose to pack a home lunch, or create a lunch account through food service. More information about how to set up your lunch account, add funds and lunch calendars can be found at the Food Services link on our website.
Q: Do you offer full and part time fee based preschool options?
A: Fee based preschool does offer full and part time options. Full time enrollment attends Monday-Friday 9:00 AM- 3:45 PM. Part time enrollment attends Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM. We do not offer partial week enrollment.
Q: Do we have to enroll at the fee based preschool within our boundary area?
A: No, enrollment for fee based preschool is completed first come, first serve. Anyone can enroll at any school with available seats.
Q: Do you offer any financial assistance for fee based preschool?
A: Fee based preschool does accept the CCDF voucher and On My Way Pre-K vouchers. More information about those vouchers can be found at www.fssa.in.gov
Q: Do you offer before and/or after school care?
A: Yes, fee based preschool does offer before and after school care for additional fees. Before school care opens at 7:00 AM and after school care is open until 5:30 PM.
Q: Is snack provided?
A: Yes, we do provide an afternoon snack which is included in your daily fees. We strive to offer healthy choices including fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt and whole grain options.
Q: Can I tour the facility prior to enrollment?
A: We always welcome parent tours. We do ask that you set all tours up through our office. Please contact 812-330-7702 to arrange a time and day.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Refunds are at the discretion of the Office of Early Learning. Refunds can take 8-12 weeks to process.
Q: Where do I find a supply list?
A: There is no general supply list for preschool, we will provide everything the class needs. Parents are only asked to send a small blanket and pillow for rest time. It is also always a good idea to have an extra change of clothes on hand for your child in the event of an accident.
Q: I am concerned about my child’s development, i.e. communication skills?
A: For infants - age 30 months, families can share with their teacher who can assist with a referral to First Steps at http://www.indianafirststeps.org/referral-process/ or 1-800-387-7837. For children ages 30 months- Pre-K, our Early Learning Program staff work with MCCSC special education department to meet the student’s needs. Families and/or staff can contact Angie Covey, 812-330-7700, ext. 50936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.