Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you have other questions, please Contact Us.
Who will be teaching my child?
TC Scholars is being launched by Tuesday’s Child – a nonprofit organization serving families for 34 years. We have a proud history of being highly-respected early childhood experts. The Preschool will be directly managed by Katie Conklin, LPC. She is Tuesday’s Child Program Director with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Counseling with past experience as an Illinois Licensed Early Childhood Teacher. TC Scholars will only be hiring the most qualified and professional staff – consisting of a Illinois Licensed Teacher (Type 04) with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Level Social-Emotional Expert to ensure development of our students social-emotional learning.
When will TC Scholars open?
We will open on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
What is the enrollment process?
We welcome families to join TC Scholars Preschool through a tour and informational session. When you are ready to proceed, families will Complete an Application. Families that have not been through the Tuesday’s Child program will be required to join us on-site for an intake appointment. Parents will meet with Katie Conklin, Program Director, to review their intake paperwork, answer questions and ensure the program is a good fit for your child. Children will be placed in our existing behaviorally-focused classrooms for 2.5 hours for a play session to observe your child. Families will be notified within one month of their intake/play session regarding their acceptance. If you choose to accept a placement with TC Scholars, we ask families to place a $1,000 deposit to secure their child’s spot in our program.
When will you be hiring?
TC Scholars Preschool will be hiring classroom staff in May-June 2016 to learn our behavioral strategies during the Tuesday’s Child Summer Camp.
My child does not have behavioral challenges, can I still enroll?
Yes. We understand that not every child that could benefit from additional social-emotional support will have behavioral challenges.
Is my child a good fit?
Identifying if your child is a good fit will require a formal intake and play session in our classrooms. We will schedule this with your family after an application has been submitted. If for any reason our multi-disciplinary staff feel that TC Scholars is not the best fit for your child we will provide referrals or recommendations to an appropriate preschool placement.
Are there other financial expectations besides tuition?
No. TC Scholars is designed to make tuition clear and simple for families. While we welcome additional fundraising support from families, there is no requirement for families to participate. In addition, our fees are inclusive of all materials, field trips and other ancillary expenses.
Do you offer scholarships?
Currently TC Scholars is unable to provide scholarships to families. We hope that within 2-3 years we will be able to support children that would benefit from our program, but unable to afford it, options and accessibility.
What if you don’t open on time?
We are confident that TC Scholars will open in September 2016 as expected. If for any reason we are unable to fulfill our promises, all families will receive a full refund on their deposit and we will assist them in finding other preschool placements.