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Golden Bear Preschool Application

At this time our 3 and 5 full-day program is full.  We have availability in our 2 full day and half-day programs.  (4-year-olds can attend 2 full days)

 If you would like to be on the waitlist please call 317-392-2449 or email lanigh@shelbycs.org.  

Golden Bear Preschool Application Information

If you are wanting to fill out the application by paper and mailing it to the Preschool, please scroll to the bottom of this web page and print off the attached PDF documents.  You can either mail in the completed paper version of the application or email in a scanned version of the completed document to  the email address: lanigh@shelbycs.org.
 
If you are filling out the online form, please continue reading all information on this page.
 

Preschool is the beginning step to your child’s educational journey and Shelbyville Central Schools is excited to assist you in that journey.  The following information will help you with the process to begin that first step.

  • Preschool will follow the Shelbyville Central Schools’ calendar which includes early release times on Wednesdays, snow days and delays.
  • In accordance with Shelbyville Central Schools attendance policies please notify the Golden Bear Preschool office when your child is sick or absent.  Doctor’s notes will be necessary when appropriate.
  • At times parents and school staff may need to work together if a child is having difficulty with the classroom routine.   If needed to better serve your child, other preschool options may be considered.
  • Preschoolers for both the half and full day programs should be fully toilet trained during the daytime by the first day of preschool.
  • Parents will receive information on their child’s overall classroom performance 2 to 3 times per year.
  • Parents must provide transportation to and from preschool.
  • Each preschooler must be at least 3 years old on or before August 1, 2019.  Please inquire for more information about students who turn 3 after Aug. 1.
  • Payments (cash, check or money order) are due by the 1st  for the following month with August payment due July 6, 2020.  Failure to pay by the 1st of the month will result in the child’s removal from the preschool program.  Payment will be required for 10 months.  The first payment is due July 6, 2020.  Payments can be mailed to:
Golden Bear Preschool
1115 East State Road 44
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Payments brought in prior to July 6 can be taken to our administration office at 1121 E State Rd. 44. Call 317-392-2505 for office hours. 

  • Parents must complete the application process.  Then complete online registration in July online or at the Golden Bear Preschool at 115 East State Road 44 in Shelbyville
  • Program options are available for children who range from three to five years old prior to Oct 1, 2020.  Students that are five years old on or before July 31, 2020 are eligible for kindergarten.

 

Preschool programming options:

 

Half Day Programs

 

AM 8:00-10:30 (Wed. dismiss at 10:10) / PM 12:00-2:30 (Wed. dismiss at 2:10)

 

a.

3 year olds

2 days a week

Tues. and Thurs.

 

$50 / month

$500 / year

b.

3-5 year olds

3 days a week

Mon. Wed. and Fri.

$70 / month

$700 / year

c.

3-5 year olds

5 days a week

Mon. – Fri.

$120 / month

$1200 / year

*Plus a Non-refundable registration fee of $50.00  

 

 

Full Day Programs

 

8:10-2:40 (Wed. dismiss at 2:20)

 

a.

3 year olds

2 days a week

Tues. and Thurs.

 

$140 / month

$1400 / year

b.

3-5  year olds

3 days a week

Mon. Wed. and Fri.

$200 / month

$2000 / year

c.

3-5 year olds

5 days a week

Mon. – Fri.

$340 / month

$3400 / year

*Plus a Non-refundable registration fee of $50.00  

 

 
Completed application includes:

Completed application

Copy of birth certificate

Copy of immunization records

Home Language Survey  (Print off attached document below)

Race and Ethnicity Form  (Print off attached document below)

Registration Fee-$50.00, checks made payable to Shelbyville Central Schools.  You can mail in the checks to the Preschool.

Golden Bear Preschool
1115 East State Road 44
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Proof of residency-may be one of the following: utility bill dated within the past 30 days, payroll stub with current address within the past 30 days, copy of rental lease and record of most recent rent payment, copy of title work or closing papers from recorder’s office, unemployment check or welfare/government check with current address within the past 30 days.  Proof of residency does not apply to homeless students per the McKinney-Vento Act.

If out of district – must complete an out of Out of District Transfer Request.  This form can be found at www.preschool.shelbycs.org under PARENTS tab.  (Print off attached document below)

 

RETURNING preschoolers from the 2019-20 school year will only need to provide an application and registration fee.
 
 
 
If you are wanting to print off the application and mail it in, please click on one of the attached PDF below to print off the application.
 

If you have further questions please contact: Lora Nigh, Golden Bear Preschool Principal, at 317-392-2449 / lanigh@shelbycs.org or Krista Smith 317-392-2449 / kssmith@shelbycs.org

 

2020-2021 Preschool School Information and Application