3275 Peachwillow Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

TK/Kindergarten Information

Current School Class Times

Early Friends go to TK/Kindergarten from 8 AM to 12:15 PM.
Late Friends go to TK/Kindergarten from 9:55 AM to 2 PM.
» Both Early & Late Friends may arrive at the center as early as 7 AM and stay until dismissal (2:30 PM – MTTHF, 1:30 PM – W) or any time until 6 PM
» TK/Ks are dropped off and picked up at their classrooms by VVCC teachers

Early Friends

DAILY SCHEDULE
» 7 AM: Center Opens & Breakfast
» 8 AM: Early Friend Drop-Off
» 12:15 PM: Early Friend Pick-Up
» 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Circle Time, Group Game, Music & Movement
» 1 PM – 1:15 PM: Outside Free Play
» 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Snack
» 1:30 PM – 2 PM: Circle Time, Group Game/Story Time
» 2 PM – 3 PM: Outside Free Play & Teacher-Led Activity
» 3 PM – 4:30 PM: Inside Free Play & Projects
» 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Snack
» 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Outside Free Play
» 5:15 PM – 6 PM: Table Top Games & Projects

*Times differ on Wednesdays

Late Friends

DAILY SCHEDULE
» 7 AM: Center Opens & Breakfast
» 8 AM – 9 AM: Inside Free Play
» 9:15 AM – 9:35 AM: Snack
» 9:35 AM – 9:55 AM: Circle Time
» 9:55 AM: Late Friend Drop-Off
» 2 PM: Late Friend Pick-Up
» 2 PM – 3 PM: Outside Free Play & Teacher-Led Activity
» 3 PM – 4:30 PM: Inside Free Play & Projects
» 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Snack
» 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Outside Free Play
» 5:15 PM – 6 PM: Table Top Games & Projects

*Times differ on Wednesdays

Enrollment

The minimum age for our children is 4 years, 9 months. However, if your child is currently enrolled in TK at Valle Verde Elementary, there is no minimum age requirement. We ask that you enroll your TK/K for at least 2 days/week for consistency.

If you decide to place your child in our program, our Enrollment Packet needs to be filled out prior to your child starting. This packet includes emergency information, authorized persons to pick up, and health information. All of our forms are available on our website. There is a $75 family registration fee due when your child is signed up and every year after.

Overview

Our program is a fun, safe, and creative place where your child will explore a variety of interesting subjects, ideas, and topics using a variety of materials. Our emphasis is on learning-through-play. Your child will make long-lasting friendships and develop positive social skills.

Payment Information

All childcare fees are pre-paid for the month. Payment is due on the first working day of the month. If not received by the close of business on the 10th, a 10% late fee will be assessed to your account. Our method of payment is Tuition Express, an automated payment method.

Cubbies

Each child has a cubby where they will put their backpack, lunch, extra clothing, and artwork.

Snacks

Snacks at VVCC are provided by the center using nutritious foods. The snack menu is posted in the Kitchen B. If your child requires any special dietary snacks or additional snacks, you need to provide them for your child.

Late Pickup

If your child is picked up at dismissal, they need to be picked up before the dismissal bell rings at 2:30 PM (MTTHF) & 1:30 PM (W). We ask you to arrive at the center before you pick up your other children. If you are late to pick up your child, your account will be assessed a late fee of $10 per 10 minutes. Please pick up your child on time. The same fees apply to children who stay after our closing time 6 PM.

Communication

Communication is vital to the safety of your child. Please call VVCC to advise us of illness or non-attendance, and remember to use the clipboard in the sign in/out area to indicate any changes in your child’s schedule for that day.

Family files are established in the sign in/out area by family name. The files are maintained as a designated place for you to receive center information, which includes payment receipts, etc. In addition, VVCC sends out a monthly email that will keep you updated on VVCC activities.

Attendance & WELLNESS CHECK

We understand absences occur for a variety of reasons, but there are no refunds due to illness, non-attendance, or after school activities. For an extended illness, please contact the Center Director, Christine Muller. Your child may not attend VVCC if he/she was absent from school due to illness. We are responsible for ensuring that children with obvious signs of illness are not accepted into the center. If a child shows signs of illness, the parent/guardian will be called, and the child will be isolated until his/her departure.

Dispensing Medication

State licensing regulations require that we keep all medication under lock and key. If it is necessary for a child to take medicine while at VVCC, the parent/guardian must complete and return our Medication Consent Form. Note: All medications must be stored in the original box/packaging, with unaltered labels. All prescription medications must contain the child’s name and prescription on the packaging. Please be sure to check the medication’s expiration date.

Signing In & Out

It is state regulations that each child is signed in and out of the center. Your child is signed in when they arrive at VVCC and signed out by your authorized person when they leave the center. Each person who will be picking up your child will need his/her fingerprint scanned for our secure sign in/out computer system. We must be notified in advance if anyone not on your paperwork is picking up your child. They will need photo ID.

VVE Enrichment Program

We will happily deliver your TK/K to the enrichment classes you sign up for. Enrichment classes are run through the VVE PTA. If your child is attending any enrichment classes, please fill out our Enrichment Activity Form.

Customized Calendar

The Customized Calendar allows you to pick and choose your days and times monthly. The Customized Calendar is due on the 20th of the month for the next month. The fee is $8/hour. The minimum amount per day is one hour, and times are rounded to the half-hour.

Drop-In

We also offer drop-in at $9/hour. Please call the center for more information.