Application Process 

 

We will continue to welcome applications at any time.  We have learned it takes many visits to gather all the necessary information for a complete application and to assess compatibility for our learning environment and to understand the need for tuition assistance.  So please start with the a phone call or email to us!  

You can download our application here.  Other documents that are required include a Health Care Summary and a record of Immunizations.  We are interested in seeing that all American Indian children have access to a high quality early learning environment that best suits their needs.

MAICC-Application

 

MAICC-Health Care Summary Form

 

Upon receiving a completed application, an interview is required.  We are interested in parents that are willing to make a commitment to their child's early education, regular attendance and routine.

Phase In Process

For now, the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center will generally accept children three times during the year.  In the fall (September), in the winter (January), and in the late spring (May).  This allows us to welcome children into our environment in a respectful way. We take the time to prepare our current children for the arrival of new children and to welcome the new children in a good way.  We recognize that 'transitions' are very important for young children and we want to respect their needs first.  It takes time for everyone to adapt to our new friends and re-establish a safe and nurturing environment. By staggering our Phase In process of new children, we want to ensure everyone a wonderful experience during this very significant time!

Once accepted, the MAICC Phase In Process generally requires at least two visits by the parent(s) and child.  The first visit is a short visit usually 30 minutes when the Primary Guide introduces the Children's House to the child while the parent(s) visit with the Director.  The second visit is a morning visit usually for 2 hours to meet all the children and the other staff while the parent(s) meet with the Director to receive the MAICC Parent Handbook.  The following week, the child is welcomed into the Children's House for their regular attendance whether it's half day (9 am - 1:30 pm) or full day (9 am -4 pm).

 

Pathway II Provider

MAICC is pleased to share that a limited number of Pathway II Scholarships are available for families to assist with the tuition expense.  Families must meet the income guidelines and age criteria.  The age criteria require that a child must be 3 or 4 by September 1.   In general, the income guidelines are similar to the Pathway I Scholarships that are awarded through Think Small.  Pathway II Scholarships are awarded through MAICC.  A Pathway II application can be provided upon request.

 

Pathway I Scholarship

We also want to encourage ALL American Indian families to apply for the Pathway I Scholarships available through Think Small.  Below is the link to apply.  We would be happy to mail you a Pathway I application as well. Their website is www.thinksmall.org.  

 https://www.thinksmall.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FY2018ELS-EnglishApp-1.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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