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 All families (new or returning) must register through the online registration program each school year and pay the registration fee through the online registration portal. 

2020-2021 School Year

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

**All families must enroll through the online registration program**
 
Step One:  Open the link to the SSLC online registration program:

  • Fill in the information as prompted. Select program option: Regular or Judaic
  • Click on one of the following: Summer Program only; School Year only; or Summer and School year in the "Child Information" field.

  • Click the applicable field(s) to choose your desired schedule (for the school year.) We can no longer accomodate "non-standard" schedules. Program options are Mon-Fri, 9:00a-12:00p or Mon-Fri, 9:00-3:30p (until further notice.)

  • Please advise us via email us at office@silverspringlearningcenter.org if your child's summer schedule is different than the school year schedule that has been entered in to the registration program.  
  •  If you are registering for Summer Only, you will click the box for Summer. Do not click on both boxes or you will be charged two registration fees.

  • The registration fee must be paid online at the time of registration in order to process your enrollment. The fee is $100 for Summer Only. The summer registration fee is icovered by full school year registration of  $250.

  • Enter your payment information.When you input the bank (or credit card) information, be sure to click the box that says "SafeSave" so that your payment method willl be stored in the payment portal to initiate the Electronic Funds Transfer program for automatic monthly tuition debits starting in the Fall. Note: Payment information will be encrypted according to federal guidelines for safety. 

NOTE:  There is no transaction fee for using EFT (electronic funds transfer); however, there is a 2.59% convenience fee added to all credit card and debit card transactions. 

STEP TWO: Enroll/Update the required Online Student Profile (Guidestar/Formsite). 

The link to the Guidestar Student Online Profile: 

https://fs30.formsite.com/Guidestar01/form172/form_login.html

Returning Families must update the information on your child's existing Online Student Profile through Guidestar/Formsite, and/or register new siblings who start this school year. Use your existing user name and password. Make any changes if applicable to and sign and re-date with the new school year date to confirm that the information is current. We must have a current (2020) date on the profile.

New Families must enroll in the Online Student Profile program via the link noted aboveAll sections of the form must be completed, even if the answer is N/A or "none". Be sure to electronically sign and date the completed form.

A child will not be considered fully enrolled for the Summer until we receive the online registration, registration fee, and signature page for the COVID-19 Handbook Adendum. The form can be emailed to office@silverspringlearningcenter.org .


Other required paperwork for Summer and/or School Year:

»An updated copy of medical records/immunizations/lead authorization prior to start of the program. 


»A signed Allergy Action Plan and/or Asthma Action Plan for children with any allergies or asthma. The forms must be completed by your doctor and signed and dated by both the medical professional and the parent. The dates the information is effective must be noted. 


»If your child requires any medication to treat or prevent the illness, we require the medication in the original contained clearly marked with dosing and your child's name. We will need a completed Medication Authorization form completed by your child's doctor and signed and dated by both parents and doctor, again noted the dates in effect.



REQUIRED: Online Student Profile

County licensing regulations require that we have certain information on file for all students. You will need to send a hard copy of the signed Medical Inventory/Immunization Records/Lead Test Authorization  completed by a doctor. We have replaced the rest of the required forms with a computerized version through our Online Student Profile (Formsite/Guidestar).

Both returning families and new families must either enroll or update existing information in the Online Student Profile program through Guidestar/Formsite.  The profile must be updated each year.

~Returning families should sign-in using your existing user ID and password credentials from last year.  All information should be confirmed, and changes made as needed.  You must sign and date the form with a 2020 date and press submit to update the information. You will click on "sign in". New siblings will need to be enrolled separately if he/she is not in the system from last year. 
~New families must enroll in the program. Click on the "enroll" button and proceed as directed.  You will need to fill out a new form for each child, but do not create a new account for a second child. The program does not allow you to save and copy the information into a second form, so you will need to re-enter the parent information sections.
Note: Students who are "Summer Only"also must update/enroll the information in Guidestar/Formsite for the new school year.


 
2020-2021 School Calendar             
Pending
2020-2021 Tuition Schedule 
 SSLC Terms & Conditions        Download Document

~SUMMER PROGRAM 2020~

**Registration is online only. See online registration link below**. 

There is no field in the online registration program to designate the schedule for the Summer Program. After you register online and receive the confirmation email, email the SSLC office at office@silverspringlearning center to confirm your summer schedule (9-12 or 9-3:30)

SummerDates:
July 6 - August 14, 2020
**No camp on July 30 in observance of Tisha B'Av.

Summer Rates:
9:00-12:00 ~ $951 for 6 week program
9:00 - 3:30 ~ $1750 for 6 week program

Families must register for the full 6 weeks of Summer Program 2020. No partial week schedule can be accepted. The program is Monday-Friday only. We can not accomodate schedules of less than 5 days per week.

REMINDER: Please email the office to confirm your summer schedule after enrolling via the online registration portal.


  • Non-refundable registration fee for students who enroll for Summer Program only is $100/child.
  • Non-refundabe registration fee for students who enroll for both the School Year and the Summer Program is $250/child.
  • Summer Program is 6 weeks only,
  • Full payment is due by July 1, 2020
  • Enrollment is contigent upon receipt of the completed signature page that acknowledges and acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in the COVID-19 Handbook Addendum .
COVID-19 Handbook Addendum          Download Handbook
Signature Page (required)                        Download Page 

SSLC Terms & Conditions (required for all students)                     Download Document


Required: Health Inventory & Immunization                     Download Document
                                                                                  
Summer Program Notes:
  • Updated immunization records/medical inventory/Asthma and Allergy Plan (if applicable) are required for the Summer Program.
  • Water play is every day.  Send a bathing suit and towel which will be sent home daily for laundering.
  • All children must bring sturdy water shoes with a secure back and slip-resistant soles.  **NO FLIP-FLOPS OR BACKLESS Clogs or Crocs** Children who do not have adequate water shoes will wear their regular shoes for water play.
  • Sunscreen [to be left in the classroom] must be labeled with your child's name.
  • All children (regardless of age) need a complete change of clothes to keep in the classroom, including underpants, shorts, shirts and socks, all labeled with your child's name inside a bag labeled with your child's name.
  • Children who nap will need to bring a crib-sized sheet. These items will be sent home every Friday for laundering, and are to be returned to school on Monday.
  • There is no diaper fee in the summer; however, families will need to leave a supply of diapers; swim diapers; and/ or pull-ups in the classroom.
  • Children must bring their own snacks (2 per day) and a water bottle which will be sent home daily.
  • No lovies, toys or other items may be brought from home.
 >>>All families will need to enroll in (new students) or update (existing students) the Online Student Profile [Formsite/Guidestar.] To update, review all information for accuracy and sign and re-date. 
Guidestar (Online Student Profile): 

PAYMENT INFORMATION   

Payment information should be saved in the online payment portal during the online registration process. After the payment information is entered for the registration fee, click on "SaveSecure" in the payment field to store the information (encrypted) into the payment portal. This account will be used for monthly automatic tuition payments for the the school year.

NOTE: There is no transaction fee for EFT (automatic electronic transfer). There is a 2.59% convenience fee assessed for all credit card and debit card payments.

RECAP: Enter the bank information where noted on the registration form, and click the box in front of SafeSave so that the information will be [securely] stored.  The card and bank information will be encrypted for safety. 

NOTE TO RETURNING FAMILIES: For security reasons, we cannot transfer your payment information for 2019-20 school year into this year's portal. You must enter your payment information and save it again for the new school year to initiate the EFT automatic transfer program for the 2020-21 school year. If you do not save the information, we can not continue with your automatic debits for the new school year.


Tuition Assistance

We cannot offer scholarships, tuition discounts or sibling discounts at this time. We suggest that families who are in need of financial assistance apply for tuition subsidy assistance through the Maryland State Child Scholarship Program 
  
Maryland State Child Care Scholarship Program https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/child-care-subsidy-program
 

*Rates for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00 pm:  $566
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:30 pm:  $1130

Tuition is due on the 5th or 15th of each month. Tuition is paid one month ahead  -- the first payment is due in August.

Rates for Summer Program 2020:
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00 pm:  $951
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:30 pm:  $1730

Tuition is for the 6-week summer program. Payment is due in full by July 1, 2020.

Because of COVID-19 regulations, we cannot offer Early Bird or After Care for the summer. In the event state and licensing guidelines change for the fall, we hope to adjust our schedule options accordingly.

REQUIRED FORMS

Some of the information on the following forms will be included on the online registration form.  The items highlighted in green are the forms we require in hard copy form, completed and signed by a physician.

The Allergy Action Plan and Asthma Action Plan (along with the Medicine Authorization form) are required in hard copy form for any student with life-threatening allergies or asthma.  These forms must be filled out and signed by a physican, and signed by the parent as well.

***IMPORTANT CHANGE****
New licensing regulations require that a new  Allergy Action Plan, Asthma Action Plan, and Medicine Authorization form(s) must be returned every school year.
 Health Inventory Part II-- completed & signed by physician Download Document
 Immunization Certificate--completed & signed by physician Download Document
Lead Testing Certification -- completed & signed by physician Download Document
 Parent's Guide to Regulated Child Care (TO READ ONLY - DO NOT RETURN TO SSLC) Download document
 Emergency Form    REQUIRED FOR FIRST DAY IF ONLINE STUDENT PROFILE (FORMSITE/GUIDESTAR) IS NOT COMPLETED BY FIRST DAY Download document
Allery/AsthmaPlan (REQUIRED FOR ANY ALLERGIES - to be completed by doctor & parent)*with medicine  authorization
*A new form must be completed/returned every year*
Download Document
Allergy Action Plan Part 2 - to be completed by doctor & parent (with medicine authorization)
*A new plan must be completed/returned every year*
Download Document
Medicine Authorization Form (REQUIRED for any OTC of prescription medicine).  

The form must be signed by both the parent and doctor. All medicines must be in the original container, labeled with your child's name, and clear dosing instructions by the pharmacy
.
*A new form must be returned every year.*
Download Document

MISCELLANEOUS

Challah Fundraiser: 
Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward the New Indoor Playground Fund.
You may choose to order challah from Rosendorff's Bakery, Baltimore or Breadsmith, Potomac.  (Please Note:  Orders must be in the SSLC office by TUESDAY morning of the week you are ordering.)
Forms are vailable on Class Shutterfly Page(s)
Hot Lunch Menu - Optional Program
We offer an optional hot lunch program catered through Ben Yehuda Cafe. Meals include a main item, fruit and vegetables. Every Friday is pizza day. The lunches are dairy or pareve, nut-free, and kosher certified. Lunches can be ordered on a day-by-day basis, or a full month -- we need at least one full day's notice for lunch orders. Lunch is $5.75 per day. Lunches ordered every day in a month will receive a 10% discount.
Forms are available on Class Shutterfly Page(s)
Sunflower Bakery Fundraiser: 
Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward the Playground Fund -- we receive 10% of orders placed through SSLC. Sunflower Bakery is a non-profit kosher bakery created to provide hands-on training opportunity in the baking industry to developmentally disabled people.  Please mark all orders with ""Silver Spring Learning Center" as the delivery place so we will receive credit toward our fundraiser.  Please note the Sweets of the Month program where you will receive a choice of bakery items every month from September - June. Orders will be sent home with your child. For menu and ordering information:  www.sunflowerbakery.org
Forms are available on Class Shutterfly Page(s) 

 Policies

 
 Parking Lot Rules  download document
 Sickness/Illness Policy  download document
 Food and Lunch Policy  download document
 Inclement Weather Policy  downlaod document
 Lice Policy & Information  download fact sheet
Parent Handbook Download Handbook
COVID-19 Handbook Addendum Download Addendum

SPECIALTY CLASSES

NO Specialty classes will be offered until further notice.

(There are approximately 8-12 classes per session: fall, winter and spring).  These afternoon classes are optional and have an additional fee.
*Specialty classes are open to students in three-year-old and four-year-old classes only.

Please send a pareve or vegetarian lunch on the day of class.

Basketball Hotshots

Karate
A $20 fee for the (required) uniform is due in addition to the class fee.
**Parents invited to attend the Belt Testing at the end of each session**

Yoga

Ballet
 **Parents are invited to a recital at the end of each session.**

Spanish

Skits & Things

Gardening


School Calendar
 
2020-2021 School Calendar                                           Pending

  
SSLC closes in observance of the following holidays
          
                                          Labor Day
                                          Erev Rosh Hashanah 
                                          Rosh Hashanah
                                          Erev Yom Kippur
                                          Yom Kippur
                                          Sukkot (1st 2 days)
                                          Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
                                          Thanksgiving Break
                                          December ~ Professional Day**
                                          Winter Break
                                          January ~  12:00 Dismissal (Parent-Teacher Conferences)**
                                           MLK Jr. Birthday
                                           Presidents' Day
                                           Purim
                                           Passover Break
                                           Memorial Day
**Dates TBA