I am so happy to welcome you to Holy Cross Preschool! We are so very grateful that you have chosen us to care for your children. HCP is beginning our 22st year in operation, and we are looking forward to moving forward with many more years nurturing the lives of children.
Holy Cross Preschool recently completed our very first YoungStar evaluation, achieving a 3 star rating. YoungStar is a statewide rating system for preschools and Early Childhood Centers. This is a great step forward for us as it confirms that we are a high-quality center and provides us extra funding available to YoungStar centers. Our goals for improvements are focused on rewriting our policies, our Parent Handbook, and the way we write our lesson plans.
Another big change for us is the implementation of an app and software called Early Learning Ventures. ELV is a downloadable app that connects you to your child's teacher and to me quickly and privately. While you are always welcome to email any of us, the app sends message notifications to the teacher’s tablet, my tablet and my computer instantly. It is a way that we can send you pictures of your child's day, we can message you if there are any quick reminders, or if we have any quick questions for you. You can do all the same things with the app privately to your child's teacher and to myself. I will also use ELV to send monthly newsletters updating you on all of the exciting things happening here at HCP.
The other fabulous thing about ELV is that you can pay your Preschool Tuition online through the app. You can use any credit card or process an ACH with your banking information. You can set up automatic payments, or I will send an invoice and you can process your payment right through the app. I will continue to accept payments in person or via your bank's Billpay if that is what you would prefer. All your HCP account information is stored in the ELV app regardless of how your payments are received, and when you need to, you can download your tuition receipts for tax purposes.
Again, thank you for trusting us with your child. We look forward to making great memories together!