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Kids Blowing Bubbles

Little Raptors Early Childhood

1004 1st Avenue South,  Denison, IA  51442

Our Services

3 and 4 year old Preschool

For the 2024-2025 school year the cost of tuition for three- and four-year-old preschoolers is $3,510 (or $90/week) August through May. (summer not included)
Tuition amount does not include any child care and does not include any meals.

Children entering preschool must be of age on or before September 15th of the year of his/her enrollment.

Access to all forms will be given through your Brightwheel account. You will be prompted to fill out forms directly in the app, as well as asked to upload certain documents (ie. copy of birth certificate).

3 year old preschool is held every morning from 8:10-11:15am Monday through Friday.

 

4 year old preschool is held every afternoon from 12:15-3:20pm Monday through Friday.

3 and 4 year old Child Care

For the 2024-2025 school year the cost of child care for three and four-year-olds is $3,000 (or $80/week) August through May. (summer not included)

This program fee amount includes lunch and a snack.

Access to all forms will be given through your Brightwheel account. You will be prompted to fill out forms directly in the app, as well as asked to upload certain documents.

4 year old child care is held every morning from 8:10-11:15am Monday through Friday.

 

3 year old child care is held every afternoon from 12:15-3:20pm Monday through Friday.

Drop-In's welcome pending daily ratio status.

$25 per instance

CALL OR TEXT FIRST.

 

Cassie Reimers      (712) 269-8268   

Toddler
Care

The cost of Toddler Child Care is $180/week.

A Financial contract will be signed prior to starting, and can be renewed annually.

The program fee includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

 

Children entering the toddler care room must be at least 18 months of age.

The Toddler Room is open 6:00am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday.

Drop-In's welcome pending daily ratio status.

$50 per instance

CALL OR TEXT FIRST.

 

Cassie Reimers      (712) 269-8268   

Infant
Care

The cost of Infant Child Care is $190/week.

A Financial contract will be signed prior to starting, and can be renewed annually.


This program fee includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

 

Children entering the infant care room must be at between 6 weeks and 24 months of age.

The Infant Room is open 6:00am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday.

Drop-In's welcome pending daily ratio status.

$60 per instance

CALL OR TEXT FIRST.

 

Cassie Reimers      (712) 269-8268   

Before and After School Care

Before School - if you need to drop off before 7:30am

If you need this service regularly, you can sign up for a weekly rate of $25/week.


 

After School - if you need to pick up after 3:20pm

If you need this service regularly, you can sign up for a weekly rate of $25/week.

Drop-In's welcome pending daily ratio status.

CALL OR TEXT FIRST.

 

Cassie Reimers      (712) 269-8268   

Summer
Care

preschool - 4th

Care will be offered 6:00am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday.


This program will include breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

 

This program is still being developed. More details will be released in January 2025!

Father and Son

Financing  an Independent
School  Education

We know that Unity Ridge education and care can represent a significant financial investment for a family. But small class sizes, faith-centered relationships, and outstanding teachers are not inexpensive. Families who understand that education is the best gift they can give their child are willing to seek creative ways to afford an independent school education.

Payment Plans

Available for all

Unity Ridge offers extended payment plan options:

- Monthly (every 1st)

- Bimonthly (every 1st and 15th)

- Weekly (every Monday)

 You may also choose to pay 100% of the tuition directly to the school by August 19th

ILSTO Grant

Available for K-12 students

The ILSTO Organization assists families who are Iowa residents who desire a K-12 Lutheran education in Iowa for their children.

Click here to see more specifics and apply.

Education Savings Account

Available for K-12 students

APPLICATION DUE JUNE 30, 2024

The Students First Act was a law passed in 2023 to make state funding available for eligible Iowa K- 12 students who choose to attend accredited private schools. This year's ESA amount covers almost 85% of each child's tuition.

Who qualifies this school year 2024-25
- All students entering Kindergarten
- All public school transfers
- Any student at or below the 400% poverty guidelines for 2024
Who qualifies school year 2025-2026

- All K-12 students in Iowa regardless of income. If you apply, you will receive funds. 

 

TO APPLY: create an account here!

Unity Ridge Scholarship

Many churches donate toward our scholarship fund. Use the application link below to submit your request.

Scholarship Application Form

Buena Vista Grant

Available for Preschool Tuition

APPLICATION DUE JULY 1, 2024

BVCS Early Childhood Iowa is offering preschool scholarships that assist parents/guardians with preschool tuition/financial support for children residing in Buena Vista, Crawford, and Sac Counties who are attending a 3 or 4 year old preschool program. BVCS Early Childhood Iowa may pay up to $200 a month for the scholarship.

Click here to see more specifics and apply.

Sponsorship

Consider asking a grandparent or other relative to help fund tuition. You may also contact the Director to inquire about a possible anonymous sponsor.

Our Early Childhood Team

Join the Unity Ridge Team!

We are currently seeking Full Time and Part Time Child Care Providers.  If you are dedicated and have a passion for providing quality child care, we invite you to submit your application today. Please refer to our job descriptions below for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hey high school students! We have part-time jobs tailored just for you! We're seeking 16-year-old and above high schoolers to have a blast with preschoolers through 4th graders at Unity Ridge. You can enjoy spending time with them before school from 6:00 am to 8:00 am and after school from 3:20 pm to 5:30 pm.

Full Time Job openings

Toddler Care Provider

Seeking someone who is passionate about their faith and caring for children.

Must have GED or higher to be considered.

Must be willing to work Monday-Friday with a consistent schedule.

Prefer someone who would be willing to work 8:00am-5:30pm daily (includes overtime pay), but will consider other options for the right fit

Infant Care Provider

Seeking someone who is passionate about their faith and caring for children.

Must have GED or higher to be considered.

Must be willing to work Monday-Friday with a consistent schedule.

Prefer to hire two individuals who would be willing to work overtime regularly (includes overtime pay), but will consider other options for the right fit!

part Time job openings

Before/After School Part-Time

Seeking multiple individuals who are passionate about their faith and caring for children and who would be good role models and reliable.

Prefer to hire individuals who can work a consistent schedule.

Must be 16 years or older.

Lunch Break Cover
Part-Time

Seeking multiple individuals who are passionate about their faith and caring for children and who would be good role models and reliable.

Prefer to hire individuals who can work a consistent schedule.

Must be 18 years or older.

To apply, fill out our application and email it, along with your updated resume, to Megan or Cassie.

megan.torreson@unityridge.org

cassie.reimers@unityridge.org

Consider sponsoring a child by paying for their preschool tuition or donating toward our Early Childhood Scholarship Fund.
2024-2025 Tuition is $3,510

If you would like to sponsor or donate toward a child's tuition, please contact Megan Torreson or Cassie Reimers

megan.torreson@unityridge.org

cassie.reimers@unityridge.org

contact info

Megan Torreson
Unity Ridge Principal

Cassie Reimers
EC Director

School & Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
​​Sat - ​Sun: Closed

Child Care Hours

Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 5:30pm
​​Sat - ​Sun: Closed

Address

Unity Ridge Main Office

1004 1st Avenue South

Denison, IA 51442

712-393-2002

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