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Happy Summer SCOPERs at the park
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SCOPE Summer Readers

Project SCOPE Summer 2014

Our school-age Summer SCOPE is anticipated to begin on June 9th and will run through an anticipated end date of August 13th. We are open at 7 AM and close at 6 PM, Monday through Friday. We will be closed on Friday, July 4th to observe Independence Day. Our schedule is based around weekly or bi-weekly themes of interest. The children will also enjoy arts and crafts, recreational swimming and many more exciting field trips. Parents should be aware that some field trips may conflict with the District 186 Summer Bridges program (Summer School).

Field trips, a complete breakfast, a nutritionally balanced lunch, and an afternoon snack are included in the weekly fee. Any additional food or activity charges will be noted in the summer weekly newsletter. Transportation for the field trips will be provided by First Student school buses unless it is a "walking" field trip. In addition to the planned field trips, there will be many on-site activities. With an active, fun-loving, yet safety-conscious staff, your child will be anxious for every day to begin at Summer SCOPE.

Registration and Fee Information

If your child is not currently enrolled in the SCOPE program, you may register your child in the summer program starting on Friday, March 21st. Registration forms will be distributed through your child's school if they are students in Springfield Public Schools. You can also pick up a registration form at the SCOPE office. There is a Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $25.00 per family due with your registration form. You have three options to return this registration form:

1. Mail it to: Project SCOPE, 2120 E. Reservoir St., Springfield, IL 62702.
2. Hand-Deliver it to: Our SCOPE office in Wanless School, 2120 E. Reservoir St., Springfield, IL 62702.
3. Turn it in: To the SCOPE Lead at your child's school, The SCOPE Leads will only accept these forms until Wednesday, April 16, 2014. After this date, you will have to either mail or hand-deliver the form.

The registration fee is not paid by CCCC or DCFS and will not be credited toward your weekly SCOPE fee. Registration will be open until all locations have reached maximum capacity. Your child must start Summer SCOPE by the 2nd week of the summer program. If your children have not yet started their spot will be given to another child. If you know that your child will not be starting until a certain date and would like to keep their spot reserved, you must pay half of the regular weekly $95.00 fee per child on Monday for the week of missed service. Please call the SCOPE Office to make this type of arrangement.

The cost per week / per child is $95.00. All payments are due on Monday prior to the week of service.

Community Child Care Connection

We work with Community Child Care Connection for families that need assistance with their fee. For more information on CCCC, please call 525-2805 or visit their web site at http://www.cccconnect.org/index.asp Please note that it takes approximately two weeks for CCCC to process each application. PLEASE READ...Families that receive financial assistance from CCCC must have their paperwork approved before starting Summer SCOPE. Proof of CCCC assistance must be given to the SCOPE staff on the first day of Summer SCOPE. If proof is not given then a full week's payment is expected on the first day - NO EXCEPTIONS!

To qualify for the program, children need to have completed Kindergarten. Our oldest group of children will have just completed 5th grade. We have limited spaces for children with special needs. If your child has special needs please call our Coordinator at 525-3309 to discuss the summer program and your child's specific needs.