School District #53 (Okanagan Similkameen)

OVERVIEW FOR PRESCHOOL OPERATORS                                                
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Interested parties for preschool partnerships must provide the following information outlining applications for Preschool partnerships.

MANDATORY
        ECE Certification
        A plan that supports two (or equivalent) tuition-free students each half-year.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
        Ability to meet all licensing requirements                                      
        Low risk – good track record with Licensing                                     

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
        Experience operating a preschool                                                        
        Proof of on-going professional development                                      
        Excellent references                                                            
        ECE Special Needs Certification (Preferred but not mandatory)                   
        Well established community links                                                        

BUSINESS PLAN
        Self supporting business plan                                                   
        Financial history                                                               
        Ability (if applicable) to fund leasehold improvements, equipment/playground costs                                                                                                      
CURRICULUM & PROGRAM
        Appropriate program overview
        Proactively working with the school/District on literacy skills 
        Preschool to Kindergarten transition program                                    
                                                                                        
UNIQUE CONSIDERATION
        Existing operator in the geographic area                                        
                                                                                        
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For further information, please contact the office of Jim Insley, Assistant Superintendent
(498-3481 – ext. 117).
Your submission should address each of the areas mentioned in the overview.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 19, 2008, 12:00 NOON TO;
Jim Insley, Assistant Superintendent
School District #53 (Okanagan Similkameen)
Box 5000 (35061 – 101St )
Oliver, BC
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School District 53