Because we believe all children should have access to high quality early learning programs and materials we do our best to make our facilities available to those who otherwise might be be able to afford them. That includes access to both the Kid Time Museum and The Learning Loft Preschool, an institution that falls under the Kid Time Children's Museum umbrella. Financial assistance is available for both however, the partnership between the museum and the school, and the fact that the school is located inside the museum, frequently cause confusion about what the different kinds of financial aid cover. While we offer scholarships to both the museum and the school, no single scholarship allows for access to both. Here's a little bit of information about the museum and the preschool and the different kinds of financial help available for each:
Kid Time Children’s Museum
Kid Time Children’s Museum leads to the success and well-being of Southern Oregon children and families by offering a hands-on discovery space that stimulates brain development in young children, provides a fun and educational experience, and promotes positive relationships among families.
If you’re interested in receiving financial assistance for a Kid Time Children’s Museum scholarship please request an application from the museum’s front desk or visit http://www.kid-time.org/scholarship-membership.
Kid Time scholarships* are available for families that would like to receive assistance in obtaining a Kid Time membership. Such scholarships offer a discounted rate on a 6-month membership to Kid Time Children’s Museum ONLY.
*This program requires financial verification.
Scholarships and financial assistance are limited. Not all who apply will be accepted.
The Learning Loft Preschool at Kid Time
The Learning Loft’s highly trained teachers use a play-based learning approach based on the passions, interests, and individual learning needs of each child. We comfort, engage and challenge each child, stimulating and assessing their growth through the creative process of hands-on making.
If you’re interested in receiving financial assistance for Learning Loft Preschool tuition you have two options:
1. Preschool Promise*
Preschool Promise is a publicly funded preschool system that offers free preschool to families whose incomes are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Proof of income eligibility, based on acceptable documentation such as tax returns, pay stubs, or W-2’s, must be on file with The Learning Loft Preschool prior to the day the child begins the Preschool Promise program. Children must be at least the age of 3 but no older than 5 by September 1 of the school year you plan to attend. If offered placement families must commit to full-time preschool hours.
2. Learning Loft Financial Assistance*
The Learning Loft Preschool offers a financial assistance program on a sliding scale based on the needs of each family and availability of funding. Learning Loft Financial Assistance pertains to The Learning Loft Preschool ONLY.
If you are interested in either of The Learning Loft programs please request an application from the Kid Time Children’s Museum front desk OR by emailing preschool director Britt Zimmerman at Britt@kid-time.org . Please specify that you are requesting PRESCHOOL assistance.
*These programs are for the 2017-2018 school year. Each program requires financial verification. Scholarships and financial assistance are limited. Not all who apply will be accepted. You will be contacted by the Preschool Director if more information is required or if you have received a scholarship/financial assistance