Thanks for reaching out to us! Below are the answers to your questions. Please let me know if you need any clarification.
In order to identify the children that enroll in our program, we have worked in and researched communities that are in need of early childhood and preschool services. Additionally, we have met with with city mayors and planners to target communities that face hurdles in accessing early childhood and preschool services.
Our enrollment and application rate are the same. There will be an enrollment and application fee, however it has not been determined. We will decide on a rate once we obtain more funding and it will be minimal due to the families we serve and their financial situation.
Our vision to scale our program to enroll all children of the neighborhood is to increase the number of sessions and buses we have. Currently, we have one bus, however we envision having as many sessions and buses as needed depending on the demand of the community. For example, if a community needs early childhood services for 30 children, we would increase the number of sessions and buses. A top priority for us is quality over quantity, so we would keep our ratio of 1 teacher for every 4 children. We would be able to serve as many children as needed as we acquire more sessions and buses.
In order to serve children in their first three years of life, we would provide workshops for families in the community that would address topics for children ages 0-3. These topics would specifically meet the needs of the particular community we are in. For example, if families express concerns over what to do with a crying child or how to weave literacy into everyday tasks, we would provide a workshop to address that topic. Furthermore, we will make home visits that support families with children ages 0-3 based on the needs of that family.