Frequently Asked Questions about our Foundations Program...

What is Bumblebee Academy Foundations Program?

Bumblebee Academy is a private learning center that focuses on small classroom learning environment that allows students to learn from each other, achieve individual goals and develop foundational skills that can lead them to transitioning into a traditional learning environment. The teaching method we will be using focuses on helping students who need to catch up and get ahead.

 

What is your teaching method?

We are happy to report that while doing our research, the science behind ABA led us to an evidence-based teaching method developed by behavior analysts, that perfectly aligns with our mission and goals for the academy. We will be implementing the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction (MMGI). This is a non-traditional teaching method that supports children needing to catch up or get ahead academically. (Read More)

 

Where is it located?

Our campus is located on the border of Vero Beach and Fort Pierce just eight minutes from our Vero Beach Center. All classrooms in one building with three playgrounds and green space for PE.

6708 Gaddy Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34951

 

What grade levels will be offered at Bumblebee Academy Foundations Program?

Learners at elementary skill level are welcome.

 

What is the size of the learning center?

We will have classrooms with an average of 8-10 students per classroom (up to 53 students total) The learner to staff ratio will be no more than 10:1 and as low as 6:1.

 

Are uniforms required?

Uniforms are optional. Our logo will be made available at a local shop for you to bring a polo style or t-shirt in and have our logo printed on it.

 

Will meals be provided?

Not at this time, but this may change in the future.

 

Is morning/aftercare an option?

Aftercare will be offered Monday through Friday until 5:30pm. Please contact the Academy if morning care is needed.

 

Will Speech/OT/ABA services be permitted in the learning center?

Yes! All Speech and OT service providers will be welcomed into our classrooms. Our sister company, Piece of the Puzzle Behavior Analysis will be our exclusive ABA therapy provider. Additionally, our teachers will be trained in ABA techniques and will collaborate on all outside services on an ongoing basis to best support all students.

 

What makes Bumblebee Academy Foundations Program different?

Bumblebee Academy welcomes learners of all abilities and teaches with a concentration on inclusion and kindness. Our teachers and BCBAs will assess each child individually to understand their current skill level and develop appropriate educational goals. Classroom teachers will receive ongoing training and support from consultants who developed the MMGI teaching method as well as the academy leadership that will allow them to better teach and support each child in their small classroom environment.

 

What is the investment for an academic year at Bumblebee Academy?

Tuition: (items below included)

  • Instructional Materials

  • Electives: Art, Physical Education, Social Skills

  • Technology: Learning programs/Apps and Parent Communication System                              

 

August-May Academic year                                                                                                  $13,250

Summer Program                                                                                                                  $2,500

 

Required Fees: (all fees listed are per student and non-refundable)

  • Initial admissions & assessment:                                                                                    $299

  • Returning Student Registration/Re-assessment Fee:                                                    $199/year

  • Security Fee:                                                                                                                   $99/year

    • Cameras/Monitoring                                                                  

    • Parents have code to enter learning center or be buzzed in 

Optional Fees:

  • Extended Day:

    • Morning Care: Please contact Academy if needed/Must bring breakfast 

    • After Care: 3:15pm-5:30pm

 

Payment Options:

Monthly payment plans will be available including automatic payment withdrawal.

  • Sibling Discount: A 5% sibling discount is given to families that have multiple siblings enrolled concurrently at the learning center. The discount only applies to tuition and not to any other fees. The oldest sibling is not eligible for the 5% discount. 

  • Information for the Family Empowerment (Formerly Gardner) Scholarship can be found online at www.stepupforstudents.org

    • You will be able to submit for pre-authorization reimbursement for tuition and fees. Bumblebee Academy will provide the necessary documentation for a smooth reimbursement process taking approximately 2-3 weeks.

 

Applications for tuition assistance will be accepted and processed by a third party.

 

Hours of Operation: 

Regular schedule:                                                                 8:30am-3:15pm

Early Dismissal:                                                                    8:30am-12:15pm

Arrival window:                                                                      8:05am-8:30am

Regular Dismissal:                                                                3:15pm-3:35pm

Early Dismissal:                                                                    12:15pm-12:35pm

 

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Families will be notified of any changes in writing.