The Ci-Ci Scholarship was created in 2007 by
parents and LLLC Staff in honor of Cindi Smither-Vasquez. Cindi was dearly
loved for her warmth, humor, and dedication to the children, their families,
and staff at LLLC. She played an integral part in the growth and development
of Little Lights Learning Center from its beginning in 2001 until her death in
2007. She also helped to oversee Shining Lights Kindergarten from its
inception in 2004.
The aim of the Ci-Ci Scholarship is to provide
funds to enable students from the Pre-K Class of Little Lights Learning Center
to attend Shining Lights Kindergarten.
Shining Lights Kindergarten is a ministry of
the Lighthouse- a Christian Church, with a Christian world view, using Abeka
curriculum. Though non-accredited, the program is accelerated. Acceptance into
First grade is dependent on the approval of the admitting school. Factors such
as birth date and pre-entry learning assessment commonly determine placement.
Donations to the Ci-Ci Scholarship Fund may be
made by contacting the office at Little Lights Learning Center
The following terms and conditions apply:
- Applicant must pass the Shining Lights
Pre-Enrollment Assessment and receive the recommendation of both the LLLC
Pre-K teacher and the SL Kindergarten teacher.
- The Bible lists parents as those who have
the primary responsibility to train their children. Parent/Guardian
participation in ensuring the recipient has consistent school attendance and
homework supervision assistance is required.
- Children who receive DSHS funding for
childcare will be awarded the additional amount to “bridge the gap” between
DSHS funding for daycare and the Shining Lights Tuition Rate for weekly
daycare including Kindergarten. The parent or guardian assumes
responsibility for maintaining DSHS funding.
- The Shining Lights Kindergarten school year
begins in late August and runs through the Beginning of June, including 38
weeks of instruction and three vacation weeks. Should dis-enrollment in the
program occur for any reason, scholarship awards for the remaining weeks of
the school year end. This allows funds to be available to others in need.
Download and print the
application form, then bring or send
the completed and signed form to our office.