We understand that as a grandparent you love your grandchild and want the very best for him or her. You want to give your grandchild opportunities that you just can’t offer or afford. New Song is here to help you meet your grandchild’s educational, recreational, emotional, and spiritual needs.
“We had a wonderful visit at New Song. Caleb was so excited to show us everything. He looked great. The visit confirmed that this is where Caleb needs to be. He acted very happy, comfortable and proud of his home. We had a very good visit with the houseparents. This was very comforting and reassuring. They are so calm, loving and also tell Caleb what is expected from him. I feel very confident in how he is being cared for. Thank you for giving Caleb this opportunity.” -Ruth Ann, grandmother of Caleb
How long will my grandchild stay at New Song?
You remain in control of how long your grandchild remains at New Song. Upon enrollment, New Song does not take over legal guardianship.
It’s usually best if a child remains with New Song for at least 6 months, but you have the ability to withdraw your grandchild at any time. Children go on home visits every other weekend, and at least 5 full weeks out of the school year. Children can also see their grandparents regularly through video meetings.
New Song does retain the right to dismiss a child from New Song at its discretion if it no longer seems to be beneficial to the child or for other reasons, however, our desire is to provide long-term education and care for each child who is enrolled on campus.
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How to make an initial enrollment inquiry
If you as a grandparent have legal guardianship of your grandchild and want to explore whether New Song is the right option for his or her education and life, please complete our Initial Enrollment Inquiry form. When you complete the form, you are under no obligation to enroll your grandchild at New Song. This form simply provides New Song with some information to see if our educational program and ministry is a good fit for your grandchild.
Make an Initial Enrollment Inquiry now.
Visiting your grandchild
We realize that your relationship with your grandchild is very important to you. It’s also important to us. That’s why we will work together with you to establish a visitation plan for you and your grandchild.
The visitation can occur on campus, at your home, or in a town near New Song. Sometimes the visitation will be for a morning, while other times it can be overnight.
Visitation can be for several days in a row over the summer months or over school breaks in the fall, winter, and spring. We will work with you to set the visitation schedule in a way that’s best for you and your grandchild and family.
Phone calls with your grandchild
Phone conversations can be an important way of staying connected with your grandchild. A schedule for regular phone calls will be worked out between you and New Song.
Progress updates on your grandchild
You will also receive monthly progress updates about how your grandchild is progressing while in the care of New Song Mission. In addition, the New Song leadership and staff regularly communicate with grandparents to keep them updated.
Open communication with New Song
We will have an open line of communication with you while your grandchild is at New Song. You will be given the number and email address to a New Song staff member who will be your main contact person while your grandchild is living on campus. We value your relationship with New Song and we will make ourselves available to regularly communicate with you.
Give children the opportunity to thrive!