Registration and Enrollment Policies

Registration and Enrollment Policies for 2017-2018 School Year

 

Registration and Enrollment period

When we have received both the registration payment and registration form, your child has a spot in our program and has now entered the enrollment period.  A child is not fully enrolled into our school, until we have all completed child care forms.  No child may come to school without all forms completed.  Additionally, families are expected to read and sign the parent handbook, prior to starting school.  

 

Tuition payments

Yearly tuition is broken up into 9 installments.  As a deposit, the first and last payment is paid at registration and the remaining 7 payments are paid on the first of each month from Oct 1 through April 1.  Families may also choose to pay tuition in full, prior to September 8, 2017 (the end of the first week of school), will receive a 5% discount off of the tuition price. Below is our tuition payment chart:

 

Class Monthly Tuition Payment Reg & Activity Fee Total due if paid in full prior to 9/8
2s $180 $75 $1614
3s $215 $100 $1938.25
4s $250 $125 $2262.50

 

Registration and Student Activity Fees

Our registration fees go towards processing registered and enrolled students. Our student activity fees go directly towards the special activities in each class.  3s’ and 4s’ classes go on 2-4 field trips each year.  During the winter months, all students have a special “Music and Movement” class.  This fee also helps provide supplies for our Christmas program, Mother’s Day, and Graduation, as well as other special events and activities.  

 

Classroom definitions and student birthday cut offs

Each of our classes are designed specifically for the development of the children’s age.  Our “4s’ Class” is designed for children preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2018.  Children are expected to be potty trained in both our 4s’ and 3s’ Classes (including no pull-ups).  Our “2s’ Class” is designed for our youngest children and do not need to be potty trained, though some students will be.

While we embrace and work with each individual child, we ask that children have turned the corresponding age prior to September 1, 2017.  In efforts to reflect BCPS guidelines as well as be flexible with families, we may accept children who have birthdays between September 2 through October 14 into the older age class.  In order to be considered for the older age class, families must register that child into the younger class.  A family interested in our 2s program through this exception may not start school until the child has turned 2, and a written request from the family is required.  In all cases, If there is space, families will be notified on September 1, 2017. If the family chooses to enroll in the older class, remaining registration payment will be due by the first day of school.  Each class will accept no more than 2 children through this exception. Decisions will be made on a first come basis.  

 

Late enrollment

We will continue to enroll new students until the class is full or until February 1, 2018. If a family enrolls in the middle of the month, the family may choose to pay for the entire monthly payment, or start on the first school day of the next month.   

 

Refunds

If you decided to unenroll your child, the registration and activity fee are nonrefundable.  The tuition deposit for September and May will be refunded at 100% with a written request by August 1, 2017.  During the month of August, a 50% deposit will be refunded with a written request.  After August, no refund will be made.