What are your program rates?
We strive to keep our rates affordable while providing quality early childhood programs. Tuition varies depending on the session requested. (see "Enrollment")
Are there other fees required besides tuition?
Yes. There is a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee. This fee secures your child's spot and $50.00 of this fee will be applied to the first months tuition. Siblings enrolling at the same time will be subject to a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee.
There is also a $50 non-refundable processing fee that is due before the start of school. This fee helps to defray climbing liability insurance rates and also assists in covering mailing costs.
What are staff qualifications?
All staff members are licensed through the Department of Early Education and Care and hold Lead Teacher or Director Certificates. Each staff member is certified in First Aid, C.P.R., Automated Emergency Defibrillator and is trained through the Allergy Network. Teachers may also hold Child Development Associate Certificates, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degrees. Yearly, it is mandatory for all staff to further their education,pertaining to the related field of study.
Does my child have to be toilet trained to attend?
Toilet training status is not an eligibility requirement. However, in order for your child to fully benefit from our program, it is preferred.
What if my child has an allergy?
Accommodations are made to keep a child with an allergy safe. If needed, classrooms are posted with an "Allergy Alert" and all families are required to abide by said postings. Information concerning the allergy will be distributed to all families in that particular classroom.
What measures do you have to keep my child safe at school?
The doors to our building are locked at all times. A security camera and speaker are positioned at the main entrance. The one exception is that the main entrance is unlocked at the beginning of sessions. During those times a staff member is present to assure safety.
In order for someone other than a custodial parent to pick their child up from school, that person must be listed in writing in your child's file and that person will be asked for identification until all teachers know them.
Our facilities are inspected regularly by the building inspector and fire department. Fire, evacuation, and "lockdown" drills are practiced on a regular basis.
Do I pay for school vacation?
No. Tuition is based on a 38-week program. Tuition is made up of 10 EQUAL payments. December, February, and April vacations are not part of the 38 weeks; therefore you do not pay for those weeks.
What is your discipline policy?
Discipline is handled in a positive and constructive manner. It is teaching rules and behaviors while taking into consideration the developmental stage and understanding of each child. We view discipline as a "teachable moment." It is a time for problem solving and helping a child to understand the "why," "what" and possible outcomes of a situation.
Is this an academic program?
Our program is based on a "developmentally appropriate approach." We offer activities that meet the individuality of each child's developmental stage. The children learn "their academics" as they play!
How do I know how my child is doing in school?
Our teachers are available to communicate with you personally, by phone and by note. Progress Reports are sent home twice per year and conferences are scheduled at your convenience.
Conferences are recommended for all parents/guardians. At least one parent/teacher conference is mandatory per school year. Keeping in touch with the school family allows your child to be part of a working relationship.
Can my child come to school if they are sick?
Children who have mild cold symptoms may attend school but if their symptoms include fever, contagious infection or rash, diarrhea, vomiting or heavy cold symptoms they need to stay home. We require that children be "symptom-free" for 24 hours before returning to school.
Are you a licensed program?
Yes, we are licensed through the Department of Early Education and Care. We are also accredited through the Better Business Bureau. License number and Program Identification number available at request.
What are your program hours?
The building is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See tuition schedule for various programs and times that are offered.