There will be an annual registration fee of $100.00 per child. This fee will secure placement for your child and will cover application costs; this is payable prior to the first day of child’s attendance to school. Registration should be paid every fall, upon commencement of the school year to secure placement.
Additionally, there will be an annual ‘materials fee’ of $35.00 per child. This fee will cover all expenses related to any art supplies used by the student during the school year. Materials should be paid for every fall, upon commencement of the school year.
To register a child you will need the following: registration application, original health records, copy of birth certificate, registration fee, and materials fee. These documents should be turned in to the office prior to the child’s first day of attendance.
Full tuition payment for the week is expected every Monday, prior to dropping the child to class. Any payment made after Monday will be assessed a $25.00 late fee. Payments can be made in cash, money orders, checks, debit/credit cards, online. Any returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 return fee; after this no more checks will be accepted from this family. No child will be admitted to the center on Monday if there’s any pending balance from the previous week.
Every child is admitted on a probationary status. The probationary period is 30 days after enrollment. At the end of this term, parents and center staff should have a very good idea as to whether the center is the appropriate place for your child.
Parents receiving CDS funding are responsible for paying the assessed fee on Monday of every week, prior to receiving services. Failure to do so will result in the refusal of services and/or withdrawal from the Center. CDS funding covers only the hours from 7:00am-6:00pm, therefore any services provided before or after these hours will be charged to the parent on a pro-rated basis. Parents are responsible for paying any charges incurred upon due to early drop-offs and/or late pick-ups.
Any family who has more than one child attending our center will be given a sibling discount. Please see the center director for more information.
Attendance to school is of utmost importance for a child to succeed. Our school day begins promptly at 8:00 am and our children are expected to follow a structured schedule. Children must be in school by 8:00 am if they expect to eat breakfast at the center. No child will be served breakfast after 8:15am. Moreover, no child will be admitted to the center after 9:00am unless a doctor’s note is presented.
Any child who is absent from school for five (5) or more consecutive days will be automatically withdrawn. Moreover, parents are responsible for payment of the week’s tuition, regardless of how many days the student actually attended school. Parents will be expected to re-enroll their child (and pay for registration) if they want to bring him/her back to the center.
The Center closes at 6:30pm. Any child left at the Center after closing hours will be sent to the office, where he/she will remain under adult supervision until the parent/guardian picks him/her up. However, a fee of up to $1.00/per minute will be levied against tardy parents, not to exceed $60.00. Any child left in the Center after 6:30pm will be referred to the Police Department.
Although interruptions to the school day are discouraged, parents will be able to pick up their children during the school day when needed. Parents should go to the school office and sign their children out before the child is sent for by a Center representative. Under no circumstance will a child be released to a parent unless he/she has been to the office first. No parent will be allowed to retrieve children directly from the classroom.
Children will only be released to those persons authorized by the parents/legal guardians in the Child Contact Information Sheet. Anyone picking up the child should be an adult (18 years or older) who should present a valid photo identification issued by the state of Florida. In the event that parents enter into a divorce or custody agreement, copy of such document is to be presented to the Director of the Center to be placed in the student’s file.
One tuition-free week will be awarded to each student as vacation time on a yearly basis. Any other week(s) missed beyond this period of grace will be charged full tuition to secure student placement in the Center. Failure to pay tuition for any missed time will result in withdrawal from the Center.
The following is the list of twelve (12)Standard Holidays approved by the Early Learning Coalition of Miami‐Dade in concurrence with the Miami‐Dade County Department of Human Services Child Development Dept.
Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day
New Year’s Eve Day
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Our Center keeps an open door policy. Parents are welcome to visit the Center during th e day, although we ask that interruptions are kept to a minimum. Please pass by the office to inform the staff of your presence.
Three nutritive meals will be served to our students every day (breakfast, lunch, and snack). We ask that any special dietary needs or food allergies are communicated to the school office. Monthly menus will be posted in the office’s bulletin board.
Our Center revolves around family values and as such we welcome parents to celebrate their children’s birthdays at our school. We ask that you inform the office staff about your intention to have the school host your event at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance in order to make schedule adjustments as needed. Birthday parties will only be hosted from 2:30-3:30pm. We ask that any snacks, cakes, and edible treats, brought by the family are store-bought. Treat bags will be placed in the children’s cubbies to be taken home.