Kids Collective Preschool Parent Handbook

Admission & Enrollment

Applications for enrollment are accepted at any time during the school year. Currently enrolled students and their siblings are given first priority in choosing their class sessions. Kids Collective Preschool serves and welcomes families regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, or special need that can be reasonably accommodated.

We seek a diverse student population as well as a mixed age group between the ages 2.5 to 5.5 years old.

Admission decisions are sometimes influenced by a need to assure a balanced group of children.

We offer parent tours all year long. Once parents decide on enrollment we schedule a time to visit our facility so that parents and children can become comfortable with our environment, staff and schedule. This visit will also give the teacher the opportunity to present parents with a description of the program, set forth parenting program policies, and establish a connection with the parents and child before attendance begins.

Before we provide parents with a preschool parent book, it is necessary to study a list of enrollment steps:

1) Parents must attend a parent tour (without children).
2) Director will give you an enrollment form.
3) Families fill out the enrollment form and return it to our preschool. Your paperwork is filed in the order that it is received. Once we receive your paperwork your child is officially on the waiting list.
4) You will receive a call if there is a spot available.
5) Contract needs to be read and signed and a non-refundable deposit and material fee needs to be paid in order to officially enroll.

Admission Priority Guidelines

These guidelines are used in determining the order in which qualified student applicants are offered admission (for new students) and preferred schedules (for returning students) to Kids Collective preschool in the event the number of applicants exceeds the number of available openings. It should be noted that the following guidelines are not inviolable rules. Kids Collective reserves the right to consider other factors or criteria (gender, age, etc.) and to deviate from these guidelines as it deems appropriate given the circumstances. Please note that the guidelines are to be used for qualified applicants (those that have followed the steps above, turned in applicable paperwork, paid fees, etc.). Applicants, including currently enrolled students, who have not satisfied all of the requirements, will not be accorded any priority in admission.
1) Children who attended Kids Collective the prior academic year(s) by seniority
2) Children whose siblings are currently attending Kids Collective by seniority

Tuition

The preschool is an organization that operates primarily on the tuition fees from each child. Therefore, it is essential that your fees be paid promptly. All tuition fees must be paid for the days and hours your child is registered to attend. We accept check and cash. Your check should be made payable to Kids Collective. All payments are due in advance no later than the 5th of each month. If tuition is not paid by the 5th of each month a late charge of $5.00 per day shall apply. Checks returned by the bank for insufficient funds will incur a $30.00 fee. If more than two non-sufficient funds checks are returned, you will be required to pay in cash.

Kids Collective Preschool runs from September through June. There is no reduction in payment for days missed due to vacations, illnesses or other closures that are beyond our control at Kids Collective (ex. earthquake, inclement weather, etc.).

Monthly tuition is required whether your child is in attendance or not. If your child is absent or on vacation, the fees are still due in full. We cannot refund or credit tuition.

There are no make up days. We require one month advanced written notice should you decide to discontinue enrollment for any reason (last month deposit is not refundable during May and June, see contract and below for more details about refunds during the summer months). We require the first and last months tuition at the time of enrollment.

The last month’s tuition will be credited to your last month fee when you decide to depart from Kids Collective Preschool. 30 days written notice of departure is required.

Please note that tuition/fees may be more per month at time of departure. The school reserves the right to terminate enrollment for non-payment of tuition/fees. If less than 30 days notice is given, your tuition deposit is non refundable. No exceptions.

There is a yearly, non-refundable material/supply fee of $250 per child.

This fee covers the cost of quality art supplies and administrative processes. It is paid at the time your child begins school. Tuition fees increase each year based on cost of living.