Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If classes are full, the child’s name will be put on a waiting list to fill vacancies as they occur.
The Center prioritizes full-time enrollment. Part-time schedules are offered only when full-time enrollment is not possible. We do not offer half days. Our center operates at full capacity and transitions take place as space becomes available. Once a year we have a large transition in September after graduation. Children and families are admitted regardless of race, creed, color, gender, parental/guardian sexual orientation, veteran’s status, national origin, religion, or marital status, or the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory handicap.
Tuition includes two meals; two snacks; diapers, if necessary, and weekly music and Spanish lessons (Tumblebus has an additional fee). Registration fees are waived for siblings, but we do not currently offer a sibling discount. Special activities and field trips may incur extra fees. Fees are not negotiable. There are no credits given for absences due to illness or vacations.
A security deposit equal to one month of tuition is required to reserve a space for your child. If a child needs to be withdrawn from the Center, forty-five days’ written notice is required so that the vacancy can be filled by another child. A security deposit will only be collected if the Center can guarantee a space for your child/children. The security deposit will be applied to your first month’s tuition. If a family accepts a space at the school and withdraws before their start date, their deposit will not be refunded.
There is a one-time non refundable registration fee of $200.00. This includes an electronic door key. If door keys need to be replaced the fee is $25.00 per key. All Registration paperwork and the deposit will be collected after an enrollment offer has been made by the school and accepted by the family.
All forms are required for enrollment and must be on file prior to the child’s first day of school. These forms are mandated by the State of Washington.
The Center participates in some subsidy programs offered by the State, but not all. Please contact the Executive Director for specific information.
All registration forms must be completed before a child is enrolled. Registration paperwork and fees are all managed through the Brightwheel School Management System.
We want to encourage parents/guardians to develop a standard time to pick up their children, who look forward to seeing their parents/guardians at the end of the day. We understand that at times parents can be late. In an effort to pay for Staff overtime, a late fee will be added to the monthly statement. No child is to be brought to the Center before opening or left after closing. If a child is not picked up by 6:00 p.m., late fees will be as follows:
For the safety of the children, they must always be left in care of a staff member and signed in and out in the designated manner. Parents/guardians must always accompany their child to and from the Center.