Saint Andrew's preschool runs during the academic school year from September through the middle of June.
Registration for summer school and the 2021-2022 school year will start January 25th through February 5th for current families. New families can send in their application beginning February 16th through March 1st.
Tuition: Tuition payments are made in ten equal payments. The first tuition payment (non-refundable) is due on June 1st or at the time of registration if this occurs after June 1st. This payment will be pre-paid and used for June of the following year. The rest of the fees are due on the first of each month from September 2021 through May 2022. A $20.00 service charge on balances owing after the fifth day of each month. We accept checks or money orders for payment. We prefer automatic payments in the form of checking or credit card, which is processed on the fifth of each month. A $20.00 service charged will be assessed for returned checks and ACH payments. If more than one person is responsible for tuition, each person is responsible for all amounts due. During any Natural Disaster, Pandemic families will pay 25% of their tuition cost.
Registration & Summer Fee: There is a $150.00 registration fee (non-refundable) and a $55.00 registration fee (non-refundable) for summer.
Discount: Discounts of 15% is offered to members of Saint Andrew's Church.
Schedule Changes: Parents need to fill out a schedule change form for any schedule changes. The Director must approve all changes. For extra hours, there is a $10.00 per hour charge. There will be a $25.00 processing fee for all schedule adjustments once you have accepted the class schedule for the year. If a second schedule change occurs, a $50.00 processing fee will be due.
Absences: Parents should call or message the school through brightwheel if they are absent and state why they will be missing school. There is no refund, credit, or make up day for your child missing school.
Withdrawal: It is understood that students are enrolled for the entire academic school year. There is a thirty-day notice for all departures. Families will need to fill out the Withdrawal Form. If you leave on the last day of February, Saint Andrew's will use your pre-paid June tuition as the final payment. After March 1st, Saint Andrew's will not take your pre-paid amount will not be used for your last month.
Late pickup: Saint Andrew's Preschool is open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Please call if you or message us through brightwheel if you are going to be late. The charge for children staying five minutes past their scheduled dismissal time is $1.00 per minute. The cost will reflect on your next tuition statement.
Optional Services: Saint Andrew's Preschool offers Palersize Mobile Kids Fitness Adventures. Melanie Joy Marani (Pal Mel), runs this and payments are made directly to her. Not during COVID-19.
Security: Each family has a code that will let them in the front door. Each family member that drops off and picks up has their code to sign that child in or out. Make sure your child is dropped off with a teacher and never left alone in the hallway. People on the Emergency Information Forms are only allowed to pick up children unless the parent has made arrangements with the Director. All information (address, phone, custody, medical, etc.) must be updated using our Information change form. (At this time, we will follow COVID-19 procedures.)
Parking Lot: Please use caution in the parking lot. Children should never run free in the parking lot. Children should never be left unattended in the car. Children should hold an adult hand when leaving school and walking in the parking lot. Please do not park in front of the school doors. Always park in a designated parking space.
Classes: Classes start at 9:00 am. Please have your child here on time. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier if your child has a hard time at transition at 9:00 am.
Illness: Children must stay home if they have any of these symptoms: fever of 100.4 degrees, green runny nose, cough with the mucus secretion, rash or skin infection, discharge from eyes, and diarrhea. If a child gets sick at school, you will be called and asked to pick them up as soon as possible. Your child may not return to school until they are free from all symptoms for three full days without medication. (Following COVID-19 Procedures)
Medication: The staff will administer medicines with written instructions from your child's doctor. Please bring medication in its original container. Parents need to fill out the medication forms completely and correctly before a staff member will administer the medication. Medication should be given to early care teachers or Director to be locked away or put inside the refrigerator if necessary. Children must not bring medication in their lunch boxes or backpacks.
Licensing: Licensing has the authority to interview children or staff without prior consent. Saint Andrew's Preschool shall ensure that provisions are made for private interviews with any children or staff members. The Department has the authority to inspect, audit, and copy child or child care center records upon demand during regular business hours. Saint Andrew's Preschool shall ensure that provisions are made to examine all documents relating to the childcare center's operation.
Parent Hand Book: All families will receive a copy of our Parent Hand Book at the registration time. The parent handbook will go into further details about our program goals and daily operations. A signed form will be returned to the center to ensure that it was received and reviewed. All families will receive a signed copy of this Admission Agreement too.