Monthly tuition is collected by Vanco Services on the 10th of each month. Before a child enters the school, parents must pay a deposit of one month’s tuition to be applied to the May tuition upon completion of the school year. Tuition is calculated on a yearly basis and equally divided into nine monthly payments; therefore there is no change in tuition due to shorter or longer months.
If Vanco Services reports two months of insufficient funds, from that point on all tuition payments must be made in cash. Tuition payments delayed for more than two months will be cause for dismissal. Families who travel overseas for extended periods of time MUST continue to pay monthly tuition to hold their child’s spot in the program.
There is no fee if the tuition payment is deducted from your checking account. If you have any questions regarding payment or late fees, please email Marian Robinson in the preschool office @ firstname.lastname@example.org
A registration fee is charged each year in the amount of $75.00. The registration fee must accompany the Application and is non-refundable. There is a one time Events Fee of $50.00 which is due when a deposit is made. A Deposit consists of one month’s tuition which is applied to May of 2021. All Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. (Events Fees are not charged to the 2 day class). [Download Application form]
A copy of the child’s birth certificate and also a completed Fairfax County Health Form is required before a child can start preschool.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Members will receive a 25% discount on monthly tuition. (Second siblings will receive $25.00 off per monthly tuition)
We encourage all parents to pay online either by credit card or having it deducted from your checking account. PLEASE make sure you click on the END DATE ( Tuition Payment End Date:) and add April 10, 2019 as the END DATE. May Tuition is collected at the beginning of the year.
|Lion’s Class – 2 year old – Thursday-Friday||$210 per month||2 days per week|
|Turtles Class – 2 1/2 year old – Monday-Wednesday||$310 per month||3 days per week|
|Frogs Class – 3 year old – Tuesday-Friday||$485 per month||4 days per week|
|Ladybugs Class – 3 year old – Monday-Wednesday||$385 per month||3 days per week|
|Rainbows Class – 4 year old – Tuesday-Friday||$485 per month||4 days per week|
|Toucans Class – 4 year old – Monday – Friday||$550 per month||5 days per week|
We are always willing to share our observations of your child with you. Most often, these will be informal conversations or phone calls. However in November a report will be sent home that will show how your child is progressing. Should you have concerns or questions, the teacher at that time would be willing to meet with you. In April parent-teacher conferences will be held. Through the use of our Portage Curriculum Assessments, we will discuss your child’s ability in the preschool environment and discuss his or her growth in the main developmental areas. If at any time prior to the April conference you wish to talk to your child’s teacher, please make arrangements to meet before or after school. Drop off and pick-up times are not conducive to discussing something as important as your child.
All cars will enter the property at the top driveway and exit at the lower driveway.
Late Fee Policy
The Preschool Committee reserves the right to ask for the withdrawal of any child for any cause deemed reasonable, or if tuition payments fall two months in arrears. The school reserves the right to cancel any class and/or registrations if there is not sufficient enrollment to justify its continuance. A written notice is required for parents to withdraw a child from the program, a 30 day written notice is required . DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
- The child’s behavior endangers the physical or mental health of the other children.
- Tuition and/or other fees are late.
- The parents fail to abide by school policies and procedures.
- Parents and/or caregiver do not abide by carpool procedures.
- The child is repeatedly late.
- The child fails to adjust to the school, as determined by the Director.
Children With Special Needs
If a child with special needs can be accommodated at St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool, the child will be considered for enrollment. As with any enrollment there is a 30 day probationary period. Parents of any special needs child will be informed that our staff is not trained in Special Education and will not be making special provisions within the classroom to accommodate the child. Any changes that might be made must be done with the consideration of every child in the classroom. If a large portion of any staff member’s time is spent dealing only with the special needs child, the Director will be notified. It is the policy of the Preschool that all children shall receive equal amounts of time from the teachers. If the special needs child is preventing this balance of staff and child interaction, the parents of the special needs child may be asked to look for another program that better meets the needs of the child.
If Fairfax County schools are closed, we are closed. When Fairfax County schools opens two hours late, the Preschool will be open from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Announcements are made on most local radio (WTOP 1500 AM or 103.5 FM) and TV stations (Channel 21 –FCOS, NBC, ABC, CBS, or FOX). Additionally, families can receive email notification of FCPS closings by enrolling in FCPS’s “Keep In Touch” system at: http//www.fcps.edu. The Preschool will send all families who have an email address on file notification when a change in opening time is made.
All children ages 2.5 – 5 MUST be toilet trained. Pull-ups are not permitted as they do not promote toilet use. The Preschool and teachers do understand that at times young children have accidents and we are happy to change them into dry clothes. If a child has repeated accidents, the teacher will notify the Director who will then contact the parents to discuss a plan of action.
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