Children’s Center (Infants/Toddler) Tuition 2016-17

redMonthly Tuition – Circle of Friends, daycare and preschool, non-refundable tuition is payable on the first of the month in advance of service.  These rates are in effect until from September 1, 2016 to August 31 of the school year, and are adjusted annually. Hours given are per day. Daily hours that fall between those in the schedule are rounded up to the next given hours.   Full day hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Teddy Bear Program - Infants

Number of Days

Full Day



5 days




4 days




3 days




2 days



$ 995

Penguin Program – Young Toddlers

Number of Days

Full Day



5 days




4 days




3 days




2 days

$ 990

$ 928

$ 874

Ladybug Program – Jr. Preschoolers approx. 2 yrs. to Preschool Age
Same toddler rates above apply.

Registration Fee – An initial registration fee of $100 per child is required at the time a registration form is submitted. An annual re-registration fee of $100 per child is due by June 1 to secure the child’s place for the following September if the child remains registered through the summer. All outstanding fees and deposits must be paid in full prior to registration. Registration fees for the Children’s Center and Preschool are non-refundable and are limited to a maximum of $200 per family per year.

Deposit – If Circle of Friends is able to accommodate your child, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance. A tuition deposit in the amount of the child’s monthly tuition is due within 15 days of receipt of the Letter of Acceptance or prior to the child’s first day, whichever comes first. This deposit will hold the child’s place in the program. The deposit less any outstanding charges will be returned following the child’s departure from school, assuming conditions for return of deposit are met (see Withdrawal). The tuition deposit is forfeited if the child does not start the program for which they are registered.

Circle of Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, cultural heritage, political belief, marital status, gender, or sexual orientation.

Delay of Enrollment – If a child does not start at the Center on the starting date specified on the registration form, the full tuition is assessed from this date in order to hold the child’s place. Full tuition is also due in the case where a parent chooses to start with a reduced schedule.

Sibling Discount – A sibling discount of 5% (10% as of 9/1/17) is applied to the least expensive regular tuition charge. Sibling discounts do not apply to additional hours or special programs.

Additional Hours – Space permitting, temporary additional hours can be arranged by contacting the Assistant Director. Your child’s regular set hours, however, can not fluctuate to accommodate temporary changes. Charges, assessed in half-hour increments, are due on the day of service. Please check with office regarding hourly rates.

Change of Program – Space permitting, permanent increases in a child’s regular schedule may be made immediately by completing a Change of Program form. Tuition rates will be prorated for the effective date of the change. Permanent reductions in a registered program may be approved with one month’s notice and will only take effect at the start of a month. Temporary schedule changes cannot be accommodated, except through the use of additional floating hours and if a child reduces their program mid year, Circle of Friends cannot accept a deposit (or reserve a spot) for re-enrollment in advance.

Holidays – Holidays are taken into account when setting the yearly tuition. Tuition for those months containing holidays is charged at the regular rate and is not reduced. The Children’s Center will be closed on the following days during the school year: See school calendar for actual dates

Labor Day                              Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Columbus Day                       President’s Day
Thanksgiving Day                  Prof. Development Day (usually in March)
Day after Thanksgiving          Patriots Day
Christmas Day                       Memorial Day
New Years Day                      Independence Day

Illness and other Absences – Because of staff scheduling requirements, credit or refunds are not given for illness or other absences, including vacations.

Emergency Conditions – On occasion, severe inclement weather or a building emergency may require the Children’s Center to close due to safety concerns. Full tuition is due for months in which emergency conditions require the Center to close.

Late Pick-up Fee – Unless a Change of Registration form is submitted, or arrangements for temporary additional hours have been made, parents will be expected to drop-off and pick-up children at the time specified on their registration form. If a parent is late in picking up a child a late charge of $2.00 per minute late will be charged to their account.

Late Payment and Returned Check Fees – Monthly tuition payments are due on or before the first day of the month in advance of service. A late payment fee of $20 will be assessed for each month in which the payment is more than 10 days overdue. A fee of $20 will also apply for returned checks. Tuition checks can be mailed or dropped off in the office by the first day of the month.

Withdrawal – Notification of withdrawal must be in writing and received at least 30 days prior to a child’s withdrawal from the program. Withdrawal will be effective the last day of the month for accounting purposes. (Tuition will not be prorated for withdrawal midmonth). If these conditions are met, the deposit less any outstanding charges will be returned following the child’s last day. Once a child withdraws or reduces their program mid year, Circle of Friends cannot accept a deposit (or reserve a spot) for re-enrollment in advance.

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