Tuition & Fees

Enrollment

GrowingTree_162We accept children for enrollment from birth through 6 years of age. There are four steps of the enrollment process, which are outlined below:

  • Step 1: School Tour and Meeting with the Director
    This parent orientation allows the parent to view the programs, learn about Growing Tree Academy Preschool and Childcare Center philosophy and program goals and discuss any specific questions and concerns. It is a time for parents to share with the director and teacher information about their child that will make the transition from home to school a successful one. It is also a time for you to familiarize yourself with Growing Tree Academy Infant and Childcare Center policies and procedures.
  • Step 2: Child’s Visit
    It is important to allow the child to visit the classroom so that s/he may become acquainted with the teacher and familiar with the classroom environment. The child’s visit may be scheduled on the same day as the parent’s tour or arranged at a future date, more convenient for the parent and child.
  • Step 3: Payment of Registration and Reservation of Space
    Payment (cash, money order, or credit card only) of a non-refundable enrollment fee initiates the administrative enrollment process. The enrollment packet is then given to the parent for completion.
  • Step 4: Completion of Admissions Forms
    All required forms found in the registration packet must be completed and submitted to the office before your child is officially enrolled at the center and accepted for attendance.

Registration

Registration begins with a non-refundable fee of $125.00 per child. Registration must be in cash, money order, or credit card only. The registration fee must be paid each time the child is enrolled.

Tuition

Tuition payments are made on Friday in advance of the tuition period and should be paid weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Monthly payments are due on the first of each month in advance of the tuition period.  Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card payable to Growing Tree Academy, Inc. 

Late Fees

Weekly and bi-weekly payments made after the close of business on Friday are subject to a $25.00 surcharge added to the family’s account.

Returned Checks

There is a $25.00 fee when checks are returned from the bank without payment.

Extra Time Policy

Growing Tree Academy uses the children’s enrollment contract hours to properly staff classrooms and maintain teacher-child ratios. If the arrival and departure times listed on your child’s contract are exceeded the extra time will be added to your statement.

Part-time families may arrange for extra days. Extra days will be charged at the part-time daily rate for the number of hours requested in advance by the parent.

Payments during Absenteeism and Vacations

The school operates on an annual budget based on an annualized tuition rate that is divided into weekly payments. We try to provide the highest quality program on a budget comprised on the lowest possible weekly rate. In order to do this, no credit can be given for absenteeism or vacations.

Child Care Tax Credit Information
IRS code 2441 cites a direct credit for childcare expenses if both parents work or if one parent is a full-time student. Call the IRS or your professional tax preparer for more information.  GTA will provide IRS code compliant statements of account to assist you with your tax filings.

Tax Identification Number

Growing Tree Academy’s Tax Identification Number is located on the tuition statement printout.

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