Tuition, fees and policies

Below you will find all the details about our tuition, fees and policies:

Age Requirements:

We accept children two-and-one-half years old through age five years in our Preschool and full day childcare.

Parent’s Day Out (PDO) accepts children at or near 18 months through two-and-one-half years of age.

Registration Fees:

An annual, NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee of $100.00 is required at the time of registration and renewed with August enrollment.

In addition, one week’s tuition is required with the registration fee. This tuition deposit will be held and applied to your last week at BECC provided we receive a two notice of intention to withdraw.  A tuition statement for each week is placed in your parent file every Monday afternoon and reflects all payments received by 9:00 AM of that day.  Payments for multiple weeks are acceptable in advance.

Tuition Rates for Preschool 2016-2017 School Year:

Rates are per week and include hot lunch, morning and afternoon snacks.

Half Days (8:30 am – 1:00pm)

5 Days = $170.00
3 Days = $130.00
2 Days = $100.00

Full Days (more than 4&1/2 hours per day)

5 Days = $260.00
3 Days = $190.00
2 Days = $150.00

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Tuition Rates for Parent’s Day Out 2016-2017 School Year:

Rates are per week and include a morning snack.  Parents provide each child’s lunch.

Half Days (8:30 am – 1:00pm)
 
4 Days = $130.00
3 Days = $105.00
2 Days = $75.00
1 Day = $40.00

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Family/Sibling  Discount:

Families with two or more children attending BECC concurrently will receive 10% reduction in the tuition fee for the youngest child and/or each additional child.

Scheduling Options:

BECC offers several scheduling options to meet your needs. Options include either a half- day (8:30 am -1 pm) or a full- day (more than 4 and 1/2 hours per day) schedule. You may also select the number of days per week – two (Tu/Th), three, (Mon/Wed/Fri) or five days (Mon-Fri) . For children that attend two or three days per week, extra days may be scheduled for an additional fee, providing space is available.  Also, for our preschool only (or half-day) families, the half day may be extended to a full day for a $40 fee, if there is space available to do so. All requests will be evaluated based on space available for the preferred schedule.

Payment Options:

All fees are due in advance.  You may choose weekly, monthly or semester billing.  For your convenience, we offer an electronic payment option that can be used for weekly, semi-monthly or monthly payments.

There is no reduction of tuition for absences, holidays, or other vacation periods during the year.  After attending for a full year, families attending year round may be granted a free vacation week.

Scholarships:

Scholarships are available for current families needing financial assistance. Application forms are available from the director. Requests are reviewed by the BECC Board in February and August. Your child must be an enrolled student to apply for scholarship assistance.

Holidays for the 2016-2017 School Year:

The center will be closed for the dates and Holidays listed below.  Full payment of tuition is required for the weeks that include holidays:

Labor Day, Thanksgiving – both Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23rd, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day,  President’s Day,  May 22nd In-Service, Memorial Day and  Independence Day.

 We are also closed one full week in August for Inservice Education and Training for Teachers. Tuition is not charged for this one week. 

Absences:

There is no reduction of tuition, nor ‘switching of days’ for absences during the year or for days BECC is closed (i.e., holidays, snow days, emergency closing).

“Rescue Me” Policy:

If a child becomes ill or is injured at school the child is isolated and given one-to-one care. The parent is notified immediately and is required to pick up the child within thirty minutes of notification. Parents will be charged an hourly rate of $10.00 for sick care beyond thirty minutes.

Vacation Policy:

After one year of enrollment, one week tuition free vacation is allowed per 12 months for children enrolled year round. It is your responsibility to contact the BECC office and make arrangements in advance in order for this credit to be applied to your account. This credit is not available to families receiving scholarship funds.

Delinquent Tuition:

Any tuition not paid by Friday each week is considered delinquent unless previous arrangements are made with the Director. All delinquent accounts are subject to a $25.00 per week late charge.

Returned Checks:

All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 NSF fee. All future payments to your account must be made in cash, money order or certified check.

Late Fees:

A late fee of $5.00 for each fifteen minute period, or fraction thereof, per child, from 1:00 PM, will be assessed. After 6:00 PM the late fee is $1.00 per minute, per child, payable immediately.

Withdrawal:

BECC operates all year. Two week written notice is required to withdraw a child. This notice helps us provide proper staffing for the children enrolled.You will be held financially responsible for the final 2 weeks tuition.

Discrimination Policy:

Bethany Early Childhood Center admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

For further information or to schedule a tour, please call us at 303-758-0266, or e-mail: keith@bethany-denver.org