How much is Tuition?
Current tuition rates are :
$1966.00 for Cricket (infants)
$$1796.00 for Ladybug (young toddlers)
$1696.00 for Honeybee (older toddlers)
$1636.00 for Dragonfly (preschool)
$1636.00 for Grasshopper (prekindergarten)
How do I Pay Tuition?
Tuition is to be paid via a personal check or money order. Cash and credit/debit cards are not currently accepted. Checks should e submitted to the school office or mailed directly to the facility. Checks should be made out to NELC-IFGF or Northgate Early Learning Center
When is Tuition Due?
Tuition is due on the 1st of every month and will be considered late if not received by the 5th. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, tuition is due on the previous business day. A monthly invoice/tuition statement will be sent out via email in the last week of the month as a reminder for tuition payments.
Are there late fees?
Yes. Tuition that is not received before closing time on the 5th day of the month is subject to late fees. Our current late fee is $50.00 per day from the 5th of the month, until the account is paid.
Does NELC Prorate Tuition?
NELC does not prorate tuition for any reason. Tuition is a flat monthly rate regardless of how many days of the month your child attends the center.
Are there credits for missed days or vacation?
No. There are no vacation credits or refunds for vacations, sick days, or inclement weather closures.
Is there a Part Time Option?
Enrollment is full-time only. Your enrollment reserves your child a spot in his/her class Monday-Friday 7:00-6:00. You child does not have to attend every day, however tuition is not discounted for families who only attend 3 or 4 days a week.
Does NELC Accept Subsidies?
Our center does not accept any state subsidies.
Are there any additional deposits or fees that are required?
Yes, there is a one time $250 registration fee (per child) due to reserve a spot on a class list or waitlist. The registration fee will secure any opening spot for your child and will be applied to the application/enrollment fees. Should you be placed on a waitlist, the $250 secures the next available spot. The $250 is nonrefundable and does not go towards the first or last month of tuition.
What is the Enrollment Process? Can I Enroll Online?
Enrollment applications must be completed and submitted along with the $250 registration fee to secure a spot in our center. If a family is registering for a future date, the initial page of the enrollment/registration packet is due with the registration fee to get your name on the list. The entire enrollment packet must be completed in full prior to your child's first day of class.
Enrollment packets are available online and can be emailed back to the center office, however, a space in the center will not be guaranteed until the registration fee is received (checks only).
Yes, every year families will be asked to complete enrollment forms for the coming academic year. There is no additional fee to continue care for the next year, however, students may be subject to dis-enrollment if re-enrollment forms are not completed.
Families will be asked to complete the packet over the summer months, prior to the start of the academic year.
What is the policy to unenroll?
If you choose to leave the center, you must provide the Director a 30 (thirty) days written notice by the 1st of the last month of attendance. The letter must also include the date of the child’s last day at NELC. Both letter and email notices are accepted. Notices less than 30 days will be billed for the full following month’s tuition.
What are personal documents that NELC requires?
NELC needs to keep files for each child. These files will include, but is not limited to, documents such as:
- Immunization Record (students must be up to date on required immunizations prior to starting care)
- Medical Consent for Emergency Treatment Form
- Allergy Information
- Medication (i.e. sunscreen, diaper cream) Authorization forms
- General Family Information
- Health Information
- Emergency contacts/Pick-up Authorization list
- Financial Information & Agreement