Enrollment at CKH

Exploring Your Options

Choosing just the right center for a young child is challenging for all families. You want to be certain that you and your child are comfortable with this new environment and that your child will be offered the opportunity for personal growth and development. You need to know that when you leave the center each morning, loving teachers will be there to protect and guide your child through fun, educational activities.

We would encourage you to take the time to visit multiple centers so that you can be certain you’ve chosen the proper one for your family. Take a tour and then come back and visit with your child so that you can see how he or she responds to the teachers, children and environment. Ask questions and request a Parent Handbook, tuition schedule and enrollment packet. This will give you a better idea of the policies that guide the care your child would receive.

If you are interested in setting up a tour at Campus Kinder Haus, please call Ms. Nicki in the office at 617-328-5530. We typically do tours Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 and 11:30 am. During the tour, you will visit each classroom, meet the teachers, and receive any paperwork necessary for enrollment. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to CKH!

Fall Registration for 2018 will open for returning families on February 7, 2018 and for new families on February 21, 2017.

The Enrollment Process

Once you’ve made your decision, you’re ready to complete the enrollment papers and secure your child’s space within the center, if space is available at that time. The enrollment packet must be completed and returned to the center before your child may start. It is designed to give the center staff the necessary information to keep your child safe, healthy and happy. It is your opportunity to share with us helpful hints for supporting your child through the transition into the new environment. There are also crucial health and emergency forms that help the staff provide proper care during an emergency. The Office of Child Care Services requires that these forms be completed for every child prior to enrollment and be updated annually.

If your child has a special need, the director may request more information from you or others who have worked with your child (i.e. physicians, early childhood specialists or former teachers). You will be asked to complete a release form authorizing us to speak with them.

Children are enrolled for the school year or the balance thereof. If a child must be taken out of school, a two-week notice is required. *A non-refundable registration fee is required when the child is enrolled, in addition to a non-refundable security deposit equal to one week’s tuition. These fees cover registration costs and the child’s last week at school. After a child is enrolled, if the parent disenrolls the child and does not give the school two weeks notice, prior to start date or end date, two weeks tuition will be charged.

Our summer program is available to families who require care during the summer months. More information regarding the weeks of summer camp will be given to families during the school year. Families who intend to send their children to the summer program must complete a summer camp enrollment form to secure a space.

Payment Policies

2018-2019 Tuition Rates / Security Deposit Rates

Core Hours 5 days weekly: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday $230.00
Core Hours 3 days weekly: Monday, Wednesday, Friday $180.00
Core Hours 2 days weekly: Tuesday, Thursday $130.00
After school daily rate: $16.00/day

Our Fees

The cost of the total program, from September to June, is divided into weekly payments, which can be paid monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly. Credit card payments may only be made monthly. The fee is the same regardless of holidays and family vacations and is not refundable or reduced for child absences. A child’s enrollment can be held only by continuous payment of the scheduled fees. (There is no tuition charge for Christmas week.)

Tuition is to be paid on Friday for the following week, or at the beginning of each month if a family is paying monthly. Families may pay by check, money order or credit card. Please make checks payable to Eastern Nazarene College. Credit card payments must be prepared in advance by completing a credit card payment form. A deposit mailbox is located by the front door outside the director’s office. Please contact the director or bookkeeper if you face financial difficulties and need to schedule a payment plan. If an account is two weeks in arrears and the parent has initiated no payment plan, the child will be withdrawn from school.

Families will be informed, prior to the event, of any fees for family field trips, special holiday celebrations and/or workshops, that may be offered throughout the year.

Our Admission Policies

Campus Kinder Haus is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment to all applicants without regard to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status and children with disabilities. First priority is given to children of faculty, staff, and students of Eastern Nazarene College and to returning children and their siblings. Other vacancies will then be offered to those who have applied according to the date the application was first made.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Campus Kinder Haus does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, sex, or marital status.

Enrollment Packet

The enrollment packet must be completed before your child may begin attending Campus Kinder Haus.

Complete the packet and then mail or deliver it to:

Campus Kinder Haus
162 Old Colony Avenue
Quincy, Massachusetts 02170

The First Day

Most families struggle with saying goodbye on the first day of school so give yourself plenty of time to be with your child before you leave for the day. Every child responds differently to new environments. Some jump right in and start to play while others become teary and prefer to watch the activities rather than participate right away. The best way to help your child prepare for this separation is to talk about it with him or her. Discuss what your child will enjoy doing during the day while you’re away. Be sure to tell your child that you will be back to pick him or her up later in the day. Concrete time frames like “after nap” or “after outdoor playtime” work very well for young children.

Creating and following a drop-off routine will help your child to anticipate exactly when you will say goodbye so that he or she will not be anxious. Plan a drop-off routine with your child that is simple enough that you can follow it consistently. Typically drop-offs last approximately five minutes. You may choose to create a routine that includes reading one book together, waving goodbye at the “Goodbye Window,” or giving each other three hugs then saying goodbye. As the year continues, you may decide to change your routine or shorten it. Please be certain to discuss this with your child so that he or she is not surprised when it occurs.

Transitions often bring with them a few tears. For young children tears are a way of expressing uncertainty about the transition. Some children will be teary during the first few days or weeks of school. Others will be thrilled to explore new experiences at the beginning but may become teary as the newness wears off. By keeping to your routine, your child will see that you are confident he or she will be enjoying school again soon. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help ease this transition for you

 

Parent Handbook

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