Tuition and Other Fees
We recognize the impact of daycare on your family’s budget. That’s why we do everything in our power to provide the best value. We take great pride in offering a superior educational program that combines dedicated teachers and supportive staff, a carefully created physical environment, and a curriculum that is specifically designed to maximize the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the children in our care.
While our tuition is very competitive with other well-known preschool and child care centers our rates are typically lower. However, we may be higher than in-home care. But we promise you, our teachers are highly trained and qualified. We develop and maintain a specific curriculum for each age group to optimize your child’s education. We exceed the strict licensing requirements, building integrity and cleanliness, teacher-to-child ratio, dietary guidelines, and curriculum. Most of all, Pine Tree Preschool and Childcare center will feel like it's your child's "Home Away From Home".
To get our rates you can call Pine Tree Preschool at 707-433-8447.
There is a $150 non-refundable registration fee for new families or $100 non-refundable registration fee for returning families.
You may choose to participate in our lunch program for a fee of $50 per month. This fee must be added to your tuition. If you do not pay, you must provide a lunch from home. If you forget your child’ s lunch, Pine Tree will provide your child a lunch and you will be billed $5.00 per lunch.
Time used before or after your child’s Monthly Contract will be considered extended hours. You will be charged a minimum of $10.00 per half hour segment. You will be issued a separate invoice and it is payable upon receipt.
Late fee After Closing (5:45pm)
There will be a minimum charge of $15.00 for every 15 minutes past 5:45 pm and it will be charged in increments of 15 minutes.
Tuition Past Due
Tuition is due before the first calendar day of each month regardless of children’s schedules or vacations. There is a $20.00 per day late fee for tuition not being paid on time.
Tuition is based on a monthly contract for reserved days and hours. Tuition is payable regardless of missed, sickness, holidays, vacations or Pine Tree's Closed Days.
Tuition is to be paid on the first day of each month prior to Preschool and/or childcare services. We have bi-monthly payment options. Please speak to the Director if you need more information about this option.
Changes to Schedule
There is a required thirty day advance written notice to make changes to your child’ s reserved schedule. The availability of schedules may be limited. The Director will give you a letter acknowledging your request for a schedule change and will notify you of the availability and changes.
Parents who have their child on a Tuition Voucher Program must fill in their Voucher Time Sheets daily and abide by the voucher contract’s scheduled hours. You will become personally responsible for any child care tuition not paid by the voucher agency.
Non Sufficient Funds Fee
There will be a $40.00 service charge on any Returned Check. Parents will be required to pay their tuition and service charge in cash immediately.
You must give the Director a written notice of withdrawal 30 days prior to terminating childcare/preschool services. Upon receiving this notice, the Director will give you a letter that acknowledges your last day of childcare/preschool services. If the Director does not receive a written notice, you will still be under a legal contract and be expected to pay your invoices.
Should it become necessary for Pine Tree School to hire a collection agency for non payment of fees, you will be responsible for all the collection fees any other legal fee required to obtain payment.
Non Contract Care
$20 per hour $90 Maximum per day for children 30 months or older. Or $100 for our Toddler classroom.
There is a one time $25.00 Enrollment fee that will allow parents to use this service when ever they return to use the childcare service again.
All the required documents must be submitted prior to using this service. This service is only available if we have room on a specific day. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided