Before you register your child, we ask that parents visit the school with their child so they can have a brief tour of the classrooms and grounds. This visit will enable the child to explore the classroom environment first hand. We will have some time to visit in the office and have an interview. We can discuss the school services, expectations, policies and any questions.
A Physician’s Statement of Health medical form, a Colorado Department of Health Certification of Immunization form, and First Step Preschool Registration paperwork must be completed and signed by parents for each child every school year the child is enrolled in the program. We must have this before your child will be accepted at the center. To reserve space in any class, a $65.00 non-refundable registration fee shall be paid upon enrollment for each child. If there is more than one child in the same family, the registration fee for the second child is $55.00.
Tuition is due by the 5th of each month. A late fee of $5.00 will be assessed whenever tuition is paid after the 5th of each month. Tuition and late fees must be paid by the 15th of the current month in order for your child to continue attending classes for the remainder of the month. Please notify the Director if you are experiencing financial difficulty. Payment schedule and/or tuition assistance may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please make your checks payable to “First Step Preschool”. The checks should be placed in the “Tuition Box” in the hallway area. Checks may also be mailed to the preschool address. A $25.00 processing fee will be charged for any returned checks. Payment in cash must be made within five days after the notice for the insufficient funds returned check. The student may not continue in the program if the payment in cash has not been made after five days.
Please note that tuition is based on the estimated operating expenses for the entire school year. The calendar includes approximately 33 weeks of school. Prompt tuition will be expected as long as your child is enrolled in a class, regardless of how many days he/she actually attends the school that month. No credit on tuition is given for scheduled school holidays or vacation periods. The Director must be notified two weeks in advance if you decide to withdraw your child for any reason. This notification, along with two weeks’ tuition payment, is necessary upon disenrollment of a child.