Tuition & Policies

Cooperative Preschool Program (1-3 years old)

  • Once/week = FREE (A parent/guardian must volunteer to help other children for 3 hrs)
  • $55 annual registration fee is required or $40 registration fee for summer only.
  • If parents volunteer once/week, the drop-off rate is $12 per day (from 9am to 12pm)
  • If parents choose not to volunteer, the drop-off rate is $18 per day (from 9am to 12pm)

Preschool (PreK) Program (3-5 years old)

  • $55 annual registration fee is required or $40 registration fee for summer only.
  • $6 per 45-min session (must pay in full or in 2 payments every quarter)
  • Parents can register for as few as one session per week or as many as 20 sessions per week.  Your tuition will vary depending on how many classes/days you wish to enroll your child in. Let’s say you are only interested in registering 4 classes per week. Then, your tuition for the quarter will be = 4 classes x $6 per class = $24 per week x 12 weeks (for the entire quarter) = $288.
  • Starting summer 2019, tuition rate will increase to $6.75 per session. Registration fee will be increased to $65 per year.
 Other Important Information:

  1. During the school year from September to June, parents may only register for a maximum of 4 preschool sessions per day.
  2. For our 10-week summer (seasonal) literacy camp, parents can register 5 or more sessions per day.
  3. Preschool (PreK) lunch break is not charged during the school year; however, lunch break in summer quarter will be charged as one session.

Elementary School Program

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program = $35 per day (minimum 3 days/week = $105/week)         (from 8:30am to 1pm)
  • Kindergarten Program = $700 per month (from 8:30am to 1pm)
  • First (1st) and Second (2nd) Grade Program = $800 per month (from 8:30 to 2pm)

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PreK Summer Literacy Camp (3-5 years old)
($40 summer registration fee)
$6.75 per 45-min class
$30 for 5 sessions = $6.00 per class
$35 for 6 sessions = $5.83 per class
$40 for 7 sessions = $5.71 per class
$45 for 8 sessions = $5.63 per class
$50 for 9 sessions = $5.56 per class

 Elementary Summer Literacy Camp (5.5-11 years old)
($40 summer registration fee) (10% discount is available to parents who register by the deadline)
$10 per 45-min session
Register 4-6 sessions per day = $9 per class
Register 7-9 sessions per day = $8 per class
 POLICIES for the Coop & PreK Programs

*Tuition must be paid at least 3 weeks in advance or by the deadline to ensure a spot is reserved for your child. Parents can pay in either one full payment or two separate payments every quarter. Special arrangements can be made. Please discuss it with the program director.

*Students must pay a $55 annual registration fee for our year-long program. For summer program only, students must pay a $35 registration fee. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Registration fee is non-refundable. Starting summer 2019, tuition rate will increase to $6.75 per session. Registration fee will be increased to $65 per year.

*Parents will be able to reserve a spot for their child for the summer and fall quarter. Enrollment for summer quarter starts in mid-March and enrollment for fall quarter starts in mid-April. Please check our school calendar/deadlines for updated information. A deposit of $20 for summer and fall quarter must be made to hold a spot in our program or to reserve classes. We do not need any deposit to reserve a spot for winter and spring quarter. All deposits are non-refundable.

*Holidays & vacation days will not be charged if the dates are notified in writing by the deadline assigned (usually about 2-3 months in advance).  We always prorate or adjust your child’s tuition if there are any vacation planned in advance. Please note that only a maximum of 2 weeks will be deducted from total tuition. If the child’s vacation is longer than 14 consecutive days (2 weeks), we will give parents the option to withdraw the child from the program temporarily or make up the classes that were not deducted from the total tuition.

*Missed classes/Making-up classes: There will be a $5 scheduling fee if parents wish to re-schedule one day of missed classes.

*School Closure: There will be no refund or make-ups when we are forced to close due to the weather conditions or any other reasons. Please visit the Kent School District website when there is a bad storm day. If they are closed due to the road condition, we will be closed as well.

*Refund policy: Parents can receive a refund of the remaining unattended classes when a 2-week written notice is provided to the program director. For summer quarter, only credits will be issued. Parents may use these credits within one year.

*Re-entering Policy: Parents who wish to place their children back into our program must pay a fee of $15 to re-register or $55 annual registration fee if re-enrollment is after a year.

*Late Payment Fee: Half of the tuition must be received at least 3-4 weeks before the quarter ends. The second half is due by the 3rd week of class. If tuition is not received by the deadline, there will be a $15 late payment fee.

*Late Pick Up: To ensure the next session starts on time without interruption, it is necessary to pick up your child on time. There will be a $1 penalty fee for every 5 minutes late.

*We ask that parents drop off their child immediately by the front entrance upon arrival. We do not encourage parents staying by the door too long or trying to get into the facility or class. Classes are intended for children only and they are our first priority. Parents, who are new to our program, can stay with their child for two sessions to help their child transition into the program and observe how our program is organized.

*Snacks: We require all parents to buy a lunch bag/pail for their children and pack them some snacks and lunch. We also expect that all children bring a spill-proof water bottle or juice that does not spill to school. If the child does not have food that day, we will be able to offer some juice and dry snacks/cereals.

*Lunch: We will be able to warm up your children’s lunch if necessary. Children must bring their own utensils. Parents also have the option to order meals at the restaurants in the plaza. Our staff will be able to pick it up for your child around 11:30am. Please let us know in advance what you will be ordering for your child.

*Children who are not potty trained may be admitted to the program; however, they must wear pull-up diapers and have extras when they arrive to the center. We also ask all parents to bring a backpack with a set of clean clothes, including underwear and socks.

*Our PreK program is for 3 to 5 year-old children. Children who are 1-3 years old can choose our Coop Preschool Program. Please sign up for our free classes by filling out our new registration form.

*In the summer, we offer group tutoring to elementary-school children from 6 to 11 years old. Please visit our summer program page to find out more about our literacy camps.