MTKCP has made some policy changes to make our school run smoother and benefit the children and families at the same time. All NEW and RENEWED contracts will have these changes on them.
Contracts will no longer have an end date and can only be terminated when Ms Terri or the parent gives a two week notice or there is a reason to amend the contract for change of hours/days or price change. When a child is set to leave for public school instead of continuing kindergarten with us, we just need the last day of their attendance and that will be the end of the contract date. We will attach that written note to the contract.
We will no longer charge a registration fee or yearly supply fee at the beginning of each year. We will charge a monthly supply/curriculum fee that will be due on the 15th of each month to cover infant supplies and toys, wipes, sunscreen, bug spray, craft supplies, paint, paper, ink for our color laser printer, upkeep and replacements on inside/outside toys and equipment, our monthly curriculum, our themed toy box that comes with the curriculum, Usborne and Scholastic books for our library and the children's reading baskets and more. There is a more detailed list on the FAQ page. The fee is due on the 15th of each month because our monthly curriculum is ordered on the 25th of each month at the moment. We will be able to move the date to the 20th or earlier with this new policy. That will give us more time to go through it and gather extra supplies for that month's theme. Plus, we can work on age appropriate materials for younger children that fit the same themes and sub themes each week/day.
****Parents will no longer be required to provide wipes, baby food, sunscreen, bug spray or food for parties.Those items will be provided by MTKCP.****
Parents with infants are required to provide diapers, formula, and a small backpack with several change of clothes. Parents with children over the age of one are required to provide diapers, pull-ups when potty training and for nap time (if needed), a nap mat that is quilted material with a built in pillow and blanket that rolls up and can hang on a hook, and a small backpack with several change of clothes. Please make sure the clothes they are wearing are made for play and to get dirty. We will do our best to keep things off their clothes but sometimes that it impossible. Make sure they have shoes made to play outside in that they can easily put on and take off themselves. It is very important that they are able to do as many things independently as possible as they get closer to school age. Also, make sure they have a swimsuit for water days.
We are offering a monthly payment plan with a discount worked into it. Therefore, we are no longer offering two weeks without tuition for parent's vacation since it is already worked into the cost, plus an extra two weeks' tuition. Those payments are due on the 1st of each month.
If you are ready to change over to the monthly payments, just let me know and I can amend the contract. It is our goal to have everyone switched over to monthly by the first of the new year. If it isn’t possibly right now, you might try to save a little money each week to put towards the monthly tuition, once you get it saved up you can use it to pay for the upcoming month.
By paying monthly, the rate has a discount figured into it. Our monthly rate gives a FOUR-WEEK discount yearly. That means, over a year’s time, you will get FOUR WEEKS WITHOUT TUITION. We do that as a way to say thank you for paying up front.
In order to hold a spot, parents will need to pay first month's tuition and supply/curriculum fee for their child/s contract. Those fees are non-refundable.
We will be able to update and provide things for the school on a monthly basis throughout the year with this new policy change, instead of only being able to do a small amount at the beginning of each year. As always, our main goal is to provide the highest quality of care and learning for the children.
Thank you for choosing MTKCP for your child.
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