20 Regent Park Boulevard, Asheville, NC 828-252-2424
Scheduling Options and Enrollment Procedures
We arrived at our schedule of tuition and fees after a great deal of thought. It is always a delicate balance to keep childcare affordable for parents while providing reasonably generous compensation and benefits for a professional, dedicated staff. Teacher turnover is one of childcare's biggest challenges, yet consistency of care and retention of excellent caregivers is the most important component of a positive experience for your child.
Beyond compensation, we place high value on staff morale. Our investment in a beautiful, spacious , immaculate facility enhances not only .your child's quality of life, but impacts on the health and well-being of his or her teacher. We want our staff to have a workplace in which they can take pride.
We also know that today's busy families follow schedules that do not always conform to the hours traditionally offered by childcare providers. At Regent Park, we offer flexible options in order that you pay for the hours that meet your individual needs while providing your child with consistency and predictability. To that end, we do not enroll children for only one day per week or less than 6 hours per week.
These rates are effective January 1, 2011.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Tuition is due at the end of each week. We accept cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard (debit or credit). Checks should be payable to "Regent Park". We can automatically charge your tuition each Friday morning to your VISA or MasterCard. If a check is returned from the bank for any reason, we will, as a rule, redeposit the check. We will charge a fee equal to the service fee charged by our bank. Generally, we do not print receipts for weekly tuition payments. However, if you would like to get a receipt either weekly or monthly, notify the office. We do print yearly statements of childcare payments made.
Upon enrollment, you are asked to commit to a schedule. In the event your child, for whatever reason, illness or travel, is absent, payment is expected based on this pre-determined schedule. If, by prior approval of the directors, your child is allowed to attend at a time when he/she is not normally in attendance, the payment will be at the agreed upon rate for the agreed upon time. We will work with you in any way to provide convenience and economy, but we must ask that if you are scheduled for half-time (to use that time frame as an example) you pay for half-time, even if your actual hours for any given week fall short of that figure. If you are scheduled for certain days, for example Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, payment is required even if you do not use them. There will be NO reduction to tuition based on actual attendance.
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