Financial Policy

Registration Fee:

A non-refundable and nontransferable registration fee is due at the time the parent enrolls his/her child.

Activity Fee:

Rather than taking field trips, we bring professional entertainment/educational programs to PECC.   A $25.00 activity fee per family is payable at the beginning of September to bring storyteller Jo Ho, Ernie Miller Nature Center, science programs, and others to our center.

Tuition:

Tuition is due at the beginning of each month.  Tuition rates appear on the enrollment form.   Tuition statements will be sent home with each child the first week of the month and fees should be paid no later than the fifteenth of each month.   Please notify the Director if special arrangements need to be made.    A $10.00 late fee will be added to your monthly tuition for checks turned in after the 15th of the month.   PECC reserves the right to ask parents to keep a child home (if monthly tuition payments are consistently late) until the tuition is paid.  Please make checks payable to PECC.

September tuition for Preschool or Prekindergarten should be paid by June 1 for those children not enrolled in Summer Session and July 1 for children enrolled in Summer Session.  There is no refund for August/September tuition.

*Because of the school’s commitment to staff salaries and other budget items, NO adjustments can be made to tuition in case of a child’s absence from class.

*If your tuition check is returned from the bank due to insufficient funds, a $20.00 charge will be added to the tuition amount.

*If you need a signed receipt, please notify the Director and a receipt will be e-mailed to you.

Withdrawal from Parents Day Out/Preschool/Prekindergarten:

A two-week written notice is required when dropping a child from the program.  If no notice is given, the parents will be responsible for paying for the full month.    Parents are still responsible for paying tuition for the time children have attended PECC.  There is no refund for August/September tuition.

Late Pick-up fee:

A late pick up fee of $5.00 per 5 minutes will be assessed to any child picked up after your child’s session ends.  The late fee is payable upon arrival.  IF A LATE FEE IS NOT PAID BY THE NEXT SCHOOL DAY, THE CHILD MAY NOT ATTEND PRAIRIE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER UNTIL THE FEE HAS BEEN PAID.   Parents are asked to be prompt when picking up your child.  The preschool teachers use the half-hour between morning and afternoon sessions to clean up, set up, and to eat their lunch.   Most of our staff has elementary children to pick up; therefore, our teachers need to leave the center in order to be prompt in picking up their own children.

Please notify the center whenever you are going to be late, so we can pass the information to your child’s teacher and your child(ren).