Kid Care Preschool: PROGRAM 2021-22
The Arlington Recreation Department welcomes your preschooler (age 2.9 - 5 years old) to join us in our licensed preschool program. The Kid Care Preschool Program is located at 352 Mass Avenue.
The program follows the Arlington Public School Calendar with the approximate start date of Tuesday, September 7, 2021. To check availability for a particular day, click on "View Seats" option at the bottom right section of this page. If you are unable to register for a desired day, please be sure to register for the Preschool Waitlist 2021-22.
Registration opens on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 for current families (plus families who registered for 2020-21 but didn't attend due to Covid). Registration opens for NEW families on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
Interested in Preschool for 2020-21 school year? Spaces may still be available. Please call 781-316-3880.
- We welcome your child to join us as we explore many activities supporting your child's natural curiosity in an environment that encourages children's artistic, scientific, sensory, verbal and written expression. Your child will enjoy socializing with other children in a safe and welcoming environment.
- You have the option to choose two to five days per week.
- The program is open to children 2.9 years old through 5 years old.
- Regular hours are 8:15 am - 12:45 pm. (12 pm - 12:45 pm includes time to eat a lunch or snack provided from home and a quiet period.)
- Arlington Kid Care follows the Arlington Public School calendar and school cancellation schedule.
PAYMENT AND FEES
1. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50.
2. The tuition payment is broken down evenly for 10 monthly payments:
$348/month for 2 Days
$501/month for 3 Days
$653/month for 4 Days
$799/month for 5 Days
3. The first month's tuition is due when you register.
4. Please note, there is a $100 drop fee for each day dropped prior to November 2021. (For example, if you register for 5 days a week, but drop Mondays and Tuesdays before November, you will be assessed a $200 fee.) You may drop day(s) starting for November without a penalty if the request is submitted by the 15th of the prior month. We will start accepting drop requests beginning in November as long as the request has been submitted by 10/15/2021.
5. Monthly payments are through automatic credit card payment only. Monthly billing occurs on or after the 15th of the prior month.
6. Tuition and fees charged are non-refundable - even for household credit.
EXTENDED DAY OPTION
We offer an extended day option from 12:45 - 3:00pm.
Registration is for the month and is automatically billed each month along with standard tuition.
You may register for 1-5 days of extended care on days when your child normally attends the program.
Below is the ADDITIONAL monthly cost for extended day options:
$120/month for 1 Day
$240/month for 2 Days
$360/month for 3 Days
$480/month for 4 Days
$600/month for 5 Days
The extended day option is contingent upon a 5 child per day minimum. Please register for extended day at time of registration. If the extended day option is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will notify you by May 1, 2021 and you will be refunded for the extended day option purchased. All other Tuition and fees charged are non-refundable - even for household credit.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
- We highly recommend that you arrange a tour prior to registering. Please contact the Preschool Director, Kim Grubb, to arrange a visit (781-953-9005 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If you do not already have a household account with Arlington Recreation, please create one and include your information and your child's information. See "Create Household Account" link below.
- Sign up for the Kid Care Preschool: ENROLLMENT FEE 2020-21 (link below) and pay the one-time $50 registration fee. The fee is non-refundable.
- Next, follow the steps to register for the Kid Care Preschool Program on this page. You may chose 2-5 days and you must register for all months. Please also register for any extended days at this time too.
- September's tuition is due at registration. Please note, tuition is non-refundable.
- Complete the Automatic Monthly Credit Card Payment Form (see below) and email it to email@example.com. If you prefer, you may call in the information to the Arlington Recreation Department at 781-316-3880.
- Registration will be considered "complete" ONLY when you have paid your enrollment fee, selected the days your child will attend, paid the 1st month's tuition and submitted your Automatic Credit Card Payment Form (see link below). INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED.
- Registrations are accepted throughout the year as space allows.
- To check availability before you register and pay the $50 enrollment fee, click on "view seats" at the bottom right of this page. (Registration is for the year, so you only need to check the first month listed. For example, to check if space is available on Tuesdays, check the "seats available" count for any Tuesday in the first month listed.)
WHAT IS THE BILLING PROCESS?
- All Kid Care Families are REQUIRED to have a credit card on file for automatic monthly billing when the registration is submitted (see FORM below).
- Tuition is broken down evenly into 10 payments. The first payment, due at the time of registration, is for the first month. Subsequent monthly payments will begin Sept. 15 for the remaining nine months.
- Payments are automatically withdrawn on or after the 15th of the prior month.
- Dropping days prior to November will result in a $100 per day dropped penalty. After that, starting for November, changes or withdrawals need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of the prior month.
- TUITION AND FEES CHARGED ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - EVEN FOR HOUSEHOLD CREDIT. If the extended day option is cancelled due to low enrollment, only extended day options purchased will be refunded.
- We offer 2 waitlists. The "Currently Enrolled" waitlist is for families enrolled for the 2021-22 school year who wish to add or change a day of the week that is not currently available.
- The "New Student" waitlist is for families who are not registered for any days at the preschool. Please be sure to register for each day separately.
- See link at bottom for more information and registering for the waitlists.