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When do you enroll new students?
We enroll new students on a first come, first serve basis. While we do maintain a waiting list, we generally do not have openings during the school year, which runs from September through end of May. From the end of June through August, we transition graduating students to Kindergarten and welcome new students as spots become available. Any new students that do not join us during the summer begin enrollment at the beginning of September. Generally, our first day of school aligns with Montpelier Public Schools.
How do I know you have openings?
If we have an immediate opening, this will be reflected on the Bright Futures website maintained by the Vermont Department of Children and Families. Click above on check for openings and vacancy capacity will be listed under "Vacancy and Capacity Information."
What is your your enrollment process?
Children are enrolled for the coming school year in Mid-March. To fill our enrollment, we begin with our current wait list applicants. At the time of enrollment, families complete a full application and enrollment contract. At this point, we generally know when during the summer enrollment spots will be available.
You may submit a wait list application at any time. Please be aware that we rarely have a spot open up during the school year (September through May). Wait list applicants will have first priority for enrollment for the coming school year (enrollment beginning July through September).
To get on the waitlist, please complete and return the application below along with a nonrefundable $25 application fee.
(You will receive an email confirmation when your application is recieved)
We offer both full-time and part-time enrollment options, as well as a half-day option. We ask that children be enrolled for a minimum of three full-days or three half-days.
TUITION FEES FOR 2019-20120 SCHOOL YEAR
Full-time (5 days/week at $1160 per month)
With Universal Pre-K Tuition: $806 per month
Part-time (4 days/week at $1,009 per month)
With Universal Pre-K Tuition: $655 per month
Part-time (3 days/week at $827 per month)
With Universal Pre-K Tuition $483 per month
ACT 166 TUITION PAYMENTS
Montpelier Children’s House accepts state funded child care financial assistance and is also a pre-qualified provider to receive Act 166 tuition payments. Act 166 tuition payments are available to children who are age 3 by September 1st of the school year.
Act 166 tuition payments totaling $3178 are applied to tuition from September through May. Families are responsible for the full tuition amount from June through August.
For Montpelier Children’s House to receive tuition payments on behalf of your child, you must complete registration with your school district before the beginning of the school year. Please contact your school district for more information.
For families of three-year-old students that will returning the following school year, we offer the option of reducing or suspending enrollment for the months of July and August, with enrollment resuming at the beginning of September.
We are a small program and do not have a dedicated staff member that can meet with families during the school day. You are invited to arrange a time after school hours (after 5:30 pm or on the weekend) to meet with the Director/Head Teacher and tour the school. After your initial meeting and tour, you are welcome to come and observe anytime during the school day.