Mission Nazarene Preschool offers admission to children ages 6 weeks through five years old, who are developmentally ready for its program, without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin. Click on tuition to view our rates. You'll also find it helpful to review our schedule, calendar, and curriculum guide as you consider enrolling your child with us.
Children must be enrolled before the first day of attendance. The nonrefundable first-time registration fee is $100 for the first child and $160 for two children in the same family. Continuing children will pay $50 per child or $75 per family by June 30 each year to cover admission for the following fall.
Emergency Preparedness Kit
All schools are required to have a Disaster Preparedness plan in the event of an earthquake or other disaster. Our center practices all health and safety procedures, including emergency evacuation drills, on a regular basis. An emergency kit, which includes emergency essentials for your child for 72 hours, is included in your registration fee.
An updated immunization record must be presented at the time of your child’s enrollment. All records must be current and in compliance with California State regulations. A current physician’s report must be submitted as well.
As you consider registration at Mission Nazarene Preschool we invite you to review our Parent Handbook.
GENERAL POLICIES AGREEMENT
Hours of Operation
The Preschool will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday).
To enroll your child, please complete the following:
• Fill out and return enrollment application packet
• Submit current immunization record
• Submit on current photo of your child if he/she has allergies
• Enroll in Smart Tuition (may enroll online)
A signed tuition agreement and nonrefundable registration fee ($100) must be received prior to attendance. Fee must be paid again if registration date is postponed more than once. A nonrefundable re-registration fee ($75) is due each year by June 30 to guarantee your child’s spot for the following fall. Registration fee includes an emergency kit for children 12 months and older.
Monthly Tuition Fees
Tuition fees are due on the 20th of the month prior. For example, February tuition is due on January 20.
Holidays are not exempt from the normal monthly tuition rate.
Tuition is due on the 20th of each month. The school uses a tuition management program called Smart Tuition. Payments are automatically deducted from your bank account or charged on a credit card. A late fee is charged the day after payment is due. A fee will be charged on all returned checks. You must maintain a zero balance. An overdue account balance will result in the withdrawal of your child from our program.
Late Pick-up Fees
A late pick-up fee will apply after 6:00 p.m. Fees are as follows:
6:01 to 6:05 = $15
6:06 to 6:15 = $30
6:16 to 6:30 = $45
6:31 to 6:45 = $60
6:46 to 7:00 = $75
Vacation, Illness, Emergency School Closures – Tuition Policy
Payment is due whether or not your child is present at school; this includes holidays, sick days, and emergency unexpected school closures.
You are required to sign your child in and out of MNP each day with full signature. This record is proof that your child is on site and is also used in emergency situations. The person signing your child out must be 18 or older.
Authorization for Release
Only adults authorized by a parent/guardian will be allowed to leave the school premises with your child. The adult must show valid picture identification.
Withdrawal of Your Child
A thirty-day written notice is required when withdrawing your child from the program. MNP reserves the right to immediately withdraw any child if he/she becomes a threat to him/herself, if it is determined that the safety of the other children is compromised, if he/she refuses to follow MNP policies, or if MNP determines it cannot meet the needs of the child and/or family.
In case of illness or injury, emergency cards are kept on file in the office and classroom. It is important to keep an updated record of all emergency contacts and all persons authorized to pick up your child.
For your child’s comfort and safety we recommend comfortable, washable play clothes and athletic shoes. Each child must have a complete extra set of clothing in his/her cubby. All clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name. THE PRESCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGED OR LOST CLOTHING.
Our classrooms are full of learning materials for all children to share. We ask that all toys, food, money, or other miscellaneous personal items by left at home.
Destruction of School Property
You may be responsible for the cost of toys or other school property intentionally damaged by your child.
Biting is common among infants and toddlers. Biting may occur due to teething, peer interaction, imitation, frustration, anxiety, autonomy and control, and curiosity. It occurs most frequently when a child is tired, frustrated, or overstimulated. If biting occurs, MNP will attend to the victim first, complete an accident report, and report any broken skin to the Director and to the child’s parents. The biting child will be redirected to appropriate activities. Parents of the children involved will be notified; however, neither the parents of the bitten child nor the parents of the biting child will be given the name of the other child/family involved. If biting becomes excessive, MNP reserves the right to temporarily exclude the child from the Preschool if it is determined that the safety of the other children is being compromised.
Visitors are welcome at MNP at all times. We encourage parents to visit and observe in their child’s classroom. To monitor visitors, we ask that you please check in at the office.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
A valid immunization record must be presented at the time of your child’s enrollment. All records need to be current and in compliance with state regulations.
Any child experiencing a fever of 100.4 F or higher, vomiting, infectious eye or skin conditions, profuse nasal discharge, or diarrhea may not attend school. If any of these conditions should occur at school, a parent will be notified immediately. While arrangements are being made for the child to be picked up, the child may rest quietly in the office, away from the other children. However, the child must be picked up within an hour of notification. Children are required to be free of any fever or illness for at least 4 hours before returning to school. Please contact MNP if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious disease. MNP will post any contagious diseases to which your child may have been exposed.
Medication will be administered to your child with the consent of a parent or legal guardian and a licensed physician. A medicine slip must be completed by the parents, giving specific instructions on proper time and dosage. Prescription medicine must be in the original container with a label containing the following:
• child’s name
• current date
• time of dosage
• dosage amount
• number of days to be administered
• pharmacy name
Nonprescription medicine, including topical and over-the-counter medicine, will be administered with the consent of a parent or legal guardian and written instructions containing the above information from a licensed physician. Containers must be labeled with the child’s name. A specific staff member will be designated to administer medication to ensure the proper dosage is given at the proper time.
Each child arriving at MNP before 7:25 a.m. may bring breakfast. Lunches may be purchased for an additional monthly fee. Parents who don’t purchase a lunch from MNP must provide a lunch each day. A morning and afternoon snack will be served. These are included in the tuition cost. A weekly snack menu will be posted in your child’s classroom. Please note: The menu may be altered without notice. Please notify the office if your child has any food allergies. Lunch will not be refrigerated or heated, so please plan accordingly.
Rest time will be from 11:30 to 1:30 on the Infant/Toddler side and 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on the Preschool side daily. Each child will be required to rest quietly on his/her cot. A blanket and a stuffed animal from home can help make this a relaxing time for your child.