TUITION & FEES

2021-2022 School Year

SCHOOL HOURS: for ages 12 months - Pre-K

Half Day: 9am - 1pm                         Full Day: 9am-4pm

Early Drop Off: 8:30am - 9am

Programs offered for Melrose Students

Little Cubs: 12 months - 2 years by September 1, 2021

Your 'little cub' will enjoy a short, half day program ending the day at 1pm. During this time children will begin developing social emotional skills and be challenged at their own level. Children will stay with the same teacher and friends during this time. They will have free play, visit the art studio and our garden, which is the outdoor play area. Your child will enjoy songs and stories with their class, as well learn new skills through music & movement. This age group loves to get messy and explore through sensory fun. Children will begin the basic academics while learning through play.

Little Cubs Cave:   12 months - 2 years by September 1, 2021

Your little cub will enjoy a cozy nap with friends between the hours of 1:15-3:30. Times will vary based on each child. We provide the comfort of darkening shades, white noise machines and calming essential oils. Our staff will rock, pat and soothe your child as needed to help them fall asleep. All you have to do is provide a small cozy mat and blanket for them to sleep with. Once they are awake, receive a diaper change and healthy snack, they will learn through a series of books, visuals, sensory bins and songs; time permitting. Children are able to sleep until 3:30 at the latest. This gives us enough time to get them cleaned up and ready to go home. Milk is not provided. Please continue to bring milk, if your little one needs it before nap or during lunch time.

** Melrose will provide a healthy organic snack every afternoon for your child.

Hedgehog Program: 3 years - Pre-K

Our school mascot is Huck the Hedgehog, and your 3-4 year old will join us for a half day of fun and learning. Melrose prepares children for Kindergarten by challenging them through a variety of hands-on activities. Children will learn letters and numbers without using worksheets or flashcards. They will visit the garden, have free play and sit for a story daily. Critical thinking skills will be developed during this time, as well as the development of social-emotional learning. During this program they will have the chance to visit the art studio a few times a week. Children will stay with the same teacher and students during this morning session.

Huck's Clubhouse: 3 years - Pre-K

During this period of the day, your child will discover the world around them. Children will continue to pick the topic of discussion and keep with our Reggio Emilia curriculum. The best part about this Club is that children will keep a journal and earn badges for the work that is completed. Their teacher will have a list of activities/projects for them to complete that are related to the topic. It will be a big adventure for children to earn a badge after the completion of the activities. Children will keep track in their journals of all the awesome activities. They will receive either a vest or sash where they will

proudly attach their badge after completion!

** Melrose will provide a healthy organic snack every afternoon for your child.

Registration, Fees, & Payment Details

Early Drop Off - Last minute "drop in":

8:30 - 9am

$5/day     (24 hours prenotification required)

Melrose Fees: per child - No discounts on registration - due at time of enrollment

$20 New Student Application Fee - only for new families applying to Melrose - not current families

$150  Enrollment Fee

$125 Supply Fee - Little Cubs: Ages 12months - 2 years

$150 Supply Fee  - Hedgehogs: Ages 3years - Pre-K

Discounts: choose only one if applicable

Sibling: 10% off 2nd child same family

Military Families: 10% off one Military dependent

*discounts can not be combined

Pre-K Details:

Our Pre-K 4 class is not the Florida State VPK program and we do not accept the vouchers.  We are a tuition-based Preschool and prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Tuition Contract:

This fee schedule is designed to fit your monthly tuition needs, on a 10 month schedule. If you would like to pay Bi-Annually or Annually, you may do so. All tuition payments must be made through Tuition Express, which is part of our Procare system. Tuition express accepts Visa, Mastercard or Discover with a 5% credit card fee. You may also pay through your bank account by turning in a voided check. Melrose does not accept personal checks or cash for tuition.

Families must give a written 30 day notice if withdrawing the student from Melrose.  Not providing 30 day written notice will result in paying the forthcoming monthly tuition.  Families who do not pay tuition will be sent to a collection agency.

Late Fees:

Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.

After the 5th of the month, a late fee of $5 per day is applied.