Monthly Tuition & Fees

Policies

Schedule Changes: Any changes to attendance, including withdrawal, require 30 days written notice and no refunds are given.

Payment Due Date: 15th of every month

Payment Schedule: 10 monthly payments (August through May)

Redwood Campus: Tuition is higher than Creekside (A.M. Care & Aftercare are the same rate).

Monday Reduction: Tuition is reduced by $10 per month for 2- & 3-day-a-week schedules that include Monday (often a holiday).

Parent Co-op: Tuition is reduced by $100 if a parent assists in the classroom in our Co-op option from 8:45 – 1:15 one day a week, every week.

Summer Camp: Rates are higher than school year program rates.

Special Closures: We follow the Twin Hills USD schedule for holidays, breaks, and unscheduled closures, as part of our lease agreement. If Twin Hills USD decides to close Apple Blossom School for flooding, fire, smoke, or any other reason, both of our campuses are closed as well. We regret that we are not able to give tuition refunds for these closures.

Program Options

Days Per Week

Pick 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

Full or Half Days

Half Day only 9 am–1 pm

Full Day 9 am–5 pm & subject to availability

A.M. Care

Drop-off at 8:00 or 8:30 am

Contract Care

1–3:00pm

2-hour minimum & subject to availability

Redwood

2- and young 3-year olds

2 Days a Week

Half Day: $345

Full Day: $525

3 Days a Week

Half Day: $529

Full Day: $782

4 Days a Week

Half Day: $661

Full Day: $1008

5 Days a Week

Half Day: $776

Full Day: $1202

Creekside

Older 3- and 4-year olds

2 Days a Week

Half Day: $319

Full Day: $509

3 Days a Week

Half Day: $484

Full Day: $761

4 Days a Week

Half Day: $599

Full Day: $976

5 Days a Week

Half Day: $704

Full Day: $1165

A.M. Care

8:30 a.m. Drop-off

2 Days a Week: $30

3 Days a Week: $40

4 Days a Week: $50

5 Days a Week: $60

8:00 a.m. Drop-off

2 Days a Week: $55

3 Days a Week: $75

4 Days a Week: $95

5 Days a Week: $115

Aftercare

If you want to pick up your child earlier than 5:00 p.m., we offer contract and non-contract after care options for 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

2 -hour minimum & subject to availability.

30-days notice is required to reduce or drop aftercare.

You may pick-up anytime before 3:00, but the fee will not be reduced.

If you plan to come between 1:30 and 2:15 please be very quiet and understand that children are still trying to fall asleep. This must be prearranged with the campus director.

Contracted

$8.50 per hour, $17 minimum charge

Allows you to prepay for a guaranteed spot.

You are not billed for school Holidays or Closures.

You are not reimbursed for missed days.

Non-Contracted

$10 per hour, $20 minimum charge

You may request childcare on an occasional basis, but a space is not guaranteed.

The fee will be added to your following month’s bill.

Fees

Application Fee: $25

Late Pick-Up: $10.00 per 15-minutes 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., $20 per 15-minutes after 5:00

Late Payment (1–7 days): $20 for payments received after the due date, without prior arrangement with the Director

Insufficient Funds: $25.00

Credit Card Fee: 4% of invoice—billed in arrears on following month's invoice—when using a credit card to pay invoice

Online Invoicing

For online invoicing and payments, we use QuickBooks online payments.

If you use any of Intuit's other products—TurboTax, Mint, QuickBooks—you already have an account that can be used to save payment information.

We are researching an automatic payment option as well.

Please help us keep costs down: use the Bank Transfer option when paying your invoice.

Because of the high fees associated with accepting credit cards (upwards of $35 for an average invoice) a credit card fee will be added to the next month's invoice.

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Instructions

Click "Pay Now"

Click "Bank Transfer"

Fill in the banking information from the bottom of a check


Click "Save payment method to pay faster next time..." if you would like to setup an Intuit account, or add this payment method to an existing Intuit account


Click "Send Payment"

Tuition Assistance

Assistance with tuition is available on a limited basis; in some years, we do not have sufficient income to support scholarships. Assistance is based on financial need. We encourage you to inquire whether assistance is available, if you are unable to attend without this help. Our resources are very limited so we urge you to appeal to family members who might be willing to contribute as well. There are also community programs that assist with tuition; please let the Executive Director know if you need help with this.