What is the Application Process?
In an effort to ensure our program is the right choice for you and your family we require each family interested in enrolling to have a tour with our Director or Assistant Director so they may be able to answer any questions you might have as well as highlight our efforts in emergent curriculum. Please email us at email@example.com to arrange a tour.
Who can enroll at the NHTI Child and Family Development Center?
Students and employees of NHTI, Concord's Community College as well as members of the surrounding communities can apply for admission to the Center.
Fees in effect beginning April 1, 2012
6 weeks - 18 months
18 mos. - 3 yrs.
3 years - 5 yrs.
Rate schedule for 2011 (effective July 1, 2012). A $50 registration fee plus the first week's tuition for each child is payable for all families upon acceptance of enrollment.
LATE PAYMENT: A 10% late fee will be assessed on tuition if payment is not received when due.
EARLY DROP OFF/LATE PICK-UP FEE: A fee of $10.00 will be charged for any portion of the first five minutes and $1.00 per additional minute.
How many children can attend?
We enroll 47 children to maintain the accreditation ratios set forth by NAEYC. We accept full time children in all three of our programs, and part time enrollment options are available in our toddler and preschool programs.
We are a state licensed facility and are also nationally accredited. This means that we must maintain a strict teacher to child ratio in each program.
Spaces become available in each program when one of the following situations occurs:
- A child's schedule changes (days or times)
- A child withdraws from a program for any reason
- When children move from one program to the next (for example, from the infant room to the toddler room).
*In order to move into the preschool program, children must be completely toilet trained and be three years of age. Since children are unpredictable in terms of toilet learning, we can never be certain when they will actually be ready to move ... we have to 'wait and see!'
If you have a child that is enrolled in one of our programs, you are considered an "in-house" family. In-house families have priority over others on our standard waiting list. If an in-house family needs a change in their schedule or if they have another child needing a space, they are given priority over wait listed families.
The number of in-house families on the waiting list changes radically from year to year and month to month. When spaces do become available for a particular age group, the in house wait list is checked before the community wait list.
With so many factors involved in enrollment to the center, we cannot accurately predict when spaces will become available until we receive notice from a parent, and the space actually becomes available. However, we phone through our waiting list on a regular basis, for two reasons: 1, to update the list and remove those who no longer need to be on it (often the waiting list is shortened a little during this process), and 2, to keep in touch with parents and advise them of how things are moving along. We cannot give you a 'number' of where you are on the waiting list due to the many factors involved. Please note that if you do not return requests to update your information your family will be removed from the wait list.
How does the waiting list work?
The Child and Family Development Center is a campus-based lab school, therefore waiting list priority is given to full-time faculty, staff, and students. As our community partner, Delta Dental employees are also given priority.
Once a space is available, our priority wait list is consulted first. If no applicants on the priority list meet the age requirement of an available space, we next search our community waiting list.
Children on our waiting list are selected for an open space based on date of birth first, and then by date of application.
If you have a child who is enrolled in one of our programs, you are considered an "in-house" family and have priority over all others on our standard waiting lists.
What are the age/classrooms groups?
The Center has three classrooms. The Infant room serves children from age six weeks to eighteen months. The Toddler room serves children ages eighteen months through three years. The Preschool classroom serves children ages three through five years, until eligible for kindergarten.
How can I learn about other policies?
If you wish to ask a specific question, contact the Child & Family Development Center at 230-4024 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration packages, including a parent handbook, are available at the Center.