Policies and Procedures
Extended Hours – Students enrolled in the morning preschool program can register for extended hours for the school year. Rates are on the backside of the preschool registration form and the application is mailed out during the summer. Drop in extended hours are also possible on an occasional basis as space is available.
Holidays– Holidays are taken into account when setting the yearly tuition. Tuition for those months containing holidays is charged at the regular rate and is not reduced.
Illness and other Absences – Because of staff scheduling requirements, credit or refunds are not given for illness or other absences. Please call the office (877-2593) whenever your child will not attend school.
Emergency Conditions – Circle of Friends will be open unless there is severe inclement weather, a state of emergency, a natural disaster or a pandemic occurs. Closing of the school is at the discretion of the Director. In case of a closure a detailed message will be left on the school answering machine by 6AM (508)-877-2593 and an email will be sent to parents no later than 6:30 AM. A building emergency may require the school to close early due to safety concerns. The Program Director will e-mail parents with details under these circumstances. Full tuition is due for months in which emergency conditions require the Center to close.
Late Payment and Returned Check Fees – Monthly tuition payments are due on or before the first day of the month. A late payment fee of $20.00 will be assessed for each month in which the payment is more than 10 days overdue. Failure to pay the full balance by the 15th of the month following the month in which payment was overdue will result in immediate disenrollment from Circle of Friends. A fee of $20.00 will apply for returned checks.
Late Pickup – If a parent is late in picking up a child or drops off earlier than their scheduled program hours, a fee of $2.00 per minute will be charged to their account.