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Admissions & Fees

ADMISSION

All programs are operated on a non-discriminatory basis, affording equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, and religion, sexual orientation, national origin, and ancestry, economic or exceptional needs.

Non-Discrimination

CCUSD Preschool Program operates on a non-discriminatory basis, equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, mental or physical ability or handicap.

Children are admitted according to a waiting list procedure established and monitored by the State Department of Education.  Priority for our state preschool programs is to eligible four-year-old children prior to serving eligible three-year-old children.  Within these age groups, families with the lowest adjusted monthly income shall be admitted first.  When the families with the lowest income are called from the waiting list, yet do not need services, they will retain their space at the top of the waiting list and will be called again for the next available space.

FEES

In order to register for full cost programs, you must pay a non-refundable $25.00 Activity fee and $25.00 Registration fee.

Income eligible families are charged a $25.00 Activity fee per fiscal year.  However, services will not be denied based on inability to pay fee.

FEE COST FOR FULL COST PARENTS

  • Families are levied fees based on current district fee schedule.
  • All fees are non-refundable, which includes the annual registration fee and the activity fee.
  • Fees are based on your child care needs.  For school age, there are four options, which include school days, recess of winter and spring, and summers.  Full time care is available (7 am until 6 pm) during winter break, spring break, staff development days and teacher work days. 
  • Fees must be paid on a monthly basis in advance of services i.e. within the first 3 school days of the month. Fees must be paid at the office or by mail by the third school day.  The teacher will not accept payment.  On the fourth school day of the month the payment will be late and require a late fee.  If the fee is not paid by the fourth day, child care services will be terminated.  You will be called at work to pick up your child.
  • Fees are to be paid by check or money order made payable to CCUSD (Culver City Unified School District). No cash will be accepted.
  • If fees are paid on the fourth day, a late payment fee of $25.00 will apply.  If fees are paid late three times during each school year, child development services can be terminated.
  • A service charge of $25.00 will be assessed for all returned checks.  The replacement must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order.  The replacement check and service charge must be paid within ten days of notice.  Payment for the next month's fees can be made with a check. However, when the program has received three returned checks, the District will no longer accept personal checks as payment.  Future payments must be made by money order or cashier's check.
  • Fees are based on enrollment, not attendance.  No deduction may be made from the fees for absences (vacation or illness). You are not charged for any holidays on which the center is closed.  Fees are already prorated.  For the programs operating 10 months, there are a total of 180 school days.  Instead of parents paying a different fee each month based on the number of days per month, we have divided the yearly fee into ten equal payments (September-June).  The Center For Early Education is a 12 month program.  If you choose to remove your child from the program for any length of time, your child will be dropped from the program and you will have to re-apply and go back on the waiting list.

For school age, priority for summer session registration will be given to those already enrolled in the program.  Staff schedules for the summer session are based on enrollment, thus, at times requiring a change of location.

INCOME ELIGIBLE FAMILY POLICIES

All income eligible families are contracted for care for 12 months based on continuing need and eligibility. Your attendance is mandatory each day of your contract.  Since the number of spaces for subsidized children is limited, it is important that families who are receiving care are those that need it and will utilize it appropriately.  It is mandatory that you keep The Office of Child Development informed of the changes in your childcare needs at all times and adhere to your contract hours.

Fees for Income Eligible Families:
  • Families are levied fees based on income and number of members as per the State Department of Education Office of Child Development Family Fee Schedule.  Income shall be defined as monthly gross income received from wages, self-employment, social security, pensions, and/or survivor benefits, dividends and interest earned, rental income, other pensions, alimony and/or child support.
  • Fees are paid on a monthly basis in advance of services i.e. within the first three school days of the month. Fees must be paid at the office or by mail by the third school day.  The teacher will not accept payment.  On the fourth school day of the month, payment will be late.  At this time, a termination notice will be sent stating that you will have 14 days to pay your fee.  If fees have not been paid by the 14th day, termination becomes effective.
  • Only three late fee payments will be accepted during each school year.  Additional late fee payments can result in termination of child development services.
  • Fees are to be paid by check or money order made payable to CCUSD (Culver City Unified School District). No cash will be accepted.
  • A service fee of $25.00 will be assessed for all returned checks.  The replacement check must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order.  The replacement check and service fee must be paid within ten days of notice.  Payment for the next month's fee can be made with a personal check.  However, when the program has received three returned checks, the District will no longer accept personal checks as payment. Future payments must be made by money order or cashier's check.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • Fees are based on enrollment, not attendance.  No deduction may be made from the fee for absences   (vacation and/or illness).