Welcome to Little Doves! We appreciate your interest in our early childhood program. This page is full of information on how YOU and YOUR child(ren) can be a part of our growing mission to serve families in Monroe. Here are a few things you need to know:
1) All the necessary information that YOU need to ENROLL your child(ren) is available on this tab or on the links on the right side of this page.
2) Although Little Doves’ Christian identity and mission informs the school’s curriculum and teaching philosophy, we accept all children regardless of race, color, creed, gender and background.
TUITION: First month’s tuition is due by August 1st or at time of registration (whichever is later). All other payments are due on the 18th day of the month. If enrolling after August 1st, tuition payments be doubled the first month, in order to catch up on tuition schedule.
LDPK has contracted with a tuition management service (Smart Tuition - https://parent.smarttuition.com) for the collection of our tuition and other fees. Each family is required to register with the service prior to the school year commencing. Families that do not submit a registration form with their payment choice will be automatically signed up for monthly billing invoices via U.S. Mail. Late payment procedures, returned check fees, and other fees will be managed in cooperation with the tuition management service.
DSHS: Children receiving DSHS subsidies must complete all necessary paperwork prior to start of classes in September. The tuition is an annual fee paid in individual installments and reflects the fact that some months have more (or less) school days than others.
DROP-IN CARE: Fees for extended care are due at time of use. Drop-in payments are not refundable. Drop-in care is available on a first come and space available basis with one day’s notice.
LATE PICK-UPS: A fee of $20 will be charged, if more than 10 minutes late to pick up child.
LATE PAYMENTS: Payments made after the 18th of the month will be charged a late fee of $35. Late charges should be included when payment is made.
FAMILY DISCOUNTS: There is a 10% tuition discount given for second child and 50% discount for third child currently enrolled in school.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Families with limited financial resources may apply for tuition assistance through the Preschool Board. Identification of all applicants and recipients will be kept confidential. Please contract Director for information.
WITHDRAWAL: Families may withdraw their child from the program on or before the completion of the first two weeks without notice for a full refund of the first tuition payment. After the first two weeks, the first tuition payment if forfeited. If withdrawing a child, 30-day notice must be given. Payments are due for all months attended should a child be withdrawn before the end of the school year. Should students withdraw after March 31st, tuition is due for the balance of the school year.
INFORMATION ON SMART TUITION (https://parent.smarttuition.com): Smart Tuition provides great value to both schools and parents. For schools, Smart significantly reduces the administrative work involved in collecting tuition. This reduction in workload frees up busy staff to address other priorities and allows school leaders to focus on educating children. Smart Tuition provides modern payment methods, including online payments, payments by phone and a secure way to allow families to schedule one-time and recurring payments from both bank accounts and credit cards. More than one-third of all phone calls come in to Smart’s Customer Service team after 6 p.m. local time for the family calling. Those are hours that school staffs are rarely available or, if they are available, it is at great personal sacrifice. Schools and parents appreciate that Smart’s always-available Customer Service eliminates the phone tag game as busy parents and administrators attempt to connect with one another. Every child’s family should sign up for their own Smart Tuition prior to the first day of school. Information will be provided at the time of Registration of your child.