Q: What are the current tuition rates?
A: Students = $156 per week or Fac/Staff/Alum/Comm =$185 per week which is four or five days equals full-time care
Daily rate for each group is $52 per day
Q: Is there a sibling discount?
A: Yes, there is a 12% discount.
Q: Do families have to pay when on vacation?
A: The only time families do not have to pay is during our sign-up weeks and they do not need care. These occur during the weeks of Thanksgiving, before /after and during Christmas and New Years, and the weeks between semesters. Families also have an option during the summer, please contact the office for details.
Q: How many classrooms are there at the center?
A: The CEC has three classrooms that are based on development and age.
Q: What is the teacher to student ratio?
A: NAEYC recommends that we provide a ratio of 1:8 for our youngest students and a 1:10 for our older children.
Q: What are the qualifications of the staff?
A: Our center program administrator and assistant program administrators are working on their MS in education. Lead teachers all have education or education related degrees with substantial classroom experience. Our assistant teachers are all undergraduate students pursuing degrees in education or in majors that are education/child related.
Q: What will my child eat?
A: We offer breakfast, AM/PM snack and lunch. We strive to serve a variety of fresh food that meets the daily nutrition requirements for MI Food Program. For more information see the "Food Program" in the menu bar for more information.
Q: Does my child have to be toilet trained?
A: NO. We are supportive of toilet training children.
Q: What kind of discipline techniques do you use?
A: 1,2,3 Magic and Love & Logic and Redirection are some of the techniques used.
Q: Can my child bring a snack?
A: Yes they may bring a snack for pm snack time, but are welcome to eat what is served as well.
Q: Can my child bring their lunch?
A: No, if your child needs to have their meals alternated from our menus they need a doctors note according to our CACFP program (food program). We do our best to serve healthy meals that abide to the CACF guidelines.
Q: What if my child has a individual medical concern?
A: All concerns and preferences are discussed at the time of enrollment and during the family orientation. The CEC will do its best to accommodate concerns and preferences.
Q: What if my child has to take medication?
A: Families will be asked to fill out a medication permission slip. All medications need to be brought in the original container with the child's name. Medications must be given to a teacher to lock up.
Q: Is there a set time that my child has to be at the center?
A: The CEC is open from 7am to 6pm. We understand that student families need care based on their class schedules. We do ask families to fill out an Enrollment Agreement that states days/times that care is needed. If you wish to have your child take part in our preschool program you should arrive no later than 8:30am and pick up after 12:30.
Q: Is there a discounted rate for students?
A: Yes- GVSU students are given a discount.
Q: Are you open to the public?
A: Yes- we not only welcome the campus community but clients from various parts of west Michigan as well.
Q: Is there a discount for veterans / military service personnel?
A: Yes, there is a 10% discount. Please let us know at time of enrollment.