Enrollment Level Options
Humpty Dumpty is a parent co-op, which means parents are expected to assist in the classroom. The standard enrollment option is the Parent Help level, where parents help once a month in the classroom. For families that are not available to parent help but still want to be a part of the Humpty experience, we have a limited number of Buy Out positions available in each class: parents pay a higher monthly tuition in lieu of parent helping. These parents are still required to adhere to all of the other parent responsibilities (school supplies list, driving for field trips, etc.) These positions are given out on a first-come first-serve basis. We also offer an Expanded Parent Help option for families who are able to offer more of their time but need to pay a lower tuition cost. These positions are also limited, but parents choosing this option will help 2 days/month and pay lower monthly fees. For more information, contact the school.
Note to Parents (a must read):
We strive to meet family’s needs by offering three choices of parent help options. The following are a few testimonies from families in each category:
the EXPANDED PARENT HELP option
Saving money is definitely a plus for the Expanded Parent Help option. As a mother of a 5 year-old boy, whose answers to the question “What did you do in school today?” is ALWAYS “I don’t know,” I love the days that I get to help so we can talk about what happened at preschool that day. Parent helping has also allowed me to become a better teacher to my child. Being in the classroom so often has helped me pick up on some of the techniques the teachers use, and expanded my ‘preschool’ problem solving skills.
– Shawna S.
the PARENT HELP option
I like the Parent Help option since it allows me to be a part of the classroom activities plus I still have days away from school. I love being able to be with my 5 year-old at Humpty a few days a semester, and getting to see not only how he is doing in a classroom and social setting, but also being a part of the learning process of all the preschoolers. Plus we have a 3 year old who is not in Humpty Dumpty yet, so this option allowed me to be with him more than if I had done the expanded parent help option.
– Becca K.
the BUY OUT option
The Buy Out option affords me the ability to stay at home with my other two children and not have to pay a sitter to watch them on my parent help days. In this season of my life, this is a great fit for us. I really enjoyed parent helping when my oldest went to Humpty last year. However, now having two kids at home, it would not be cost effective to hire a sitter on my parent help days. In the future, when my oldest is in kindergarten and my second child is in preschool, I plan to reevaluate and parent help again. At this stage the Buy Out option is a great fit for us.
– Cari S.
Tuition & Registration
A non-refundable $50 registration fee is required at the time of enrollment by the parent to hold the child’s place at Humpty Dumpty. In addition, a one-time supplies fee is collected each year (in lieu of a school supplies list).
Tuition is paid September through May. The monthly tuition is based on the number of days school is in session September through May. It is then calculated so that each month’s tuition is the same dollar amount. Therefore when there are fewer (or more) days in a month than normal, tuition remains the same.
Tuition is due on the first day of each month. Late fees will incur after the 5th day of the month.
Families that pay in advance (semester or yearly) will receive a prorated discount for prepayment. This can be collected in the form of cash, check or money order. The first semester (September – December) tuition is due by August 1st. The second semester (January – May) tuition is due by December 1st.
If your family incurs an unexpected financial strain and tuition cannot be made by the late fee deadline, please discuss your individual situation with the President A.S.A.P