For Parents

Starting with our infant program where teachers nurture each individual budding personality all the way through our pre-k program where children are being prepared to begin Kindergarten. Nothing matters more to us than the health, safety, and education of every child that enters our doors.

To complete enrollment you will need a signed contract stating that a parent or legal guardian has read and agrees to the Academy of Little Learner’s policies and procedures and agrees to pay the weekly tuition rate set for their child.

An up-to-date health form signed by a registered physician and listing the current appropriate immunizations for the age of the child. Your child cannot start without an immunization’s chart of records. By State Law, children under 6 must have:

  • An updated health exam performed annually
  • Emergency information/contact sheet
  • Registration Fee-$100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Deposit- equal to one weeks tuition to be used towards your child’s first week (non-refundable)

Academy of Little Learners is open Monday-Friday from 7:00-5:30. For your child’s well-being we have adopted the policy that any child under 3 years old should not be in childcare for more than 9.5 hours per day. If your child is in our preschool program they should not be in school for more than 10.5 hours per day. Thank you.

Tuition

5 Full Days $275
4 Full Days $250
3 Full Days $215
2 Full Days $150
5 Full Days $260
4 Full Days $240
3 Full Days $200
2 Full Days $140
5 Full Days $250
4 Full Days $230
3 Full Days $190
2 Full Days $130
5 Full Days $240
4 Full Days $220
3 Full Days $180
2 Full Days $170

Fees & Discounts

A registration of $100.00 will be required at the time of enrollment. A new registration fee will be due each February to secure a spot at ALL in the fall.
New enrollment forms and registration fee will be required annually to assure us of current information on each child and to hold a spot for your child in our program in the fall. Parents are required to keep us informed of any changes to pertinent information.
A 10% discount for the second child and other subsequent children in a family, while children are regularly attending. Your child’s tuition is due on the Thursday before the week begins. If the payment is not rendered by Friday a $10 late fee will be applied to account and your child will be unable to attend school until your balance is paid in full.
Tuition fees are to be paid regardless of your child’s attendance. This will enable you to secure a place in our program and to insure that our center meets its budget. Delinquency will result in a $50.00 re-enrollment fee providing your child’s space is still available. A service charge of $25 will be assessed on all checks returned by

This page is a helpful reference for Academy of Little Learners policies and procedures. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit please call or email us.

Family Responsibilities

The center will provide a rest mat (crib for infants) for each child’s nap time. Parents need to provide their own crib sheet and blanket. On Friday all bedding must go home for laundering and be returned on Monday. Your child is allowed to bring in one “comfort” toy for nap. We request that no other toys be sent unless requested by teacher.
All children should bring a healthy and well-balanced lunch to school daily. (Suggestion list are available upon request.) Please pack a cold pack in your child’s lunch box as the lunch boxes will not be refrigerated. Heat-ups are permitted. Academy of Little Learners provides an a.m snack to all the children. We ask the parents to provide an extra healthy snack in their child’s lunch box for their child to choose as their afternoon snack.
Due to the wide range of activities, it is recommended that children be dressed in washable, comfortable clothing. All children should have a complete change of clothing, marked with their name, to be left at the center in case of accidents. Sneakers are the preferred footwear to avoid unnecessary injuries. During cold weather, please provide your child with gloves or mittens, coats, hats, and boots.
Each family will have a mailbox/folder in their child’s classroom. Please check it daily for newsletters, updates and notices. A monthly newsletter will be e-mailed to you at the beginning of each month. It is important to read the newsletter as there is a lot of important information about holiday parties, day’s school may be closed and classroom monthly themes.
We ask parents to cooperate in picking up their children before 5:30 P.M. If for some emergency a parent should be delayed, please call the Center and inform the staff member in charge that you will be late.
While we understand emergencies do arise, we request parents keep in mind that children and staff have had a long day. Continuous tardiness in picking up a child on the part of a parent will necessitate our requesting the child be withdrawn from the Center. A late fee of $3.00 per minute after 5:30 P.M. will be charged and payable immediately to the staff member in charge at the time of pickup.
During the time that your child is in our care, they must receive our undivided, uninterrupted and full attention. Therefore we ask that any communication beyond that which is necessary at time of arrival be saved for a scheduled time so that adequate supervision can be arranged for the children.

Health & Safety

  • Current medical records will be kept on each child while actively enrolled in ALL. These records are to include a child’s identification record and medical release form to be kept in a central file for easy access to Center staff. An up to date immunization record appropriate to the child’s age (unless child has a certified medical exemption); to be kept in the child’s file.
  • Office staff or teachers may review your child’s medical records monthly and inform parents when medical examination or immunizations need to be updated. The Center’s Director will review all medical records on a quarterly basis.
  • A written record will be kept of any accidental injuries to your child and kept in the child’s file. In case of accident the child’s parent or guardian will be notified immediately by the Center’s Director or designated staff member in charge.
  • A written record will be kept of any incidents relating to your child regarding their health and safety or issues that concern them physically or mentally. It is this Center’s legal responsibility to report to the State of Maine any indications of suspected child abuse or neglect and we will do so.
  • All parents will be notified in if a contagious condition such as pinworms, chicken pox, a Staphylococcal infection or a Streptococcal infection has been identified in the Center. A child with such a condition will be kept out of the Center until the physician states that the child can return. In case of lesions they must be completely dried up.
In the event of a medical emergency or accident, we will contact the parents and/or the child’s physician. Should it become impossible to reach either the parents or physician and emergency treatment is required, the City Emergency Medical Services will be contacted.
For the protection of all children, your child must be kept at home if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or more, diarrhea, or vomiting, discharging eyes or ears, dark green mucus draining from their nose, a communicable disease, unknown rash or a persistent cough. Children must be on medication for 24 hours and away from the childcare center 24 hours before returning to school. Children shall not return to our facility until the signs and symptoms of a communicable illness have disappeared.

If your child arrives at school is showing signs of having a communicable disease, fever or rash they will need to be sent home. If the child has been exposed to a contagious disease he/she should be kept home and the fact of his condition are reported to the Center. Conditions considered highly contagious would include strep throat, pinworms, viral infection, infected ears and/or glands, measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever, lice, conjunctivitis, vomiting and diarrhea.

If a child becomes ill during the day the parents will be notified with the request to take the child home immediately.

The facility shall administer prescription medication only upon written order from a physician or according to the labeled instructions on the original medicine container and with written, signed and dated request from the parent or legal guardian.
The facility must not administer any nonprescription medications to a child without written, signed and dated parental permission naming the medications and dosage. Verbal permission is allowed in emergencies if the provider makes a written note and then gets written permission from the parent as soon as possible.
The facility must record the administration of all medications, including the amount, time, date, and signature of the administrator of the medication.

Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00am – 5:30pm

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday (Teachers in-service day)
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas
If a holiday falls on a Saturday ALL will be closed on Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday ALL will be closed on Monday.
ALL will close at 3:00 one day in November, February, May for mandatory staff meetings. The day will be announced the month before to leave parents enough notice. ALL will also be closed for 2 days in August for fall clean up. Your child’s tuition is still due for all closed days.

Snow day cancellations will be decided at the discretion of the Center Director. Your child’s tuition is still due for these days.