Frequently Asked Questions

When may potential clients tour the center?

Our center is open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Potential clients are free to stop by at their convenience.  

What age children do you serve?

The Pre-School program serves children from 2 years old and up. The 4-K program serves children who will have turned 4 years old on or before September 1st. The  4K program is free to qualifying children.

What information is needed to enroll a child?

The following information is required for enrollment: immunization record, medical statement, certification of hours, free & reduced meal forms, permission slips, child release form, first aid & medical authorizations as well as emergency contact information. 

Do you offer transportation?

No, the PICDC currently does not offer transportation.

May parents visit their child during school hours?

Parents are free to visit their children at any time, keeping in mind the child’s daily schedule.

Is there a registration fee?

There is a non-refundable registration fee payable when the application is picked-up.

What is the latest time that a child can be dropped off for school?

10:00 am is the latest that a child will be accepted for school. Exceptions will be made if the child is late due to a doctor’s appointment, with a valid written excuse, or a family emergency.

Is there financial assistance available for tuition?

Yes. The PICDC supports state and federal programs such as ABC Voucher, AFDC or public assistance recipient, CPS educational institution. Students may also be eligible for scholarships.

What if a parent is late picking up their child?

If a child is not picked up by 4:01pm (5:01pm for Early Head Start) a late fee of $5.00 will be charged, plus an additional $5.00 for every five minutes thereafter.

How are your weekly fees determined and what are your payment terms?

Fees are based on a sliding scale and are set according to the income information provided by the parents on the enrollment application.  Weekly fees are due on the Monday, prior to service. If the fee is not paid by Wednesday, a late fee of $5.00 will be added.

What if a child becomes sick while at school?

If it is determined by the teacher and the administrator that a child is too ill to remain in the center, the child will be separated from the other children, and the parent will be called to pick-up their child immediately.

What happens in the event of inclement or there is an emergency?

In the event of severe weather or an emergency evacuation of the building, there is an emergency action plan in place, which is clearly posted in every classroom. Parents will be immediately notified of the situation.