School Tuition

Academia de Mi Abuela’s Toddler, Preschool, TK, School-Age Child Development and Enrichment Tuition Rates and Enrollment Provisions

Children Ages, 16.5 months-8.5 years old, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM, Open year round, after-school enrichment care available from 12:00pm-4:00pm (remote learners)

CASA LILA’S YOUNG TODDLER PROGRAM, 16.5 months-2.5 years old/Part-Time Rate:

2 days per week=$1,395.00/month, 3 days per week=$1,595.00/month

*Parents supply lunch, reusable water bottle, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, HIGH CHAIR, formula/milk, sip cup/bottle, napping mat/sleeping bag, extra clothes, indoor shoes.

* Spanish/Cultural Immersion +toilet-training + enrichment + materials + snacks


CASA LILA’S YOUNG TODDLER PROGRAM, 16.5 months-2.5 years old/Full-Time Rate:

4 days per week=$1,895.00/month, 5 days per week=$2,095.00/month

*Parents supply lunch, reusable water bottle, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, 6.5IGH CHAIR, formula/milk, sip cup/bottle, napping mat/sleeping bag, extra clothes, indoor shoes.

* Spanish/Cultural Immersion +toilet-training + enrichment + materials + snacks 


CASA LIMA’S OLDER TODDLER & YOUNG PRESCHOOLER PROGRAM, 2.5-3 years old/Part-Time Rate: –must be toilet trained upon entering.


2 days per week=$1,295.00/month, 3 days per week=$1,495.00/month

*Parents will supply diapers/pull ups, wipes, extra clothes, indoor shoes, sleeping bag/mat, lunch and reusable water bottle.

*Spanish/Cultural Immersion+ enrichment + materials + snacks included


CASA LIMA’S OLDER TODDLER & YOUNG PRESCHOOLER PROGRAM,  2.5-3 years-old/Full-Time Rate: -must be toilet trained upon entering 

4 days per week=$1,795.00/month, 5 days per week=$1,995.00/month

*Parents will supply diapers/pull ups, wipes, extra clothes, indoor shoes, sleeping bag/mat, lunch and reusable water bottle.

*Spanish/Cultural Immersion+ enrichment + materials + snacks included


CASA CELESTE’S OLDER PRESCHOOLER & TK PROGRAM, 4-5 years old/Part-Time Rate:

2 days per week=$1,245.00/month, 3 days per week=$1,455.00/month 

*Parents supply extra clothes/indoor shoes, resting mat, lunch/reusable water bottle.

*Cultural-Spanish Immersion, + enrichment + materials + snacks included 


CASA CELESTE’S OLDER PRESCHOOLER & TK PROGRAM, 4-5 years old/Full-Time Rate:  

4 days per week=$1,745.00/month, 5 days per week=$1945.00/month 

*Parents supply extra clothes/indoor shoes, resting mat, lunch/reusable water bottle.

*Cultural-Spanish Immersion, + enrichment + materials + snacks included 


CASA CELESTE’S SCHOOL-AGE REMOTE LEARNING PROGRAM , 5-6 years-old//Part-Time Rate:

2 days per week=$1,220.00/month, 3 days per week=$1,420.00/month

+Parents supply remote learning classroom materials, I-pad/earphones, extra clothes, indoor shoes, relaxation mat, lunch and reusable water bottle.

*Cultural-Spanish Immersion, Remote learning support + enrichment + snacks 


CASA CELESTE’S SCHOOL-AGE REMOTE LEARNING PROGRAM, 5-6 years-old/Full-Time Rate:

4 days per week,    $1,720.00/month, 5 days per week,          $1,920.00/month

+Parents supply remote learning classroom materials, I-pad/earphones, extra clothes, indoor shoes, relaxation mat, lunch and reusable water bottle.

*Cultural-Spanish Immersion, Remote learning support + enrichment+ snacks


Half-Day Schedule and tUITION Discount:

~AMA offers an AM half day schedule from 8:00am-12:00pm at a discounted tuition rate of -5%.  This discount applies to all classrooms, except the PM school-age program (see after-school enrichment rate) and applied towards each student. 

Enrollment Tuition Fee (slot reservation payment):  

The enrollment/infrastructure fee of $475.00 is due upon child enrollment for students attending 4-5 days/week for F-T care, or $375.00 for P-T students attending 2-3 days/week.  This is a non-refundable and one-time fee, which includes the application fee of $25.00. This tuition rate is charged per participating child and is due, with that of the first month of tuition on the day of the enrollment meeting.  Once parent submit a full tuition payment and enrollment documents, and materials, the student will have a reserved child care slot as indicated in the student enrollment agreement (contract).  NOTE: AMA’s school aged program requires a $275.00/F-T student, $175/P-T student enrollment fee upon submittal of student enrollment contract (download from school website @ Admissions = student enrollment agreement), family history application and LIC social services forms.  Financial Aid is available on a first come first serve basis, including –5% off half-day schedule, and -10% off sibling discount.   For more information, please visit the school website, including to view monthly tuition rates at, www.amachildcarecenter.org

Drop-In and Transitional Child Care:

Drop-in childcare is available on a first come and first serve basis and ALL students must be fully enrolled with AMA to participate, including siblings.  There is a drop-in fee of $20.00/hour for all childcare that is considered drop-in or transition childcare (see enrollment contract for details). Cash payment or bright wheel invoicing is acceptable.

Sibling Tuition Discount:

The sibling discount does not apply to the enrollment fee.  The first child pays full price at the highest rate, while the additional (second) sibling pays –10% below the daily permanent and monthly childcare tuition rate.  Absolutely no childcare schedule changes (swapping days of care) including swapping barter agreement days of work, no refunds and prorated tuition due to child absence (vacation) will be honored.


Financial Aid Assistance and Subsidized Families:

  • Scholarship/bartering work hours, subsidized tuition rates/out of pocket tuition payment, and sibling discount may not be substituted, combined or traded in anyway. No exceptions. Bartering families will make up missing bartering work hours regardless of reason for child’s/parent’s absence within the next week of care to maintain active childcare. Childcare will be paused or terminated due to missing bartering hours and unpaid/delayed subsidized payment without prior notice, no exceptions.
  • Financial Aid assistance can be available for low-income families on a first come and first serve basis and depending on the urgency of need for the family.
  • NO ONE IS TURNED DOWN FOR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, scholarships are very limited, first come-first serve based on childcare availability.
  • Parents will pay out of pocket for late pick up, payment fees and/or other tuition charges, including covering “full tuition rate” difference not covered by subsidy agency. NO exceptions.  Cash payment only due by 25th/month.

 Tuition Payment and Bartering Provisions for Subsidized/Scholarship Families:

  • Parents will prepay to secure weekly childcare services. Tuition is due by no later than Friday afternoon to cover childcare services for the following week.  Childcare services will not be provided for missing tuition payments, including short/missing subsidized monthly tuition.  Bartering work hours will also be completed by the end of each school week to reserve childcare services on a weekly basis.  No exceptions.      

Admissions and Waiting List Policy:

There is a non-refundable and one-time student application fee of $25.00/child, which will place you on the “formal” student enrollment waiting list. Your check will be cashed upon receiving the waiting list application.

*Please mail-in your waiting list application, with an attached child photo and the application fee of $25.00 to 2162 Mountain Blvd., Suite #300, Oakland, CA 94611, ATTN: Administration Department. 

*We contact families on the formal waiting list according to a first come and first serve basis and we do not discriminate based on sex, gender, social and economic status, sexuality, etc. Provide three various childcare schedules (P-T care only) in the waiting list application.  The family’s top choice in child care schedule will be seriously considered.

*We will offer child care slots on a first come and first serve basis and according to schedule availability, teacher to student ratio, child care capacity (licensing), and gender/linguistic diversity (etc.).

*We highly recommend for parents to turn in the application of interest to enroll for each child and during the first school visit, along with the application fee of $25.00. Make checks out to Academia de Mi Abuela. Your child will be placed on the formal waiting list.  ALL currently enrolled families have priority in making changes to their current child care schedule over waiting list applicants.


Enrollment Meeting and Reserving Future Care:

A complete enrollment packet, family photos, emergency packet items, and ALL tuition fee (application, infrastructure and the first month of care tuition fee) are due upon the day of the enrollment meeting with both parents. Napping, diapering (clothing, shoes, socks, jacket, etc.) and dietary food/materials are also due upon the first day of permanent child care. See school web page for updated enrollment details. *See check off list posted on the school web page for details.  The first month of tuition and enrollment fee is due upon child enrollment, along with the enrollment forms and materials listed in the “check off” list. 

Parents are responsible for making a full tuition payment for the first month of attendance and enrollment fees of $475.00 (total) by the time of the final, enrollment meeting. Your enrollment fee is due at the time of the enrollment meeting, before child care commencement. *Also, this enrollment fee guarantees the child care availability for your child at a future starting date. For example, if you are interested in securing a child care slot for your child (up to 6-8 months in the future), parents will need to participate in ALL the enrollment steps, including making a payment for the first month of attendance, and the deposit/infrastructure fee. AMA highly recommends early enrollment of 6 months.

*****Tuition is due on the 25th of each month via bright wheel invoicing. *****


Late Tuition Payment & Bounced Check Policy:

There is a $50.00 late tuition payment fee, as well as a $35.00 bounced check fee. After the second late day, you will accrue a $25.00 late charge fee for every day that your full tuition payment is late. Your late fees will be included with your monthly tuition payment, along with any additional charges due to increased attendance, and are due by the first of the months. No temporary child care schedule changes and/or permanent child care schedule changes will be permitted at any time. NO breaks in care for more than 2 weeks and up w/out doctor note.  ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH.   


Student Supplies and Equipment Provisions:

~Lunch and milk are not included in the tuition (special diets will be accommodated by parents, i.e. vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc.). You must also supply a small high chair and ALL eating utensils for your infant/toddler child.  Parents will supply a robust lunch and reusable water bottle (to bring filled with filtered water for the day). 

~ Pull-Up, Diapers and Wipes are not included in the tuition cost and must be supplied by each family (label all items with your child’s full name)

~ Sleeping mat/bag and comforting soft toy 


Other Enrollment Requirements and AMA policy:

-Parents must supply the school with a napping mat, linens (small pillow, if needed), diapers/pull-ups (lots of undies if potty training), SPF, pain/fever reducers, Orajel, eye drops, vitamins, diaper rash cream/body lotion, wipes, hamper bag (for storage of soiled clothing/linens), 911 child KIT, ALL enrollment documents, and specialized diet foods during the enrollment meeting. 

-WE ARE A NO NUTS SCHOOL, SO PLEASE NO PEANUT BUTTER, ALMOND MILK, ETC.

*********All these items will be placed inside a child sized (small) backpack, which will be fully labeled with your child’s first and last name. Do restock and clean out your child’s backpack, and cubby storage space daily. Your child will wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for daily active, outdoor activities.  NO TOYS, NO TECHNOLOGY, NO GUM & NO SWEETS PLEASE. THANKS!

-Medicines (including herbal and multivitamins) will not be administered unless the Medicine Administration Form is signed by parents & only 1 dose will be administered as supplied by parents. AMA does not supply medicines of any kind.

 

*Students with food allergies and/or chronic medical illness must have an IMS signed by her/his physician and Meds must be stored inside original distribution package, containing student’s name on the front cover before starting care at AMA.    


EARLY STUDENT GRADUATION, RETENTION AND OTHER CLASSROOM CHANGES:
-Socio-emotional development and potty training may be assessed, before promoting the child to the next grade level (classroom), OR with holding the child back a school year (TBA). -Child assessment for an early promotion and transition promotion-plan will be permitted subject to teacher and administration recommendation, and with parent notification. -Children may participate in group activities in other classrooms and may be combined during the early morning and late afternoon school hours due to less children and less staff capacity.-In the event of understaffing, the Director, Assisting Site Supervisor (Leonor Dukes) and Head Site Supervisor (Yaneldis Diaz) may participate in the coverage of classrooms and classroom combinations may be permitted for proper child supervisión, and staff-to-child ratios.  This accommodation may occur at any given time and without prior parent notification.