Financial Policy
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The billing policy has been formulated to ensure equal treatment to all families.

As a member of a parent cooperative, it is the obligation of each family to keep financial payments current.  Payment is always collected before children attend to maintain enrollment and keep tuition at a minimum.

Our policy is as follows:

  1. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  2. Payment for all programs must be current to continue a child's enrollment.
  3. Two tuition payment schedules are available.  Please do not give tuition payments to the teachers.  Payments are to be mailed to ECDC NURSERY SCHOOL OF WALPOLE, INC., P.O.  BOX 656, WALPOLE, MA 02081 or placed in the locked mailbox located in the Pre-K classroom.  Payment schedules are:

 Monthly Payment Plan

Date Due

TUITION PAYMENT

May 1 (prior to start of following school year)

1st trimester payment

September 1

 

The remaining 2 trimester payments are then divided into seven monthly payment

October 1

November 1

December 1

January 1

February 1

March 1

TOTAL

Paid in full

 

3-Payment Plan

Date Due

TUITION PAYMENT

May 1

1st trimester payment

November 1

2nd trimester payment

February 1

3rd trimester payment

TOTAL

Paid in full

 

  1. A family enrolling a child after the start of the school year pays only for the portion of the school year attended.  A prorated schedule is available from the school director.
  2. Families with more than one child enrolled in the school receive a 10% discount after the first child.  (Oldest child pays full tuition and younger siblings pay 90% tuition.)
  3. The May 1 tuition payment is necessary to confirm registration.
  4. A family withdrawing a child from the school after May 1 or before the end of a trimester will be refunded for the portion of the trimester tuition that the child did not attend, IF THE CLASS IS FULL AND WHEN THE CHILD IS REPLACED IN THE CLASS.
  5. Written notification of withdrawal needs to be submitted to the school 30 days or more prior to withdrawal date.
  6. Weather closings and holidays, which fall on school days, are not subject to reimbursement.
  7. Payment for Lunch Bunch and the Summer Program will be billed as publicized in the program announcement.  Missed Lunch Bunch sessions are not subject to reimbursement.
  8. ECDC recognizes that payment problems occasionally arise.  Special payment arrangements can be made by contacting the Director.
  9. Financial scholarships are available on a limited basis due to limited financial resources.  Inquiries may be made of the Treasurer.  All inquiries are strictly confidential.
  10. Tuition subsidies may be available through the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement when financial need arises.  Families interested in pursuing this option should speak to the School Director for details.
  11. There will be a $15.00 fee for late payments or returned checks.  Any charges incurred by ECDC for returned checks will be the responsibility of the family issuing the check.  If a second check is returned, future payments must be made by bank check or cash.
  12. Field trips are schedule 2 or 3 times per year and require an additional field trip fee. Field trip costs vary and are typically anywhere from $5 to $12 per child per trip.