Enrollment at St. Mary Child Care Center
St. Mary Child Care Center does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. We are licensed and monitored by the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services- Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for Child Care Centers.
All children attending five days (full-time) per week will be accepted first. Children may attend part-time, two or three days weekly. Any schedule changes are made based on availability and are subject to a Schedule Change Fee for each requested change. Enrollment priority is given to siblings of children currently enrolled in the Center- particularly in the Infant Classrooms.
Children enrolling in the Center are assessed a $200 non-refundable registration fee. This same fee is assessed for each additional child that a family enrolls in the Center. A one-time $35 Tuition Express Sign Up Fee is also assessed for each family upon enrollment. After a year's enrollment, there is an Annual Re-Registration Fee of $75 for the first child, and $25 for each additional child enrolled.
*The registration fee is due upon your child’s registration along with two weeks advance tuition, a signed and dated copy of your child’s health appraisal and current immunization record. The registration process must be completed at least two weeks prior to your child's first day at our Center.
Child Care Tuition
All Tuition is automatically deducted through eTuition on a bi-weekly basis every other Friday.
Full Time Rates
Infant/Toddler: $71 per day.
Toddler/Preschool: $65 per day.
Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness: $59 per day.
Part Time Rates
Infant/Toddler: $74 per day .
Toddler/Preschool: $67 per day.
Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness: $61 per day.
Tuition Rates are subject to change and starting rates are based on current rates as of child's first day of enrollment. Please call the Center to confirm current rates.
Schedule of Operation
St. Mary Child Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Children attend each day under one of the following 9.5 hour maximum time slots:
- 6:30-4:00 PM
- 7:00-4:30 PM
- 7:30-5:00 PM
- 8:00-5:30 PM
The Center is closed these days each year:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- MLK Day
- 4 Teacher Professional Development days annually
For children scheduled to attend, these days are charged as regular tuition. If a holiday falls on a weekend, either the preceding work day or following workday will be recognized as the holiday and the Center will be closed. (Example: When Independence Day falls on a Sunday, the Center will be closed the following Monday).
Additional Center Closing for the Week After Christmas
To allow teachers time with their families, the Center will be closed for days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. During the pre-determined 3 or 4-day closure, no tuition will be charged to families. However, tuition charges for the holidays outlined above will continue to apply, with the exception of Easter Monday. Parents are not charged tuition on Easter Monday.
An annual school calendar with Christmas closure, professional development days and details surrounding other Center operations/closures will be issued each August.
St. Mary Child Care Center uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to help us evaluate requests for financial assistance. Families requesting financial assistance from the Felician Sisters are asked to complete an online application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Click the link for more information and to fill out an application.