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Infant Day Care, Child Care, Preschool and VPK Enrollment Information
Rattles to Tassels Learning Center is a licensed preschool and day care in Jacksonville, Florida offering infant day care, child care, preschool and VPK. Parents are required to fill out the Rattles to Tassels Enrollment Form before the first day of school. And, bring in their child’s School Entry Health Exam (Department of Health Form DH3040) and Florida Certification of Immunization (Florida Department of Health Form DH680) within 10 days of enrollment.
There are four steps of the enrollment process, which are outlined here.
You will be able to view your child’s classroom and learn about Rattles to Tassels philosophy and program goals, and get answers to any of your questions. Please bring your child with you and share any information that will make your child’s transition to Rattles to Tassels a successful one.
Step 2: Registration Fee paid. You are then given directions on how to complete the online enrollment application.
The registration fee is $50.00 per family. But there’s a big discount if everything is done early! Since this reserves your child’s classroom seat, payments are non-refundable.
- Registration Fee (Enrollment Form signed by parent & payment 6-10 days prior to the 1st day of school) = $15.00
- Registration Fee (Enrollment Form signed by parent & payment 3-5 days prior to the 1st day of school) = $25.00
- Registration Fee (Enrollment Form signed by parent & payment 1-2 days prior to the 1st day of school) = $50.00
Your Enrollment Application is printed by us so you can sign it next time you’re here. Payment for 1st week of childcare tuition is required on or before the first day of school. Don’t forget to drop off your child’s School Entry Health Exam (DH 3040) and Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680).
This is a very important day! You may want to bring your child in early to allow time to get acquainted with the
teacher and become familiar with the classroom environment.
Preparing your Child for Daycare
Daycare and Preschool is going to be a new and exciting experience for your child. To help your child embrace this new experience, and overcome the fear your children may associate to this new environment, people and routine, we would like to offer the following tips on how to introduce your child to daycare and preschool.
- Build excitement by always speaking of going to school as a pleasant and joyous event.
- Take time to talk with your child about the new experiences they will have and all the new friends they will make at school so they will look forward to their first important year in school.
- Prepare your child for the fact that you will not be there and that they will be left alone to learn and and take part in fun activities, and make new friends in school.
- Get to know the teacher. When your child witnesses you interacting with their teacher, your child will be more likely to feel comfortable and secure with their teacher.
The first few days of daycare and preschool can be a very happy or potentially unhappy experience for your child. And their acceptance of the idea can be greatly influenced by your words and actions on the first few days. Guard your actions about leaving your child in tears. When the child realizes you are not available they will accept the teacher’s guidance more readily. We suggest you place your child in the hands of their teacher, assure them that you will return for them later that day, and leave promptly. Your child may have some fears and anxiety about being away from you for the first time but this is perfectly normal. It is best to treat the situation as though it is perfectly normal for them to be without you for the day.
Children simply need time to adjust to their new surroundings. And you can feel completely comfortable that our daycare staff will be there for your child when it is time for you to leave. And if you would like, please feel free to call during the day to see how your child is doing.
Welcome to Rattles to Tassels Learning Center
Thank you for your interest in Rattles to Tassels Infant Nursery, Daycare and Preschool Programs. The Daycare and Preschool Programs at Rattles to Tassels Learning Center are successfully led through a mixture of creative play, music and songs, planned activities, arts and crafts, and daily outside play activities. Child care is provided for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Our Voluntary Pre-kindergarten, (VPK) is available to four-year-old children who have had a birthday before September 1st of each school year.
Our hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
School bus transportation is not provided at this time. Children transported in a parent’s vehicle must be seated and secured in a child-restraint system.
Registration Fees, Supply Fees and Tuition Deposits
The following fees are due upon enrollment: One week tuition payment for the week thereof, only. Tuition is payable on Monday of the week of enrollment.
Tuition payments are non-refundable. Tuition fees are used to reserve or hold a child’s seat in their classroom. Tuition amounts are not prorated if your child does not attend a full 5 days at preschool. For example, if your child missed two days of school during a 5 day week, we cannot adjust your tuition to reflect a prorated amount for the days attended. The weekly tuition rate is established for the sole purpose of holding your child’s spot in their classroom, not for services rendered. At the present time, we do not offer pay-by-the-hour or daily-rate tuition plans.
For your child’s safety and to comply with state regulations, all health forms and enrollment papers must be completed and on file at the Center prior to your child’s first day of attendance. The following items must be submitted at the time of enrollment.
- Form 3040 – Student Entry Health Exam (physical examination). Due
within 10 days of enrollment.
- Form 680 or 681 – Florida Certification of Immunization (shot record).Due within 10 days of enrollment.
- Child’s Birth Certificate. Used for proof of age for the VPK Program.
- Rattles to Tassels Learning Center Enrollment Form.
- Rattles to Tassels Document Receipts From. Included in the enrollment
- Court Order for Guardianship, Custody Orders, Restraining Orders or
Protection Orders. Certified true copies only please.
- One Time Registration Fee.
- Annual Supply Fee.
- Valid Government Issued Photo I.D. for Parents and or Legal Guardians.
- School Readiness Financial Assistance form, VPK Contract or
NACCRRA contracts transferred to our preschool.
- Tuition Payment for first week of attendance.
Immunization | Physical Requirements
Florida law requires that students must have on file a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH Form 680) or have an exemption on file at their school. To meet the requirements for a Florida Certification of Immunization, a child must have the following: Physical Examination (Form 3040) and Immunization Record (Form 680) for each child. The forms must be provided to the center within 10 days of enrollment.
Any item sent or brought to the center for your child must be labeled with your child’s first and last name.
Infants: Premade bottles, wipes, diapers, blankets, and change of clothing.
- Premade bottles brought from home must be labeled with the child’s name and date.
1-Year-Olds: Wipes, diapers, blankets and change of clothing.
- Sippy Cups brought from home must be labeled with the child’s name and date.
- Pacifiers are strongly discouraged.
2-Year-Olds: Wipes, Diapers (Pull-Ups or Training Pants), blanket and change of clothing.
- Pull-Ups should have velcro snaps on each side.
3-Year-Olds: Blanket and change of clothing.
4-Year-Olds: Blanket and change of clothing.
All blankets are sent home on Friday to be laundered and returned on
Due to space limitations we strongly discourage backpacks and car seats.
Tuition Payment Policy
Monday: Tuition fees are due for the week of care.
Tuesday: $20.00 late fee if not received before 6:30 p.m.
If tuition, including any late fees, are not paid before close of business on Tuesday, your child will not be allowed continue care.
Wednesday: Your Child will be dis-enrolled and their seat will become available to other new enrollment until tuition payment is received.
Weekly tuition amounts are based on time reserved for your child and not on actual time a child spends at the center. There are no reductions or adjustments in the weekly tuition rate should a child not be in attendance at the center.
Rattles to Tassels Learning Center offers a 10% discount per family for more than one child enrolled in full-time.
Rattles to Tassels Learning Center reserves the right to release any personal information to a collection agency if an account is not in good standing.
Late Pick-Up Fees
Children who are picked-up late and remain at the center after 6:30 PM will be subject to the following late pick-up fees:
Picking up your child after 6:30 PM are subject to a $20.00 fee for each 15 minute period after 6:31 p.m.
If you pick up your child late, (after 6:30 PM) You will be asked to sign the late pick-up statement confirming the time that you picked up your child. Late fees will be calculated and the total late fee must be paid the next business morning when dropping off your child. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Drop Off Policy
All children should arrive in their class by 10:00 a.m. This will ensure that your child gets the most out of their school day. Rattles to Tassels Learning Center does not allow drop-off between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This is to allow your child or children the undisturbed resting and napping they require.
VPK students will have to be dropped before the start of their class. Please review the VPK contract and the Rattles to Tassels Learning Center VPK attendance policy. Per the Early Learning Coalition guidelines, VPK students are not authorized to enter the VPK class once the class has began. If your child has a medical appointment, a physician’s note must accompany their return to school. Please give a courtesy call to the center to let us know.
For security purposes, soliciting is prohibited on facility premises. Soliciting includes verbal or written advertising for alternative child care providers, babysitting and nanny services.
Vacation or Occasional Absences
No refunds shall be made for sick days or absences. Refunds, credits or make-up days cannot be granted. If your child is sick for more than two days, please call the center to let us know. It is helpful for the teachers to know if a child will be absent for more than two days.
School Readiness (Voucher) or Early Learning Coalition (ELC – VPK) program children must provide a note from their doctor if absent more than 3 days per month. School Readiness administrators will not accept handwritten notes from parents. A physician’s note is required.
Families in the full-time program are entitled to two-weeks of vacation. The two week vacation consists of two separate periods of five consecutive weekdays. The two-week vacation is valid each calendar year, January 1 through December 31. Twelve (12) consecutive weeks of enrollment must have occurred prior to using the two-week vacation time. So you will not be charged, Rattles to Tassels Learning Center requires a two-week notice prior to the vacation time.
Childcare fees are based on enrollment and the space that we are reserving for your child, not solely upon attendance. To maintain a reserved space, weekly tuition is paid during the absence of your child due to illness, holidays, vacation, or any other reason. Families in the full-time program are entitled to two-weeks of non-billable vacation.