These would be any physical, speech/communication, sensory processing or behavioral challenges that we should take into account in our class placement process. Please note that information shared in this section will NOT affect your child's chance of admission to FTCNS but instead will better allow us to support each child's learning and development.
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School (FTCNS) is committed to offering a high-quality early childhood program while paying a competitive living wage to our staff and being financially accessible to families of different means. Annual tuition is based upon a sliding scale relative to a family’s income level and can be paid on an annual, semi-annual or monthly basis. When/if our sliding scale is not affordable for a family, we may also offer additional financial aid.
Financial aid recipients often already qualify for some of our lowest tuition levels. Aid is also sometimes granted to families at higher tuition levels who are facing financial crisis or whose current financial circumstances are very different from that which is reflected on their tax return.
FTCNS strives to be a diverse, integrated, and equitable preschool that brings families from different backgrounds together and makes our programs accessible to a wide range of students. Our work towards this goal may be a factor used in determining financial aid awards as we aim to have our school reflect the diverse demographics of our larger community and lift barriers for students from groups that have been typically under-represented in private schools.
Other factors considered in determining aid awards include: the number of class and auxiliary program days a child is attending; the number of people in a child’s family; the family’s overall assets and debt; any extenuating financial circumstances or crisis; whether a family’s current financial circumstances are significantly different than what is reflected on their tax return; and the number and nature of requests we get in a given year.
Once a class placement has been offered for your child, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500.00 will be due to guarantee placement in the classroom. For families at Levels 1, 2, and 3, if paying the $500 deposit in one lump sum creates financial hardship, please contact Kate Brenner at email@example.com to discuss payment arrangements.
A non-refundable fee of $50.00 must accompany this application (new families only). Application fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis due to financial hardship.