Hours of Operation 6:30 AM- 6:30 PM (Monday – Friday)

Effective Date April 3, 2023

Click The Link Below to View the Apple Tree 2023 Tuition Sheet:
Apple Tree Tuition Sheet April 2023 W-Discount

Apple Tree East 
3309 E. 26th St. 
(605) 339-9571 

Apple Tree Valhalla
4101 Valhalla Blvd
(605) 361-7746

Apple Tree West
6400 W. 43rd St.
(605) 361-9875

Apple Tree North 
700 N. Sycamore Ave 
(605) 332-5581 

Tuition Policy and Agreement 

A. REGISTRATION FEE: There is a $50.00 registration fee per family. This pertains to new enrollments as well as any return enrollment who has been
gone for over a year. This is a non-refundable fee paid only once per enrollment.

B. WAITING LIST REGISTRATION: If a specific classroom or age-level program has a waiting list, a registration fee of $50.00 will be taken in advance to
secure a child’s space. This fee is non-refundable.

C. TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL: Examples of temporary withdrawal would be removing the child for the summer and returning in the fall or for the
birth of a sibling. There will be a fee equal to the amount of one week’s tuition to hold a spot for return at a future date. This holding fee would be

applied to the first week of tuition upon return to the center. We request that you give us a two-week notice of your return date. This return fee is non-

D. FAMILY DISCOUNT: There is a 20% discount on multiple children. The child with the highest weekly charge pays the full amount.

E. PAYMENT OF TUITION: Tuition is due Monday for the current week. You may pay in advance. There will be a $10.00 late fee assessed if payment is
not received by 6:30 P.M. Wednesday of each week. If tuition becomes two weeks delinquent, you may be asked to immediately withdraw your child
until the entire balance is paid in full. If payment is made with cash, please be sure you receive a receipt and retain for your files. Please remember
that a portion of your childcare expenses may be tax deductible. Tax statements are available after the first of the year in the office. These tax
statements are not mailed. Apple Tree will, if necessary, use agencies to collect any outstanding balances.

F. KINDERGARTEN AND SCHOOL AGE: Rates will revert to Preschool Rates (same as three, four, and five-year-old rates) during summer vacations.

G. TUITION EXEMPTION: For the protection of all children in our centers, a child will be sent home with illnesses that are contagious. Please seek out
our HEALTH POLICY in the Parent Handbook for more specific information. In case of major illness or hospitalization, credit will be given for days
missed if a doctor’s written statement is submitted. Illnesses qualifying for exemption are as follows: Bacterial Meningitis, Chicken Pox, Diphtheria,
Hepatitis A, Mumps, Measles, RSV, Pneumonia, Scabies, Whooping Cough, and Asthmatic conditions that require Emergency Room treatment or
hospitalizations. If the time involved is less than one full program week, tuition for the remaining days shall be charged as stated in the current tuition
rate schedule. i.e. (A child who is normally enrolled 5 days a week and whose parents claim tuition exemption for 3 days in any given week
would pay the 2-day rate.)

H. CENTER SCHEDULE AND HOLIDAYS: The Center will be open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with the exception of the following
holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our centers close at
3:00 PM on Christmas Eve Day and Good Friday. Tuition for Holiday weeks will be charged as a 4-day week for 5 days per week enrollees. Tuition for
less than 5-day enrollment will remain the same. Holidays for full-time students will not be counted against a family’s “free days”.

I. FREE DAYS: Credit will be allowed for time absent from the Center equal to two weeks of the program in which each of your children is enrolled. The
credit may be taken at the parent’s discretion during each enrollment year. Free days taken in quantities less than for the full program week shall be
charged at the rates stated in the current rate schedule. i.e. (A 5 days per week child who takes 3 free days in the same week will be charged
the current 2-day rate. A free day slip must be submitted before or during the week for credit. Free days are accrued per each child’s anniversary date,
which is the date of enrollment. Each Child must be enrolled for four complete weeks before any free days can be used. Free days may not be
accumulated from year to year.)

J. CHARGES FOR LATE PICK-UP: The center closes each evening at 6:30 P.M. There will be a late charge of $5.00 per minute per child. This fee is
charged up to the exact time parent and child leave the building. The amount is payable to the center immediately upon pick up.

K. ADDITIONAL DAYS/DROP-IN: Every parent is asked to contract for the number of days per week that best work for their family. In order to stay
within the state-mandated ratios, we ask that you stay within your contracted days. If you need to add a day to your week, please contact your director
to make sure there is space available, and then you will be charged the drop-in rate for that day. The drop-in rate is $10.00 an hour per child.

L. RETURNED CHECK POLICY: There will be a $30.00 service charge on any returned checks. If there are more than two checks returned, parents
must pay by cash.

M. WITHDRAWALS: The parent agrees to give the Director a minimum of a two-week notice when choosing to withdraw a child from the program. The
center reserves the right to dis-enroll the child if necessary. A two-week notice would also be given to the parent if the situation were to arise.

Days per Week Enrolled

Child’s Name                                         Enrollment Program                   Rate           Discount     Total Weekly Tuition

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It is our policy to advise parents of any tuition rate increase at least two weeks in advance of the increase. This agreement and the non-refundable registration
fee, in addition to completing enrollment and medical information forms, complete the registration process.
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