The Discovery Center invites parents to attend one of our regularly-scheduled parent tours prior to enrollment. The Discovery Center director, Debbie Belcher, conducts these adult-only tours of the center, including a comprehensive visit to each of our six classrooms.
Tours provide ample opportunity for parents to ask questions and receive answers from the director. A tour is required prior to the child's enrollment at The Discovery Center.
After completing a parent tour, parents may request enrollment in The Discovery Center program at any time by contacting the center director either by phone or email to request a desired schedule and start date. The director will confirm the space availability and start date and contact the parents either to confirm the spot or inform the parents of their waiting list status, should they request a schedule we are unable to accommodate.
Once a space has been confirmed, we will gather additional information in order to create a customized contract for the family. After receiving the contract in the mail, parents will have two weeks to return a signed contract and a $200 deposit that will later be applied to the child's last month of tuition. This deposit, which is non-refundable, guarantees the child's spot in our program. A $50 enrollment fee is also required and is included in the first month's tuition statement.
Once we have received the signed contract and deposit, parents will be sent a packet of materials that will guide them through the various forms and documents needed to be on file for the child by the first day of attendance.
Parents will also need to arrange for at least one, but no more than four, parent/child visits as introduction and orientation for the child one to two weeks prior to the scheduled starting date. These 45-minute classroom visits are an excellent way to allow the child an opportunity to explore the new classroom and meet his or her teachers and classmates with parent support and encouragement.