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When is tuition due?

Your tuition is due the Friday BEFORE the service is provided. A late fee is incurred on Wednesday of the next week.


How can I pay my tuition?

Your tuition can be pulled from your checking account (ACH) each week. This is encouraged to avoid any late fees.

We also accept checks, money orders, or credit cards. All credit card bank fees will be added to your weekly tuition.


What are your hours?

TCEP’s Extended Care is currently open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Due to state ratio requirements, we cannot allow any child into the program before 6:30 am.

All children must be picked up and have exited the building by 6:00 pm to avoid late charges. If you have an emergency and expect to be late, please call your closest emergency pickup and call us to let us know who will be picking up your child.


Please note: All children must be dropped off by 8:20 am each morning to ensure they can be safely loaded onto their bus.

 NO CHILDREN can be picked up between 3:20 pm and 4:00 pm to ensure the safety of all children exiting their buses and arriving at TCEP. You will not be allowed to wait outside TCEP doors while buses are unloaded. If you need your child picked up during this time, other arrangements will need to be made with the office staff.


All Preschool children enrolled in the extended care program must be escorted in and out of the building by the parent/guardian at the time of drop-off and pick-up.


Preschool hours:

 Preschool will begin at 9:15 a.m.  Our doors will open at approximately 9:10 a.m. each morning.

You will be given further instructions from your teachers regarding pick up and drop off.


What happens if my child becomes sick while at TCEP?

Any child who shows signs or symptoms of infectious disease will need to be picked up within 30 minutes of notification. If your child has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, they will not be allowed to return to TCEP until they have been fever-free for 72 hours without medication.


Can my child bring their toys from home?

At this time, NO personal items or electronics are allowed at TCEP. If your child needs these items for school, they must stay in your child’s locker while at TCEP.


What will drop off and pick up look like at TCEP?

When arriving at TCEP, a teacher will greet you at the door at approximately 9:15 am. If you are running late and there is no longer a teacher at the door, please ring the bell. If you are required to sign into the Ohio KinderConnect system, you may do so at this time. Once your child is signed in by the teacher, you may return to your car.  A teacher will release the children at approximately 12:30 pm. You may wait along the sidewalk and your child will be released directly to you.


If there is a need to come inside to speak with office staff, you may do so at any time.