Registration, Tours & Tuition

Registration Information

Update as of 08/01/20: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TCC is currently offering only a M-TH 4s and M-TH TK program for the 2020-21 school year. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will not “close the door” on the possibility of welcoming other ages this year when it is deemed safe to do so.

The United Methodist Church promotes an Open Mind, Open Hearts and Open Doors policy in its outreach to the community and beyond. As a ministry of Myers Park United Methodist Church, The Children’s Circle also promotes this policy and admits children without regard to race, color, creed, sex or national origin.

To inquire about enrollment for the 2020-21 school year, please contact Assistant Director Patty Matthews at 704-376-5208 or pmatthews@mpumc.org. Waiting lists are maintained throughout the school year and enrollment is offered if spaces are available.

Tuition Payment Schedule

The information below pertains to 2020-21 school year.

Our payment schedule requires that October tuition be due by September 1, November tuition payment be due by October 1 and so forth for the remainder of the school year. The last payment of the school year is due on March 1.

2020-2021 Tuition

*TK has already paid the March, April and May 2021 tuition deposit. All other ages have already paid the May 2021 tuition deposit.

**Only Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Tuition Policy

Tuition Payment

Tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the year, or anytime during the school year. In order to facilitate payments for parents, we have set a monthly fee schedule over the nine-month period. No refunds or adjustments are made for illness, school holidays, teacher workdays, inclement weather/snow days, family vacations, etc.

Paying By Check – Please make checks payable to MPUMC and denote TCC tuition in the memo line. Payments may be mailed to the church, or placed in the locked mailbox labeled TUITION outside The Children’s Circle office. Checks may not be attached to book bags.

Automatic Draft – Tuition payments may be made by automatic draft from a checking or savings account through Tuition Express. Sign up is required through the office. Visit www.tuitionexpress.com for more information.

Refunds/Withdrawals

Tuition payments are non-refundable and non-transferable, except in a situation where the family is relocating out of the city of Charlotte. March, April and May tuition prepayment is always NON-REFUNDABLE for Fives. May tuition prepayment is always NON-REFUNDABLE for all ages. If it becomes necessary to withdraw a child from the program during the school year for any reason, families must give a 30 day written notice of date of withdrawal to the Director.

In the event of an unforeseen school closure, the March, April and May tuition prepayment will remain NON-REFUNDABLE for Transitional Kindergarten (Fives) and the May tuition prepayment will remain NON-REFUNDABLE for all other ages. Any further refunds will be determined at the time of closure by the preschool director, TCC Board and church administration depending on the circumstances, timing and length of such event.

Delinquent Payments

Payments received after the 5th of the month are considered delinquent. Delinquent accounts will not be carried beyond 30 days, unless previous arrangements have been made with the preschool office. A late fee of $25 will be charged to accounts that have not been received or postmarked by the end of the school day (1:00 p.m. on the 5th of each month.)

Returned Checks

A service charge of $25 will be charged for any returned checks.

Financial Assistance

Limited funding for financial assistance is available for students who qualify on the basis of need. An application must be submitted to the Director to be reviewed by The Children’s Circle Financial Assistance Committee for consideration.