School Policies

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The Marigold School of Early Learning policies:

*Please refer to the Parent Handbook for more detailed information.

  • Children must be potty trained to join the program.
  • To ensure your child has time to warm up and mentally prepare for class, please make sure you arrive at 8:30 a.m. or ten minutes past.  If you arrive later than this your child will lose out on the time he/ she needs to acclimate.  If you are unable to arrive by 8:50 a.m. please keep your child home for that day.
  • Your contract will be terminated if you are tardy for more than five sessions for the school year.  

Please prepare your child’s lunch

  • Please do not include candy or sweets
  • Yes, peanuts and peanut butter, unless a child enrolls with a peanut allergy
  • Please do not pack microwavable foods.  I have no appliances to heat up your child’s food.  Please make sure you are packing foods you know your child will eat and is healthy for their bodies.

Slippers for school

  • Please bring a pair of slippers to stay here at school or socks with grippers on the bottoms of the feet.  We do not wear our shoes indoors to cut down on not only the dirt that can be tracked indoors but to keep bacteria down as well.

Late pick-up policy:

*Read the Parent Handbook for more detailed information.

  • Please be here five minutes before the end of class to ensure you are on time to pick up your child each class session.  There is a $1.00 per minute late fee if you are here past either 12:30 p.m.   For example:  If you are late 10 minutes you will be fined $5.00 and so on.
  • If you are not here after a half-hour of pickup time I will keep trying to reach you by phone and email.  I will also contact the people you listed for emergency contacts.  If no one is able to be reached and a half-hour has passed since class ends I will contact Child Protective Services (CPS).  So please make sure you are able to contact me if you know you will be late.  If you know you will be a half-hour or more late, please contact someone you know that is on the emergency list so your child can be picked up on time.
  • Children worry too.  They need to know that they will be cared for and not left.  When they see their classmates all being picked up on time, they feel left out, nervous, uneasy and they worry that something has happened to you.  So please keep that in mind.  If you know you will not get here on time for pickup please let me know and contact someone on the emergency pick-up list so that your child does not have to go through unnecessary stress.



  • Tuition is due the first week of each month.  There will always be five business days to pay tuition, M-F.  Friday of the first week of each month is the last day tuition can be paid before it is considered late.
  • Tuition can be paid during your child’s class session on the first week of each month.  Marigold accepts checks or cash only at this time.  Please mail the tuition check if you are unable to drop it off during your child’s class session.  Please do not stop by the school to pay for tuition during off-hours.
  • There will be a late fee of $25.00 for tuition not paid on time.
  • If there is a financial reason as to why you are unable to pay tuition on time please let me know and we can work out a payment plan.  If you do not inform me of your financial issue we will not be able to work out a plan and you will be fined.
  • If tuition is not paid by the due date more than once for the school year your contract will be terminated.


  • Please know that I am available during business hours to discuss business topics.  Business hours are 12:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday, and 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. 
  • School hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, and I will not be discussing business-related topics at that time due to being solely focused on teaching for that time frame. Feel free to contact me either by email primarily, followed by phone, or text. During class hours it is best to text because I am busy with the children and will not be stopping to check email or answer the phone.  My attention is on your child and I do not want to be distracted from my responsibilities.
  • Help keep the lines of communication open by always responding to communications within the week they were made.  There are due dates for certain things throughout the school year and if you are not responding to my communications you may miss out on vital information that directly affects your child.
  • Please stay off your cell phone during arrival and leaving times.  Your child wants and needs to connect with you during those large transitions.  Only emergency calls should be made if need be at those two times.  This has always been a policy at The Marigold School of Early Learning and the majority of families have been wonderful about this policy.

Teacher out ill:

  • If the teacher is out ill class will be canceled.  Keep in mind that the teacher is exposed to many germs and viruses due to the nature of the business.  It is irresponsible for any teacher to attend class ill, spreading it to the children.  The same for children coming to school ill.  There is no need to get other people sick.
  • Stay home if you are ill and the teacher will as well.
  • Make sure you have family, friends, or a babysitter you can contact if class is canceled due to the teacher being out ill. Marigold families are also people you can turn to when you need your child to be taken care of if class is canceled. We have always had wonderfully kind and responsible families here and your child would have a familiar playmate in those situations.  These are your decisions though, and not the responsibility of the preschool.
  • Keep in mind when your child is absent due to illness that affects our classroom dynamics and the rest of the children miss that child.  The class schedule is modified if children are out ill, so it goes both ways, we are all affected when the teacher is out ill or the children are out ill.  Please be mindful that we are all humans and not machines.
  • Let’s be respectful of each other’s need to be healthy and not spread illness to those who do not have strong enough immune systems.
  • I prefer to be transparent at all times, so I am sharing with you all that since getting Covid-19 back in the fall of 2021 my ability to fight off viruses has been harder than it ever was before.  My life has been deeply impacted by covid and I was vaccinated when I contracted the virus.  I know many of you have had a similar experience.  If covid did not impact your life, then you are extremely fortunate and all I ask is that you be understanding of the fact it has affected many of us in negative ways.  And the repercussions of this illness have not left, the physical and mental toll it has caused continues to plague many.  The saying, “It takes time to heal” is very true.


Tours can be scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., or Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., or 1:00 p.m.  There is some flexibility with these times, just let me know what works best for you.

*Please read the Parent Handbook carefully when you get your registration packet.  Detailed information you need to know about the school year is there for your convenience and reference. The handbook is password protected, so you will have access upon enrollment.  However, current and updated information is on the website.

Thank you! 🙂                                                          

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