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Admission Process


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Admission Process


If you are interested in your child attending Smarties Academy we first encourage you to visit the school so that you can meet our staff and be provided with an overview of the curriculum, our philosophy and see all our facilities. Tours are by appointment only. You may schedule your tour here.

You may complete an application form, which will inform us of the age of your child/children and when you are looking to have them enrolled.  Please note that we cannot guarantee the spot at your desired date.

There is a $30 non-refundable fee per family to process the waitlist application. Once a spot becomes available in the required program, we will notify you by email and phone. It is very important that you ensure that your contact information and child's information is kept up to date. Specific gender and birthdates are often taken into account when enrolling a student. Please note that siblings of children that receive a spot or who are already enrolled in the school receive priority placement.

You may fill out the application online by clicking here OR download the wait list application here. and mail/drop off to the office.

For more information about the admission process, please contact us by clicking on the link below:

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Tuition


Tuition


Tuition for 2018-2019

Infant 6 weeks - 18 months    $1,682 paid monthly

Tuition rate includes the following: solid food (for children 6 months and older), individual feeding plan, chlorine free diapers, chlorine free wipes, diaper creams, annual enrollment fee and classroom fee.

 

Infant 6 weeks - 18 months    $1,615 paid monthly

For Parents using cloth diapers
Tuition rate includes the following: solid food (for children 6 month and older), individual feeding plan, annual enrollment fee and classroom fee. This rate is for parents using cloth diapers. Parents must provide all cloth diapers necessary, wipes, wet bags and any sprays/creams.

 

Toddlers and Preschoolers    $1,565 paid monthly

Tuition rate includes the following: organic breakfast, lunch, snack and milk. Chlorine free diapers, pull-ups, wipes, diaper creams, annual enrollment fee and classroom fee.

 

Toddlers and Preschoolers    $1,499 paid monthly

For Parents using cloth diapers
Tuition rate includes the following: organic breakfast, lunch, snack, milk, annual enrollment fee and classroom fee. This rate is for parents using cloth diapers or for children who are fully potty trained. Parents using cloth diapers must provide all cloth diapers necessary, wipes, wet bags and any sprays/creams.

 

Tuition is due monthly, payable to Smarties ChildCare LLC by the 5th of every month.
There is a late payment fee of $35 for up to 3 days.
There is a late payment fee of $100 after 8th of the month.

There is a fee of $35 for every bounced check.

 

Upon enrollment, parents must provide a non-refundable deposit equivalent of one month's tuition which will be applied to the child's last month at Smarties.

There is an annual tuition increase at the start of every calendar year, effective January 1st for new families and August 1st for currently enrolled families. The annual increase will be between 2-4% .

 

We do not offer sibling discount

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Visit Us


Visit Us


To schedule a tour of Smarties Academy please complete the form below and we will be in contact soon to schedule your visit. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions


What is an enrichment program?

An enrichment program is a way for schools to implement an instructional program that aims to promote high engagement and challenging learning opportunities for all children. The program and curriculum at Smarties Academy emphasizes the importance of providing a broad range of enrichment experiences including music, dance, yoga, art, cooking, sport, science, and dramatic play. 

Is Smarties licensed and insured?

Smarties Academy is licensed by the State of Georgia. As such, all staff is required to comply with all State Licensing Rules and Regulations for Child Care and expected to follow all procedures as outlined in the rules and regulations for care of children. Additionally, Smarties is fully insured in accordance with state guidelines.

What does full Spanish immersion mean? Will my child learn English?

Spanish is used throughout the day’s activities at Smarties Academy for ages 6 weeks to 4 years so children learn the foreign language naturally. Story time, arts & crafts, music, and instruction are all in Spanish and not taught as a separate subject. Children 4-5 years of age will also receive 25% of their instruction in English.

Research shows full foreign language immersion at an early age, develops a child’s creative and cognitive skills. Before school, after-school and on weekends children will have plenty of time to learn English or your family’s native language. As a result, your child will become fluent in both Spanish and English!

My child wears cloth diapers at home. Can they wear cloth diapers to Smarties?

Yes! Your child can wear cloth diapers to Smarties. When you begin potty training at home, please notify the Smarties staff so we can encourage potty training during the day.

What is the meal plan or nutrition plan at Smarties Academy?

Smarties Academy provides organic meals (breakfast, lunch and snack) for its students. In accordance with principles for feeding for immunity, each day’s menu provides nutrients that help boost the children’s immune systems and promote health and wellness. Organic cleaning supplies are also used on-site.

Smarties Academy believes, “You have to feed the brain and you have to teach the brain.

What is the student to staff ratio?

Our typical staff to child ratio is 1:4 for infants and toddlers and 1:5 for pre-school and 1:6 for Pre-K.