Community UCC Preschool & Kindergarten is within the Exeter School District, where children must be five years old by September 1st of that school year. All Children should be potty trained and wearing underwear before the first day of school, except those in Loved Ones and Me.
Your child will be considered enrolled in our program upon receipt of the registration form and a non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee is $50.00 due at the time of enrollment. Enrollment is open to all, regardless of religious preference, ethnic group, or race. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served placement. If the class you desire is full, your child will be placed in an alternate class and his/her name will be placed on our waiting list. Admittance forms required by the first day are:
Students with special needs may enroll based on the Director's determination that the staff and facility can meet the child's needs with reasonable accommodations. The parent must provide the preschool director and classroom teacher with any professional assessment and documentation.
Children enrolled should be potty trained before attending. We realize that "accidents" will happen. "Accidents" are unusual incidents and should happen infrequently. We have a "three accident" policy in place. When three accidents occur in one month, we will re-evaluate your child's placement. Potty-trained preschool children can:
Communicate to the teachers that he/she needs to go to the restroom.
Go to the restroom and perform the necessary functions without assistance from an adult.
Wear cloth underwear.
If your child is not completely potty trained as described above when school starts, you may choose one of the following options:
You may withdraw your child from the school and place their name at the top of our waiting list without paying tuition. The registration fee is non-refundable and you are not guaranteed placement.
You may continue to pay tuition to hold your child's spot until potty training has been completed.
Again, it is not uncommon for a child who is fully toilet trained to have a setback when he/she is in a new environment. School Staff are aware of this and will assist the children when necessary. Staff will allow time for potty breaks during class. Parents will be notified if a child has a potty accident.
Your child's name can be placed on our waiting list in two ways
Your child is placed in an alternate class.
You call and there are no openings at the present time. (This will not guarantee a space in a class, but it will assure you a phone call in the event of an opening, when your child's name comes to the top of the list.)
School visits are welcomed at anytime during the year: the Director will gladly show you the facilities and answer any questions you may have concerning the program.
Your child is welcome to visit the school with you if you wish to see the facilities and schedule a tour with the Director, click here.
Come to our Open House in January to see the facilities and to meet the teachers.
If it is necessary for you to observe a class, please do not bring siblings along. The teacher and assistant need to give their attention to children enrolled in their classroom.
Tuition payments are made monthly and are nonrefundable. Please pay with cash, check, charge or electronically using the Square or the tithe.ly app by the 10th of each month. There is a minimum fee charged for using your card via the Square or tithe.ly. Checks should be made payable to Community UCC School. Tuition may be sent in your child's schoolbag, placed in the drop box located outside the main doors at any time, or you can mail your payment to:
Community UCC School
3330 St. Lawrence Ave.
Reading, PA 19606
All cash transactions will be followed up with receipts. If you would like a receipt for your check transactions, please let the director know.
Tuition is considered late after the 10th of each month and a fee of $20.00 will be assessed. Non-payment creates a risk of disenrollment. Tuition payments are due regardless of sick days, snow days, or absences. A $30.00 fee will be charged for insufficient funds on returned checks.
2023-2024 Tuition Prices
Loved Ones & Me 1 day $ 35.00/month
Three-year-olds 2 day AM or PM program $ 108.00/month
Multi-age class for 3 & 4year olds 3 day PM program $ 160.00/month
Four-year-old Pre-k 3 day AM or PM program $160.00/month
Four & Five-year-old 5 day PM program - $245.00/month
Five-year old Pre-k 5 day AM program -$245/month
Full-day Pre-k & Kindergarten 5 day program $450.00/month
Leap per session $ 14.00