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Fort Collins Waiting List

Fort Collins Waiting List

Fort Collins Waiting List


Located at 424 Pine Street

Teaching Tree Fort Collins has 12 classrooms infant to age 5

*all children must be fully immunized-only medical exemptions are accepted 

Loveland Waiting List

Fort Collins Waiting List

Fort Collins Waiting List


Located at 2109 Maple Drive

Teaching Tree Loveland has 3 classrooms age 1 to 5

   *all children must be fully immunized-only medical exemptions are accepted  


Tuition and Policies


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available on a sliding fee basis. Parent fees are based on family size, gross income and available funds. Parent fees are applied to the child's tuition first and sliding fee money pays the balance. To apply for financial assistance a sliding fee application must be filled out. Sliding fee information will be updated every 90 days and/or the beginning of each school semester. (fall, spring, summer) 

Tuition Rates

Infant Rate: 6 weeks -1 year Fort Collins Center Only  
5 full days - $345 weekly 5 half days $211 weekly            
4 full days - $285 weekly 4 half days $174 weekly
3 full days - $217 weekly 3 half days $135 weekly
2 full days - $151 weekly 2 half days $91 weekly

Toddler rates: 1 - 2 years
5 full days - $305 weekly 5 half days - $192 weekly
4 full days - $258 weekly 4 half days - $158 weekly
3 full days - $198 weekly 3 half days - $123 weekly
2 full days - $136 weekly 2 half days - $85 weekly

Preschool Toddler rates: ages 2 - 3 years
5 full days - $263 weekly 5 half days - $180 weekly
4 full days - $223 weekly 4 half days - $152 weekly
3 full days - $173 weekly 3 half days - $118 weekly
2 full days - $118 weekly 2 half days - $81 weekly

Preschool rates: ages 3 - 5 years and fully potty trained
5 full days - $242 weekly 5 half days - $171 weekly
4 full days - $204 weekly 4 half days - $141 weekly
3 full days - $157 weekly 3 half days - $113 weekly
2 full days - $110 weekly 2 half days - $77 weekly

A non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 per family is due at enrollment. Annual registration fees are charged in September at the beginning of each new school year. Registration fees for the families that have already paid fees in that same calendar year will be waived. When more than one child from the same family is enrolled, a reduction of 10% will be allowed for each additional child’s tuition. The discount will be deducted from the lower tuition rate. Rate increases are annual.


The center will close early, at 4:00 p.m., on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The center is closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If a holiday falls on a Saturday it will be observed on Friday. If it falls on a Sunday it will be observed on the following Monday 

Sick/Vacation Days

Vacation/sick days are allowed each calendar year according to your contract. You are allowed one day a year per number of days each week that your child attends. For example, if your child attends Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center three full days a week than you are allowed three full days of vacation/sick credit per year. If your child attends two half days a week than you are allowed two half days each year for vacation credit. Any absences beyond the allotted will be charged at the child’s tuition rate. (see your financial contract.) If you are uncertain about vacation/sick credit days please check in the office. YOU MUST NOTIFY THE OFFICE IN WRITING IF YOU PLAN TO USE A VACATION/SICK DAY, OTHERWISE NO CREDIT ON YOUR TUITION WILL BE GIVEN.
You must give the center two weeks written notice if your child will be leaving Teaching Tree. If proper notice is not given you will be charged t full week's tuition beyond your child's last day of attendance. 


Teaching Tree is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you pick your child up after 6:00 p.m., a late fee of $1.00 per minute per child will be charged to your account and payment will be due the following morning. Your child may be dis-enrolled for excessive late pick-up 

Inclement Weather

Teaching Tree will follow Poudre School District and Thompson Valley School District late starts and closures for inclement weather. If the school district in which your center is located is closed, we will be closed for the day. If the district has a late start we will open late. (ex 2 hour late start we will open at 8:30am, no breakfast will be served) Please check the website for closure information.  Regular daily fees will be charged for inclement weather and late start days; however, vacation/sick days may be used if available.

Sliding Fee

Teaching Tree is unique in that we offer families the opportunity to apply for sliding fee.  There are several determining factors of eligibility that include but are not limited to the following:

  1. All adults in the household must be working and/or in school while child is in care.
  2. Income verification for all adults is required and includes submitting recent paystubs, child support information, school loans/scholarship information and any similar benefits on a quarterly basis. 
  3. All single parents need to be signed up on the Family Support Registry and claim child support. 
  4. Self employed families do not qualify. 
  5. Sliding fee is based on available funds which is why Teaching Tree cannot guarantee that sliding fee will always be available. 


Teaching Tree is proud to provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack for each child everyday that they are in attendance at no additional cost to the family.  We participate in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program where nutritional guidelines including portion sizes, balanced components, and low sugar content are predetermined and subsequently followed by our kitchen staff.   Teaching Tree will make reasonable substitutions to accommodate a child’s needs including a soy milk substitute for cow’s milk and substituting simple components such as one fruit for another if need be.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate any other dietary needs that would require a whole food group to be eliminated.  This includes a gluten free, kosher, organic, and/or vegetarian diet.  If your child has food allergies, please discuss the details with an administrator as some substitutions can be accommodated while others cannot.  Parents are welcome to provide their child’s meals but in doing so, they agree to provide a breakfast, lunch, and snack for everyday their child attends.  No heating or meal prep of any kind will be available for meals provided by parents.  Teaching Tree is a nut free facility.

Handbook and Forms

Parent Handbook 2019 (pdf)


Teaching Tree Physical Form (pdf)


Teaching Tree Medication Permission (pdf)