Tuition and Admissions


Tuition
We absolutely appreciate and understand the challenges of raising young children.  We recognize that once your children begin elementary school, whether public or private, you will be called upon constantly to volunteer time, and to raise funds for your school.  Since the preschool years are so magical and also so fleeting, we want you to enjoy this experience without the stress and unexpected expenses usually associated with preschool enrollment. 


We want you as a family to relax and enjoy this incredibly special time in your lives.  Therefore, we have tried in every way to simplify your relationship with our preschool.  As such, Hazel Woods’s tuition is unique in the respect that we are all-inclusive.  All snacks, hot meals, materials, social gatherings, special events, dinners, brunches, classes, and art supplies are included. 

Additionally, because we place tremendous value in family time there is no fundraising or volunteering requested of families.  Really, not even a potluck - it will all be taken care of :). 

Family time, vacations, and breaks away from preschool are in the family and developing child’s best interest.  Therefore, we provide ample seasonal breaks throughout the year.  Tuition is based on the 40-weeks per year we are in session and is not charged during our breaks. 


Seasonal Breaks
Autumn (2 weeks) The week before and the week of Thanksgiving
Winter (4 Weeks) TBD
Spring (2 Weeks) The week before and the week after Easter
Summer (4 weeks) The month of August

Hazel Woods’s Preschool class meets 4 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  We are closed on Monday's.  To keep one cohesive class there are no partial enrollments.  


Annual tuition for 2020-2021 is $16,925.  Average weekly breakdown is approximately $423 per week. 


Annual tuition for 2021-2022 is $17,771.  Average weekly breakdown is approximately $444 per week.  


Annual tuition for 2022-2023 is $18,659.  Average weekly breakdown is approximately $466 per week.  


Payments - Tuition is paid in 11 monthly installments with no payment in August. 


Admission Fee - Upon acceptance of enrollment at Hazel Woods Preschool a one-time fee of $500 is required to secure your child's space in the Preschool.  The admission fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, except in the event of enrolling at an earlier date.  The deposit is not applied to the annual tuition.


Annual tuition fee increase - Tuition increase of 5% is effective every September.

Admissions

To apply, the first step is to review our website thoroughly to ensure the philosophy, hours, tuition etc. meets your families needs.  Most questions can be answered on our website.  


The next step is to request an application packet.  This can be done on our "Contact Page" by providing your information and entering "Submit" or via email hazelwoodspreschool@gmail.com. 


After we have received your completed application we can schedule a telephone interview that may be followed by an onsite tour.  Enrollment is on a rolling basis, interviews and tours are based on availability. There is no fee associated with interviews or tours.  Please note that we try to limit the number of interviews and tours to a close approximation of openings, or for a short wait list.  So the interviews/tours would be the last step before an offer of enrollment.  


Interviews/tours are for parents only, and if more then one parent is making the preschool decision then both parents should be present if at all possible. 


Each phone interview is about 30 minutes which should allow ample time to get to know each other and answer any questions.  To not have too much of an impact on our students the subsequent on-site tour is limited too 15-20 minutes. 


Since our school capacity is limited to 14 children of mixed ages we have very few openings each year however, we have found that families with preschool age children are often making big life decisions and big moves. With many parents deciding to re-locate spaces often open up.  Additionally, we have found that the families that really want to get in, most often do :).


After the tours we will make offers for enrollment or place you on a short wait list for available openings.


License - Hazel Woods Preschool is licensed by the State of California (#197418165). 

Insurance - Hazel Woods Preschool insurance provided by National Care Provider Insurance (policy #2643427).

Tuition and Admissions

Hazel Woods Preschool