Tuition and Enrollment

Tuition

Middle Earth recognizes and believes that parents have the right to earn a living or further their education, secure in the knowledge that quality affordable child development services are available and accessible.

In fact, we were founded to provide low-cost, high quality child development services. To this day, we ensure this remains a focal point of our services by accepting tuition through:

1)  Private pay: We research the market value of our services to be sure our private pay tuition   rates are comparable to other providers in our area.

2)  Subsidy from the Department of Human Services: We accept qualified individuals who receive support for tuition from the State of Oklahoma.

Our 501(c)(3) non-profit status ensures that:

  • We provide services without financial gain to our members.
  • We abide by all relevant state and federal laws.
  • We maintain financial sustainability of the organization and its child development services

 

Gradual Adjustment

In order to provide a comfortable beginning to Middle Earth, we offer a gradual adjustment period for new children and their families. This consists of a three-day orientation, at no charge, in which the child is slowly introduced to the classroom while the presence of family member(s) is decreased.

Day 1: Parent(s) and child visit the classroom and participate in activities from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Day 2: Child visits classroom from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The parent(s) stay for the first hour, then leave and return at the end of the period
Day 3: Parent(s) leave child for a shortened day (with pick-up prior to lunch).

There is no charge for these three days. Before beginning the introduction period, we require that the child be permanently enrolled, with all deposits paid.

 

Food Program

Middle Earth Child Development Center announces its participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). All participants in attendance are served meals at no extra charge to the parents. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed  to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.