Preschool Fees: Payment Options
LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten is run by parent volunteers. We cannot operate without your support and involvement. Please make sure you read and understand the registration requirements before registering. Please see the LCDS Policy Summary and Volunteer Positions and Duties Document.
In addition to completing the registration form, the following fees must be paid to complete the registration process:
Society Membership and Administration Fee:
A non-refundable $100 Membership and Administration fee is submitted with your child’s registration (The membership fee is PER FAMILY if you are registering more than one child). This cheque will be dated with the same date as the day your child’s registration form is accepted.
**Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, or e-transfer (e-transfer information will be given at the time of registration). Please contact us if you have any questions.
The Government Affordability Grant of $75 has automatically been deducted from the fee structure below in the last column. In the event the Alberta Government repeals the Affordability Grant, fees will increase by $75 to the regular monthly fee.
**Fees can be used towards your taxes for child care, tax receipts will be issued in February.
|Number of half days/week/month||Regular Monthly Fee||Less the Affordability Grant||Reduced Monthly Rate|
- Eligible families with a household income of $180,000.00 or less may apply for the Subsidy Grant and the amount of $125.00 will be deducted from the monthly fee. Regular fees will be submitted each month and the family will be re-imbursed upon receipt of payment from the Government of Alberta. Government Childcare Subsidy https://www.alberta.ca/accessing-child-care.aspx
Registration Commitment/Participation Deposits:
Each family will submit a deposit cheque with their child’s registration form for each of the following registration commitments:
- Volunteer Commitment – Mandatory Commitment
All families are expected to volunteer for a position either on the Board of Directors or on a committee. All families will select a volunteer position at the time of registration.
- Bingo participation deposit cheques – Mandatory Commitment
Each family is required to work 3 bingo shifts unless program enrollment is such that all bingo spots will be filled with each family fulfilling 2 bingo events.
Each family will submit three (3) cheques in the amount of $200.00 each (PER CHILD).
Upon completion of your 3rd scheduled bingo commitment your deposit cheques will be returned or shredded.
- 1 Classroom cleaning participation deposit cheque – Mandatory Commitment
Each family is required to work 1 classroom cleaning night.
Each family will submit one (1) cheque in the amount of $100.00 (PER CHILD) (undated).
Upon completion of your scheduled classroom cleaning your deposit cheque will be returned or shredded.
- 1 Casino participation deposit cheque – Mandatory Commitment
Each family is required to work 1 casino shift at the scheduled LCDS casino event (Dates are scheduled by AGLC, members will be updated with the dates when they are received).
Each family will submit one (1) cheque in the amount of $200.00 (PER CHILD) (undated).
Upon completion of your scheduled casino shift your deposit cheque will be returned or shredded. **Only required on a casino year.
- Family Fundraising Fee – Mandatory Commitment
LCDS families have chosen to submit a one-time family fundraising fee instead of participating in many fundraising events. The Family Fundraising Fee will be $350.00 per family. Each family will submit one (1) cheque in the amount of $350.00 (per family).
This payment may be paid in 1 payment of $350.00 or in 2 payments of $175.00 in September and $175.00 in January. A Donation Tax receipt in the amount of $350.00 will be issued for this fee.
Families may choose to participate in school fundraising activities instead of paying the Family Fundraising Fee. Each family will submit one (1) cheque in the amount of $350.00 (per family). Upon completion of your fundraising commitment of raising $350.00 or more for the school year, your deposit cheque will be returned or shredded.
- Parent Helper participation deposit cheque – Mandatory Commitment
Each family is required to assist in the classroom at least once per month (depending on the calendar days and number of families registered).
Each family will submit one (1) cheque in the amount of $100.00 (PER FAMILY) (undated).
If a family misses 2 parent helper days without making arrangements for someone to attend in their place their deposit cheque will be cashed and they will be expected to replace the deposit cheque if they wish to remain in the program.
** All deposit cheques must be submitted at the time of registration. If you do not have cheques, you will be asked to either order cheques from your bank or to pay your deposits in cash.
**Deposit cheques are not cashed unless the member fails to meet their scheduled commitments.