Monday – Friday
8:30 – 5:30
We realize that we are among the more pricey early childhood communities in the Portland area. Because we are able to pay teachers well, offer them ample time to reflect on the learning of the children, and offer them time off each year- we also have excellent teacher retention. Tulip Tree Preschool also aims to help our lower income families in the following ways.
In addition to high quality, arts-infused early education for your children, enrollment also includes AM and PM snack, as well as a healthy and organic homemade lunch.
We accept Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) childcare tuition reimbursements. For more information, please go to the this page.
If your family is not eligible for DHS, we offer limited, partial work trade in exchange for lowered tuition rates. If you have already checked out the website for DHS, and your family does not qualify for tuition reimbursements, then please contact Sarah-Lu for information about work trade.
We offer partial scholarships for children who apply for enrollment, and are eligible. Because we believe that quality education should be accessible to all children, for these scholarships we will be actively seeking families who add to the diversity of our school.
Tulip Tree Preschool is a year-round school. Please see the Calendar page for a list of breaks, closures, and planning days. The Elm House is not involved in summer camps, and instead runs through the summer with the same schedule of breaks as the preschool.
For your convenience, annual tuition is broken into equal monthly installments. The first and final installments are due June 1st 2017 (or upon enrollment if later). Each subsequent payment is due on the 1st of each month, beginning on October 1st. An annual enrollment fee of $200.00 is due at the time of enrollment, and yearly thereafter, in order to hold your enrollment spot.
All fees and tuitions are non-refundable. We do not prorate for closures, absences, or breaks. We do not offer drop-in days or make-up days.
Once you have been placed on the wait list, we will either 1) contact you if there are any openings mid-year, if this is what you specify; OR 2) contact you once open enrollment begins on February 1st, if there are spots available for Fall of the following year. You can easily access your place on the wait list at any time.
Priority enrollment will be given to siblings of current or previously enrolled children, families of color, families with parents or children who are part of the LGBTQ community, families with parents and/or children with special rights (needs) that we can accommodate at our school, under-served populations, and other families that offer a diverse perspective to our community.