TUITION & ENROLLMENT
Register or Join our Waitlist
Follow these steps to enroll your child:
1. Schedule a tour - virtual or in-person by contacting us by phone, email, or through the website.
2. If the space for your child has been confirmed, please submit the registration form and pay a non-refundable registration fee to complete the enrollment process.
3. Review our Parents Handbook, and fill out all the required forms. All required forms are included in the Parents Handbook. Please bring all the required forms on your child's first day at LadyBug Academy.
4. In case we cannot secure the spot for your child just yet, fill out the waitlist form and pay a waitlist fee. We will contact you as soon as the space becomes available.
Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. Late payments will be subject to a 15% late payment fee. LadyBug Academy uses the Brightwheel management system to make it easier for our families to manage their tuition payments. Brightwheel provides each family with a secure portal where they can view their account, manage payments, and update their personal or contact information at any time. The system also allows parents to sign up for automatic payments and reminder emails, making tuition payment faster and more convenient.
Waitlist forms are accessible on our website or can be obtained by visiting us at one of our locations. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must be submitted with each application. Payments are accepted via our site, via check made out to "Ladybug Academy" or via PayPal sent to email@example.com. All wait-listed families must complete a wait-list form and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee to be able to get a space at our center, if a space becomes available. The wait-list is first-come first -served, and your position is determined by the date of application.
A one time, non-refundable Registration Fee is required upon enrollment to guarantee your child’s space within our program. The registration fee is $150 (Merrifield) and $300 (Arlington) and it is due at the time of registratn. Registration may be paid only upon a receiving a confirmation that a space is available at LadyBug Academy.
The Materials Fee covers the cost of materials in all classrooms, including the Infant room. Classroom materials include art supplies, workbooks, etc. The Materials fee is paid quarterly, at the beginning of each season – winter, spring, summer and fall.
WHEN CAN WE ENROLL CHILDREN TO YOUR PROGRAMS?LadyBug Academy is accepting applicants of all ages, to all our programs now. Don't wait until the last moment. Spots may be taken quickly. Please check out our enrollment process.
DO YOU SERVE SNACK/LUNCH FOR THE CHILDREN?We partner with the Good Food Company to provide breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks for all children 13 months and up, at an additional fee. Parents are welcome to provide a packed lunch for their children, which must be labeled and dated daily, or enroll their children in our monthly food program. For more information on catering, please contact us. Please note, because of the sensitivity of an infant’s diet and to maintain consistency with home feeding regimes, we do not provide any food for Infants under the age of 13 months. Parents are responsible for bringing their child’s food daily.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?LadyBug Academy at Meffieifled is open Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 6:00pm. LadyBug Academy in Arlington is open Monday - Friday from 7:30am - 6pm.
WHAT AGES DOES YOUR PROGRAM SERVE?LadyBug Academy provides care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old.
WHEN CAN I SEE THE LADYBUG ACADEMY SPACE?We currently schedule virtual tours at ladybug Academy, and in - person tours upon previous registration. We are happy to show you our facilities and tell you more about our unique education program. Please contact the us to schedule a virtual or in person tour.
DO YOU CLOSE FOR SUMMER?No, we are a year-round program. Our academic year runs from September to June. Our summer curriculum follows the same daily schedule as the academic year program; however in the summer our program is summer activities focused; it is play based and focused on summer fun like water play and more.
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS?A report containing daily highlights, including feeding and napping schedules, as well as photos from our enrichment activities will be sent to every parent via the Brightwheel app. Parents can register on Brightwheel to monitor their child’s activity at LadyBug Academy.
DO YOU RUN A BACKGROUND CHECK ON YOUR EMPLOYEES?Yes. All our employees undergo a fingerprint criminal background check and sex offender background, as well as child abuse and neglect search check prior to employment for all states they live in the past 5 years.
DO YOU HAVE SIBLINGS PRIVILEGES?LadyBug Academy prioritizes the siblings of enrolled students within our enrollment decisions. We also offer sibling privilege and provide a 10% tuition discount for additional 2nd child and 15% for any additinal children.
WHAT IS YOUR INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY?We follow the Arlington Public Schools for Courthouse location and Fairfax Public Schools inclement weather policy for Merrifield location. In the event of inclement weather, we will provide families with updated information via Brightwheel, by 6:00pm the day before the possible weather-related closure.