Registration Information

Zion Early Education Center

 2018 – 2019



Dear Families:

Although we are only partially through this school year, it is necessary to begin scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year.

From January 26th  to February 2nd , Zion Church members and all families with children currently enrolled in our school, whose tuition accounts are current, may participate in priority enrollment.  On February 5th at 8:30 a.m., “in-person registration” is open to all on a first come, first serve basis.

To receive registration materials, please return the attached form to your child’s teacher or the office.  Materials will then be sent home.  A place will be reserved for your child only when completed application plus applicable fees are received.   Our class sizes are limited so please return your application as soon as possible.

In addition to our traditional preschool and kindergarten programs, our school offers an optional extended care program.  Extended Care details are outlined in the attached letter.  Children must be enrolled in our preschool program in order to attend Extended Care.

Morning preschool classes meet from 8:30-11:00 a.m.; students in our Pre-K class will meet from 8:30 until 12:00 Kindergarten will be offered if there is sufficient enrollment and will meet daily from 8:30-2:50 p.m.     

In compliance with the State of Delaware’s school entrance requirement, children must reach the appropriate age to enter school in September.   For each of the following age categories, your child must meet the age requirement by August 31, 2018 to qualify for enrollment in that program.

Two Year Olds:   Two, three and five day options: 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Three Year Olds: Two, three and five day options: 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Pre-K (Four Year Olds): Five day option: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kindergarten (Five Year Olds): Five day option: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.


Monthly Tuition

(Sep 2018 thru

Preschool Classes Progam Days Offered Annual Tuition   May 2019) *
2 Day 2 Year Olds Tuesday & Thursday $2,670.00 $296.67
3 Day 2 Year Olds Mon – Wed – Fri $3,005.00 $333.89
5 Day 2 Year Olds Monday thru Friday $3,490.00 $387.78
2 Day 3 Year Olds Tuesday & Thursday $2,670.00 $296.67
3 Day 3 Year Olds Mon – Wed – Fri $3,005.00 $333.89
5 Day 3 Year Olds Monday thru Friday $3,490.00 $387.78
Pre-K  *(see note below) Monday thru Friday $4,950.00 $550.00


 Kindergarten                       Monday thru Friday     $5,310.00                         $590.00 


*Pre-K class time is extended to 12:00 p.m. to allow more time for academic           



REGISTRATION FEE:   A registration fee of $50.00 is required for the first child enrolled

and $40.00 for each subsequent child — which is due when the completed registration materials are returned.  This fee is not part of the tuition and is non-refundable.  The

first tuition payment must be received by September 1, 2018 to complete the registration process.   This tuition is refundable only if the child moves from New Castle County prior

to September 1st  AND  provided the school receives written notice prior to this date.

EXTENDED CARE:   An optional extended care program is available for students enrolled

in our school.   Parents may select a full-time or part-time extended care schedule for their child.  Details are outlined in a separate letter.

FIRST RESPONDER’S DISCOUNT: Zion now offers a 10% discount to all children of first responders.

POC:  Our school now accepts Purchase of Care payments.

Please fill out an application or contact the school office should you have any questions.


Thank you!

Saralee Hawk, Director