Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to be potty trained before entering the school?
No

Are the school’s teachers Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certified?
Yes, our teachers are ECE-qualified.

What is the school’s cancellation policy?
There is a $150 non-refundable fee due upon registration. Any post dated monthly cheques for tuition will be returned to the family for month’s unattended.

What if I cancel before school starts? Are my fees refundable?
No… the $150 fee is not refundable at any time.

Does SCNS offer a before or after school program?
The school does not have a program set up for such a service.

Is there a discount for multiple siblings attending the school within the same year?
No. A discount is not available for families with multiple children attending in the same year. Further, because the school is a co-op, members with multiple siblings (including twins/triplets) may be asked to assume more than one committee role during the year.

Is there a registration fee?
There is a $150 registration fee that is non-refundable.

Besides tuition and registration fees, are there any additional fees of which I should be aware?
There is a deposit cheque required at the beginning of the year. When you join, you will receive a binder containing detailed information about the school. The binder is expected to be returned at the end of your year. If the binder is returned and the toy wash is completed by a designated person from your family, the cheque is not cashed.

How can tuition fees be paid out?
Tuition fees are paid by 12 monthly post dated cheques made out to the school upon registration. Or, you may chose to pay the school up front for the year’s tuition.

How often do I have to assist as a duty day parent?
The program requires that each class have the two qualified teachers and one duty day parent. Depending on how many children are enrolled in the class and how often the class runs, it may be about once every fifth week.

What are the committees that I can join?
There are several committees/jobs that you can participate in: Communications (year book, website, etc), Treasurer, Secretary, Registration, Program, Special Events, Social and Class Equipment.

Is there a non-duty day or a non-committee option?
Yes. There is now a non-duty day option.

However, all families are encouraged to participate in a committee and participate in the classroom as a duty parent. Participating in the co-operative duties like duty day and a committee, provides a great sense of fulfillment and enjoyment while being a part of your child’s first learning experience.

How can I register a child for the school?
Registration information is available online here.

How can I find the school in Etobicoke?
Directions and contact information for the school can be found here.

Sunnylea Co-operative Nursery School is a preschool for 2 and 3 year olds located in Etobicoke, just west of Toronto, Canada