Enrollment procedures and policies
Admission to LGMC is based upon a first come first serve basis, but special consideration will be given to parents who already have children enrolled in the Center. LGMC is open to all children regardless of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, or disability. If a class is full, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list. When an opening occurs, parents on the waiting list will be contacted in the order in which they were placed on the list. LGMC reserves the right to enroll or dismiss any child.
Schedule an interview and tour for you and your child with the center director.
- Be sure to review our Parent Handbook and other materials. Don't hesitate to call the director with questions or for references.
- Submit Application form and the non-refundable Application Fee to the center director.
- Selection for admission will be determined by LGMC’s ability to meet your family's needs.
- After reviewing the application, LGMC will inform you of an admission decision as soon as we can!
- A non-refundable Annual Enrollment and Materials fee is due upon acceptance to reserve your child’s place. Since registration is made for the entire school year (September through August), written notice of early withdrawal and one month tuition fee if your child has been enrolled LGMC for four months or less, must be submitted to LGMC office on the first day of the month, at least 30 days prior to withdrawal. This written notice must be received or the parent/guardian will be required to pay the next month’s tuition.
- Complete all Health, Immunization, and Emergency Forms and return them to LGMC. Enrollment may not commence until all required health and emergency care forms and tuition fees have been received. Tuition credit cannot be given for absences due to illness, vacation or other personal plans.
Children are grouped by age as required by the Maryland State Department of Education [COMAR 13A.09.09.10C. (3)(a) and 13A.09.09.10C. (4)(a)]; MSDE, Office of Child Care; and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). LGMS strictly adheres to Montgomery County Health Department guidelines for diapering. Children in the classes for 3-5 year olds need to be toilet trained (unless they have an ADA identified physical disability). A child is considered trained when he can independently, successfully and consistently use the toilet, clean, and dress himself. For success, elastic waist pants are strongly recommended. Toddler class is designed to assist children and families with "potty" training and parents must be consistent at home with the training plan.
mandatory withdrawal policy-
LGMC may terminate a child’s enrollment as follows:
Upon two weeks’ notice for the following reasons:
1. Parental failure to abide by center policies and enrollment agreement
2. Center’s program is not meeting developmental or special needs of the child as determined by the educational director
Immediate withdrawal may result for the following reasons:
1. Health or behavioral reasons that threaten the safety, health, or well-being of the child or other children and staff
2. Chromic disregard of tuition policies
3. A pattern of late pick-up
4. Other conducts of parent/guardians or a child that threatens the well being of other children or staff