A Message To Parents

We realize each child that enters our school is unique and has a different set of needs. It is our sincere desire to accept the challenge and work toward the goal of meeting those needs. The school's goals are to provide a secure environment, positive development of your child's physical growth, social and intellectual stimulation and encourage a positive self-image.
For some children it will be the first separation from mom and dad and a first time experience in school. For other children it will be change of childcare center and for some it will be the transition a pleasant experience for you and your child.
It is sometime more difficult for the parent to make the adjustment than it is for the child. You can expect tears, clinging and begging, "I want to go home" or "I want to go with you". This is perfectly normal and can last as long as 2 weeks, but usually less than one week. We are prepared, with your help, to handle these" transition anxieties" and help your child enjoy the balance of a loving, learning and happy experience at Panda Bear Academy. The following are suggestions that may make the transition easier for you and your child.
1. Let your child visit the school prior to their first day to meet the teacher and the children and to see the class room and the playground. Then, when you talk to your child about the new school there will be things he/she can relate to.
2. We encourage you to call and or come by to check on your children during the day. We are more than happy to go and check on your child when you call the center. We ask that parent do not call the school to talk to their child.
3. Let your child know that you love him/her and assure him/her that you will return. Remember children can not relate to specific time period, so say, "I will be back right after snack time". Then be sure that you are on time for at least the first couple of weeks.
4. If your child have favorite blanket, stuffed animal, etc., allow him/her to bring it until he/she has made the adjustment. Please be sure to label all items your child may bring to the center.
5. Be consistent, once the decision to leave for the day has been made, it is important that you follow through. Children need to known what to expect. Remember, we too want the best for your child. Don't hesitate to share any special needs or concerns with your child's teacher, the director or the administrator. We are here to help in any way we can

Tuition and Other Fees

A registration/supply fee is required upon enrollment. This fee is non-refundable and will hold a space for your child for up to two weeks. This is an annual registration/supply fee and will be charged at each anniversary of your enrollment.
Fees are based on enrollment, not attendance. No tuition adjustments will be made due to illness, holidays, school closings, or transfers. Days cannot be exchanged or made up for other days. Weekly tuition due on Monday a late fee of $15.00 will be charged on accounts not paid by Tuesday at closing an additional $10 will be charged on Thursday if the tuition is still unpaid. Pay NCI Monthly fee by the 10th of each month if not after this day late fee charge of $15.00 will be added to your monthly fee. The monthly must be paid by the 20th of the month or else will be denied entrance until your account has been paid in full.
When enroll in part-time program, full tuition is due each week in full. No credit will be given for day or weeks missed.
A two-week notice for withdrawal is required; otherwise for two week period is due.

OUR LOCATIONS
Location #1: West Campus
3416 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77063
Tel: 713-784-2378
Fax: 713-784-2375
Location #2: Southwest Campus
9805 Bissonnet St. Ste. A
Houston, TX 77036
Tel: 713-771-1343
Fax: 713-784-2375
Location #3: Katy Campus
19823 Younglake Blvd
Houston, TX 77084
Tel: 832-321-3588
Fax: 713-784-2375