CRC & Knollwood

SMLC Early Head Start

Tuition

Tuition Supplement

CRC & Knollwood

Rainbow Riders keeps a waiting list to enroll new families into our programs at Knollwood and CRC sites. When openings become available in a particular age group, we go to our waiting list to fill the spot. Positions are filled based on families’ first date of contact (the date of the waiting list submission) and with consideration of our partnership agreements with Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, and Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

We typically expect openings in January, March, June, August and October. During these transition times, we move some of our currently enrolled children to their next age groups. We draft enrollment for those transition times about 4-6 weeks ahead so we can identify openings in our classrooms. Once those openings are determined, we go to our waiting list database and begin making offers for enrollment.

If you have any questions or would like a tour, please call either location and one of our Directors will schedule a tour with your family.

Add your child’s name to Rainbow Riders’ waiting list by clicking on the Enroll tab on the right. When your submission is received, an acknowledgment will be sent to your email address. Typically, we will only contact you when we get to your child’s name on the waiting list and can offer you a position.

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We see Rainbow Riders as an extension of our family when it comes to raising our sons – we couldn’t do it without them. They take the time to learn each of my sons individual needs. They are truly amazing! Melanie and Greg Harrell

SMLC Early Head Start

Families that work at least 30 hours per week or attend school full time and meet income guidelines may qualify for our Early Head Start Partnership Program at our Rainbow Riders’ site at SMLC. Eligibility includes a household income that is less than the federal poverty guidelines (about $1,200/month for a family of 4).

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Tuition

Rainbow Riders tuition costs vary by age range and program type and change annually. Rainbow Riders will provide the enrollment costs for each child at the time that an enrollment space is available for your child. Below are highlights of the tuition schedule and payment options.

  • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month OR semi-monthly payments can be made on the 1st & 16th of each month. Weekly payments are accepted for school age Summer Camps only.
  • Tuition payments can be paid by personal check, money order, exact cash, or online with a debit or credit card, processing fees may apply.
  • There are no reductions in fees for days missed for illness, vacation, or days Rainbow Riders is closed due to inclement weather or for planned days such as professional development days or holiday breaks.
  • Rainbow Riders increases tuition costs every September.
  • Registration fees are due annually and are non-refundable. Each Spring, families will be required to register for the Summer and Fall Programs. The registration fees for infants through preschoolers are $25.00 for the Summer Program and $50.00 for the Fall Program. For our school-age programs, Summer Camp registration fee is $50.00 and before and/or after school is $25.00.
  • SCHOOL-AGE FAMILIES: Tuition for before/after or afterschool only includes all teacher work days, early dismissals, delayed openings, and up to 5 inclement weather days per school year.
  • LATE PICK UP: A late fee of $1/minute will be billed to the child’s account when not picked up by 5:45 PM.

Tuition Supplement Program

Rainbow Riders offers families scholarship opportunities with the Tuition Supplement Program (TSP). The PTA supports this program that enables families determined to be most in need to pay a reduced tuition fee each month. Applications are due in the summer with commitments for the next school year announced in early August.

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