Enrollment / Tuition

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 11th at 8:30 a.m. for students who are currently enrolled, their siblings, alumni families, and Christ Lutheran Church members.

On Wednesday, January 18th at 8:30, registration is open to the public. 

We will offer a  four-day (Monday thru Thursday) Pre-K for 4&5 year old’s. In addition, we offer a three-day (Tuesday thru Thursday) program for 3&4 year old’s. Classes meet from 8:15-10:30 OR 11:45-2:00.

Tuition for the  four-day Pre-K class will be $1,360.00 for the year or EIGHT installments of $170.00. This is a small monthly increase from the previous year, but please note that  we are changing from nine installments to eight.

Tuition for the morning three-day three year old program will be $1120.00 for the year or EIGHT installments of $140.00. This is a small monthly increase from the previous year, but please note that we are changing from nine installments to eight.

Classes available:     Four-day 4/5’s Pre-K     OR     Three-day 3/4’s Program

Times available:     8:15-10:30 AM   OR    11:45-2:00 PM

Fill out an application and return it with the $85 registration fee.

Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to:
Shining Lights Preschool
311 N Hershey Rd
Normal, IL 61761

Open house information including the open house date and school supply list will be mailed out before August 10th.  Other information that will need to be provide:

  1. Emergency information and authorized pick up list needs to be turned in before school starts.
  2. The consent form must be signed and returned prior to the first day of school.
  3. Turn in a medical report prior to the  first day of school.  Each child must have a physical exam including TB Test unless waived by a physician, a lead screening and/or test, and up-to-date immunizations.  The medical report must be dated less than six months prior to enrollment.  The medical report is valid for 2 years.
  4. A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate must be presented.  A copy will be made and kept at school in the child’s file.

Shining Lights Preschool is a non-profit Christian Preschool that does not discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color and national or ethnic origin.  Our goal is to help children grow spiritually, emotionally, creatively, intellectually, socially and physically.

Enrollment Guidelines

Age qualifications for enrollment are based on birthdays on or before September 1st. Class sizes are limited. Prior to enrollment at Shining Lights Preschool, students are required to be toilet trained. Wearing a pull-up or plastic pants is NOT considered potty trained. Due to health, safety and legal concerns, please teach your child to be independent in their bathroom needs. Bathroom accidents do happen, but if wet or dirty pants occur more than two times a month we will ask you to keep your child home until they are accident free. Additional occurrences will be handled on an individual basis by the Director and Preschool Board. This is necessary for the school to remain within the Department of Children and Family Services guidelines.  Shining Lights Preschool admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. View our handbook for additional information.

Tuition and Field Trip Information

A registration fee of $85 will be required when a child is enrolled. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. In addition, a $15 field trip fee is collected at the beginning of the year at Open House.

During the school year, tuition can be refunded on a pro-rated basis, if a two weeks notice is given. However, when a child is absent and the parent wishes the slot for the child to be saved, until the child’s return, full payment for time missed is required.

If you choose to pay by installments, payments are always due by the first Tuesday of the month.  A late fee of $10.00 will be charged after the second Tuesday of each month.  Failure to follow the tuition schedule, as set by Shining Lights Preschool, will result in the request for the withdrawal of the child.  If checks are returned to us due to non-sufficient funds, 10 calendar days are allotted to make a cash payment for the tuition plus a returned check fee of $10.00 or whatever fees we incur from the bank.