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Enrolling with Chutes ‘N Ladders childcare is easy. We have all the resources you will need to help you pick the right childcare provider for you. By following the steps below, you’ll have everything you need to enroll.


Find the right room for your little one.

Parent Handbook

Review our policies and practices.


Learn about our curriculum.

Tuition Payments

Chutes ‘N Ladders’ fees are to be paid every Monday of the week. If we have not received payment by Wednesday, you will be charged a late fee of $10.00. If we do not receive the payment for the week your child will not be able to attend until payment is made in full. Parents can make arrangements e.g. parents who pay a month in advance get 10% discount. Alternative arrangements on payments must be in writing signed by the parents and Director.

Infant Program

Full Time – $165/week

Part Time – $135

1 Year Old Program

Full Time – $155/week

Part Time – $135

2 Year Old Program

Full Time – $145/week

Part Time – $125

3 Year Old Program

Full time – $140/week

Part Time – $120

4 & 5 year old

Full time – $135/week

Part time – $110/week

Voluntary Pre-K Program


Infant drop off


1 year old drop off


2/3/4/5 year old drop off


Payments should be deposited in the tuition drop box by the sign-in/sign-out sheet. Payment is due on the Monday of the week your child attends. We accept cash, check, money order for payment of tuition and fees. If paying by cash, please be sure to put your money in a sealed envelope in the tuition box, with your child’s name written clearly on the envelope. Please refer to the tuition rates and dee schedule for more details. We do not issue refunds. Rates are subject to change. You will be given a 30-day notice prior to a rate increase.


Our clients love us! See some of what they have to say about Chutes ‘N Ladders childcare.

I would say for the record your center is run with the highest regard for children, and their safety. Staff is caring, and responsible. My child is always learning new things, and the center is clean and employees’ professional. I appreciate also that you are understanding of a child’s medical appointments, and do not penalize or suspend a child that has numerous appointments.

Thanks for your help.


I wanted to take this time to thank you for all you and your staff have done to help my girls succeed academically, socially and respectfully. Alyssa is very advanced for her age and I know that is a big part of all the hard work and dedication you all gave her. Emily is so excited to start school tomorrow, but like Alyssa, I now she will miss her friends and teachers. I will miss Chutes n’ Ladders. Words cannot describe my appreciation. We will definitely stop by once in a while to say hi. Hopefully we can actually get together sometime. Keep in touch  I hope you have a great year!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is required for staff to work in childcare?

All staff appropriately screened local and State.

40 Hour introductory childcare training in:-

  1. Early Literacy for Children Age Birth through Three.
  2. Child Care Facility Rules & Regulations.
  3. Health, Safety and Nutrition.
  4. Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.
  5. Child Growth and Development.
  6. Behavioural Observation and Screening.

Complete with their first year and pass exams on each section, if they fail they cannot work in childcare.

10 –hour in –service training annually.

0.5 continuing education unit of approved training or 5 clock hours training in early literacy and language development.

What extra training do staff do in your childcare facility?
  1. Hands on training by our Director and from the Early Learning Coalition.
  2. Staff Certified  Basic First Aid
  3. Staff Certified CPR and AED.   Adult/Child and Infant.
What do I need when I am enrolling my child?
  1. Come meet with our Director have a tour of the school.
  2. Receive a copy of our facility Policies and procedures.
  3. Complete our enrolling packet
  4. Children’s Health Physical exam/immunization record within the first 30 days.
  5. Child will not be allowed in school after 30 days if the records are not received..
What are the Staff-to-child ratios?

Under 1yr. 1:4

1 yr. Old. 1:6

2 yrs. Old. 1:11

3 yrs. Old. 1:15

4 yrs. Old. 1:20

5 yrs. Old. 1:25

What food and Nutrition do children get at your school?

We have a Menu approved by the USDA.

  1. Breakfast,
  2. Lunch,
  3. Snack.

See our Menu.

What is school readiness?

School readiness is a child’s ability to successfully carry out kindergarten work. For a child to be fully ready for school, he/she needs to have mastered certain abilities in a comprehensive set of areas of development or Domains of Learning:

  • Language & Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Social Studies
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • The Arts
  • Social/Personal Development
What is VPK?

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before September 1 each year.

VPK gives each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life with quality programs that include age-appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills, accountability, manageable class sizes and qualified instructors.

Parents can choose from one of several program options available from private and public providers. Providers have flexibility to structure the hours per day and days per week to meet the required number of instructional hours.

School Year Program – 540 instructional hours. Class sizes are not to exceed 11 students when there is a single lead instructor or up to 20 students with a lead instructor and an assistant. Instructors must have a minimum of a Florida Child Care Professional Credential.

What is the Teacher training for VPK class?

To be a VPK teacher you will need more than the state required 45 hours. VPK teachers have an A.A. degree or a Florida Child Care Profession Certificate (FCCPC).

Where can I get help for day care fees?

Visit these sites:

Early Learning Coalition of Florida Heartland, Inc.

Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County Child Care Connection 

Military fee assistance programs: 

Where can I get help for my child health Insurances?

Florida Kid Care.

If you have a question not answered here, feel free to contact us.

How to enroll.

Now you’re ready to being our enrollment procedure.

Meet with our Director

Before enrollment, you must come meet with our director and have a tour of the school. We feel this first interaction is very important to develop a long relationship.


Complete Paperwork

You will receive our facilities’ Policies and Procedures as well as an enrollment packet, which will be returned by your child’s first day at the school.


Provide Health Information

WE will need a copy of your child’s health physical and immunization records within their first 30 days with us. Children will not be allowed to continue attenuating after 30 days if these records are not received.