Carter Nursery School, Inc. admits student of any race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.  We do not discriminate in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies or scholarship policies.  Carter Nursery School is open to all pre-school children in the community. Toilet training is not required to attend the school.  Current student and sibling registration is held in the Fall and general public registration takes place November 1st.  Please call to schedule a tour today! 
The child must be 4 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year for the 4 year old program, 3 years old on or before August 31 for the 3-year old program and 2 years 9 months old on August 31 for the 2 day program.

Enrollment is for one full school year, September – June.
In the event that a child must be withdrawn, a minimum of thirty (30) days written notice shall be given to the Nursery School Board. No refund will be given.
The following forms must be completed and in the hands of the Director before school starts:
Your child’s medical forms
A physician’s statement of good health.
Parents’ contract (Accident release/Emergency form)
Authorization forms
Financial Agreement
Developmental History Form
Please contact Susan Richards, [email protected],  for copies of the forms or with questions. 

There is a non-refundable application fee due when an application is submitted.  Then, a non-refundable deposit is due to hold your place.  Tuition is divided into 2 installments due on June 1st and October 1st.

Tuition payments are made payable to Carter Nursery School and sent to:
Carter Nursery School
P.O. Box 357
Needham, MA 02492

Tuition Policies
Tuition payments are due in full within thirty (30) days of receipt of bill.
Failure to make timely payment of tuition will result in late fees and/or withdrawal of your child from the program.
Each family shall be financially committed to the class he or she is accepted into and each family is responsible for the total year's tuition regardless of the child's attendance.
There are no refunds of tuition, due to the fact that the school depends on its current budget and enrollment.

Medication Policy
Before any medication can be administered to a child, parents must first complete and return to the Director a Medication Consent Form signed by the physician.  Permission by the physician is required for both prescription and over the counter medication.  Parents must bring in their child’s medication in the original container with the drug dosage and expiration date.  Prescription medication will be administered as directed on the original container’s label.  Forms are available from the Director upon request.  At the end of the school year all medication will be returned to the parent.
Parents are asked to speak with the Director if their child has allergies to food, insects or animals.  Sharing information about the severity of reactions, what is to be avoided and what to do if a child is exposed is encouraged.  Proper forms must be filled out if medication is kept in the school.  All parents are asked to comply with the school’s “nut free” policy when bringing in snacks, lunches and projects.  Pets are not allowed in the preschool areas for allergy and safety reasons.