ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING FEES
Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, Chickpeas will offer free full day 3-K and Pre-K, through a contract with the NYC Department of Education. The DOE age cut off for eligibility is December 31st. This means your child may start 3K in September at 2 years old, as long as they are turning 3 by December 31st. For PreK, they may start at 3, but must be turning 4 by December. All 3-K and Pre-K students must attend school 5 days per week. Chickpeas charges no tuition or fees for 3-K and Pre-K students during the DOE-funded school day, but additional fees apply for our Early Bird, After School and non-DOE day care.
The DOE school day runs from 9 am - 3:20 pm.
EARLY BIRD CARE
To better serve our families, chickpeas offers Early Bird care before the scheduled DOE day begins. Early Bird care is offered from 8-8:45am, Monday through Friday. The 2022-2023 rate is $8/day*. Families can sign up for three, four, or five days week. There are three registration periods each year. More registration information will be provided with enrollment to Chickpeas.
Chickpeas also offers After School care after the DOE scheduled day ends at 3:20. After School is offered from 3:30-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. The 2022-2023 is $20/day*. Like Early Bird care, families can sign up for three, four, or five days week and there are three registration periods each year. More registration information will be provided with enrollment to Chickpeas.
To better serve the families in our community, Chickpeas remains open 8:00am-6:00pm for an addition 10-12 days between September to June. We refer to these days as our non-DOE Days, and families may choose to send their child to as few or as many of them as they wish for an additional fee. The rate for the 2022-2023 school year is $80/day*, not including Early Bird and/or After School care.
For the 2022-2023 school year, Chickpeas non-DOE Days (open and serving families for a fee) are listed below:
Monday, September 26th (Rosh Hashanah)
Tuesday, September 27th (Rosh Hashanah)
Wednesday, October 5th (Yom Kippur)
Monday, October 10th (Indigenous People’s Day)
Tuesday, February 21st (DOE Midwinter Recess)
Wednesday, February 22nd (DOE Midwinter Recess)
Thursday, February 23rd (DOE Midwinter Recess)
Friday, February 24th (DOE Midwinter Recess)
Wednesday, June 28th (DOE no longer in session)
Friday, June 30th (DOE no longer in session)
*All additional programming is split into 3 Periods that parents can register for throughout the year:
1) September - December
2) January - March
3) April - June
*Refunds are only granted for any days purchased that Chickpeas is unable to provide Early Bird, After School, and/or non-DOE Day care due to Covid-related illness or early closure.
CAMP IN JULY
Chickpeas is open for four weeks in July (we are closed on Independence Day) and families can choose to send their child for 2, 3, or all 4 weeks of our camp. Camp includes daily sprinkler play in our backyard, trips to Prospect Park, and all day field trips to places like the Transit Museum, Coney Island, Puppetworks/JJ Byrne Playground, etc. Currently enrolled students get first priority in our camp admissions, followed by alumni 'Peas, then by incoming 3 year old 'Peas, then the general public.
*Please note: The rates listed above are subject to change for school year 2023-2024.