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Waiting List & Enrollment


Waiting List

Many of our classrooms have a waiting list for students wishing to enroll. You are welcome to download, print and complete our waiting list application. Once you submit your completed form to the Director, along with the $25 application fee, you will be notified that your child has been added to our school's waiting list and one step closer to being enrolled in the MDS community.

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Once enrolled, we are glad to welcome you to the MDS family. We will need the following items before your child's first day. 

1. Completed and signed enrollment paperwork

One will be emailed to you once accepted into MDS


2. Food Allergy/Intolerance Form


3. Signed Parent Handbook


4. Current Immunization Records

Learn more about Idaho Childcare Immunization Requirements here.


Tuition & Fees

5-days (Monday-Friday), 3-days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 2-days (Tuesday, Thursday)

In 2023, Moscow Day School moved to a flat tuition model that represents the way we operate as a school and not simply a daycare center. While the needs of students change as they grow from the infants to toddlers to pre-K kiddos, the quality and dedication of our teachers is consistent. 


All classrooms



All classrooms



All classrooms


Each January the MDS Board of Directors considers the financial needs of the school and determines if a tuition increase is necessary. Any increase is communicated clearly with families and is implemented in July of the same year. 

Tuition Payments & Late Fees -

You will receive your invoice electronically through Procare (the communication platform used by MDS) by the 1st of each month. Tuition payment is due in full by the 5th of each month.

Tuition Late Fees: 

$50 additional fee (per tuition).......... on the 6th of the month

$75 additional fee (per tuition).......... on the 11th of the month

$100 additional fee (per tuition)........ on the 16th of the month

Enrollment Terminated...................... on the 25th of the month

If tuition payment is not received in full by the 25th of the month and the Director has not been notified of a need for a payment plan, your child's enrollment will be terminated immediately and the outstanding account will be forwarded to collections.

Payment plans may only be made up to three times per calendar year. Late payments or more frequent payment arrangements in excess may be cause for dismissal. 

Waiting List Application Fee - 

All new families are required to pay a $25 application fee at the time of submitting the waiting list application. If after submitting your child's application, you choose not to attend, you will forfeit your application fee. Your waiting list application will not be accepted without the $25 fee.

Supply Fee - 

To cover the cost of our many activities and projects, a $60 per child fee will be added to tuition invoices 3 times a year. Summer, Fall and Winter (supply fee will be pro-rated for those enrolling later in summer or enrolling for partial semester sessions).

Drop-In Care -

Drop-in care is sometimes available for enrolled families with children ages 6wks-5yrs old at $10.00/hr.

We do require advance notification to verify that space is available.

Monthly Holding Fee -

A monthly holding fee option is available if you have need of it while continuing to hold your child's space at MDS. You have the option of paying a holding fee at half the rate of the full-time tuition. The holding fee option is only available for up to three months, anything past this will need to be paid at the full tuition rate to hold your child's space at MDS.

Sick Days & Early Pick-Ups -

There is no credit for sick days or early pick-up times.

Late Pick-Up Fee - 

Our program ends promptly at 5:30pm. If your child is picked up past this time, you will be required to pay an additional fee of $5.00 per minute. If a parent/guardian does not show up to pick up their child by 5:30pm, the teachers will immediately call the parent/guardian and emergency contacts. If the child remains at the school at 6:00pm without communication from the parent/guardian and no designated person arrives to pick up the child, then the police will be contacted and a police officer will come to the school and take the child to the police station.


  • What families does Moscow Day School serve?
    Moscow Day School serves all families in our community. Our school serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.
  • How does the waiting list work?
    Childcare is highly competitive in our area. We will send email confirmation once all items are received and your child is placed on the waiting list. We do our best to accommodate your anticipated start date, however there is no guarantee of availability. You will be contacted via email or by phone regarding availability, but are welcome to call or email the school directly to check on your child's waiting list status. Questions? to contact Moscow Day School, call 208-882-8426 or email
  • If Moscow Day School doesn't have openings, who does?
    Call 2-1-1 from any Idaho landline and ask for Child Care Resource and Referral. They will be able to connect you with child care providers in your area.
  • Do you accept ICCP?
    Yes, you may begin the process through the Department of Health and Welfare. You will be responsible for paying tuition in full until we receive a projection letter indicating the amount the school will receive monthly for your child. This letter comes to the school monthly once you qualify.
  • Do I need to make an appointment to visit Moscow Day School?
    Parents of enrolled children are welcome any time during the day. Perspective families are always welcome, but calling ahead to schedule a tour is appreciated to ensure we have availability.
  • Are my donations to MDS tax deductible?
    Yes, donations to qualifying Idaho educational institutions such as Moscow Day School are eligible for a 50% tax credit - a reduction in the actual tax you owe. If you itemize your taxes, a donation to MDS will enable you to get income tax donations on both your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit. Idaho individuals may take up to 50% of a gift of $1,000 (a tax credit of $500), while married couples may take up to 50% of a gift of $2,000 (a tax credit of $1,000). An example - married couple, filing jointly, eligible for itemized deductions and in the 35% marginal tax bracket. - Gift to MDS - $400 - Tax benefit from itemizing deductions - $140 - State tax credit - $200 - Net out of pocket cost of gift - $60
  • My child is not vaccinated. Can he or she still attend Moscow Day School?
    Yes, you must submit a completed and signed exemption form to the school.
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