Fees, Rates & Payment Procedures

Rates & Payment Procedures

YOUR SPECIFIC RATE(S) WILL BE OUTLINED IN YOUR CONTRACT.  CHILD CARE FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE AND ARE DUE NO LATER THAN PICK UP TIME ON THE LAST DAY OF CARE FOR EACH WEEK, FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK’S CARE, UNLESS ANOTHER ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN MADE AND AGREED UPON.  PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE BY DSS, CASH, MONEY ORDER OR BANK CHECK.  WE REQUIRE PROMPT PAYMENT.  WE ASK YOU TO CONSIDER HOW YOU WOULD FEEL IF YOUR EMPLOYER CAME TO YOU ON YOUR EXPECTED PAYDAY AND TOLD YOU THAT YOUR PAYCHECK WOULD BE DELAYED?

THE SUCCESS OF OUR CENTER DEPENDS UPON THE PROMPT PAYMENT OF FEES TO TAKE CARE OF DAY-TO-DAY EXPENSES.  FEES ARE COMPUTED WITH THE FOLLOWING FACTORS IN MIND:

  • FOOD, HEALTH SUPPLIES, CRAFT/ACTIVITY/CURRICULUM SUPPLIES, TOYS, COMPUTERS, PLAY EQUIPMENT AND BOOKS PROVIDED FOR THE CHILDREN
  • OUTSIDE PLAY EQUIPMENT
  • EMPLOYEES’ SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, WORKER’S COMPENSATION, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
  • EMPLOYEES’ CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • EMPLOYEE WAGES AND BENEFITS
  • BUILDING RENT, HEAT, ELECTRICITY, TELEPHONE, MAINTENANCE AND LIABILITY INSURANCE
  • ADDITIONAL TIME SPENT, EACH DAY, ON RECORD KEEPING, PARENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION; CLEAN UP FROM CHILD CARE, AND SHOPPING TRIPS FOR FOOD AND SUPPLIES

FEES

  1. ANYTIME YOUR CHILD IS DROPPED OFF OR PICKED UP WITHIN FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES OF THE AGREED UPON TIMES WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT OF THE PROVIDER, YOU WILL BE CHARGED $10.  A FEE OF $5.00 FOR EVERY FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES THEREAFTER, OR ANY PART THEREOF, WILL BE CHARGED FOR EACH EARLY DROP OFF OR LATE PICKUP.  THERE WILL BE THREE (3) ALLOWABLE PREARRANGED EARLY DROP OFFS OR LATE PICKUPS PER MONTH THAT WILL BE CHARGED AT A RATE OF $5.00  PER HALF HOUR, OR ANY PART THEREOF FOR A MAXIMUM OF ONE (1)HOUR.  LATE FEES WILL BE ADDED AND DUE WITH THE FOLLOWING WEEKS’ PAYMENT.   
  2. THE FIRST TEN (10) DAYS OF CARE ARE PROBATIONARY FOR THE PROVIDER, PARENT, AND CHILD.  THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE TERMINATED AT ANY TIME DURING THAT PERIOD.  OTHERWISE, TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE IS REQUIRED IF THE CHILD IS TO BE PERMANENTLY REMOVED FROM THIS CHILD CARE.  TWO (2) WEEKS FEE WILL BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE, AND, IN FACT, WILL BE DUE WITH NOTICE OF PLANS TO DISCONTINUE ENROLLMENT.  EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF GROSS MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF EITHER PARENT OR CHILD, PROVIDER WILL ALSO TENDER TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE PRIOR TO CESSATION OF CARE. YOUR FEE WILL BE DUE WHEN NOTICE IS GIVEN.
  3. CHILDCARE FEES ARE BASED ON ENROLLMENT (A RESERVED SPACE), NOT ON ATTENDANCE.  TO MAINTAIN A RESERVED SPACE, FEES MUST BE PAID DURING THE ABSENCE OF A CHILD DUE TO ILLNESS, HOLIDAYS, VACATION, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON.
  • PARENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY ONE-HALF THEIR RATE FOR ONE (1) WEEKS VACATION.  ANY OTHER TIME OFF WILL BE CHARGED AT YOUR FULL RATE.               

4. IF FULL PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WHEN DUE, CHILD WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO CARE UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS MADE.

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