Early Years Learning Center is open from 6:30am to 6:00pm, five days a week, twelve months a year, weather permitting. Preschool hours are from 8:45am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3:15pm
The preschool rates for the 2015 -2016 school year, are $170.00 a month for the Monday, Wednesday, Friday session and $150.00, a month for the Tuesday / Thursday session. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 that is payable upon enrolling your child in preschool. The rates for the following school year will be set in December. There are still a few openings for the 2015-2016 school year for preschool. Please contact Heather Swanson at 663-0032 for more information.
The rates for the daycare center are on the following page. Hourly, daily, and monthly rates are offered to fit part-time and full-time schedules. Rates are also offered for single or multiple children families. If you use the hourly rate, it is rounded to the nearest 15 minutes. If your child is here for less than fifteen minutes you will still be charged for fifteen minutes. The rate you are billed will depend on what plan you choose for each of your children.
For any unscheduled time there will be a higher rate of $4.85 an hour for the 3-12 year old room and $5.35 an hour for Infant/ Toddler room for the hours that they are here. For no shows you will be charged for a full day $30.00 (3-12 year olds) and $35.00 (Infant/ toddlers) for each day they are a no show. The no show and unscheduled charges are above and beyond the regular billing even if you use the monthly billing plan. No discounts are given on unscheduled and no show charges.
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We offer a discount of 10% for any children who attend our preschool program and our daycare program. The families must use the monthly billing rate to receive the 10% discount. This 10% discount will go towards the monthly daycare fee. The discount does not include the supply fee of $50.00.
Latch key children of St. Joseph School will receive a 10% discount for using the service of our daycare. This does not include the supply fee of $35.00.
Above discounts are available during the school year only. All fees are subject to change without notice.
The daycare bills are rendered on the first business day of every month. They are for the previous month’s time. The bills will be out by the 5th of each month. Bills must be paid by the 15th day of each month. All daycare bills must be kept current. A $1.00 per day late fee will be assessed to each child for every day the payment comes in after the 15th day of the month. For accounts more than one month late, other day care/preschool arrangements will need to be made until the bill is brought current. The children may return at that time. However, at that time all future daycare bills or preschool tuition will be paid at the beginning of the month. There is a $20.00 charge for returned checks.
The bills are found in a box with all of the names alphabetized according to the parent’s last name near the children’s mailboxes in the 3-12 year old room.
It is the responsibility of every parent to pick up his or her bill each month irregardless of how frequent or infrequent the child’s attendance is in the daycare center.
The daycare opens promptly at 6:30am not any earlier. An early drop off fee of $1.00 will be assessed for every minute (multiplied by the number of children in the family). Fees for dropping your child off early will be applied to your monthly bill.
The daycare closes promptly at 6:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m. a late fee of $1.00 will be assessed for every minute (multiplied by the number of children in the family). Fees for picking you child(ren) up late will be applied to your monthly bill.
It is the responsibility of the parent to pick their child up by 6:00pm each day. The authorized and designated back-up parent or guardian will be called to pick up any child at 30 minutes after closing time for the center. If center staff is unable to make contact with parent, guardian or emergency contacts within a reasonable period of time the center will contact authorities.
You will be required to complete a billing plan when you start the daycare. You must indicate which billing plan you would like for each of your children. Once you choose a billing plan you will be charged according to the plan you choose. Your billing choices will be hourly, daily, or monthly. Please refer to the rate section for prices.
You will be able to change your billing plan twice for each child during the fiscal year (July 1– June 30) and changes can not be carried forward into the next plan year. If you start in the middle of the daycare year the number of changes you will be given will depend on what part of the year it is. If you need to change your billing plan more than twice in one fiscal year you will be charged $25.00 for each additional change you make. You must fill out a “Change Plan form” if you would like to change your plan. All requests to change must be turned into the director by the 15th of the prior month to when you want the change (ex.- you must turn in your request by May 15, your change would occur on June 1). All changes will take place on the 1st of the month. If the instance comes up where your child gets sick and misses child care for a period of time you will still have to use your plan changes, but we will review the two week notice requirement on a case to case basis. All changes must be approved by the director. On Special Sign up days if your child is on the hourly billing plan and is here all day, we will charge you daily rate for these days.
Please remember that we do not hold spots. So if you are going to be gone from the daycare for more than two weeks you will be asked to pay for your spot while you are gone or we will have to give the spot to someone else. The amount you must pay to hold the spot will be based on how often you have used the daycare and how much you have paid in the previous months. Example: If you are full time and will be gone over the summer you will be expected to be here or pay for at least 3 full days a week.