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MONTHLY TUITION & RETAINER FEE
INFANTS AGES 12-24 MONTHS
[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]] CHILDREN AGES 2-6 YEARS OLD [[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]
Fees are payable in advance and are due no later than the monthly payment due date. You are paying for a specific slot, so no discounts are given if your child does not show up. This includes parent vacation and absence due to illness.
Retainer Fee: A non-refundable retainer fee will be needed for your child to start, or to hold a spot for your child.
Late payment: A fee of $15.00 a day will be assessed if the payment is not received by the due date. If nonpayment is an issue more than three times, the provider reserves the right to terminate service without notice.
Over-time fee: A late fee of $1/minute per child will be charged for late pickups. Example - 15 minutes late; you owe $15 per child; 30 minutes late, you owe $30. This rule will be strictly enforced, and more than 2 late notices may result in a Termination of Services notice. This includes late or early drop off for the morning program.
Returned Check: There will be a fee of $30 for any returned checks and you will also be required to pay any additional fees incurred. If two checks are returned, you will be required to pay with cash. If there are continuing problems with payment the provider may terminate service without notice.
YOUR CHILD’S SPOT
The spot that you sign up for is a permanent spot, whether it is part time or full time. If a parent would like to change the number of days originally contracted for, it must be approved by the owner for availability. You will then be able to choose from the available spots as agreed upon with the owner and renew your contract for those days. A thirty-day written notice will be required for any change, or for termination of your child's spot.
*You may drop your child off and pick up at any time that is convenient for you. It is your slot that you are paying for and may use it as you would like.
LEAVE OR VACATION
Vacation Leave: Story Book will be closed on all major holidays; Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after), and Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years Day. It is the parents' responsibility to obtain substitute care on these days. Story Book reserves the right to be closed up to two weeks a year with sufficient notice.
Sick/Personal Leave: Although the provider will make every attempt to be available each day, it is possible that the provider may not be able to staff the daycare due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. illness, family emergency). In this rare occasion, parents will be notified as soon as possible and will be responsible for finding alternate care.
Child's Absences: The parent should inform the provider if the child is going to be absent due to illness or vacation. You are paying for a specific slot, so no discounts are given if your child doesn't show up. This includes parent vacation and absence due to illness. Payment is due prior to the vacation.
Under no circumstances will parents bring a sick child to daycare. A sick child should be allowed to recover fully after an illness so that other children in the group do not risk exposure and so that the child is able to fully participate in childcare activities. No child will be accepted with a fever of 100 orally or greater, vomiting, diarrhea, runny crusty eyes, or unexplained rash or has had any of these symptoms within the last 24 hours.
The following bacterial infections warrant exclusion. You should treat the child with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning the child to childcare: