|Table of Contents|
|Health and Safety
|Discipline and Guidance Policy|
|Diapering and Personal Hygiene|
|Termination of Contract
|TUITION AND FEES|
|Like every other business, Greatest Resource operates on a budget. The tuition policies are in place to ensure payments are on time and the operation of the business runs smoothly and meets your expectations of top-quality care for your child.
Tuition is due and payable on the days/dates that you have selected on your Financial Agreement and are considered late after 4:00pm that day. Late Payment fees will be applied. Payment obligation is based on the hours and
days you have contracted. Those hours and days are reserved exclusively for your child and will be your financial responsibility regardless of attendance. Tuition covers only the hours of care you have contracted. Any additional times before or after the contracted hours will result in additional charges. Meals, snacks, and preschool activities normally occurring during your contracted hours are included in the tuition fees.
Periodically, your recorded attendance times will be reviewed and your child's weekly tuition may be adjusted to reflect arriving earlier or picking up later than your contracted hours. In addition, tuition is reviewed every June to determine what, if any, increase will take place in the next year.
All enrollment forms, two-week advance tuition payment, and registration fee for the new enrollment must be filled out to hold a position for a child. In addition, a percentage of the weekly contracted tuition will be paid weekly. Monies paid to hold any spot are not creditable to any other dates, times, or accounts. Parent has three business days from the time of contract signing to cancel the Contractual Agreement and receive a full refund of monies paid. After the third day, ALL fees paid are non-refundable.
New Enrollment - Greatest Resource will hold a toddlers/preschooler's position for up to 4 weeks at 50% of weekly tuition. Beginning the fifth week, full tuition is required.
New Infants - Greatest Resource will hold an infant's space for 8 weeks at 50% of weekly tuition. Beginning the ninth week, full tuition is required.
Older Siblings - Full tuition is required regardless of attendance. However, Greatest Resource extends the option of you allowing the older sibling to stay home one week (5 days) with you and the new sibling to help facilitate bonding between siblings. No tuition is required for that one week period (5 days). The five days must be taken consecutively and within 30 days of the infant's birth.
Registration fees help cover administrative cost associated with enrollment and to replenish supplies such as glue sticks, paint, and paper. A registration fee of $25.00 per family is due upon enrollment and is renewable every August. This fee is applicable for all full time, part-time, preschool, and drop-in enrollments. Registration fees are not refundable.
There may be an occasion that a fee will be charged for field trips. You will be given ample notice of any fees. Should you choose to not participate in the field trip, no fee will be charged to your account but you will still be financially responsible for normal childcare tuition for that day.
Childcare is a legally deductible expense. Greatest Resource will provide you with regular receipts (upon request) and a year-end total for your income tax purposes.
I accept payments for tuition and fees in the form of cashier's checks, personal checks, money orders, and cash. Cash payments should be for the exact amount - change will not be made and accounts will not be credited! Checks should be made payable to P***** H****.
You may pick the pay dates that work best for you budget, (daily, weekly, twice a month, the entire month, etc). Like every other business, Greatest Resource operates on a budget. The tuition policies are in place to ensure payments are on time and the operation of the business runs smoothly and meets your expectations of top-quality care for your child. You are expected to stick with your selected pay dates as Greatest Resource's budget is created around the pay dates of all clients. If you need to change your schedule, please see me first so I may plan for the change.
Delinquent Accounts - "No Pay, No Play"
Due to past experiences, I have had to adopt a "No Pay, No Play" policy. Please be sure you arrive in the morning with your tuition. I reserve the right to turn you away at the door until payment has been made. Please do not take it personal, it is business.
Late accounts will be charged $15.00 per day until account is paid in full. If your child is not in attendance on your scheduled pay date, you are still expected to pay. Failure to do so will result in a late fee penalty added to your account.
Account may be turned over to a collection agency and Parent/Guardian will be responsible for all fees incurred by the collections agency.
We have all experienced financial difficulties at one time or another. I will make every effort to be helpful in establishing a financial plan to allow continued enrollment in Greatest Resource. However, there may be a time or circumstance when I may request that you not bring your child until payment can be made.
If your check is returned due to insufficient funds, you will be charged a returned check fee of $35.00 in addition to the original amount of the check and any bank fees incurred due to your returned check. This is payable immediately and may be paid with cashier's check, money order, or cash. You may be required to pay in cash thereafter.
NSF is considered a breech of contract and Provider reserves the right to terminate the contractual agreement. If it become necessary for Greatest Resource to resort to legal action to collect fees, the parents/guardians will be responsible for any fees incurred by P**** H*** and/or Greatest Resource.
Late Pick-Up Fees
Children become upset when parents are late picking them up and late pick-ups often affect the plans I have for my family after hours. Late fees are calculated by 15 minute increments, not by individual minutes. Late fees are accessed using the following scale: If you pick up your child between 5:01pm and 5:15pm, a $10.00 late fee payment is required. If you pick up your child between 5:16pm and 5:30pm, a $20.00 late fee payment is required. In other words, $10.00 is added every 15 minutes.
If you are more than one hour late, your listed emergency contacts will be required to come pick up your child. If I am unable to reach you or your emergency contacts at any time, Social Services will be called to pick up your child for safekeeping.
Parent / Guardian is financially responsible for all absences. If your child/children are absent for any reason, you are still responsible for paying for the time you have contracted. If this is a planned absence, such as a vacation, payment must be made prior to the absence; this will guarantee his or her space upon return.
Please call when appointments or absences will affect your child's schedule. Any child absent for more than three consecutive days without notification, or who is absent with a delinquent account, may be considered, at the discretion of the Provider, to be dropped from enrollment and the position may be made available to other clients.
All scheduling changes require prior approval and a two-week notice. If going from full to part time, full time tuition is required for those two weeks. If going from part to full time, full time tuition is required as soon as the schedule change takes place. Greatest Resource reserves the right to deny changes in contracted hours.
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