Like every other business, Quality Care CDC Child Development Center Inc. operates on a budget. Our policy of tuition and fees enables us to budget for the center based on receiving payments on time. Otherwise it becomes very difficult to make purchases and pay salaries – absolute requirements for our academics to run smoothly, meet your expectations and support your child.
Tuition is due regardless of attendance. This applies to private pay and DHS parents that exceed their number of days in attendance for DHS to pay for absent days for the month.
There is a $30.00 enrollment for the first child and $15.00 per additional child due at the time of enrollment, which is due every year during the month of March.
Tuition is due and payable on Monday or on your child’s first program day of each week by 6:00pm. A delinquency fee is charged in the amount of $25 per day. Tuition consists of 10 hours per day for private pay students. If your child has a birthday and it now qualifies you for a lower tuition rate. The tuition rate will be adjusted for the week after the week after your child’s birthday. For DHS clients the number of hours allotted by your individual case manager not to exceed 10 hours per day.
All tuition is due regardless of attendance. All children not in attendance for one week with tuition unpaid will be considered dropped from enrollment and will be replaced with someone from the waiting list.
We accept payments in the form of a cashier’s check, money order, personal check, cash and credit cards. Quality Care CDC provides receipts for payments made for childcare, if you need a tax statement at the end of the year there will be an additional cost of $5.00 due when the statement is picked up.
If you have a problem with your payment, please talk to one of the directors. We will make every effort to be helpful. In special circumstances, we may request that you do not bring your child to Quality Care CDC until payment can be made. If your payments are not received within a reasonable time, it will be necessary for us to turn your account over to a collection agency.
Summer Camp Fees (Ages 4 – 12 only)
Summer camp starts from June through September or when school starts for the next year. During this time there are summer camp participation fees every month. This tuition fee is for your child’s participation in activity events scheduled for the summer. The summer camp participation fee range from $5.00 – $20.00 per week. Summer camp fees are due at the beginning of each month. If the fees are not paid by the beginning of each month your child will not be able to participate in that months activities.
**Summer camp tuition is subject to change with prior notice and the schedule of payment is also subject to change with prior notice posted in the center.
Multi Family Discounts
Families with two or more children will receive a multi family discount of 5% off if their children are in attendance for the entire calendar year. Families that have children in attendance for the school year or summer vacation only will not be eligible for the multi family discount.
Refunds will only be given for the week that the child is not in attendance, and the reason for refunds must be a valid dissatisfaction with the care provided. If a child has attended on day or more within that the current week a refund will not be given. All guidelines including a two week notice must be within the refund policy. For example if a parent prepays for child care for on month and then after the first week of the month realizes that they must change centers we must have a formal two week notice. Only the last week of the month will be refunded.
DHS Subsidy Co-Payments & Monthly Recurring charges
Co-payments & monthly recurring charges for all DHS subsidy recipients are due on the 1st day of every month. If the co-payment is not paid on the 1st day of the month there will be a $25.00 late fee per day. If the first falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday the co-payment is due on the last working day before the upcoming month.
Example: January 1st is a holiday therefore; the co-payment would be due December 31st unless it is a holiday and in that case would be due the last business day of the month.
For all DHS clients we only accept Week 5 contracts. This means that you must be approved from DHS for 5 days of child care per week. We do not accept part time for any child 5 years of age or younger. We do not promote parents swiping their cards on days that their child was not in attendance. We are a full time only program and your child must attend a minimum of 4 hours and 1 minute per day with only 5 days of absences per month.
In the event that your check is returned to Quality Care CDC for non-payment, we will make a second attempt to collect from your checking account. If the check is still unable to be paid there will be a $30.00 return check fee applied and payment will need to be made by a cashiers check, money order or cash including the $30.00 before your child can return to the center. If there are repeated instances of returned check, you may be required to pay with a cashier’s check, money order or cash payment on an ongoing basis.
Late Pick-Up Fee
Children become upset when parents are late picking them up. Additionally, when you are late, Quality Care CDC faces staffing and licensing issues. As a result, we charge a late pick-up fee per child, which is $2.00 for every minute past your 10-hour childcare maximum per child. All children enrolled in the AM program must be picked up by 6pm, after 6pm late fees will be accessed. All children enrolled in the PM program must be picked up by 11:30pm, after 11:30pm late fees will be accessed.
For example: If you arrive at 6:10 p.m. there will be a $20.00 late fee. Our standard late fee is $2.00 per minute late per child.
If you are receiving DHS subsidy and your allotted time is until 3:00 p.m. and you arrive at 3:05 p.m. there will be a late fee of $10.00 which is $2.00 per minute.
The late fee will have to be paid before your child attends the center on the next business day.
*** We reserve the right to change tuition rates with a prior 30 day notice posted in the lobby of the center. **