RATES, FEES & OTHER CHARGES
Early Learning Center
FEES AND PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS:
This center charges a set monthly rate for each age group as well as a $100.00 annual registration fee. Your bill is due between the first and third of each month for that month. A payment plan must be filled out prior to the first of the month if you need to pay later. It will cost you an additional $25.00 per month to use a payment plan. After the fifth, your payment is considered late and we reserve the right to deny care until payment in full has been made. Additionally, you will be charged a $100.00 late fee starting on the 6th. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED to hold your child’s spot, which means that if the child is absent, regardless of the reason, (vacation, illness, etc.) the parent is still billed for that time. Unforeseen circumstances do take place that can cause undue hardship on a family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help, as we are more than willing to work with your family’s situation in times of stress. However all tuition must be paid in full every month to continue care.
FULL TIME= Up to 10 hours in care per day; PART TIME = Less than 5 hours per day School-age In-service days will be charged regardless of attendance, unless prearranged and approved with office.
|INFANTS 6WKS-12M & Walking||TODDLERS 13M-3YR||PRESCHOOL 3YR-12YRS||SCHOOL-AGE 5YR-12 YR|
|PART TIME ||N/A||N/A||N/A||BEFORE AND AFTER- $575.00|
|AM OR PM||N/A||N/A||N/A||AM OR PM ONLY- $375.00|
|PART DAY OR OVER 10 HOURS||$40.00||$36.00||$27.00||$27.00|
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
If you are on child care assistance (pass1/nine star, pass2/3, CITC or OCS) you will we be responsible for anything not covered by that agency. Our rates are above what they cover so your overage plus co-pay must be paid in full the 1st of every month for that month. It is your responsibility to turn in your paperwork, change your address and communicate with your caseworker. Imagination Station Early Learning Center also requires a signed release of information giving us permission to talk to your caseworker to check the status of your authorization and co-pays. The above mention agencies can take between 30-60 days to pay after we bill. We can not bill until the month is complete so anything not covered at that time will be billed to your account in addition to your regular monthly charges.
In order to conserve paper we will not send you a bill in the mail. If you will need to pay your bill AFTER the 5th of the month, you will have to sign a written payment plan. The written plan will serve as notice for both parties so that there is no miscommunication. There is a fee of $25 per month to help offset the administrative staff time it takes to accommodate these special arrangements. If you do not stick to your payment agreement an late fee of $100.00 will be billed to your account. If you need to change your payment plan you must talk to the office prior to your agreed payment date.
We do charge for the following issues, but for new parents to our facility there is a 30 day grace period. We are not talking about the occasional “oops, I forgot my child’s blanket or their extra clothes.” This is for the parents who forget something every week! It is very time consuming for staff to constantly make corrections to computer logs, and to do extra wash (not to mention extra use of soap, water, electric and the wear and tear on machines).
Extra Clothes $ 5.00 each time
Indoor Shoes $ 5.00 each time
Snow Gear $ 5.00 each item
Extra Blanket $5.00 for the week
Forgetting to Sign in/out $5.00 for every entry
Bus Transportation Misconduct is $50.00 per infraction (see transportation forms)
If your family cannot afford clothing, snow gear, etc. please stop by the office. In some cases we can arrange to give your family whatever you need.
If a child is 3 years old, but is NOT FULLY potty trained, (Fully potty trained means: No accidents during the day, child can verbally tell caregivers they need to use the toilet, can wipe themselves and can get their own clothing up and down. An occasional nap time accident does not necessarily mean we will charge the higher rate.) It is our option to charge the higher rate of $950.00 per month until your child is fully potty trained. Child care assistance does not cover this difference and it will be your responsibility to pay. All children at IMS Express must be fully potty trained unless they are a special needs child. (A special needs child is classified “special needs” if: they have a valid IEP assessment or have physical disabilities which prevents them from fastening or unfastening their own clothing, are unable to wipe themselves or cannot get themselves on or off the toilet.) If your child has special needs, Imagination Station and Imagination Station Express Early Learning Center will make every effort to accommodate your child’s individual requirements.