I, ________, understand tuition is considered a lump sum for the entire year experience. It is not broken down into individual days or months. Some months will have more days attended and some months will have less days attended. If the payment plan chosen is the 8 or 10 equal payments, I understand that payments are not for the months attending but are set up in payments. I also understand that unplanned missed days will not be made up and there will be no credit in tuition, as explained in the parent handbook.
We will not make up any unplanned missed days of school. This is due, in part, to state law that prohibits children to be in our care for more than 12 hours a week. In every effort to comply with and be faithful to the laws that govern our operation, there is simply not an opportunity to make-up an unplanned missed day(s). We will make up holidays that fall on Mondays (Labor Day, MLK Day, President's Day). We will make up those days on the following Friday, as reflected in our school calendar.
There will not be a credit in tuition for missed days due to weather. We run on a budget and have expenses due even when there are not any children present. Tuition is considered a lump sum for the entire year experience. It is not broken down into individual days or months. The payment form signed at the beginning of the year explicitly states that some months will have more days and other months less days, but that you understand you are paying for the lump sum of the year. That lump sum can be broken down into 10, 8, or 2 equal payments, or the one-time lump sum.
Unfortunately, inclement weather/sickness/etc. days are something that we are not able to plan for in advance, and are something that will be different and unpredictable from year to year. We completely agree that missed days are a shame, but we hope this clarifies why unexpected days are not able to be made up and why a credit in tuition is not a part of our policy.
Payments are due by the first Monday/Tuesday of each month, if making monthly payments. (Excluding August, which is due at Open House or the first day of school.) We do have a late fee of $10 for payments made after this time.
If withdrawing your child from the program, please note that a 2 week notice is required. Otherwise, you are responsible for the tuition payment for the full month. If you finish the year with a balance, your child will not be allowed to enroll for the following year until the balanced is paid.