Fee and Payment Policies

Because we base our tuition for day care on a 12 month program, scheduled payment is expected whether or not your child attends.

Payment for the center is based on a weekly fee.  Weekly fees are due each Monday. Parents who do not pay on Monday will be given a notice of late payment by Wednesday of the same week.  If fees are not paid in full by Friday, child(ren) may be denied admission the following Monday.  

Parents with delinquent accounts have the opportunity to enter into a written agreement with the Day Care Director to retire debt by making regular periodic payments.

The terms and conditions of the written agreement will be determined by the Day Care Director after consultation with the fiscal office.

If a written payment agreement is not followed, child care services may be terminated.  The delinquent account after a period of 120 days is automatically sent to the collection agency at the expense of the parents.

A late fee of $5.00 for every 5-minute period or fraction thereof is charged for children left in our care beyond regular hours.

If you find a discrepancy or mistake in your bill, please submit it to the Director and in writing explain the discrepancy. Adjustments, if deemed appropriate, will be made.  

Late Child Pick-Up Penalty Fees and Payment Procedure

We abide by posted Center closing time. If you don’t come for your child by closing time, you will receive a penalty bill. If a parent hasn’t arrived by closing time, staff will attempt to contact Emergency Contact individuals the parent listed on the child’s enrollment application. Those Emergency Contacts, who are authorized for child release, will be asked to come to the Center to assume responsibility and physical custody of the child.

After ONE HOUR if no one on the emergency list is reached or a custodial parent(s) hasn’t picked up the child, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be contacted. At that point DCFS will determine if the police should be called or the child is taken into DCFS custody. Leaving your child after closing time may result in losing your child’s enrollment space.

To avoid unnecessary frustration for staff and your child, please arrive promptly by our closing time. Our teachers have personal responsibilities to meet and their own families to meet and their own families who need them.

Exemption Days

Children enrolled five days per week (5 hours or more per day) will receive 4 exemption days which can be used for holidays, snow days, sick or vacation days. This credit may be used once per year based on the date of enrollment.

Daily Arrival and Departure of Children

Parents or guardians make arrangements for their child(ren) to be dropped off and picked up at the agreed upon time at enrollment.  If there is a change in schedule, the parent or guardian will speak with YSBCDC Director or designee to make arrangements for the child(ren) to be dropped off and picked up at the new agreed time and written in the child’s file.

If there is an emergency, there will be an excused late pickup of once per year.

An unexcused late pickup will result in the emergency number called and the late fee of $5.00 charged starting one minute past 5:30 p.m. which is our closing time.  Each 5 minutes will be an additional $5.00 late fee and will be paid along with receiving a notice to meet with the director or designee.

If once again a late pickup occurs; there will be another meeting with the director stating a plan for the child(ren) to be picked up one half hour earlier each day by someone designated by the parent.  If this cannot be arranged with success, the child may no longer be able to attend the center.

Voice Mail

Our phone automatically uses voice mail when we are out of the office or using the phone. Please leave your name, number and time/date of call; we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Fees – Effective 7/1/2015

Annual material/activity fee: $50 First child - $35 for each additional child

Registration fee: $25 ($15 for each additional child)

Early Preschool Classroom: Under 2 years of age

FULL DAY (more than 5 hours a day)

5 days                    $33.60 daily             $168 per week

4 days                    $34.50 daily

1 to 3 days             $36.50 daily

HALF DAY (either morning or afternoon and less than 5 hours a day)

5 days                                                    $85.00 per week

 

Early Preschool Classroom: 2 years of age

FULL DAY (more than 5 hours a day)

5 days                    $28.50 daily             $142.50 per week

4 days                    $31.00 daily

1 to 3 days           $33.50 daily

HALF DAY (either morning or afternoon and less than 5 hours a day)

5 days                                                        $71.25

 

Preschool – Pre-K Classrooms: 3 years old

FULL DAY (more than 5 hours a day)

5 days                    $24.80 daily             $124.00 per week

4 days                    $27.50 daily

1 to 3 days           $30.00 daily

HALF DAY (either morning or afternoon, and less than 5 hours a day)

5 days                                                        $62.00 per week

 

Preschool – Pre-K: 4 years and older

FULL DAY (more than 5 hours a day)

5 days                    $23.80 daily             $119.00 per week

4 days                   $27.00 daily

1 to 3 days            $29.50 daily

HALF DAY (either morning or afternoon, and less than 5 hours a day)

5 days                                                        $60.00 per week

Our goal is to change fees no more than annually if warranted.  However, fees may change at any time without notice.

Withdrawal

In the event you withdraw your child from the program, a two week notice is necessary so that we can notify parents on the waiting list. Tuition will be charged until a two week notice is given of the intent to withdraw. A withdrawal form must be signed and your child’s belongings must be picked up as soon as possible.  If your child is absent one week without notification, your he/she may be dropped from the program. 

How and Where to Pay

1.  Please make your check or money order payable to “YSBCDC”. Cash is accepted.  You will receive a receipt.  Payments should be made to our secretary.  Should staff not be available a locked drop box is provided and a receipt will be put in your parent mail box. Please make sure you place payment in an envelope marked with your name as well as your child’s.

2.  There will be a $10.00 penalty according to fiscal policy for any returned checks due to insufficient funds

Before your child’s first day

Early Preschool (15 months – 2 years)

  • Diapers/Wipes
  • 2 changes of clothing
  • Swimming suit/swimmers and towel
  • Family Poster

Preschool and Pre K (3 to 6 years)

  • Pull-ups/disposable wipes (if not potty trained)
  • 2 changes of clothing
  • Swimming suit and towel (summer month)- swimmers required if not potty trained
  • Toothbrush and cap (no electric brushes and slim handle brushes only)
  • Family Poster

Things to do:

  • Read your parent handbook
  • Have all required paperwork and documentation ready
  • Visit the center with your child before their first official day. This will help ensure a smooth transition on the first day of attendance
  • Organize supplies and label them with your child’s name
  • Complete Verification of Receipt (parent handbook) and Family Interest survey