Tuition at Dartmouth Children's Center is pre-paid.
Payments for children enrolled on fixed schedules are due on the
Thursday , prior to your child's scheduled week
of attendance. Any payments received after Friday will be considered
late and a $3.00 late fee will be applied to tuition. Families
who use drop in service will be requested to pay tuition on the
last day of the week the child attends. Chronic lateness may be
grounds for termination. Dartmouth Children's Center accepts
checks, money orders, and cash. Each family will be provided a
monthly summary of their account. Please remember the staff and
program that provides the care for your child relies on tuition
Families who refer a family that registers their
child to Dartmouth Children's Center will earn 1
free day of child care per child enrolled to the
Families with two or more children enrolled full-time will
be allowed a 25% discount on the child with lowest tuition. Families
with two or more children enrolled part-time will
be allowed a 10% discount on the child with lowest tuition.
Extended hours will be provided on an as needed basis. Advanced
notice must be given if your child is not regularly scheduled
to attend during these hours or a late fee of $3.00 per 15 minute
will be assessed after 5:30 pm. Extended hours should be pre-paid
and included in tuition payment for the following week.
A late fee of $10.00 per 15 minute per family will be assessed
if the child is left at the center after closing.
Chronic lateness may result in termination. Any child left after
6:00 p.m. will warrant the following steps:
1 - At 6:00 p.m. the staff notifies the Administration
and attempts to call the parents
2 - if parents are unavailable, the staff will attempt to contact all persons
listed on the Release Authorization and Consent form.
3 - If the staff is unable to contact parents or any authorized adults by 6:15
p.m. , the staff will contact the director or the owner. If the director or
owners are unavailable the police will be contacted. If the director or owners
are available to return to the center, they will contact the police at 6:30
Checks returned for insufficient funds will be subject to a charge
of $15.00 per return. After receiving three returned checks,
we accept only cash. A September materials fee may be implemented.
Tuition must be paid for a full week regardless of attendance in
order to retain placement. Partial tuition reimbursement for
extended illness (two or more consecutive weeks) will be at the
discretion of the Director. A doctor's note must be obtained
stating type of illness and length of absence in order to be
considered for partial reimbursement.
Families of children enrolled full time will be allowed 7 tuition
free days per year after one month of attendance for which no
tuition will be expected. Families of children enrolled part
time will be allowed tuition free days equivalent to that child's
week after 3 months of attendance. Two weeks advance
written notice must be given to the Director. Payment
for week returning from tuition free days is still expected the
Thursday before returning to the center. Checks can be mailed
to us if out of town, and must be received no later than Friday.
SNOW DAY POLICY
Center reserves the right to close due to severe
weather conditions. The safety of children and
staff are considered when closing decision is made.
The closing decision will be made by the teacher's
ability to arrive safely. 4-8" will be a possible
delay. 8+" will
be a possible closing. The decision to close early
will be made by the family's ability to get to
the center. If there has been 4-6+" in a short
period of time you should call the center to check.
A message will be left on the answering service
at the center.
ARRIVAL - DEPARTURE
Care Center will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. , Monday through Friday. We offer a before/after
Kindergarten and School Age programs. The School
Age Program is open all hours of operation during
non-school days. Please accompany your child inside
to the Program in the morning to assure contact
with the staff and sign him/her in on the attendance
sheet. Upon departure, please sign your child out
as well. Parents must call the Program
if their child will be absent