The tuition and fee schedule will be determined and provided to each family at the time of enrollment. The tuition and fee schedule is subject to change at any time without notice- usually in January of each year. Please see the Center Administrator or Director for an up-to-date Tuition and Fee Schedule.
1.There will be a non-refundable $50 registration fee per child. This fee is assessed for any child who is new to the center or a child who is re-enrolling after an absence.
2.There will be a non-refundable fee to reserve a spot for your child on an upcoming roster. The fee is equal to one week’s tuition and is due within the time specified at the time you received your enrollment paperwork. For children who begin during the time frame specified, this payment will be applied toward the first week’s tuition.
3.Tuition payments are due each Monday for that week’s care. Tuition remains unchanged for holidays, days your child does not attend the Center when they are scheduled (sickness, etc.), snow days or other emergencies. The only time tuition would not be due and payable would be during the child’s week of vacation. (See Vacation section #8 below) Payments can be made as follows:
a.Direct Deposit - Automatic transfers can be made weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Transfers are initiated the weekprior to the week of care with the actual transfer happening on the Monday of the week of care. Administration reserves the right to offer direct deposit as the only option for families who have exhibited a pattern of late tuition payments.
b.Personal Check - Checks should be made payable to: Hearts & Hands Inc and placed in the drop box (mailbox) located in the sign-in area.
c.Outside Source (i.e. county, state, or university) –It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the full tuitionpayment is made in a timely and accurate manner.
4.You will be responsible for any bank fees associated with the processing of any paymentreturned to us due to non-sufficient funds. If we get a second NSF check, all your future childcare tuition payments will have to be paid by cash, cashier’s check or money order.
5.Additional charges may be charged for special activities and field trips. Parents will be notified in advance of up-coming events and costs.
6.A $200 holding fee must be paid prior to the child’s last day of attendance in cases where Hearts & Hands is holding a spot for a returning child on an upcoming roster. This option may not be available in all situations.
7.Vacation Voucher – For eligible families, a vacation voucher will be issued in December and must be redeemed during the upcoming calendar year. Eligible families must have a tuition account in good standing in order to receive a voucher. Each family is allowed the vacation time that reflects their weekly schedule. Vacation means your child is not in attendance at Hearts & Hands. Vacation Vouchers are not issued for those children enrolled in our school age programs (i.e. Tree Frogs and Butterflies). To redeem your voucher, read the section below which describes your option for making tuition payments:
Direct Deposit - Place your vacation voucher into the black payment box near the sign-in book. Have the vacation dates recorded on the voucher. Your next available automatic transfer will be adjusted accordingly.
Personal Check - Place your vacation voucher into the payment box in place of payment for your vacation week or with your reduced payment if selecting single days.
Outside Source (i.e. county, state, or university) – Place your vacation voucher into the payment box in place of your co-payment for your vacation week or with your reduced co-payment if selecting single days.
In the rare event that a refund is due, please provide a written request to the Center Administrator. If deemed
appropriate, a check will be written directly to you for the amount.