Rates & Payment Procedures


Terms of Enrollment: All families are required to enroll for a full week of care.  Requests for part-time enrollment will be permitted only as it can be balanced with other part-time requests.  Fees are based on enrollment, not attendance. Payment is still required if your child is absent.

Registration Fee: Year Round $70.00, Summer $20, School Year $50 non-refundable registration fee

Wait List Fee: non-refundable $45.00 (applies to registration fee at the time of enrollment)

Educational and Care Program Fees:

Toddler Care (18 mos. – 36 mos.)

  • Weekly rate of $160.00.
  • includes breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack

Preschool Only:  August – May,  8:30-11:30am

  • T/Th          $97.00 /month
  • M/W/F      $128.00 /month
  • M-F           $215.00 /month

3-5 Year Old Preschool

  • Weekly rate of $150.00
  • includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
  • includes preschool

School Age Before and After school care

  • Weekly rate of $150.00 (summer, field trips included)
  • Weekly rate of $80.00 (school year)
  • Transportation fee of $20.00/month for Seward and St. Vincent
  • No school day care fee of $15.00/day (for those who sign up)
  • includes breakfast and afternoon snack, lunch on no school days
  • additional fees for fieldtrips on no school days may apply

PAYMENT PROCEDURES

Registration fees are non-refundable.  Annual student registration fees apply toward 12 months of continued enrollment.  Pre-registration for the Summer and Fall sessions is held in late January to mid February for current families enrolled.

Tuition billing and payments are handled elcetronically.  Parents need to turn in a voided check and debit authorization form at registration.  Drafts for weekly payments will be initiated on Fridays.  Drafts for families paying on a monthly basis will be on the 15th of the month.

LATE PAYMENT POLICY

Payments recieved after five days will be assessed a $25 late fee.  Accounts that are past due for more than two weeks will result in suspension of child care until the account is paid in full.  We will reserve your child’s space for one week.  If payment is not recieved by the fifth day of suspension, services will be terminated.  If for some reason you find you are  unable to pay the tuition, please contact the director.  We are more than happy to work out a suitable arrangement with you.

LATE PICK UP FEES

Parents/guardians picking up their children after the 6:00PM closing time will be charged $7.50 per child every 15 minutes.  This does not mean that families have the option of using childcare past 6PM.  The late fee is to discourage late pick up.

Families arriving after 6PM on three different occasions may be asked to make other childcare arrangements which more adequately meets the hours needed for childcare.

Preschool Only parents/guardians dropping off or picking up their children more than fifteen minutes before or after the designated preschool only time will be charged $7.50 per child every 15 minutes.

ABSENCE POLICY

Because St. John Child Development Center is an educational program, not just daycare, fees and tuition for the total program are calculated for an entire school year and then paid for by the week/month instead of by the day.  If a child is absent for illness, vacation, etc. tuition rates remain the same.  No refunds are given for illness, vacations or no school days.  Those days will not be made up.  Please see the calendar for the dates the St. John Child Development Center is in session.

Updated 4-2020