Children are accepted from six weeks of age through twelve years of age. September 30th of each year is used as the dividing line for grouping the various age groups during the regular school session. NOTE: CHILDREN ARE ACCEPTED ACCORDING TO THE DATE OF APPLICATION, their space being reserved when the registration fee is paid. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE FEE except in the event that a family is moving from the area BEFORE the child starts attending our center. This fee must be paid once per year.
We will call applicants that are on our waiting list in early spring to fill vacancies and pick up their paperwork for the fall preschool year. In order for a spot to be reserved, the following items must be turned into the office: a non-refundable registration fee: completed paperwork packet, and current immunization record. The first supply fee must be paid in September.
Eastwood Baptist Childcare Center prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicapped conditions, religion, or ancestry. The center reserves the right to refuse any application.
PAYMENT PROCEDURES/LATE FEES
Business hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A late fee of $2.50 per minute is charged when a child is not picked up by 6:00 p.m. This is to be paid within one week or a 10% increase will be added. The daycare does not open until 6:30 a.m., even though teachers may be in their rooms making preparations for the day. A child may be left before 6:30 a.m. only in emergency situations and if prior arrangements have been made. You will be charged a drop in fee for arriving early. All fees must be paid in advance and we do not accept post-dated checks. There is a $20.00 service charge on all returned checks. After the second returned check on any one family’s account, personal checks from that family will no longer be accepted. If after two weeks your account is not paid and no notification has been given to the director/assistant director, your child will automatically be dropped from the roll and your space will not be held.
Upon completing the registration paperwork for your child you are required to state how your payments to our center will be handled: weekly, biweekly, or monthly. If payments are not received as agreed upon, a late fee will be charged. A $25.00 initial late fee will be charged, with an additional late fee of $10.00 per day until the payment is paid in full. Should there be an unusual family situation that will disrupt your normal payment plan, please come by and talk to someone in the office. On the Friday before school is out in May and Dec 23rd of each year, each account will need to have a $0.00 balance in order for your child/children to continue attending the preschool.
CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE (effective Fall 2014)
- Registration Fees (This fee is paid yearly for all children)
1 child - $50
2 children - $70
3 children - $80
- Supply Fees
Infant to 11 months old - $50 due in September
1–4 years olds - $50 due in September and $50 due in February
- Weekly Fees (Effective January 2015)
All day care:
6 weeks to 12 months: $140/week
13 months to 12 years: $130/week
School age care (Rate during school year, rates change during holidays & the summer): $75 per week
***FOR FAMILIES WITH MORE THAN ONE CHILD IN FULL-TIME CHILDCARE A $20 DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED PER CHILD FOR EACH ADDITIONAL FULL-TIME CHILD AND A $10 DISCOUNT FOR WILL BE APPLIED PER EACH ADDITIONAL SCHOOL-AGE CHILD
*** If your child attends Eastwood on a school holiday, there will be an additional $15 charge for the day(s) they are here.
*** During the summer you will pay Summer Camp tuition.
PRESCHOOL ONLY FEES & INFORMATION (effective Fall 2015)
1 Child - Mondaу through Friday (3 & 4 years) 8:00–12:00: $240.00/month
1 Child - Monday through Friday (3 & 4 years) 8:00–2:00: $300.00/month
*** This fee must be paid in full by the 1st of each month.
*** There is a $20 discount (monthly) for two or more in our Preschool Only Program
***ALL FEES ARE CHARGED FOR SPACE RESERVED FOR YOUR CHILD, NOT FOR DAYS PRESENT.
SUMMER ONLY ENROLLMENT
We will have summer enrollment in the spring. You will be required to pay a summer-only enrollment and registration fee.
Drop-in care will be provided only if space is available in the desired age group. Priority will be given to those children who are usually enrolled for full-time care. The drop-in fee is $25 per day, regardless of time spent and includes lunch.
***Drop-ins for more than two days in any one week will be charged a full weekly rate.***
Fees are due on the day services are rendered and advanced arrangements must be made. Drop-ins are not accepted between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. (nap times).
DROPPING OUT FOR THE SUMMER
Children who drop out for the summer are required to pay the Fall Registration & Supply Fee (if applicable) and have a zero balance before dropping out for the summer. You may drop in during the summer and pay a $25 per day drop in fee.