Contract

    

CONTRACT FOR SERVICES
Childcare services will be provided at the Grapevine Early Learning Center for ___________________, beginning ____________________________. My child, ________________________________ will be enrolled as (please check one):
Preschool:
o Full Time: Preschool and Childcare, Mon-Fri $160/week
o Full Time Preschool Only, M-F (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) $100/week
o 3 year old Full Day Tuesday and Thursday $80/week
o 3 year old Preschool Only-same days $50/week
o 4 year old Full Day Mon, Wed, Fri $120/week
o 4 year old Preschool Only-same days $75/week
__________ School Age children attend for before and/or after care, during spring, winter and summer break from school – $100 per week. A Summer Program fee will be required to secure your child’s summer slot. The Summer Program fee will be determined in April each year.
__________ School Age Before and/or After Care Only – $50 per week. Child does not attend Center on days when school is closed during the school year.
__________ Drop-In Care is $6/hour based on space available, up to six hours per day.
ENROLLMENT FEE: The preschool enrollment fee is $150 and $85 for school age children. It is due at initial enrollment and each September 1st thereafter. One week’s tuition is required as a security deposit.
TUITION: Tuition is due each Monday (or the first day your child attends the Center if part-time). A late fee of $15 per day will be charged for any payment not received by 6:00 p.m. on Monday (or the first day your child attends the Center if part-time). Tuition may be paid by personal check, money order or cashier’s check (no cash, please). The fee for a returned check is $25. Payment by money order or cashier’s check will be required if two checks are returned for insufficient funds within a one year period. All tuition payments are to be placed in the Weekly Tuition Payment envelope on the Parent Communication Board.
Please note that Preschool tuition is due every week from beginning of school through the end of the school year and includes any holidays, sick days taken by your child, or closings that may occur at the Center. The School Age tuition is due every week and includes any holidays, sick days taken by your child, or closings that may occur at the Center. School Age Before and/or After Care tuition is due every week from beginning of the school year through the end of the school year and includes holidays, sick days taken by your child, or closings that may occur at the Center.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A fee equal to one week’s tuition, along with the first week’s tuition is due at the time of enrollment. A two-week written notice to the Director is required to withdraw a child from the program. The security deposit will be used to pay for the final week when a two-week written notice is given and your account is current. If a written notice is not given to the Director, the parent(s) are then responsible for the contracted rate for the final two weeks, whether our services are used or not. If it is necessary for the Center to terminate this contract, the parent will receive two week’s written notice.
The Grapevine Early Learning Center closes at 6:00 p.m. It is imperative that parents pick up children prior to 6:00 p.m. In the event that you are late picking up your child from the Center, a late fee of $20 for each 15-minute block of time will be assessed (beginning at 6:01 p.m.) Parents must notify the Center at 410-535-2447 if they are delayed beyond their scheduled time of arrival. The late fee will still be assessed if the parent calls first and arrives late. This late fee is due when you pick up your child.
If your child is preschool hours only, it is equally important that parents pick up their child at 11:30 a.m. Full day students and staff have a schedule to follow each day. Late pick up of a child does result in disruption of the routine. The late fee of $20 for each 15-minute block will be assessed (beginning at 11:31 a.m.)
Refunds are not given for Center holidays or days your child is absent.
Sick care is NOT available at the Center. It is the parent’s responsibility to make alternate arrangements.
The Grapevine Early Learning Center will follow the Calvert County Public Schools policy for inclement weather.

Please feel free to call 410-535-2447 or check the website for more information regarding weather related closures or delayed openings.
Occurrences which are contrary to this contract will invalidate the contract and be cause for dismissal of your child from the program.

I understand and agree to abide by the policies and procedures as stated in the Parent Handbook and this service contract. I also understand that from time to time, the Center’s Board of Directors and/or the Center Director may implement or change policies as needed. I understand that I will be notified at least 30 days of such changes.
PARENT SIGNATURE___________________       DATE________________

DIRECTOR SIGNATURE_____________________      DATE_______________

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
Enrollment Forms Submitted: Date of Withdrawal:
o Health Inventory
o Emergency Information Card
o Parent’s Guide to Regulated Childcare
o Handbook Receipt
o Behavior Policy Receipt
o Agreement for Services
Registration Fee Paid: $ /Date:
Deposit Paid: $ /Date: