Kinderplatz Childcare & Education Center

Tuition & Terms

Kinderplatz Childcare & Education Center – Tuition & Terms

All rates listed below include breakfast, lunch and snacks (does not include special dietary requirements), and most enrichment programs. Some activity fees are charged separately. Tuition is due in full every Tuesday. A late fee of $30 (per week) is applied to any past due charges and also to any returned checks. We accept families who receive child care subsidies from various county or government assistance programs, including Military Subsidy programs. Please contact the Admissions Director, Barbara Hamilton, for further information.

Weekly Tuition Rates Effective October 31st, 2016 to October 29th, 2017

Non-Federal Families

Days/Week Infants Younger Toddlers Older Toddlers Young Preschool Preschool/ Pre-K
4–5* $390.00 $385.00 $307.00 $286.00 $279.00
3 $290.00 $287.00 $229.00 $213.00 $208.00
2 $194.00 $193.00 $159.00 $146.00 $141.00
Daily Drop-In (when space allows) $98.00 $97.00 $77.00 $72.00 $71.00

Registration Fee: $160 + a non-refundable two-week deposit is required – due upon confirmation of child’s start date.

Holding Fee: A flat rate holding fee equal to one week's tuition is required in order to hold an enrollment opening when vacation time needed exceeds eligible vacation time benefits (must use all available vacation time first). Applicable only when enrollment space allows - see Admissions Director for approval prior to vacation.

Federal Families

Days/Week Infants Younger Toddlers Older Toddlers Young Preschool Preschool/ Pre-K
4–5* $365.00 $360.00 $295.00 $272.00 $265.00
3 $272.00 $266.00 $219.00 $201.00 $197.00
2 $183.00 $178.00 $147.00 $135.00 $132.00
Daily Drop-In (when space allows) $92.00 $90.00 $74.00 $68.00 $67.00

Registration Fee: $130 + a non-refundable two-week deposit is required – due upon confirmation of child’s start date.

Holding Fee: A flat rate holding fee equal to one week's tuition is required in order to hold an enrollment opening when vacation time needed exceeds eligible vacation time benefits (must use all available vacation time first). Applicable only when enrollment space allows - see Admissions Director for approval prior to vacation.

Federal and Non-Federal Families

Hourly/Overtime Care $13/hour (when space allows)
School Age $60/day (when space allows)
Federal Association Dues $100/year**

* Sibling Discount of 10% off tuition is available for additional (older) child(ren) for full-time families with (all) siblings on a full-time schedule.

** Payment options provided separately. Please see Association Bylaws in our Parent Policy Handbook for more information.


Full-time/Part-time Enrollment Policies

Enrollment Definitions:
  • Part-Time: 2-3 days enrollment per week.

  • Full-Time: 4-5 days enrollment per week.

Note: Children may attend up to 10 hours per day. Overtime charges apply to any child that is at the Center more than their contracted hours per week (i.e. enrolled 3 days per week x 10 hrs. = 30 hrs. per week). No half-day rates are available, although Drop-In/Daily care &/or Hourly care is available per prior approval from one of the Directors, when space allows. Waiting List/Start Date priority is given to federal families and those seeking full-time enrollment. Sibling Discount is available for full-time families only.

Weekly Contract: Families that enroll their child(ren) part-time must contract for specific days of the week, to be changed only upon approval from the Directors. Families that wish to attend on different days each week must pay for a full-time slot in their child(ren)’s classroom(s), in order to allow for this type of scheduling flexibility.

Vacation/Sick Leave:

Full-Time Families: **Six months after each child’s confirmed start date, full-time children are eligible for two weeks of vacation/sick leave per enrollment year. Vacation/sick leave must be used as a full week Monday–Friday. Kinderplatz requires a two-week notice for one of these weeks, and will allow short notice for the other week.

Part-Time Families: **Six months after each child’s confirmed start date, part-time children are eligible for one week of vacation/sick leave per enrollment year. Vacation/sick leave must be used a full week Monday–Friday. A two-week notice is preferred.

**Note: f a family switches from part-time to full-time enrollment, the family will not be eligible for full-time vacation/sick leave until six months after the contract change. If switching from full-time to part-time enrollment, the part-time vacation/sick leave policy applies six months after the contract change.

Disenrollment:

Prior to a child’s disenrollment by the family, a two-week notice is required.

Holiday Closings/Child Absence:

Full-Time: The tuition for the weeks in which holidays occur remains the same as any other week. Families will pay weekly tuition rates even when their child is absent due to illness, appointments, or any other reason (with the exception of approved Vacation/Sick Leave).

Part-Time: If the Center is closed due to a holiday on a child’s contracted day, the family will not be required to pay for the day of closure. Families will pay for contracted days even when their child is absent due to illness, appointments, or any other reason (with the exception of approved Vacation/Sick Leave).

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