Rates

Rates are evaluated and may be raised every year on January 1st.
A 2-week notice will be given for rate increases.
If other adjustments are needed, a 2-week notice will be given.

Rates are:

Ages ServedFull time
Per week
Part Time
Per day
Drop-in
Per hour
3 to 18 months $250.00 $70.00 $10.00 per hour, no less than 2 hours
18 to 36 months $225.00 $60.00 $10.00 per hour, no less than 2 hours
36 months to 5 years $200.00 $50.00 $10.00 per hour, no less than 2 hours
Before and After School Care $125.00 $30.00 $10.00 per hour, no less than 2 hours
All Day Rates for School Age During Summer and Non-School Days $200.00 $40.00 $10.00 per hour, no less than 2 hours
Evenings & Weekends $250.00 $60.00 no more than 5 hours $10.00 per hour, no less than 2 hours
Your contract will specify your child's days and hours of care.

Definitions - Full Time, Day Rate And Drop In

My home will be open Monday through Friday 6am-6pm . Special request is needed for weekend care.

Washington state law (WAC 388-73-402) states that "Children should not normally remain in care in excess of ten hours per day except as is necessitated by parents' working hours and travel time to and from the child care facility".

Payment Plan, Penalties, and Extra Charges

Payment Plan:
Parents are required to pay for the time their children are scheduled to be in care. In other words, parents are paying for a space whether their child is there or not.
Payment for care is due in advance on the first day of the week.
Special payment terms are negotiable on occasion and will be defined in the contract.
If payment is not received by Tuesday 5PM, there will be a $10.00 late fee for each day late.
Delinquent accounts will be turned over to our collection service

Holiday Pay:
Fees are not reduced during months/weeks that have holidays.

Vacations and Absences*

  1. You are required to give 2 weeks advance notice for vacation.
  2. I will give you at least 6 week(s) advance notice of my vacation schedule. I will take 2 weeks vacation per year.
  3. Please call and inform me when your child will not attend due to illness or some other event.
  4. Please advise me upon enrollment if you plan to remove your child from child care for any length of time (i.e., the summers for school teachers, or when you are on maternity leave with another child, etc.).

Vacation/Absence Pay:
It is helpful to think of your child care slot as something your purchase each week. It belongs to you whether you use it or not.

Absences are not refundable.
If your child is absent for one week without any notification to me, he/she will be automatically dropped, and a re-enrollment fee and deposit will be collected before the child will be readmitted. You will also be responsible for any unpaid fee.

Payment Penalties:

  1. The fee for late payment is $10 per day. If fees remain unpaid after a period of three days, you child will not be admitted until ALL fees are paid in full.
  2. The penalty for NSF checks is $25.00 plus any bank costs incurred by me. Cash payment is required for returned checks. You may be put on a cash basis after the second NSF check.
  3. Late pick-up fees are $10.00 per hour.

Extra Charges:
Field Trip Fees: Field trip fees will be charged when necessary. You will receive advance notice of any charges.