If the parent desires to continue the process after receiving the Parent Guide, he/she must return a completed Application Form and non-refundable Fee to the school. A school tour is scheduled. After the tour, the Director reviews the spaces available. The Director contacts the parent whose application matches availability to determine if the parent is still interested in enrolling the child. Parents are then asked to sign a contract to officially enroll their child. Their space is reserved with a non-refundable Enrollment Fee. Prior to admission, the parent must complete a Health Inventory and Emergency Card form for the child’s file. If no space is available, the parent will have the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.
As you rely on our services, we rely upon the punctual pick-up of your child. Our staff members have obligations outside of the school and rely on your punctuality. We understand that uncontrollable factors may arise infrequently causing the possibility of lateness. When such circumstances occur we ask that you contact the school and make alternate pick-up arrangements.
Parents arriving beyond the dismissal time of their selected program are considered late. Parents arriving late on more than one occasion will be subject to a late fee of $1.00 per minute. A separate invoice for late fees incurred will be issued. Continued lateness will result in a meeting with the Director and/or possible suspension of your child from our program.
In order to decrease the spread of communicable illness among the children and staff please make alternate care arrangements for your child if you observe any of the fol-lowing symptoms: temperature of 100 or more within the last 24 hours, diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours, unknown rash or open sores on face or trunk, unusual discharge from eyes, ears or nose, and presence of any communicable disease.
If a child arrives for school exhibiting noticeable signs of illness the parent will be asked by staff to make alternative care arrangements for that day. If a child becomes noticeably ill while school is in session a parent will be notified and the child will be made to feel as comfortable as possible in the office until alternate care arrangements have been made.
Children must by fever-free and/or symptom-free without the use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school. In addition, children being treated by an antibiotic must be on medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
State Regulations permit staff to administer prescription and non-prescription medications to children in our care under certain conditions. Prior WRITTEN consent from the child’s parent is a requirement. If possible, arrange the time of dosage so the child receives the medication at home. A separate medication order form must be completed for each prescription or non-prescription drug. This form may be obtained from your child’s teacher.
Prescription medications must be in a container labeled by the pharmacy or physician with the child’s name and expiration date. The child may receive medication only according to the written instructions of the health practitioner or as stated on the medication label.
Each January, parents are asked to complete the “Intent to Return” form for the following school year which includes the $25.00 registration fee. This re-registration process reserves a space for your child for the upcoming school year.
VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL AND/OR PROGRAM CHANGE
Parents are required to provide a written notice of voluntary withdrawal to the Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the first of the month the parent intends to with-draw his/her child from Monkton Country Day Care. Parents are also required to provide WRITTEN notice when requesting a change in program and/or schedule.
TERMINATION OF CONTRACT
Monkton Country Day reserves the right to withdraw an enrolled child from the school if both the Director and staff feel the program cannot meet the student’s needs. The school reserves the right to terminate enrollment if a parent or child exhibits dis-respectful or threatening conduct toward the Director, any staff member, fellow student, or others. Failure of parents to abide by policies and practices as outlined in the Parent Guide may also result in termination.
Tuition for the school year, September through mid June, is divided into 9 1/2 installments. Statements will be mailed for the upcoming month. Payments are due by the first of that month. As you rely on our services we also depend upon your regular and timely payments. Tuition payments received after the tenth (10th) of the month are considered late and a late fee of twenty dollars ($20) will be imposed. Children are subject to suspension and/or dismissal from our program if tuition bills become in arrears. Tuition for the summer program, mid June through the end of August, is billed monthly in the same manner and reflective of the rates indicated on the summer contract for your program selections. Summer invoices will indicate exact due date. There are no make-up days or reduction in tuition for any absence or unscheduled closing.
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