2022-2023 Policies on Tuition and Fees
Below you will find an outline of the policies and procedures regarding the fees charged to the parent or guardian in the Christian education and care of your child/children.
Please note all slots are contracted slots. What does this mean? A contracted slot means that when you enroll your child for full-time or part-time capacity, you will be charged whether or not your child attends for the day/days that they are enrolled. Growing in Grace II strives to give every child enrolled a quality education and care. In order to do this, we do our very best to hire educated and experienced teacher. Our staff needs to provide for the families and needs consistent hours. In order for us to provide this benefit we need to have regular income coming in and consistently be at a break-even base.
There was an increase in tuition of $5 per week that began January 3, 2022.
Two-year-old care: Full time = 5 full days per week (not to exceed 10 hours per day): $145.00
Part time = 4 or less days per week (not to exceed 10 hours per day) $30.00 per day
Three/Four-year-old care: Full time =5 full days per week (not to exceed 10 hours per day): $140.00 per week
Part time = 4 or less days per week (not to exceed 10 hours per day): $29.00 per day
Four and Five Early Learning—VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten): Three hours per day, Monday-Friday, free with authorized voucher from the Early Learning Coalition (ELC). (Parents will be provided with a calendar showing all non-instructional days (days when there is no VPK, but center is still open for care at full rate of pay) and school closures.)
VPK wrap around care: Full time = 5 days per week (not to exceed 10 hours total, including VPK hours per day) = $105 per week
Part time = 4 or less days (not to exceed 10 hours total, including VPK hours per day) = $25
Before and After School Care (School age): Full time = 5 days per week=$105 per week
Part time = 4 or less days per week =$25 per day
Holiday and Summer Care (School aged): Full time= 5 days per week (not to exceed 10 hours per day) $140.00 per week
Part time = 4 or less days per week ( not to exceed 10 hours per day) $35.00 per day
Registration Fee: An annual nonrefundable registration fee of $75 per child.
Field Trips/Special events: We will be very conscious of any extra charges, but from time to time there will be additional funds requested for a special event. These will be brought to the parents only on an as needed basis. We never wish to exclude any child from participating in any special fieldtrip, function, or event due to the parent being unable to afford the charge. Please let the director know that this extra charge will cause a financial burden and we will work out a way for the child to participate.
Late Fees: Tuition is billed on Friday morning for the following week, but can be pre-paid bi-weekly or monthly. All payments will be due on Monday and will be considered late at the end of the day on Wednesday. There will be a 10% charge on any late payments.
Furthermore, Growing in GRACE II is licensed and insured from 6 am to 6 pm. To remain in compliance with all licensing regulations and uphold our liability insurance it is REQUIRED that all students and staff be out of the building by 6pm. If you are going to be late, please call the center at 352-515-5612 and speak to the person in charge. There will be a $1 a minute late pick up charge.
We accept cash, check, or credit card payments: Please make checks payable to Growing in GRACE II. There will be a $25.00 fee on any returned checks and you will need to pay the fee and the amount of the returned check by money order, certified check, or cash.
Online Payments through the Smartcare App
There is a 2.85% bank fee for paying your tuition using a debit or credit card and a .40 ACH fee for any payments made with Smartcare. Weekly statements are available on your Smartcare account or by asking for a paper copy. All accounts are monitored and any account that holds a balance of more than one week tuition will be given a paper copy and spoken to by a member of our administration. Please speak with the director before a financial problem develops. Many times, and arrangement can be worked out in advance of a problem or challenge. Growing in GRACE II reserves the right to refuse admission of any student having delinquent tuition payments.
Please speak with the Director before a financial problem develops. Many time arrangements can be worked out in advance of a problem or challenge. Growing in Grace II reserves the right to refuse admission to any student having delinquent tuition payments.
Please read the parent handbook and understand the responsibilities and the expectations that Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and its ministry in Growing in GRACE II will be asking of you, the parent and/or guardian of the child/children enrolled. By signing the enrollment forms, you are also acknowledging that you are aware of the role and responsibilities that Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and their ministry Growing in GRACE II are offering to you as the parent or guardian of the enrolled child/children.
As we go forward in partnership with you we would like you to know that your family will be in our daily prayers. We will be asking God to be a blessing to you and your family. With God’s help we will share the love and truth in its purity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as we strive to meet your child and family’s Christian and educational needs.