Grace Spring Hill | Tuition & Fees

2020-2021 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. Grace strives to give your child a quality education and care. In order for us to offer this we will strive to hire educated and experienced teachers. Our staff needs to provide for their families and need consistent hours. In order for us to provide this benefit, we need to have regular income coming into the center to meet our financial obligations.

Our goal is for us to break-even at the end of the year. We are in the process of expanding our ministry with the purchase of land and building and a new Learning Center. We strive to partnership with you in the growth of your child’s spiritual, social, emotional, fine & large muscles, communication & language, prosocial and cognitive skills and concepts. Together with the Lord as our guide we can make a difference in this life and beyond.

2’s
Full-Time = 5 Full-days a week @ $140 per week (includes a $5.00 discount) and
no more than 10 hours per day.
Part-Time = $29 per day for four or less days a week.

3’s
Full-Time = 5 Full-days a week@ $135 per week (includes a $5.00 discount) and
no more than 10 hours per day.
Part-Time = $28 per day for four or less days a week.

4’s & 5’s Early Learning
VPK (Voluntary Pre-K) Free with an authorized voucher.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 3 hours daily.
(A calendar will be provided showing VPK contracted days, non-contracted days, and center closings)

Reminder: VPK are reimbursed through the State of Florida. They will only pay up to three (3) missed days per month.

Wrap-Around Care for VPK days is also available as follows:
Part-Time = $100.00 per week or $20.00 per day
All wrap-around hours must be pre-approved by the director to assure the health and safety of all children. We want to make sure that our staff to child ratios, and the number of children that we are serving at any one time, is in compliance with our license.

Non-instructional days/non-VPK Qualified Children will be charged the standard rate of $27.00 per day for full-time rates.

School-Age:
Before and After Full-Time $100.00.

School-Age Summer and Holiday Care:
Full-time = 5 Full-days a week @ $135.00 per week (includes a $5.00 discount) and
no more than 10 hours per day.
Part-Time = $28.00 per day for four or less days a week.

Registration Fee:
An annual, per child cost of $75.00 (Offset the costs of education supplies and equipment)
(Non-Refundable)

Supplies:
Annual Fee: $30.00 (Offsets the cost of snacks and is non-refundable)

Field Trips/Special:
Any extra or additional funds needed or requested will be brought to the parent on an as needed basis.

Registration Fee:
An annual fee, per child cost of $45.00 (Offset the costs of education supplies and equipment) (Non-Refundable)

Supplies:
Annual Fee: $30.00 (Offset the cost of snacks and supplies) (non-refundable)

Fieldtrips/Special:
Any extra or additional funds needed or requested will be brought to the parent on an as need basis.

Visitors/Events:
We will be very conscience of any extra charges and do not wish to exclude any child from participating in any special fieldtrips/functions/events due to the parent not being able 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:
Childcare charges will be billed in advance weekly, 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% weekly charge on any late payments.

There will be a charge of $1.00 per minute, if you are over 10 minutes late picking up your child for VPK. If you are more than 20 minutes late then it will be considered a wrap-around and the $18.00 half-day rate will apply.

The Center is licensed until 6:00 p.m. to be in compliance with licensing and to uphold our liability insurance it is required that all children and staff are out of the building no later than 6:00 p.m. There is a $1.00 per minute charge, per child that is to be paid directly to the staff member. Children tend to get very fearful and stressed when they are left waiting. Please remember that our staff has families and outside obligations also to tend to and they have already put in there full-time hours.

Always call, if there are circumstances beyond your control. Speak directly with the director with individual scheduling needs to provide a cooperative arrangement.

Cash or Check Payments:
Make checks payable to Growing in Grace Preschool. 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
Smartcare | Online Payments
For your convenience, we are offering the ability to pay for your service online per debit or credit card. There are banking fees associated with this service. When credit cards are used the bank charges a percentage of the amount paid. There is a 2.85% bank fee for paying your tuition with a debit/credit card and a $.40 fee for any ACH payments made with Smartcare. You will be given a weekly statement of the charges and credits made to your account. You will also receive a year-end-statement for your accounting and tax purposes. 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 Preschool reserves the right to refuse admission to any student having delinquent tuition payments.

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