Late Pick Up Policy
Late pickups are emotionally difficult for children and staff. The time spent waiting to be picked up can seem like an eternity to a child who is wondering why her/his parent or caregiver hasn't arrived. Our dedicated staff may have family responsibilities or children of their own waiting for them, and thus by picking up your child late, you may be making another parent later for their child. Please call 985-4257 if you find yourself in a situation where you will be later. (See late fee pick up schedule).
Our later policy is as follows: AJNP and Childcare Center closes promptly at 5:30pm.
10-15 minutes late $10
15-30 minutes late $15
Anything over 30 minutes is $30
Late fees are payable to A Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare Center. Payments must be given to a staff member on duty at the time of pickup or they will be automatically billed to your account. Payments must be paid within five business days in order for your child to continue the program.
A 30 Day written notice must be given to Rachel Chaisson, Director of A Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare Center. A withdrawal form will be provided and must be used to give such notice. Withdrawal with less than 30 days' notice will still require 4 paid weeks in full.
The non-refundable deposit in the amount equal to the first and last months tuition is due with the application to reserve your child's spot. This is applied toward your tuition but is non-refundable.
We, at A Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare Center, are honored to partner with you as a support in raising your children. A joint venture like ours is highly dependent on good communication and partnership.
We strive to make our services available to you at as low a cost as we possibly can and consequently, most of our expenses are related to staffing. Put simply, failure to pay your weekly invoice puts a tremendous strain on our ability to keep the promises we've made to the dedicated staff that support your children.
Any payment not received by the Friday before the week of service will be considered late and is subject to a late fee of $50. This late balance, in addition to the payment of the late fee, must be cleared up prior to your child returning to A Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare Center. If your account is not in good standing by then, we will no longer be able to continue your partnership.
We understand that there are rare and unplanned circumstances that may cause temporary financial hardship. In these circumstances, we would encourage you to contact us. We'll work together to submit a written financial plan to the board that works for you and allows us to continue our partnership with your family and our staff.