For your convenience, the yearly tuition is billed in ten equal monthly payments due by the 10th of each month, beginning in September and ending in June. A 5% late payment fee will be charged when payment is received after the 10th. Your child’s tuition bill and statement (if needed) will be emailed monthly. Please make sure we have a correct e-mail address. Also, please notify the office if you do not have access to e-mail, and we will arrange to place the invoice in your child’s cubby monthly.
Please note that tuition is billed on the hour only.
People using partial childcare will be charged at the hourly rate. Extra “drop-in hours” for the month, will be included in the following month’s bill.
There will be a $25.00 fee for all returned checks.
B. BILLING PROCEDURES
All tuitions will be billed strictly following the 2016-2017 Tuition Fee Schedule enclosed. We will not vary from the categories listed. Those families using sporadic child care will be billed on an hourly basis. The child care fees are based on five days per week. We will pro-rate this amount for two day or three day a week students only! All five day students will be billed on the five day fee schedule no matter how many days are used. Families may choose to be billed on an hourly basis instead; however, we will not be able to continually change categories each month.
Any questions about billing should be directed to the Director who is available in the office from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday- Friday.
The Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten reserves the right to terminate enrollment should an account become overdue for more than two tuition payments and no attempt is made to reconcile the debt.
Absences, for any reason, do not alter any of our monthly payments.
Teachers cannot be responsible for removing tuition checks or envelopes from tote bags or lunch boxes. Please mail payment to Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten, 301 Adclare Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or leave the payment in the appropriately labeled envelope by the office door.
C. REGISTRATION FEE
There is a $100.00 non-refundable annual registration fee for all children enrolling in our school. If there is more than one child being registered from the same family, the charge will be a flat $100.00 fee.
D. GUARANTEED DEPOSIT
The guaranteed deposit is based on your child’s core hours (9:00-1:00/2:00) and collected in advance. It is a non-refundable fee at the time of registration that is applied to your child’s last month of tuition. This guaranteed deposit holds your child’s place in the school and assures the Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten of your enrollment commitment. This fee must be paid by mid February to ensure enrollment in the following school year beginning in August/September. For withdrawals due to family relocation, consideration of a refund would be made on an individual case basis.
For withdrawals during the school year, the guaranteed deposit is refunded only with a 60-day written notice up to and including March 1st. The guaranteed deposit is forfeited without 60 days notice of withdrawal or for withdrawals beginning April 1st. The guaranteed deposit is not refundable if withdrawal comes before the start of the school year of enrollment.
The Rockville Nursery School reserves the right to terminate enrollment for any child during the school year with 30 days notice, guaranteed deposit to be refunded.
E. MATERIAL FEE
A non-refundable material fee is collected in the beginning of the school year to help cover the cost of supplies, books and special projects.
A small fee for accident insurance will appear on September’s bill.
F. TAX IDENTIFICATION
Our tax identification number is: 52- 6001900
G. SECURITY FEE
A small fee is included on your September bill to help defray the cost of our security system.
H. LATE FINES
The school is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is an imposition for the staff to remain after the 1:00, 2:00 or 6:00 p.m. pick up times (our busiest times of the day). We must assess late fines to compensate for staff time. If you are late picking up your child, at 1:00 or 2:00 you will be assessed $12.00 per hour. After 6:00 the assessment will be $20.00 for the first five minutes, and $2.00 per minute thereafter. We are licensed to 6:00. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we expect all parents to be on time. Parents will be asked to sign off on their late arrival time.