A yearly registration fee of $150.00 is due at the time of enrollment and at the time of annual contract
A $85.00 weekly fee is due in advance every Monday.
Weekly fees paid after Monday will be subject to a $5.00 late fee per day.
The Educational Center fee is subject to change with two weeks notice given to parents.
Your center payments may be eligible for a tax credit. You
will be issued a statement upon request of what was paid for the year.
The full weekly fee will be charged for any child present three days a week. A charge of $20.00 per day will be assessed for a child present two days or less.
Parents are charged $35.00 for insufficient or account closed checks.
Should this occur, parents cannot expect to make future payments by check.
All enrollment forms must be completed prior to the childs first day.
An advance payment for the registration fee and the first week of care must accompany all enrollment forms
to hold an opening. It will not be refunded if the parent fails to start the
child on the agreed date.
No child will be permitted without an Immunization 3231 Form and Birth Certificate.
Children who will profit from group experiences in a classroom setting will be accepted on a
trial basis. At the end of two weeks it may be determined that the child will
not profit from this service and other arrangements must be made.
ILLNESSES AND MEDICINES
Children who are seriously ill MAY NOT remain in center. Parents
will be notified immediately if a child appears ill.
Any child with a fever MAY NOT attend daycare.
Parents will be notified when a communicable disease is introduced into the center. Parents are requested to notify the center immediately if their child contracts a communicable disease.
MEDICATION WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED BY THE TEACHER. A Ramah Office Staff Member
will administer medication ONLY if a signed authorization form is completed
and ONLY if the medication is prescribed by a licensed physician and the dosage instructions are clearly
given on a current prescription bottle. Even then, Ramah will only administer medication
if a dosage is required during school hours.
If a child is on medication, please give the first dosage a home.
If it must be given at the center, the parent must remain at least twenty minutes afterwards in case the child has
a reaction from it.
Scratches and scrapes are inevitable when children play and will be treated with an antiseptic and a Band-Aid. For anything more serious, you will be notified at once.
Parents will furnish foods for a child on a special diet.
Children not on a special diet should not bring food to the daycare.
Two nutritious hot meals and adequate snacks are provided.
Weekly menus are posted on the bulletin board for your viewing.
We make special days for birthdays. Parents are responsible
for cakes, ice cream, cookies or other treats. Please let us know in advance
what you have planned.
TOYS AND CLOTHING
Children are provided with toys at the center and should be discouraged from bringing toys. The center cannot be responsible for these toys; however, children are allowed to bring toys on Fridays
at their own risk.
Each child must have a change of clothing left at the center to be used for emergencies. All clothing should be labeled.
All children should wear comfortable clothing for play.
Children will be allowed to play out-of-doors daily except in inclement weather. Make sure that your child wears suitable clothing each day.
NAP, REST, QUIET TIME
Each child will have the advantage of an afternoon nap or rest period each day.
No type of corporal punishment will be used for disciplinary purposes with your child nor will punishment
be associated with food, napping, or toileting. Loud, profane or abusive language
will not be used.
If a child is not behaving acceptably, a conference will be scheduled so that the daycare provider, parent
and child can work to improve the behavior.
Only educational programs will be watched with a limit of ½ - 2 hours per day.
Ramah Junior Academy Childhood and Education Center will take the children on several filed trips
during the year.
Parents will be asked to sign an authorization form giving the school permission to take their child.
Sometimes, depending on where the field trip will take place, there may be an admittance fee for certain
places. The fee is the responsibility of the parents.
Children will not be allowed to leave with anyone except the custodial parents or other persons designated
on the enrollment form.
Any other person picking up a child must have written authorization from the parents. The parents will need to call the provider and give the name of that person. That person must show some form of identification and sign the child out.
The procedure is for you and your childs protection as well as for the provider.
Parents or designated persons must sign their child out each day.
Ramah Early Learning Center will follow for the most part the calendar of the Ramah Academy.
Parents will be notified of the days that the Early Learning Center will operate when the Academy may be out.
SICK DAYS AND VACATION
Any child taken out for the summer will not be guaranteed a spot after summer. All vacancies will need to be filled as soon as possible.
Family vacation weeks are payable at half the weekly rate to hold that childs spot. Vacation fees are due in advance on the childs last day at school before vacation. These fees are payable regardless of two weeks notice being given.
Two weeks notice must be given to the treasurer when a child is going on vacation. Failure to give notice will result in full weekly fees being due instead of half.
Each child is allowed two weeks of vacation per year at half the weekly fees. Any other time taken for vacation beyond the two weeks will be paid at the full weekly rate.
All vacation & leave of absence fees must be paid in advance.
These fees will not be refunded if the child fails to return to school.
The school needs to be notified as soon as possible when a child
is going to be out for any reason.
Parents will still be charged for the day or days they fail to call when a child is going to be absent.
The school needs to know by 8:15 AM when a child is going to be absent.
This will prevent wasted food and it will also help determine if an aide is needed for that day. Failure to do this will result in those expenses being passed on to the parents.
Failure to send a child to school for no particular reason will result in the full weekly fees being due. EXAMPLE: Im keeping Johnny home
this week or Letting him stay at his grandmothers because I have too many bills to pay this week. Please keep in mind that Ramah Junior Academy Childhood Education Center have bills to pay also. The only excuse the school will accept is illness or death. If the child is out for any other reason, unless on vacation, those fees will have to be paid the morning
the child returns to school.
A place in the program cannot be held for a leave of absence unless that space is reserved
at the full weekly fee rate.
Children withdrawn for a leave of absence cannot be guaranteed his/her place upon return. All available places will be filled as soon as there is an opening.