Fees for the Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Child Development Center are listed in the Child Development Center enrollment packet available from the Director. Because we try our best to fairly meet the needs of each and every family, we do accept part-time contracts in the two older groups. For adjustment purposes we do not accept part-time contracts in the youngest class. Parents are responsible for full payment of contracted days regardless of days in attendance. Termination of care requires a two-week notice. If two-week notice is not provided, parents will be billed for two-weeks of care regardless of attendance. Parents need to understand that when you contract for only part of the week, we must try to offset your child with another child. Because of this, no trading days will be possible in most instances, even for the purpose of field trips or parties. If the age group is not full, additional fee days may be added.
Fees must be paid in advance. Fees may be paid in cash; by check or money order payable to E.O.C. Tech Center. The fee is due on Monday of each week. A one time fee of $30 is required for enrollment and/or to be placed on the waiting list. Receipts will be given for each payment and should be used for tax purposes and "cafeteria" plan receipts. Supply fees of $20 will be due in September and in February.
If fees are not paid by close of business Tuesday there will be a $10.00 late fee charged. If fees are not paid by Friday, and if there is another child on the waiting list for this class; enrollment is terminated, and the slot will be filled with the next waiting applicant. As a nonprofit center, we cannot afford to provide a quality program if child care payments are delinquent.
Returned Check Fees
The charge for the first returned check will be $10.00. If a second check should be returned, there will be a $15.00 charge. If we receive a second returned check, a cash payment will be required on all future transactions.
If you opt to take "summer out", you must pay two weeks' non-refundable tuition in advance of services to reserve your space for the fall semester. If your child does not return to the CDC in the fall, your tuition will not be refunded. This fee is due the last day of your child's attendance in May. This simply covers the two weeks notice of termination. If the child does return, this fee is used toward the first two weeks of attendance.
When you contract with us for care, we secure staff, meals, etc., for your child for these contracted days. Therefore, if you choose to keep your child out for any period of time, you are responsible for those fees. There is no reduced rate for children who are out several days with a mild illness.
If your child will not be coming on a particular day, call and let us know by 9:00 a.m. This enables us to plan accordingly.
If a child is ill and absent for seven consecutive calendar days, and the Director or Coordinator is notified at the onset of illness, fees may be waived provided a doctor's statement is obtained. This policy is reserved for situations that pertain to health matters requiring hospitalization or for isolation during contagious period of normal childhood illnesses as prescribed by the Good Health Handbook.
If a child is absent for one full week, and neither the Director nor Program Coordinator are notified the child may be dropped from enrollment if there is another child on the waiting list for this particular class.
Vacation and Holiday Credit
No fee is charged for scheduled legal holidays listed in our tentative schedule provided you. Days the Tech closes for bad weather are also no fee days. You will not be charged for Christmas Break, Spring Break or the one week the Center is closed for summer vacation. Should you plan any additional vacation time, it will be a fee week. A tentative schedule will be provided at the beginning of each school year plus a supplemental summer schedule. Please keep these on file for later reference.
An overtime charge will be made when children are left past our 5:30 p.m. closing. The charge will be $10.00 for any portion of the first 15 minutes. An additional $5.00 per 5 minutes will be charged thereafter. Please remember our teachers need their personal time in order to be at their best the hours they spend with your child.Notify the Center in the event you may be late so scheduled staff can assure a worried child you are on your way