Please download and read our Parent Handbook for all of our policies and procedures.
All enrollment forms must be completely filled out and returned before beginning childcare. The registration fee of $30 per child or $50 for a family and is paid at time of enrollment and holds your space. This enrollment fee covers August 2020 - May 2021.
Summer Enrollment Fee
To enroll in our Summer Program you must have enrollment paperwork completed. There will be an additional camp fee that covers June 2020.
Before Care is from 8:00 am – 9:00 am with teacher’s taking children to class by 9 a.m. After Care is from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Pickup time is no later than 5:35 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made. If you are late picking up your child, you will be charged upon arrival a late pick-up fee of $1.00 for every 1 minute past 5:35 pm.
Parents can pick 2 – 5 days a week. When you enroll as scheduled care your chosen days are guaranteed but you pay for your set schedule each week regardless of absence due to illness including covid-19, vacation, scheduling, advance notice of absence, weather related closings etc.
Drop In Care
Parents can request 1 - 5 days per week (subject to space), we do our best to have drop in spaces available but on some days drop in may not be available. Please give us 24 hours notice if you need a “Drop In” space. This type of care is for occasional use only.
Drop In requires 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid charges.
(subject to change)
Special and Professional Days
Due to recent changes Bethany Bridges Club will not be providing care during BCS Professional days this year 2020-21
Dates to Remember
August 24th - School Starts
February 1st - Fall and Summer Enrollment Starts
May 20th - Last Day of School
Summer Dates 2021 (subject to change)
If a payment is not made by Friday of the week your child attends, you will be charged $5 each day until the payment is made. After two weeks of non payment you will not be able to return until balance is paid in full. This will also affect your enrollment status at Bethany Community School.
Returned checks will be assessed fees payable in cash or money order for:
1. The full amount of the check, and
2. A $25.00 service fee the bank charges us.
3. Any additional fees incurred as a result of your check not clearing
If two checks are returned, you must pay with cash or credit/debit thereafter.
The fee for Childcare is based on attending days in a week, If you are occasionally using days you are classed as “Drop in”, spaces are not guaranteed and you pay for the day/s you use. 24 hours notice to cancel a drop in day is required or you will be responsible for the full amount. If you require care each week you are classed as “Scheduled” your space is always guaranteed and payments are made by the week (we do not provide hourly care - see price list). The full fee is due and payable whether the child attends care on the agreed day or not (due to illness including covid-19 or vacation, advance notice for absence, scheduling, closure due to snow/weather). Your payment ensures your "spot" in our program each week. We no longer offer schedule changes the prior Friday - if you wish to dis-enroll we require 2 weeks notice and full payment until end of notice period.
Bethany Bridges Club provides breakfast, cereal only and an afternoon snack.
BREAKFAST 8:00 – 8:30am
SNACK 3:15 – 3:30pm
You may bring breakfast for your child in the morning. Sometimes we have special snack sign up, it will be posted outside the classroom, and if your child is having a Birthday you are welcome to bring a special snack for the class, please no nuts. Parent's with children that have food allergies will need to supply all of their own breakfast or snack foods as well as provide an emergency plan from physician and 2 epi pens, benadryl etc.
If your child is contagiously sick, you will not bring the child into the center. When your child is no longer contagious and is healthy enough to actively play with other children he or she may come back to the center. Any illness may require a Doctor’s note stating the child can return to school. This helps protects the health and well-being of all the children at the center, and enables us to provide the best possible environment for all the children.
See Illness Policy
Clothing and Supplies
Children’s belongings must have their name written on them. We cannot be responsible for lost items. Please send your children in appropriate clothing for the weather and playing in. We get messy. Parents are responsible for diapers, wipes, a cup for snack time and special-needs food.
Parents will pick their child/children up from the classroom and will walk their child to the car. No child will be released to a honking horn or a minor. Only designated persons will be allowed to pick up the child/ren. Court documents must be on file for a biological parent to "NOT" be able to pick up.
There may be other times during the year when we are forced to close, this is uncommon and parents will be notified immediately. Scheduled weekly childcare charges will remain the same when we close for covid-19, emergencies, snow/weather.
All children will be placed in our care on a two-week trial basis. This allows both parties to get acquainted with each other and see of any personality conflicts or disciplinary problems may arise, we want our program to be a good fit with you and your child. During this time, both parties have the opportunity to terminate the agreement without notice and seek alternative childcare arrangements that may be better suited to both parties.
In case of disciplinary measures, re-direction is used first, and if necessary, the time-out method is used. Time out is removing the child from the situation and placing him/her by him/herself for a period of one minute for each year of the child.
If a child has a disciplinary problem, we will discuss a plan so we can take a course of action together.
Termination of Care
Bethany Bridges reserves the right to terminate care at any time for any sufficient reason, including but not limited to: late payment, misbehavior or unruliness of child. When parents wish to withdraw from our program for any reason (past the two week trial basis) they are required to give a two-week notice. Payment will be required until end of notice period.