FEES & POLICIES

We have two convenient options for scheduling to fit your needs; a Permanent Schedule for those with set schedules every week and a Flex Schedule that can vary as needed.

Permanent Schedule Fees:

Morning Program: $9 per day.

Afternoon Program: $17 per day for Elementary School students, $15 per day for Middle School.

Flex Schedule Fees:

Morning Program: $10 per day.

Afternoon Program: $19 per day for Elementary School Students, $17 per day for Middle School.

Registration

Annual Registration –  Registration for the upcoming school year starts in May. Before your child begins at P.A.L., all forms must be filled out completely.

Tuition Express Form & MyProcare Portal – The Tuition Express Form (included within Registration packet) must be filled out with a valid bank account or Credit/Debit Card to be kept on file. MyProcare Portal is a free online portal for you to access account information and easily pay tuition. Tuition payments are to be paid online through MyProcare Portal at the end of each week that your child attends P.A.L. If the full weekly tuition payment has not been paid by Sunday 11pm, the tuition payment will be automatically deducted from your account on file the following Monday.

Paying Registration Fees  -You will receive a confirmation email once your registration form has been received and processed. Once you receive this confirmation email, you can then log in to your MyProcare Portal to pay your registration fees. *If registration fees are not paid after receiving email confirmation, the fees will be automatically deducted from your account on file the following Monday* Fees due at that time will include a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee ($10.00 for each additional child) as well as a $50.00 refundable Tuition Security Deposit (per family). The Tuition Security Deposit will be held until the end of your contract and will be refunded back to your account in June. If at that time your account is not in good standing or not paid in full, your deposit will not be returned and will be deducted from your outstanding balance.

One-Time Use Charge – If an occasion arises and you need to register your child unexpectedly for one day, you will be charged a reduced Registration Fee of $25 (typically $50). You will NOT be charged the $50 Tuition Security Deposit or the $80 Fundraiser Fee. We must receive a COMPLETED Registration Form BEFORE your child can attend P.A.L. on that day. The Registration Fee and the Tuition Fee must be paid online through MyProcare Portal after you receive an email confirmation to log in and do so. If you choose to send your child additional days after that, your account will be charged the rest of the Registration Fee and the Tuition Security Deposit, as well as the Fundraiser Fee.

Late Fee – $5.00 per minute, per family, for every minute after 6:00 pm.

No Call Fee – (pm only) – $10.00 per child

Non-Sufficient Funds Fee – $30.00 will be charged when automatic deduction payments do not clear, due to insufficient funds from your account that we have on file.

Billing

  • Tuition payments are to be paid online through MyProcare Portal at the end of each week that your child attends P.A.L. If the full weekly tuition payment has not been paid by Sunday 11pm, the tuition payment will be automatically deducted from your account on file the following Monday. Cash and Check payments are not accepted.
  • Parents/Guardians will be responsible for the $30 Non-Sufficient Funds fee. If we have made several attempts to contact you regarding your account and have had no response, the Directors may decide that suspension or removal from the program is necessary.
  • A two-week notice is necessary for permanent schedule changes. If you fail to give a two-week notice and you are deleting days, you will be responsible for paying your original contracted schedule for those first two weeks.

For billing questions please email lauragilchrest.pal@gmail.com.

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available and can be easily and anonymously arranged through contacting Laura Gilchrest. No child is denied enrollment because of inability to pay full tuition. If you qualify for financial assistance and fail to keep your account current, the financial aid will be terminated for the year. Download and print the form HERE.

Fundraiser
In order for PAL to keep the cost of the program down we ask each family to participate in our fundraisers. An estimated $5,000.00 must be raised by the end of the school year. Any family who does not wish to participate in the fundraisers will be billed $80.00. As a non-profit organization these fundraisers are crucial to our success. You may opt out of the fundraising by making your $80.00 donation when paying your registration fees online.

Discrimination
P.A.L. is in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. P.A.L. does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status, in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.

Reporting Abuse
All staff members are obligated to report suspected child abuse to the Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-452-1999.

Reporting Licensing Violations
Suspected violations can be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing Unit: 207-287-9300.

 

Information on website is subject to change.

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