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.

Annual Registration – Registration is held in May for families already enrolled. A registration is held in late August for new families. At time of registration all forms must be filled out completely. You have until August 23rd to finalize this schedule, but all changes made from August 28th on will require the normal two week notice. There is a flex program, please ask for more details.

Registration Fees & Deposits – Fees due at the time of registration include a non refundable $50.00 registration fee ($10.00 each additional child) as well as a $50.00 security deposit (per family). The deposit will be held until the end of your contract. *After March 1 registration fee of $25.00 ($10.00 per additional child).

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, the Registration Fee and the Daily Tuition Fee BEFORE your child can attend PAL on that day.

However, 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

Late Payment Fee – $10.00 per week (see billing section in the policy and procedure manual for more information)
Returned Check Fee – $30.00

At time of registration you must pay the registration fee and the deposit, these payments must be received before your child can attend. Weekly payments must be received no later than Friday for the following week, whether your child attends or not. Monthly billing is available on a pre-pay basis.

A two weeks notice is required when making a change to your child’s schedule, so that we may staff accordingly. Please ask for a change of schedule form. If less than two week’s notice is given, you will be required to pay the originally contracted balance for those weeks.

If your bill has not been paid for two weeks, a $10 per week late payment fee will be assessed until the account is paid in full. After four weeks of late payment, services may be withheld until your bill is paid in full or satisfactory arrangements have been made for payment. Parents are responsible for all collection fees. For billing questions please email lauragilchrest.pal@gmail.com.

Tuition Assistance
Tuition 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 tuition assistance and fail to keep your account current (more than 2 weeks behind) the financial aid will be terminated for the year.

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 with your registration form.

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.