Dear ARK Child Development Center Parents,

At this time, the ARK will not make any rate increases for the Fall/Spring session. This will allow you as parents and the ARK office to implement the procedures that have been neglected this past year.  Please be aware that timely payment of fees assists us in being able to keep rates low.  Each family should be signing a new contract for each session  Fall/Spring (school year) and Summer.  From your registration form a contract will be made which list the hours, rate and monthly fee.  This form is signed and a copy given to the ARK.

Below are the payments guidelines that are listed in the Parent Handbook, contract agreements and policies of the ARK (these have been listed on the contracts and not changed).  We greatly appreciate your willingness to comply with the policy.  Please notice that there is also a dis-enrollment policy which was hand delivered to current parents and listed on the website.

TUITION: The tuition is based upon the selected schedule throughout the contract period.  Any additional time outside the contract hours will be billed at an hourly rate (pro-rated) every 15 minutes.   For example, if your child is here an additional time of 1 hour and 25 minutes, the additional payment will be charged at 1 hour & 30 minutes.  The  August billing is split into two bills: first half is summer session and  last half is the school session.

PAYMENT: Tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month.  Parents have the option to split payments between the 1st and the 15th of each month.  Late charges of  $5.00 will be assessed 5 days after each of these dates.  If the entire tuition has not be paid by the 20th of the month, the child may be dis-enrolled by the Ark and placed at the bottom of a waiting list for reinstatement after the previous tuition obligations have been paid in full.

NOTE: In unforeseen circumstances, we are willing to work with additional arrangements through agreements, community agencies, grants, and/or scholarship programs.  It is the responsibility of the parents to make these arrangements and follow up with all support documentation.

We are blessed to serve your family!

Emilia Matteson, Director             ArkDirector@lafumc.org

Linda Bequette,    Ark Board Chair