Parents will receive an invoice in their mailbox at the end of the month indicating fees due for the following month. Payments are due in full on the first Friday of each month. For example, at the end of September you would receive an invoice for October fees with payment due the first Friday in October. No refund is made for statutory holidays, absences due to holidays, illness or for any other reason. One receipt for child care expenses is issued at the end of each fiscal year.
Payment can be made by direct withdrawal, cheque or money order to "CCCCG”. A locked "fee drop box” is located on top of the mailboxes. We ask that parents refrain from giving payments directly to the staff.
Parents who are eligible for provincial fee subsidies should speak with the Director for policy specifics.
Changes to the fee structure will be approved by the Board and announced at parent meetings. A 1% fee increase was proposed and approved at the January 24, 2017 Parent Meeting. The fee increase takes effect April 1, 2017 and is as follows:
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Other Fees, Fines and Penalties
A $250.00 deposit is required and payable upon acceptance of a space (per child). The deposit will be refunded at the time of withdrawal provided that two months written notice of withdrawal is received and the account is paid in full. ($20.00 per key is deducted in the event your security key is not returned.)
A $2.00 fee is required for our co-operative status payable upon acceptance of a space (per family).
Late Payment Fee
$25.00 is charged if the monthly fee payment is not received by 5:30 p.m. on the due date.
Late Pick-up Fine
The Centre closes at 5:30 p.m. and all children should be dressed and off the premises by that time. If late, you will be asked to sign the late fine book by a staff member. The charge is $5.00 for the first minute, and $1.00 for each subsequent minute. If in disagreement, please speak with the Director; the teachers are simply doing their job.
A $20.00 fine will be charged for any cheque returned and marked "insufficient funds”.
Missed Meeting Fines
As a member of the co-operative, attendance by one parent at the parent meetings is required. The fine for absence is $20.00, or $10.00 with regrets. If 3 meetings are missed within 1 year, the fine will be $50.00 and you may be asked to leave the Centre.
Child Care During Meetings
Childcare is available at the Centre for the duration of a parent meeting at a cost of $5.00 per child. Parents must sign up for this service prior to the meeting.