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Tuition, Fees & Providers Time Off PTO

I accept payment by Venmo, Zelle or cash. Please mark payment as family or friend or there will be a charge.

TUITION RATES: I don't post rates online because everyone's daycare needs are different.  Rates range between $50-$200 depending on how many hours and days you need care.


CONTRACTED HOURS: In order to keep my business open I run each day on contracted hours. That means I am not open X a.m. to X p.m. all day for your family. When you enrolled you filled out the form stating what the days and hours of care are needed. That has been the easiest way to keep my business open.

TUITION DUE: prior to drop off on the last business day of the month, tuition is due in full or care may be denied or terminated immediately (depending on the individual circumstances). Tuition statements are emailed and billed for the upcoming months. Most months have 4 weeks, a few months have 5 weeks. You pay to secure a spot for your child not for attendance. That means no credits given if your child is out due to illness, vacations, etc. A yearly registration fee of $100 will be billed. I do billing for the upcoming month by the 5th of each month. If there are revisions needed there is a $10 fee.


LATE FEE: If tuition is not received on due date, a $25 late fee will be added per child, per day until fee is paid in full.


TAX INFO Patti Julagay, Marana AZ 85653. TAX ID # 68-0595146. 


30-DAY END OF CARE DEPOSIT: I require a 30 business day end of care non-refundable deposit. You can make this in preferably 2 payments, but I can extend it up to 4 payments if needed. The deposit will be applied to the final days of childcare upon graduation/moving/etc. minus providers unused earned PTO. 


TIME OFF CALENDAR: See calendar tab for explanation of providers time off. I follow the Marana Unified School District school calendar for any closures related to EMERGENCIES or WEATHER ONLY. 


There are no makeup days for emergency closures.

If the school district website states Late Start I will be open but depending on severity of weather I may be delayed in opening and will text parents for updates. I am open normal schedule for teacher professional days, conference weeks and summer break.  School staff see modified schedule under teacher page information.


TIME OFF TEACHERS CALENDAR: Teachers and School Staff tabs

EARLY DROP OFF: If we have made arrangements for you to drop off early and I had to get up early for your family only and you are a NO SHOW after the 3rd no show I will not open early for you and a late fee will apply to the prior 3 no shows.  There is a fee to early morning drop off for my extra hours. If you are consistently later than 5 minutes after 3 times we will need to discuss the adjustment of the drop off time. If you consistently drop off earlier than your scheduled time, with no approval beforehand, there will be a early drop off fee. If you need to change your hours we can discuss this.

LATE PICK UP: if we have arranged a special late pick up there is an extra fee for the time I have had to arrange my schedule or costs I've incurred to stay open later. I am pretty understanding when picking up late due to emergencies. If picking up late becomes frequent, a $20 minimum late fee and a $1 per minute per child is charged.


If I need to attend funeral services, I may take up to a week of paid leave. This is an unusual circumstance and is not part of the vacation/personal time. In 27 years of caring for families I have never had to take time off for a funeral.


My vacation/personal time is accrued 1.5 days per month for every one enrolled and is used throughout the year. Unused days carry over into the next year’s contract. Any and all unexpected closures for any reasons will use up vacation/personal time first.

Providing childcare is my career choice. I take my career seriously. I am not a babysitter; I take professional trainings each year to stay current and have a college education focused on caring for little ones. After working up to nearly 70 hours a week, in comparison I take very little time off. Employers provide paid vacation time, sick leave, family medical leave, 401K, retirement packages, bonuses, health insurance, etc.  Vacation/personal time is all I have to help me stay fresh and available to care for children. My rates are pro-rated to reflect my time off.

Extra Fees
  • $10.00 per hour for drop-in care

  • Extreme circumstances will lead to Small Claims Court.
    • Accounts that are delinquent and not paid in full within 2 days will be filed in Small Claims Court. You will be liable for all fees associated with Small Claims Court: daily late fee per child of $25, collection costs, Patti’s childcare operation costs for court appearances, document preparation fee of $350, court costs, all attorney fees, interest on all fees of 10% is accrued daily, loss of daily income due to court appearances,  and any other related expenses in the event of payment default. 

All fees, tuition, registration, etc. paid are non-refundable you use it or lose it.

  • To name a few....

  • Unconditional love and nurturing of your child

  • Dependability

  • Small, home-like, positive atmosphere with one-on-one attention vs. a large center environment

  • Nutritious snacks

  • Daily communication about your child’s day

  • Preschool Program that promotes learning through play

  • Arts and crafts supplies

  • Toys, games, puzzles, books, supplies, equipment, outdoor toys, etc.

  • Potty training assistance

  • First Aid supplies

  • All supplies needed for our fun themed parties that we have throughout the year

  • Teacher Trainings:

    • CPR/First Aid certification

    • Early childhood education conferences

    • Child development classes

    • Background checks

    • Yearly training, etc.

  • Cleaning supplies: Kleenex, toilet paper, etc.

  • Utilities: electricity, heat, water, garbage, gas, etc.

  • Furniture: wear and tear, cleaning, replacing, repairing, etc.

  • Nap time supplies: nap cot and playpen replacements, bedding

  • State licensing fees, city licensing, fire department inspection, water purification inspection, fire extinguisher yearly replacement, etc.


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