Tuition & Fees

I accept payment by Venmo or cash.

Tuition is due in full the morning of the last business day of the month for the upcoming month. Most months have 4 weeks there are a few months a year that have 5 weeks. You pay to secure a spot for your child not for attendance. There is a yearly registration fee of $100 due in July.


If payment is not received by the next morning care may be denied and / or childcare may be terminated immediately and all fees due are due by Venmo or Cash within 24 hours. A $25 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.


I require a 30 day end of care deposit. A payment plan is available if needed. The deposit will be applied to the final days of child care upon graduation/moving/etc. minus providers unused earned vacation/personal time.


Vacation/Personal time off - see calendar tab. Teachers & School staff see : Teachers and School Staff tabs for those details.

Early drop off: If we have made arrangements for you to drop off early and I have 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.  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.

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 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.

All fees paid is non-refundable you use it or lose it.


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 17 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 if not used. 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 very little time off after being available to families for up to nearly 60 hours a week. I take professional trainings each year to stay current. 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
  • 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

  • $10.00 per hour for drop-in

  • Extreme circumstances will lead to Small Claims Court. If fees are not paid, 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, and any other related expenses in the event of payment default.
  • Early drop off - 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.


  • 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.

  • to name a few...