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caring4kidsinSD 04:55 PM 12-20-2011
I had a parent tonight ask me to waive their $25 late fee for their activity fee(It's due on the 1st of each month - starting on the 4th a late fee of $5 is charged). They already have a 4 day grace period and they've never been on time with it.

I said sorry, it's not the first time you've been late. She responds but we didn't know about this fee. I said It was on the activity calender I sent home in September and I told you earlier in that week and you said you'd get it to me(well she did - on the 9th of the month). She left mad but I just checked and she's been late every month and I have to remind her every month for it - I'm tired of reminding her for it - hopefully this late fee will help her keep an eye on the calendar!!!
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Crystal 05:35 PM 12-20-2011
let me make sure I understand what you are saying.

You charge a $25 activity fee per month and then if that isn 't paid on time you charge an additional late fee? Is this not included in your regular rate for care?
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Christian Mother 05:47 PM 12-20-2011
I don't charge activity fees either...The parents ashually donate things for crafts but generally I supply all my art supplies and crafts.
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caring4kidsinSD 06:04 PM 12-20-2011
This activity fee is for the preschool curriculum if they choose to do preschool with me. Since I have to pay a helper during this preschool time and buy the curriculum, supplies, etc it is extra each month. And $60 a month for preschool is a bargin in this area. If it's not paid, then the late fee is added(just like I"m sure it'd added at other preschools).
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