Discipline, Late Pick-Up, and Late Payment Policies
Late Pick-Up/Discipline Policy
The following Late Pick-Up and Discipline Policy will be implemented for all children with a one-year enforcement period, August to August, or anniversary date for children enrolling after the August starting date.
First Incident – Written Warning Letter
Second Incident – Written Warning Letter, Child Excluded for 1 Day
Third Incident – Written Warning Letter, Child Excluded for 1 Week
Fourth Incident – Written Notification, Child is Withdrawn from Program
Late Pick-Up Fees
A late pick-up charge will be assessed for unexcused tardiness when picking up children. The HOST Program closes at 6:00 PM and our employees are not paid beyond 6:00 PM. Fees will be charged (per family) on the following scale: $5.00 for each 15 minute block of time until the child is picked up.
6:01 PM to 6:15 PM - $5.00 per Family
6:16 PM to 6:30 PM - $10.00 per Family
NOTE: Charges will be added to the following week’s fees. Habitual late pick-up from the HOST program sites: 1) will result in dismissal from the program, as it places unnecessary hardships and responsibilities on our staff, and 2) may necessitate law enforcement and/or child abuse/neglect authorities to initiate abandoned child procedures.
Late Payment Policy
A late fee charge will be assessed per family. Payment is due each Friday prior to the week of service. Late payment fees are assessed as follows:
Program fees are past due as of 6:01 PM every Monday (or the first day) of the week of service. A $5.00 late charge per day is then added to the past due fees.
Past due and late fees must be paid no later than Friday of the week of service. Failure to comply will result in your child(ren) being withdrawn from the program.
In the event of absence or closed program on Friday and Monday, the payment must be received the first day the child returns to the program. Late fees will be waived.