Tuition and Fee Information
Kids Count charges a flat monthly rate for tuition of $350 per child. Tuition is billed on the first of the month or next business day for the upcoming month and payments are due by the 15th of the month. For more information regarding program fees or statements, contact us.
Kids Count is committed to making high-quality care accessible to all families which is why we offer scholarships awarded on a sliding fee scale based on income and employment. Scholarships are prioritized to families in which both parents are working and need after-school child care in order to go to work.
For a scholarship estimate, contact us with information about your household, employment status of both parents, number of hours worked per week, student status if applicable, and household gross annual income.
Monthly Tuition Late Fees:
If payment is not received in full by the end of the month, you will be assessed a $25 late fee.
If payment is not received in full by the 15th of the following month (30 days past due), your child/children will not be allowed to attend Kids Count until the outstanding balance is paid in full.
Late Pick-Up Fees:
Child(ren) should be picked up by 5:30pm. Pick ups that occur between 5:30 - 5:45pm will incur a $20 per child fee.
Pick ups after 5:45pm will be charged a late fee of $1 per minute thereafter.
Late fees must be paid within 5 days of the late pick up. If not paid, your child may be suspended from the program.
Repetitive tardiness is grounds for permanent release from the program at the discretion of the directors.
Health & Safety
Health & Illness
We follow school policy regarding illness. If your child is absent from school due to illness, s/he may not come to after school that day. If your child is sent home from school due to illness, s/he may not return to the program that day. If your child becomes ill while in our care, we will notify you and ask that you pick up your child as soon as possible.
Your child will need to go home if s/he displays one or more of the following symptoms:
Has or had a temperature of 100 degrees or more
Vomiting or diarrhea
Open skin rashes
Any communicable disease (Positive COVID-19 test)
If your child should show sudden physical or emotional distress for which we are unable to determine the cause
Emergency or Inclement Weather
Kids Count follows the Ithaca City School District policy for school closures. In case of early school closure due to inclement weather or emergency, there will be no Kids Count after school that day. Families are reminded to check for updates throughout the day if weather conditions are deteriorate while school is in session. If it becomes necessary for Kids Count to close because of the weather or other emergency, families will be notified by email or preferred communication. Families will then be required to pick up their child(ren) within 1 hour. Parents are encouraged to sign up for the Ithaca City School District School Messenger.