Vacation Policy

The Center is open for 41 weeks per year, but tuition is based on a 40-week calendar.  That extra week is a vacation week and must be taken as one calendar week.   Some parents prefer not to take a vacation week for their child.  In that case, the child is welcome to attend the Center, and the parents are then billed for the extra 41st week.

 

Each year we ask families to choose one calendar week for their child’s vacation.    The purpose of the vacation week is to allow Center staff to take a much-needed break between January and the closing date in June.  It has been our experience that many children do not attend the Center during public school vacation weeks in February and April and that some do not attend during the university spring break in March.  Therefore, we ask families to notify us in advance which week they would choose for their child to be out.  That way, we can have an accurate count of the children in attendance during these weeks and can plan staff vacations and substitute coverage accordingly.

It is not our intention that all children must take a week off, or that families must find and pay for “outside” child care.  The intention of the policy is simply to build in vacation time for our staff during times that are traditionally of low enrollment anyway.  The only other way of providing this vacation time would be to close the entire Center for a week, which would seriously inconvenience most families.  If you choose not to take a vacation week, please notify the office in writing and the charge for the 41st week will be added to your bill by the Student Account Services office.  Any questions about the vacation week should be addressed to the director.

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