These policies are just a brief overview of our complete policies and procedures. For more details, please call 303-456-2755 or download a complete Policy Agreement.
Tuition is paid in advance and is due on or before the 3rd and 17th of each month (unless the 3rd or 17th falls on a weekend or holiday and then tuition is due one business day prior). A late fee of $40.00 will be assessed on any balance after the due date. A $35.00 charge will be assessed on any checks returned for insufficient funds or declined credit card payments. The Sonshine Center does not accept CCCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program) or scholarship programs.
Each family receives a pro-rated equivalent of three weeks per year which may be used at the parent’s discretion for any days their child will be absent for any purpose. For example, a child registered for two days per week enrollment will receive six bank days (three weeks of two days each). This will be prorated by the accounting department for those enrolling later in the school term or those whose schedule changes. The year begins each fall in conjunction with the beginning of the new school year.
Written notice must be submitted to the Enrollment Counselor two weeks prior to the last day of attendance regardless of the program your child attends. Bank days may not be used in lieu of two-week's notification. Disenrollment forms are available at the front desk.
The office must approve any schedule changes to your child’s enrollment and a one week notification is required. Changes in schedule may only be done once every three months. Additional charges may result in a minimum fee of $25.00 per child for each change.
If your child shows any signs of the following symptoms, we ask that your child remain at home:
- An oral temperature above 99 degrees
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Any undiagnosed rashes
- Any discharge from the eyes, ears, or profuse nasal discharge
- Any cough accompanied with rasping or hacking from the throat
If your child becomes ill during the day with any of the symptoms listed above, you will be contacted and asked to pick up your child as soon as possible. If the Director or teacher cannot contact you, the next person on your child's enrollment form will be contacted. Your child will be made comfortable and supervised until he or she can be taken home.
The Sonshine Center will attempt to use positive methods for discipline. The following methods will be used as deemed necessary by the Sonshine Center in its sole discretion:
- Re-direction to other activities
- "Time-Out" (1 minute per age of the child in a supervised setting)
- Provide other alternative
- Praising the child for appropriate behavior