11) Can I pay online?
Yes. We are a member of the QuickBooks Payment System. Through the QuickBooks Payment System ACH payments are free. ACH is a transfer from your checking account to ours and is set up using your account number and bank routing number. QuickBooks Payment System also allows you to make payments with your credit card or debit card however there is a 3.25% processing fee for this method of payment.
12) Are you closed for holidays?
We are closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, the Thursday and Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday), and Christmas Day. Tuition remains the same and includes these holidays during vacations.
13) Do you provide breakfast and/or lunch?
Not at this time. Each child brings his or her own breakfast and/or lunch. We provide morning and afternoon snacks.
14) Do you have an enrollment fee?
Yes. Our enrollment fee is $50 per child. This is a one time fee unless a family would like to un-enroll for the summer and will need to re-enroll for the Fall.
15) Do you charge if my child is absent for vacation, holidays, or illness?
Yes. Our tuition is billed at a monthly rate. Families pay for the month to guarantee availability of care for your child for your scheduled times.
16) Do families earn any vacation credit for attending all year?
1 week of credit is earned after 12 months of consecutive attendance
1 week is earned again after 24 months of consecutive attendance.
2 weeks are earned after 30 months of consecutive attendance.
New siblings receive the same amount as the first child. Families go on vacation and still retain their spots without paying while they are gone.
*Taking a break for summer or a month off around Christmas/New Year’s starts the clock over again.
*The child must not be on the premises during a vacation week. They must actually be out for that time.
17) Can my child’s summer schedule change temporarily?
Yes. In March, our families will indicate if their summer schedule will stay the same, require a change in the number of days, or when they will be out for a few weeks or days. Tuition for families remains the same unless earned vacation credit is used or their child is un-enrolled for the entirety of the summer. Un-enrollment for the summer will place a family back on the wait list for the Fall.
18) Will my child still understand me when I talk to them?
Children are incredibly adaptable and will be able to retain and expand their English and Spanish simultaneously.
Benefits of Being Bilingual
19) How will my child retain their Spanish after they have moved on to Kindergarten or 1st grade?
Our hope is that your child will continue to learn and use their Spanish during our After school or Summer Camp opportunities or in a Bilingual or Dual Language Immersion programs around Madison.
Otherwise, without regular exposure to Spanish, the language will be lost for a time, until they begin classes and are regularly using it again.
20) When will my child speak or learn English?
Your child will continue to expand their English vocabulary from peers and home every day. Because English is the first language for most of our CKers, the kids will regularly use this language with each other until they learn new phrases to share in Spanish. This is our teacher’s responsibility. With their teachers, the children are required and guided to use new Spanish vocabulary until it becomes natural and easier. This happens faster, the younger and more frequent they attend. Children will continue to absorb most of their English from everyday exposure to it at the store, church, library, and playgroups, but mostly from home. Our staff will only speak Spanish to your child unless there is a special emergency requiring English. When your child doesn’t understand something their teacher will rephrase, use visual aids, and/or show the child what they mean, all the while speaking to them in Spanish or Mandarin.