Play & Learn Christian Child Care Center is a non-profit Christian child care center provided by Gethsemane Lutheran Church
committed to providing quality child care and early childhood education to infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.

Tuition Payment Policy

Payment of both a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 per child and a security deposit of two weeks’ tuition are required to reserve a space for your child when the Center notifies you that one is available. The security deposit is non-refundable until enrollment begins. The registration fee and security deposit are considered to be part of the enrollment process; therefore, enrollment is not complete until these are paid and the necessary forms are completed. The two-week security deposit payment will be applied to the child’s last two weeks of attendance at the Center provided a two-week written notice of withdrawal from the Center has been given. If a two-week notice of withdrawal is not given, then the security deposit will be forfeited.

There is a $50.00 annual supplies/materials fee for each child enrolled in the toddler, preschool, and pre-K classes. This fee is to be paid in August prior to the start of each school year.

Tuition is due each Monday for the week. A $25.00 late charge per family will be added to your account if your balance is not paid by the close of the day on Tuesday. All tuition payments are non-refundable.

Payments may be made in checks, money orders, cash, or Auto Debit. All cash must be paid to the office. Play & Learn is not responsible for lost cash payments that are not made directly to the Director or Assistant Director in the office. A receipt will automatically be given if cash is received. Checks should be made payable to Play & Learn. Checks may be dropped in the payment box located in the main building front hallway or the box on the counter in the infant/toddler house. Receipts and/or copy of your payment record will be issued upon your written request.

There will be a $35.00 charge for each NSF returned check/Auto Debit. This must be paid before the child can continue the program. An excessive number of returned checks will require that cash be paid prior to rendering future services.

Tuition is charged on a weekly basis. Tuition payments will not be refunded or credited for absences due to inclement weather, general emergencies (including, but not limited to, threats to the safety of children due to environmental situations or threats of violence; natural disasters such as fire, tornado, flood, etc.; or loss of power, heat, or water), epidemics/pandemics, illness, or other activity. If a holiday falls during a weekday, you will be charged your full week’s tuition, the same as any other week.

Play & Learn closes promptly at 6:00 p.m. Should it be necessary to pick up your child later than 6:00 p.m., late fees will be assessed according to the fee schedule outlined in the Late Pick-Up Policy and will be payable with the next week’s tuition payment. Please be courteous and call in advance to notify the Center if you will be late and/or make other arrangements for someone to pick up your child(ren). If the Center has not been notified and a child remains after 6:30 p.m., the Columbus Police Department and Children’s Services will be contacted.

Each child enrolled on a full-time basis is allotted one week of vacation time per calendar year. Tuition will be charged at one-half the regular rate during vacation time providing the child has been enrolled at the Center for at least six consecutive months and a two-week written notice is given.

A two-week written notice to the Director is required for withdrawal of your child from the Center. If a two-week notice is not given, you will be responsible to pay full tuition for the balance of two weeks.

Delinquent payments without prior satisfactory arrangements with the Director shall result in immediate withdrawal of your child from the Center until your account is brought current. If for some reason you are unable to meet the tuition payment schedule, please see the Director to make alternate arrangements.

If action is necessary to collect amounts past due on your account, you shall be responsible for all cost incurred related to collection of your past due account, including, but not limited to attorney fees and court costs.

You will be notified as soon as possible and not less than one month prior to the effective date of any rate increase.

Play & Learn will provide the Center’s tax identification number to parents or guardians upon request.