Frequently asked questions
Do you have an enrollment or registration fee?
I do not. My rates have been carefully chosen to include the costs of running my business while still remaining affordable.
Is potty training included in your rates?
Yes, but parents are solely responsible for leading potty training and my job is to assist you. I will not assist with potty training more than one child at a time.
Do you provide Part Time care?
Because my license allows a limited number of children in care, I base my tuition per spots available. When you enroll, your child claims one of those spots regardless if they attend the day or not. If your child is not present one day, I cannot simply fill their space; Therefore, I charge the same monthly rate and am prepared to offer your ohana professional care five days a week as needed except for holiday and break closures. This also helps your child establish a healthy routine. I do also accept drop ins based on availability but am usually full.
We expected more flexibility from a family child care home, why do you close for seasonal breaks?
I understand that for some it may be difficult to find care during my seasonal breaks. I love both working with kids and that it allows me the opportunity to be home with my own but my children must share me on an average of 45 hours a week and it is important that I spend one on one time with them as often as I can. Aside from holidays, I do not include my seasonal breaks in my rates so you are not paying for my time off.
How can I ensure my child has a spot in your daycare?
A nonrefundable $200 holding fee can be made to hold a spot for up to 1 month, and $10/day for every day thereafter. I will not hold a spot without a holding fee which is due in full once registration papers are returned to me. It is FCFS.
Do you accept payment plans?
Full monthly payment is due by 5pm the first Friday of each month. For the first initial month of beginning care, tuition is due on the start of the first day of care minus the holding fee if one was given.
Pay Bi-weekly. Half tuition paid by 5pm on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
Credit/debit transactions through the Brightwheel App. All transactions through Brightwheel will have a 2.9% processing fee added on.
Venmo App @WKDaycare
Check (Preferred method) Please make all checks payable to Ua Tuahine Kekipi. Should your check be returned one or more times, you will then be required to use an alternative payment method for the remainder of my service. I do not accept predated checks.
** Should any of these days fall on a day I am closed, whether for a personal day or for seasonal breaks, payment will be due by 5pm the business day before. If partaking in bi-weekly payments and I just so happen to be closed for break, you must still pay by the due date or pay in full before daycare closures.
Are meals included?
It has always been my goal to be able to provide meals however, I am unable to do so at this time. Parents are responsible for feeding their child breakfast prior to arriving at WKD and packing a balanced lunch. I offer the option of providing snacks at an additional low monthly fee otherwise the base rate does not include AM and PM snacks.
Do you accept Childcare Connections?
Yes, I do! A link to the application can be found under Enrollment & Rates.