Morning Kidztime is 6:30am – 7:30am (Upper); 7:00am - 8:00am (Lower – K/1); 7:00am – 7:45am (GSRP Preschool); 7:00am - 8:15am (Tuition Preschool)

Afternoon Kidztime is 3:40pm - 6:00pm (Upper); 4:10pm - 6:00pm (Lower – K/1); 3:30pm – 6:00pm (GSRP and Tuition Preschool)

Early Dismissal Friday Kidztime is 1:40pm - 6:00pm (Upper); 2:10pm - 6:00pm (Lower - K/1); 1:00pm - 6:00pm (Tuition Preschool)

Late charges will be incurred for every minute a child remains past 6:00 pm according to the clock in the Kidztime room. The late charges are $1/minute. The late charges will be due immediately, exact cash, CC or EZ Pay, when you arrive to pick up.

Your child may not return to Kidztime until those charges are paid. Any child(ren) left past 6:00 p.m. more than two times will no longer be able to attend Kidztime that school year.**Please be sure to have a backup plan in case of emergencies or if you are unable to pick up on time.

Fees & Billing

A non-refundable registration fee of $20 per family is due at the time of registration to ensure that a spot is held for your child. Spots will not be held if the paperwork is not filled out in its entirety, or if the registration fee is not paid. Fees will be accepted by EZPay (at time of registration) or cash/Money Order.

Tuition is a flat rate of $10.00 per day for Morning Kidztime, $15.00 per day for Afternoon Kidztime, and $20.00 for Early Release Friday Afternoon Kidztime. (There is a discounted rate for siblings, please speak with the coordinator for details.)

We use the Brightwheel app for checkin, checkout, and billing. This is a free app that will need to be downloaded. Failure to sign your child in or out daily could result in your child being withdrawn from the Kidztime program.

Tuition is billed weekly, according to the schedule on file. Charges will be posted and invoices emailed every Monday to the email on file. Payments are due the Friday before the week of services. Any balance not paid by the Saturday morning at 8:00am, will receive a daily late fee of $5.00 added on their account until payment is received*.* After the 5th day of nonpayment, your child will not be permitted to attend Kidztime until FULL payment (plus late fees) is received.

Past Due Balances - Any and ALL past due balances (regular schedules or dropins) could result in students not being permitted to attend school events, field trips, dances, etc. Report cards will be held until full payment is made. A student may be withdrawn from the Kidztime program if child care fees are not paid.

All final payments must be paid in full by June 1st, no exceptions. Any account not paid in full by June 1st will result in no Kidztime services for the remainder of the year and will risk losing Kidztime services the following year. In addition, any outstanding balances at the end of the school year will result in your child’s report card being held until full payment (plus late fees) is paid.

DHS - If your family qualifies for financial assistance through DHS, please contact the Kidztime Coordinator, Meagan Scott atmscott@teach.americanmontessori.net

Refunds: We do NOT offer refunds of ANY kind, including, but not limited to, snow days, emergency closures, student absences (excused or unexcused), etc.****

Schedules and Schedule Changes

Schedules and Schedule Changes:

  • ONLY consistent weekly schedules will be permitted (schedules cannot change from week to week). Special schedules for families (i.e. every other week or monthly schedules) are no longer permitted.
  • Families will not be able to add or remove individual days from week to week
  • Schedule changes REQUIRE a 2 week notice and it cannot be changed again for another 30 days. Schedule changes are NOT guaranteed as they are based on schedule availability. Please contact the Kidztime Coordinator to change your child’s schedule in writing if needed.
Daily Schedule

Morning: Arrival begins at 6:30 am (Upper), 7:00 am (Lower). Then a snack (not provided by school), stations, and then clean up followed by a group activity before students are dismissed to classrooms.

Afternoon: Arrival at 3:40 pm (Upper) and 4:10 pm (Lower), attendance, snack (not provided by school), reading time, play outside (weather permitting), or stations inside, group activity (game or craft), and then clean-up. All students must be pickup up by 6:00 pm.

Late Pickup Policy

Dropins into Kidztime will ONLY be permitted on an EMERGENCY basis. You MUST email the Kidztime coordinator to receive approval PRIOR to your child being permitted to attend. It is imperative that we have an accurate schedule of students attending each day to ensure the utmost safety of all students as well as maintain our license ratio. Drop-ins occurring more than twice will result in a requirement to register for regular Kidztime usage, which requires a weekly schedule and pre-payment.

All students remaining after the established dismissal times (listed below) will be sent to Kidztime and charged the drop in fee ($15.00 for AM, $20 for PM, and $25.00 for Friday PM). Parents will be contacted and IMMEDIATE pickup is required. Payments will be due upon pickup; EZ Pay, exact cash or credit card is accepted. Please note that payment is still expected if someone other than the parent is picking up the child.

Upper Campus dismissal from 3:20pm until 3:40pm (1:40pm on Fridays)

Lower Campus (K-1) dismissal from 3:50pm until 4:10pm (2:10pm on Fridays)

Preschool dismissal (GSRP and Tuition) from 3:00pm until 3:30pm (12:30-1:00pm on Fridays for Tuition Preschool)

Late Charges:

The latchkey program is licensed until 6:00pm. Late charges will be incurred for every minute a child remains past 6:00pm according to the clock in the Kidztime room. Around 5:45pm, the Kidztime staff will begin calling contacts listed on the emergency form until someone is reached. The late charges will be due immediately, cash or CC only, when you arrive to pick up your child.  Your child may not return to Kidztime until those charges are paid.

Any child left past 6:00pm more than two times will no longer be able to attend Kidztime that school year.  Please be sure to have a backup plan in case of emergencies or if you are unable to pick up on time.

If we are unable to contact anyone whose name appears on the emergency form by 6:30 p.m., we must contact the police department. PLEASE MAKE SURE EMERGENCY CARDS ARE KEPT UP TO DATE!!

Withdrawal of Student

A written statement given to the Kidztime Latchkey Coordinator, giving at least two-week notice, by parent or legal guardian, is required to withdraw student(s) from the program. If notice is not given two weeks prior to the start of a new month, the parent will still be responsible to pay the current balance. Please note that once a student is withdrawn for a month of Kidztime, you must re-enroll your child for any future months, as well as pay an additional $40.00 registration fee. There is no guarantee that there will be availability the following month for the dates and times requested.

AMA reserves the right to exercise immediate withdrawal of any student or individual if it is deemed that such person(s) fails to abide by the rules established for the program. Written notice will be sent to the parent or legal guardian explaining reasons for withdrawal.

Early Release Fridays

*Every Friday will be an early release day. Dismissal times are listed below:

  • Upper Campus dismissal from 1:15pm until 1:40pm - charges begin at 1:45pm

  • Lower Campus (K-1) dismissal from 1:45pm until 2:10pm – charges begin at 2:15pm

  • Tuition Preschool dismissal from 12:30pm until 1:00pm - charges begin at 1:05pm


Kidztime Latchkey follows the same discipline and behavior policy as AMA. Please see the parent handbook for more information on the discipline policy. Students are expected to follow the expectations given by staff. If expectations are not followed, a consequence will be given. If a referral is made to the Dean or Principal, a student will risk suspension from Kidztime Latchkey.

After two suspensions, a student may not be allowed back into Kidztime Latchkey for the remainder of the school year.