Kidz Time

Welcome to the AMA KidzTime Latchkey Program!

Our Purpose:

Kidztime Latchkey is a before and after school child care program available for our AMA Lower campus students in grades PreK-1 and for our AMA Upper campus students in grades 2-8. It provides consistency and enrichment for children in a fun and relaxed environment that encourages individual choice making. Activities include various group and individual projects, indoor and outdoor play, group games and sports, board games, special events and much more. A Kidztime Latchkey handbook is given to all participating families. It explains the basic operations, policies, and logistics of the program.

Admission Criteria: 

Only students who are presently enrolled in American Montessori Academy are eligible for the Kidztime Latchkey Program.

Required documentation for admission:

  1. Emergency Card (Filled out entirely)
  2. Schedule – signed and filled out
  3. Signed Contract
  4. Signed Signature Page
  5. $20 Registration fee paid via EZ Pay or Money Order

Hours:

  • Morning Kidztime Latchkey is 6:30am – 7:30am (Upper); 7:00am - 8:00am (Lower – K/1); 7:00am – 7:45am (GSRP Preschool); 7:00am - 9:00am (Tuition Preschool)
  • Afternoon Kidztime Latchkey is 3:40pm - 6:00pm (Upper);  4:10pm - 6:00pm (Lower – K/1); 3:30pm – 6:00pm (GSRP and Tuition Preschool)
  • Kidztime Latchkey will be held on all days that school is in session, it will be offered on most of the half days in the afternoon with limited spots and pre-payment & pre-registration only.
  • Late charges will be incurred for every minute a child remains past 6:00pm according to the clock in the Kidztime Latchkey room. The late charges are $1/minute. The late charges will be due immediately, exact cash or EZ Pay, when you arrive to pick up.  Your child may not return to Kidztime Latchkey 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 Latchkey 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. 

Daily Schedule:

  • Morning: Arrival begins at 6:30am (Upper), 7:00am (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 3:40pm (Upper) and 4:10pm (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 6:00pm.

Fees and 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 EZ Pay (at time of registration) or Money Order.
  • Tuition is a flat rate of $5.00 per day for Morning Kidztime Latchkey and $10.00 per day for Afternoon Kidztime Latchkey. (There is a discounted rate for siblings, please speak with the coordinator for details.)
  • Tuition is billed one month in advanced according to the schedule on file. Please contact the Kidztime Latchkey Coordinator to change your child’s schedule in writing if needed. Any schedule changes, including withdrawal, requires notification to be given two weeks prior to the 1st of the new month to ensure that you will not be billed for your previous monthly schedule. Schedule changes are NOT guaranteed as they are based on schedule availability.
  • All tuition is due on the 1st of each month. Any account not paid by the 2nd of each month at 12:00 AM, will receive a daily late fee of $5.00 added on their account until payment is received. After the 5th of each month, your child we not be permitted to attend Kidztime Latchkey until all payment is received.
  • Invoices will be emailed to the email on file the 3rd week of each month.

Monthly Payments:

  • Payments will be accepted through our electronic EZ Pay system, which will be linked with your bill. In the event that you are not able to pay online, payments must be made by money order (made out to American Montessori Academy with child’s full name in the note section).  Checks or cash will NOT be accepted.
  • 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 Latchkey services for the remainder of the year and will risk losing Kidztime Latchkey 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.
  • A student may be withdrawn from the Kidztime Latchkey program if child care fees are not paid

Refunds:

  • We do NOT offer refunds of any kind, including, but not limited to, snow days, emergency closures, student absences (excused or unexcused), withdrawal or removal, etc.

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 $20.00 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 parent or legal guardian explaining reasons for withdrawal.

Late Pick Up/Drop-In Fee and Policy:

From time to time we understand that situations can arise out of your control creating a need for childcare that is not normally necessary. All students remaining after the established dismissal times (listed below) will be sent to Kidztime Latchkey:

Upper Campus dismissal from 3:20pm until 3:40pm

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

Preschool dismissal (GSRP and Tuition) from 3:00pm until 3:30pm

Pay at pick up:

Any student signed into Kidztime Latchkey will be charged the drop in/late fee and payment will be expected upon pick-up. Please note that payment is still expected if someone other than the parent is picking up the child. 

The drop-in fees are as follows:

AM: $10/day (if dropping into AM – the parents MUST call the Kidztime Latchkey Coordinator PRIOR to dropping off their child to ensure there is enough space)

PM: $15/day

Half Day: $20 

Payment will be due at time of pick up – exact cash or credit card will be accepted.

Drop-Ins occurring more than twice will result in registering for regular Kidztime Latchkey usage. Regular Kidztime Latchkey usage requires a monthly schedule and pre-payment.

Discipline:

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 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.

Half Days:

AMA has 11 half days during the 2019-20 school year, 10 of which Kidztime is offered. Kidztime Latchkey on half days is only pre-registration and pre-pay. All registration forms and pre-payments must be made one week in advance. Forms will not be accepted after the due date. Payments must be made on EZ Pay. Please turn the registration form in with a receipt showing proof of an online payment attached. If payment is not provided with the registration form, a student’s spot will not be held.

Lunch will NOT be provided on half days. Please pack a sack lunch and a snack for your student and they will eat when they arrive in Kidztime Latchkey.

Kidztime Latchkey hours on half days will be from 11:45am–6pm (Upper); 12–6pm (Lower – K/1); 11:30am–6pm (Lower – PreK) the cost is $15 for the session. If a student is not picked up by 6pm, the charge is $1/min, paid in cash or EZ Pay at the time of pick up. **Preschool families contact Mrs. Meagan regarding the half days***.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Due September 11

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Due October 9

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Due October 23

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Due November 6

Friday, December 13, 2019

Due December 6

Friday, January 17, 2020

Due January 10

Friday, February 14, 2020

Due February 7

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Due February 26

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Due March 18

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Due April 15

Friday, May 22, 2020

No Kidztime provided