Child Care Center Fee's Daycare in Muscatine

CHILD CARE FEES- Stepping Stones Learning Center LLC in Muscatine

Payment is due every Friday of each week unless other arrangements have been made and noted in your family contract. If payment is not paid by the following Monday, parents will receive written notice from the Director indicating a $10.00 per day delinquent fee that will be assessed beginning Monday.


If payment and delinquent fees are not paid by the following Monday, you will be asked to withdraw your child from the center.

If you receive state assistance your copayment MUST be paid every Friday unless other arrangements have been made and noted in your family contract. If payment is not paid by the following Monday, parents will receive written notice from the Director indicating a $10.00 per day delinquent fee that will be assessed beginning on that Monday.


There is no additional cost for meals.

There are no reductions for vacations, illness or center closing which result in the child’s absence.

Full tuition is due regardless of holidays.

Parents will be given 2 weeks notification in case of a tuition increase.


Free days are only given to families that have children enrolled full-time. Families will receive 5 free days to use at any time throughout the year for vacation and/or illnesses.

Five free days are per family not per child.

The free days will start January 2 and expire on December 30 of each year.

THE FREE DAYS CANNOT BE USED FOR HOLIDAYS OR DAYS YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE CENTER.

A two week advance notice of parents’ upcoming vacation is required in writing, or you may not use your free days.

Fees are based on full or part-time positions by hours, not by days; (full-time consists of more than 26 hours per week; part-time consists of less than 25 hours per week).

If your hours exceed your initial enrollment fee, you will pay $4.00 per hour for overage. If your hours are under initial enrollment fee and are not enrolled as part-time, you will pay the normal full-time rates.


If your hours change from full-time to part-time, or part-time to full-time, the Director must have two weeks written notice and you will be granted hour changes if there are opening.

Written notice must be given to the Director at least two weeks in advance of the parent’s intention to withdraw his/her child from care.

Tuition payments must be kept current. Fees unpaid for two consecutive weeks will serve as notice of intent to withdraw the child from care.

Parents are expected to submit a schedule of hours that they anticipate needing care. If the time the child is at the center exceeds the schedule without approval, the late pick-up fee will be applied.

Tuition payments must be made by cash, check or money order, made payable to Stepping Stones Learning Center.

All returned checks will result in a $30.00 fee.

If your child is a no call no show two days in a row then it will serve as notice of intent to withdraw the child from care.

It is strongly encouraged that children not be left more than 10 hours per day.

PAYMENT FEES – effective 2/1/16

Rates change on child’s birthdate not what room they are in as we still have to maintain ratio’s

Enrollment Fee $35.00 (non-refundable at time of enrollment)


FULL-TIME RATES full-time consists of more than 26 hours per week

Front Infant room (6 weeks to 12 months) $180.00 per week

Back Infant room (12 months to 2 years) $180.00 per week

Toddler room (2 to 3 years) $170.00 per week

Pre-school room (3 to 4 years old) $165.00 per week

Pre-school room (4 to 5 years old) $160.00 per week

School age (Kindergarten – 10 yrs. old) Breaks & Summer $130.00 per week

If 2 or more children are enrolled full time there is a 10 % sibling discount off the oldest child.

If 3 or more children are enrolled full time there is an additional 5 % discount off the middle child.


PART-TIME RATES part-time consists of less than 25 hours per week and if available. (Two part-time children have to share one full-time spot)

Part-time not offered in our Infant Rooms

Toddler room (2 to 3 years) $130.00 per week

Pre-school room (3 to 4 years old) $125.00 per week

Pre-school room (4 to 5 years old) $120.00 per week

Both before & after school age (Kindergarten – 10 yrs. old) $ 80.00 per week

Before School (Kindergarten – 10 yrs. old) $ 65.00 per week

After School (Kindergarten – 10 yrs. old) $ 65.00 per week

No School Days (Kindergarten – 10 yrs. old) $ 25.00 additional per day



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