Please notify the Center by phone (301-345-8830) if you anticipate being late to pick up your child or if your child will be arriving late (after 9 am) or absent for the day. We know that parents make every effort to arrive on time. However, there may be emergencies or conditions that may delay parents from picking up a child by 6:00 p.m. and the late fee is charged to pay staff that remains after the center is closed.
In order to provide care for a child who is not picked up by closing time, a late fee is charged at 6:06 p.m. (From 6:00 p.m. until 6:05 p.m., there is a grace period.) From 6:06 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. a late fee of $5.00 will be charged. An additional $5.00 will be added for each 5-minute interval or portion thereof after 6:15 p.m. paid that evening or the following morning, to the staff person that has stayed with your child.
The Center Staff will notify State authorities for any child left on the premises after 7:00 p.m. unless the Center has been notified that arrangements have been made for the child to be picked up promptly. A report of “an abandoned child" will be made to Protective Services of the Department of Social Services. The child will be placed in their protective custody.
A yearly calendar for the Center will be given at enrollment and again at the beginning of each school year. You will be notified if there are any variations to that schedule.
On days that the Public School System is already scheduled to be closed but GCC is scheduled to be open, parents must be alert to follow an alternative plan, should emergency circumstances arise. Listen for announcements at WTOP 103.5 FM or FOX WTTG Channel 5 and on the web at www.wtopnews.com. (We might also post a notice for Greenbelt Childrens Center at www.schoolsout.com). You may also call the center to hear if the recording says that we are closed. Parents are still responsible for tuition for any days the center is closed for inclement weather or emergency circumstances.
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