First of all, thanks so much for the increase. I have a few suggestions; first it is very challenging to get parents to swipe in and as a director I spend a lot of time trying to monitor this so that we can get paid. I would suggest providers get paid per enrollment and not per attendance/ swipes. Also we close our center for vacation two weeks a year (once in summer and once in winter) I believe this is necessary to avoid staff burn out, so that we can provide quality care, I believe providers should not have to lose pay when we are closed for vacation; and families should not have to take on that charge because they may have to find someone else to care for their child.
I also believe the annual registration fee should be increased to at least $150 as that fee is typically used for annual books and supplies needed to provide high quality care.
The fee should be increased for all ages; it looks as if there isn’t an increase or a minimum increase for children 2 and older. Why? We are still providing quality care to them and still need staff and everything else for them.
I also believe that before and after school rates should be full time rates because we have to reserve a slot for those children and hire full-time staff for them. It is much appreciated what you have done and it would be nice to just fixed this all once ain’t for all right now