Enrollment, Tuition, Operating Calendar
Policies related to Meals, Schedule and Tuition
The registration process includes:
1. Completing all required forms
2. Paying for your enrollment fee
The following is a summary of some of the aspects addressed in detail in Bambini’s Policy Statement and Parent’s Handbook which is given to parents during the enrollment process:
There is a one-time non-refundable enrollment fee of $600 per child.
Tuition is due the first of every month. A late fee will be added to accounts not paid by the 5th of the month. Payments received after the 5th of each month, will have a $10.00 per day fee. Failure to pay the complete balance by the 5th of each month can result in an interruption in your childcare services.
We calculate tuition amounts based on the age of the child on the day the tuition payment is due (first of the month), but we apply the same grace period to this as to the payments themselves, so if the child becomes eligible for a lower tuition rate on or before the 5th of the month, then the lower tuition amount applies for that month.
For instances in which tuition charges need to be calculated for less than an entire month, we do this by dividing the monthly tuition fee by the number of days in that month for which we charge tuition, which are the days in which we incur payroll expenses (basically Monday through Friday, including holidays). Then we multiply that daily tuition amount by the number of days we need to charge for.
Bambini offers several convenient payment methods to suit a variety of individual needs. Please check each Center’s location page for details.
Bambini covers all activity supplies, gifts for holidays, extracurricular activities and special event resources.
Bambini provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. For more information, please check our Nutrition page.
The closing times are strictly observed. Fees for late pick up after 6PM are due upon pickup (paid to the teacher required to stay overtime) and are assessed as follows: $5 for the first five minutes and $2 for every additional minute. Failure to pay late pickup charges or frequent late pickups may result in dismissal.
There’s a $100 non-refundable waitlist signup fee. Signing up for our waitlist doesn’t guarantee a spot at any particular time, but parents in the waitlist are given priority for enrollment over those who are not.
2023 Tuition and Fees (January – December 2023)
|Program Type||Price Per Month|
|Infants (3-11 Months)||$ 2,965|
|Toddlers (12-29 Months)||$ 2,665|
|Young Children (30-71 Months)||$ 2,275|
Tuition costs are inclusive of our meals program, all extra-curricular activities (weekly music and yoga classes, etc), art suppplies, field trips, parent education classes, and events for parents throughout the year.
“Bambini” operates twelve (12) months per year, except for
- Thanksgiving 2023: Centers will be closed on November 23rd and 24th, 2023
- 2023 Winter Break: Centers will be closed from December 25th, 2023 to January 5th, 2024
- 2024 Summer Break: Centers will be closed from August 19th to the 23th, 2024
The regular hours of operation are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday
“Bambini” will also be closed for the following Federal Holidays:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Juneteenth National Independence Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
Other important policies
Application and Enrollment
Bambini is available to meet the needs of children three months through five years of age, without regard to race, religion, color, gender, or national origin. We reserve the right to accept each child with the understanding that if Bambini cannot care for him/her, we ask that the child be withdrawn.
For enrollment inquiries, please contact our enrollment coordinator, Katherine Savattiere, by phone at (301) 615-3563 or by email at email@example.com.
In order to enroll your child at Bambini, you must sign a copy of the Policy Statement and Parent Handbook as well as provide the following information:
Bambini is not equipped to care for sick children. If a child becomes ill during the day, we will isolate the child from the other children and the parent will be notified. When you are called please come to pick up your child within the hour.
If you can not be reached, one of the other individuals listed in our files for emergency notification will be contacted. Children who are ill should be kept at home. Please DO NOT bring your child to the center if:
Bambini believes in a positive approach to discipline. We offer guidance and direction, not punishment.
Children are praised for displaying positive behavior; negative behavior is immediately discouraged and given minimal attention. At Bambini we expect our staff to:
- Praise and encourage good behavior
- Set realistic limits or behavior expectations which are clear and developmentally appropriate
- Redirect the child when possible to more positive behavior
- Be consistent once limits are established
- Help the child to verbalize feelings and not to act them out inappropriately. In case of special problems, the director will contact the parent so that a joint effort at solving the problem will be made.
Entrance to the center is locked at all times. Admittance is gained by calling our center. Parents of enrolled children are issued electronic keycards and are welcome to visit the center at any time during our hours of operation.