CHANGE OF POLICY REGARDING DISCOVERY'S RETAINING FEE
Prior to Covid, should a parent choose to pull their child from Discovery for an extended period of time (e.g. June-August, maternity leave, or an extended sabbatical) they would pay a one time, $100.00 retaining fee for each child enrolled at Discovery. This retaining fee would hold a child's spot for up to a 3 month period, without forfeiting their placement within our program.
Unfortunately, Covid has resulted in many negative effects for Discovery. The major factor is the overall decrease in the daily enrollment within all of our programs. Another is the manner in which Covid has essentially eliminated our School Age Program. Due to the precautions and/or regulations for public spaces, off campus programs and field trip opportunities are extremely limited. Therefore, we do not anticipate that Discovery will have a School Age Program moving forward. Without those children to fill the voids of the numerous children who pull out for the summer months, we are not in a position to offset this loss of enrollment with only a one time $100.00 fee.
Moving forward, the retaining fee will be $100.00 per child, per month for up to a 3 month time period.