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Kids & Company is designed to provide area school children and their parents with an alternative to traditional daycare opportunities. It is not, however, designed to break your bank account! By offering families a sliding fee scale based upon income, Kids and Co. is proud to be affordable to any family who wishes to take advantage of our programs. Contact us for more information regarding your personal rate or see the FAQs page for the Full Fee outline.

How Much Does it Cost?

A minimum weekly charge of 5 units will be billed to each family enrolled in Kids & Company. Before school is considered one unit and after-school is considered one unit. Please see the chart to the right for actual amounts. After the minimum of 5 units is utilized by your family, only actual attendance will be billed to you.

There is a non-refundable registration fee along with a returnable security deposit at the time of enrollment.

Will I be billed if my child does not attend?

You will be billed the minimum weekly charge, even if your child attends less than 5 units.

In special cases, arrangements may be made with the site director in advance to credit necessary absences; i.e. vacations or extended illnesses of five or more days in the same week, Monday through Friday - ***This is not intended to allow regular weekly absences resulting in a drop-in status. Repeated weekly absences will be billed at the minimum weekly rate in order to maintain your space in the program.

If your child is gone more than two weeks from

Kids & Company, please call to be sure there will still be space available as we cannot hold slots more than two weeks.

How do I pay for my child care?

* We offer weekly ACH withdraw directly from

    your bank each Friday. This is the easiest and

    most convenient way to pay your bill each week!

* Return envelopes are available at your Kids &

    Company site to be used to mailed your

    payment to the office.

* Forget your check book? Simply call the office and

    we can take your check right over the phone!

* You can pay at site with check or money order.

    Please do not take cash to pay at site.

    There is a $20.00 Return Check Fee for all 

    transactions returned insufficient funds

* You may pay by credit card over the phone or in

   person at the office for a $3.00 convenience fee.

Parents are required to pay for childcare services weekly . Payment on a less frequent basis is not acceptable. Weekly statements shall be provided to parents/guardians at the site by Wednesday of each week for services provided during the previous week. The amount due should be paid IN FULL by Friday. Please verify the accuracy of the invoice immediately. Any questions should be brought to the attention of the main office at

322-8800 ext. 0. Any questions or concerns should be addressed within two months. After that time, the invoice will stand as presented.

Please contact our main office in January if you need a statement for tax purposes.



Full Fee 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children

Minimum Weekly Charge

1 unit (= 1 session before or after school)










  Weekly Weekly Weekly
Before & After School $66.50 $116.50 $166.50
Before School Only $33.25 $58.25 $83.25
After School Only $33.25 $58.25 $83.25

Full Days

 (daily rate)

$24.35 $42.60


Late Start/

Early Out
(1 additional unit)

 $6.65  $11.65



Reduced Child Care Fees:
There are a minimum number of reduced child care fee scholarships available based on your income. These scholarships are awarded on a first come – first served basis to families whose income falls within the required guidelines and who attend full time (both before and after school, 5 days a week). Please ask for an INCOME VERIFICATION FORM if you think you may qualify, based on the income guidelines below:


Family Size
2 members


3 members


4 members


5 members


6 members


**Some families may qualify for child care assistance from the State of Iowa Department of Human Services. For more information, please contact the DHS office at 1-866-448-4605.

**If you have applied for DHS assistance, you will continue to be billed directly until your Approved Notice of Decision is received from the State. Families are expected to pay invoices in full and on time until the DHS Approval is received by Kids & Company. Kids & Company will reimburse any fees DHS pays retroactively.

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