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End of Day Procedures and Late Pick-up Policy

During after-school pick-up time (5:00-6:00 p.m.), all members are required to wait in game room until a parent/guardian arrives.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, the authorized release person wait outside while the Girls Inc. member signs out with the assistance of a staff member. Only pre-authorized people are permitted to pick up Girls Inc. members. Any changes involving authorized release permission must be communicated to our office in writing. 

If you wish your child to walk home from Girls Inc., please pick up a “permission to walk” form from our office. 

There is a late fee assessed when children are not picked up by 6:00, which must be paid in full before the child can re-enter the program.

 

Membership and Fees

To enroll your child as a member of Girls Inc., parents/guardians must complete a membership packet. Packets are available at the front entrance or in the Executive Director’s office.

Girls Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to operate a SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAM and ACCEPTS all valid CHILD CARE VOUCHERS, EEC License # 9014956.

For Private Pay families, there is a sponsorship system from donations based on family size, income and need. To apply, please fill out the Family Income Worksheet in the Membership Application and submit the requested proof of income. To help with your budgeting, we charge the same amount for every month regardless of its length. Fees for the After School Program are payable monthly before the first business day of the month.  The monthly fee entitles members to participate in all After School Program activities, including classes, daily choices and special events.

A $5 LATE FEE will be added to any monthly fee not paid by the 1st of the month. If fees still remain unpaid on the 6th of the month, the LATE FEE will be increased to $10. Members who have not paid by the 11th will be removed from the program until ALL fees are paid in full. Returned checks will be charged a $25.00 RETURNED CHECK FEE. Once a check has been dishonored, only cash will be accepted for future payments.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Fees for transportation, monthly after school activities, vacation weeks and classes are nonrefundable, no exceptions. Classes that are cancelled by Girls Incorporated will be made up at the end of each session. Class fees are only refunded when a class is completely canceled by Girls Incorporated. 

Communication

Important announcements regarding schedule changes, special events, etc. are posted on the bulletin board in our lobby and/or included in letters and notices sent home to parents. Please check the board and sign-out desk area regularly for these communications. Announcements of importance to the girls are made during our daily assembly before 4:30 p.m. activities. You can also check out the Girls Inc. Facebook page for timely updates and announcements.