Billing statements will be sent via email on or around the 15th of each month. Fees are due by the first weekday of the following month. If fees are not paid by the 5th of the month, a late payment penalty of $20.00 will be assessed. If fees are not paid promptly, the child's enrollment in the program may be suspended.
- Online electronic payments, EZ-EFT, can be set up for recurring payments. A "Click-To-Pay" option will also be available on the electronic bills sent each month. Two ways to pay electronically!!! Use bank accounts or credit card accounts!
Secure and convenient! (EZ-EFT FAQ's) (EZ-EFT Authorization Form)
- Payments can also be made in person at each center or sent by mail. (Cash and checks)
All checks are payable to: EXTENDED DAY CARE FUND (EDCF)
Payments can be mailed or brought to:
The Extended Day Care Office
c/o George Mason High School
7124 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
The City of Falls Church accepts checks as a form of payment. However, should your check be returned to us for any reason, it is our policy to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check plus a processing fee of $35.00.
For families with more than one child in the program, after one child there is a 25% discount for each sibling.
Budget & Fee Information
The Day Care Program is a not-for-profit, self-sufficient program, with almost all of its revenue originating through fees paid by participating families. Each year a budget is prepared, estimating expenses needed to serve the projected student enrollment. Subsequently, fees are calculated to meet expenses, based on projected enrollment and attendance.
Reduced fees are available for families meeting the income eligibility requirements indicated on the Reduced Fee Eligibility Form. To receive reduced fees, a Reduced Fee Eligibility Form must be completed and on file in the Extended Day Care Office and verification of income must be provided.
If the Reduced Fee Eligibility Form is not submitted, or if the information on the form is incomplete or incorrect, full fees will be charged.
In determining fees, expense and revenue projections are averaged over the school year and separately for the summer, resulting in consistent monthly fees during the school year (regardless of the length of a particular month) and weekly fees in the summer.
A current fee chart is available or upon request from the Day Care Office.