Child care hours are given based on work and/or school schedules and must be strictly adhered to. You may use any hours WITHIN your contract hours but not before or after. Teachers write down drop off and pick up times daily for each child in a log. Three (3) instances of violating contract hours may result in termination of child care services. Each instance will be issued a written warning to the parent. We do not tolerate late pickup after closing. We will tolerate only one rare late pickup per family due to a car accident or emergency. Early Development Services is a business. Our business closes at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:00 pm depending on the site your child is enrolled at. Parents or guardians who know they cannot be at the center by closing must make arrangements for someone else who is authorized to pick up their child. The late charge is $1.00 per minute per child for late pick up after closing. Repeated failure to pick up your child by your contracted hours of care (even hours before closing) will result in termination of your services. Please show caregivers that you value them by respecting their personal time. If a child has not been picked up by the usual closing time EDS will make every effort to contact a person authorized to take the child from the center. After ½ an hour the teacher will phone the local Police Department to assist with the location of the parent.