Our monthly tuition rates are based upon 4 classes per month. In the event we can only fit in 3 classes due to holidays, your tuition will be pro-rated accordingly. Tuition payments are handled two different ways depending upon your child’s school. If your child attends a Bright Horizon Center, JDS, or Megumi Preschool they will collect all payments and your Tumblebus tuition should be paid directly to the school. If your child attends any other school (referred to as Independent Schools below) we collect the payments so your Tumblebus tuition should be paid directly to Dizzy’s Tumblebus. At our Independent Schools, all payments are due by the first class of the month. If the payment is not received by the 2nd class, you will be billed a $5 late fee.
Our enrollment is always open and you can sign up your child at any time. If your child would like to join mid-month, your tuition will be pro-rated accordingly. Once you enroll your child in the Dizzy’s Tumblebus program, your child will automatically be enrolled the following month unless you notify our office directly. This applies only to our Independent Schools. Please do not rely on your child’s teacher to notify us of disenrolling. If you choose to disenroll your child at any time, you are only responsible for the current month’s tuition. No long term commitment is required. Please do not think that not paying your tuition bill is the same as disenrolling from our program, you will be billed the monthly tuition unless we are notified of any changes.
Class Cancellation and Makeup Policy for Inclement Weather
Dizzy's Tumblebus cancels classes when the Bellevue School District closes for snowy/icy roads. We are unable to drive our bus on snowy roads because our bus acts much like a giant toboggan since all the weight has been removed from the back of the bus.
- If your childcare center is within the Bellevue School District we cancel classes and do not provide a makeup class. If your center is located within a different school district that is also closed, we cancel class and do not provide a makeup class.
- If Bellevue School District is open and your school district is closed, we will evaluate each center individually to determine if we can make it for classes.
- If your childcare center is located on a main street that is clear and the parking lot is completely clear of snow and ice we will still offer classes. If the parking lot or approaching streets are snowy, we cancel classes and do not provide a makeup class.
- If your school district is open and our (Bellevue) district is closed, we cancel class and will provide a makeup class on the first day possible.
Class Cancellation and Makeup Policy for Mechanical Issues
Dizzy's Tumblebus will make every effort to make up classes that are cancelled due to mechanical issues or other unforseeable reason. In the event the class cannot be made up, your child's tuition will be pro-rated accordingly.
Missed Classes (Independent Schools Only)
We offer two credits for missed classes annually. You must notify our office prior to the missed class to receive a credit. Please do not rely on or ask your childcare staff to inform us of any absences. This remains the parent’s responsibilities. Absence notifications can be e-mailed to email@example.com or by calling our office at 425.564.8287. The credit will be applied to the following month’s tuition bill.