Day Care Supply Fee is $130.00 per 12 month period (January 2020)
First Child is always the youngest child in the family.
Minimum charge for daycare is 1 hour.
A fee of $ 5.00 per 5 min. per child will be charged if your child is not picked up by 6:00 pm.
Payments are due within 3 business days after bill has been received. $10.00 a day late fee will be charged after 3 days. Bills are due monthly.
First Steps offers the following programs:
Infant, Toddler Rates
2 year old Rates
Daily: $54.50 Hourly: $9.00
3 years and up Rates
2nd Child Rates
3rd Child Rates
If your child is not on the daily or monthly rate, you will be charged per day for lunch.
Lunch is included in the daily & monthly rates and is served on a daily basis.
Monthly menus are available for you to take home.
To download the lastest menu in PDF form, visit our Events Calendar
Breakfast is not included in our rates but to make things more convenient you may do the following: Your child may bring breakfast as follows:
– Cereal: Must bring on a daily basis or must fit in the cubbie. We DO NOT have room to store boxes of cereal in the kitchen.
– Milk: You may bring ½ gallon of milk per child per month. We request that it be brought in the original container (unless you bring it on a daily basis). We also request that it be 2% milk, brand does not matter.
– Bread: You may bring 1 loaf of bread per child per month, again in its original, unopened package unless you prefer to send it on a daily basis. Any brand of white or wheat bread will do.
Please help us by marking the milk/bread calendar in the kitchen when you drop off your supplies. You may also bring in fruit, yogurt, pancakes, etc. and the staff member in the lunch room will help your child with breakfast but please do not bring things to store in the kitchen or fridge.
Also if you bring anything in a container that needs to be returned, mark it with your child’s name. We also offer cereal or toast if you wish to purchase breakfast at day care. The cost is $2.50 per breakfast.
PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE
First Steps Central is peanut and tree nut free. We will not serve peanuts or tree nuts and ask that you do not bring anything that has nuts into the center. Things that are processed in a factory that processes tree nuts or peanuts may be used but cannot be served to children with allergies. You need to let us know if any products you bring in (Example: birthday treats) are processed in a factory that processes tree nuts or peanuts.
All extra-curricular activities (gymnastics, swimming lessons): $2.50 per lesson.
To Public Schools: $2.50 per ride
Gymnastics are offered on a year-round basis at both day care locations. First Steps works with the Bismarck Gymnastics Academy for gymnastics.
A gymnastics suit is not required as long as they wear loose fitting clothing with no buttons or zippers. If they choose to wear a gymnastics suit please bring them with their suit on under their clothes and we will change after their lesson.
Our staff will stay and oversee them during their lesson with the gymnastics instructor.
Check the bulletin board for sign up and the events calendar on the website for dates, times and costs. when signing up for gymnastics please list your email address and the invoice will be emailed to you.
A transportation charge will be added to your bill for each lesson.
Dance will be offered during the school year by both day care locations. We will be working with DanceWorX . The class is called Kiddie Combo and it is an introduction to the basics of ballet, jazz and lyrical. This class is offered in the afternoon so we will change them into their outfits after lunch. Our staff will stay and oversee them during their lesson with the dance instructor. Check the bulletin board for sign up and the events calendar on the website for dates, times and costs. A transportation charge will be added to your bill for each lesson. Payment is required on the first day of the session.
First Steps offers an in-house baseball program for boys and girls ages five and above during the summer.
Your child will learn the basics of batting, throwing, fielding, base running as well as play in many inter-squad games and baseball Olympics.
The dates, times, and costs will be announced each summer and posted on the events calendar on the website. Charges
Soccer will be offered during the summer months at a local park and at the indoor Sanford Power facility during the winter. First Steps has developed our own soccer program with details outlined at the center. We will teach the basics of soccer as well as teamwork while we are having fun!
Please remember to wear tennis shoes. All other equipment is provided by First Steps. Check the bulletin board for sign up and the events calendar on the website for dates, times and costs. Charges are added to your day care bill for each session as well as transportation charges.
Capital Racquet and Fitness offers a tennis program that uses smaller racquets, modified court sizes and low compression balls to make learning to play tennis easier and more fun for kids. First Steps participates in this program once a week. All equipment is provided but please wear tennis shoes. Check the bulletin board for sign up and the events calendar on the website for dates, times and costs. A transportation charge will be added to your bill for each lesson. Payment made to Capital Racquet and Fitness is required on the first day of the session.
First Steps participates in Junior Golf lessons at the Fore Seasons Center Dome once a week. This class is for five years and older. Since this is an after school program we will take the children to the lessons and our staff person will stay with the instructor through the entire lesson but the parent will be responsible for picking up the child at the Golf Dome when the lesson is over. Clubs will be provided but you can bring your own. Check the bulletin board for sign up and the events calendar on the website for dates, times and costs. A transportation charge will be added to your bill for each lesson. Payment is required on the first day of the session.
This is a safety education program offered by Bismarck Parks and Rec. for five and six year old that teaches home, car, pedestrian, bike, fire and other safety topics. Safety Town is a child size town complete with building, sidewalks and streets. First Steps will only bus to the first afternoon session of the summer (usually first two weeks in June). You must register with Parks and Rec for this program. Registration is in early March and fills up quickly as enrollment is limited so it is the parent’s responsibility to register early. Transportation costs will be added to your bill.
Activities for the summer include numerous field trips, picnics, fun swimming at the outdoor pools, in-center lyceums, library visits, and much more.
Monthly activities schedules will be posted at your center and on the website events calendar.