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Daycare Tuition

Discussion in 'Other Legal Issues' started by awocka88, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. awocka88

    awocka88 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I recently pulled my child out of a daycare that has an employee who neglected my child and mishandled another. My contract states I must give two weeks notice or pay two weeks worth of tuition when the child leaves. Am I liable for the two weeks pay? I feel like the daycare did not hold up their end of the contract to provide a safe environment, so I shouldn't have to pay. I realize the law might say different. I plan to report them to the state and leave reviews but I wanted to get advice on the tuition first.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Disabled Vet

    Disabled Vet Active Member

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    You plan to report them?? If this issue was bad enough to pull your child. You should have called the right people then. Not wait.... So now your only reporting them to make it look like you don't want to pay the two weeks. Best bet is pay the two weeks and move on.
     
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  3. awocka88

    awocka88 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    No need to be rude. I literally just pulled her.
     
  4. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm assuming your child wasn't harmed and your concern is about the future likelihood of harm. Did you speak to anyone about the incident and about what you intended to do? What was there response? It's much easier if they consent to your taking your child out of day care and you confirm it in writing and, regardless, provided them with notice that you removed your child since you don't believe they are providing adequate care and you have removed her out your concern for the safety and best interests of your child.
     
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  5. awocka88

    awocka88 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Correct. I spoke to the director and provided a hand written notice. They have also now been reported to the state.
     
  6. Michael Wechsler

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    On the surface it seems that there might not be a dispute. But if they have an email address or fax, you may want to send a confirmation, e.g. per discussion with the director and my submitted written notice, my child is no longer enrolled at XYZ as of a certain date. Good
     
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    You don't have to pay them for anything until a court orders you to do so. It may never get that far.
     
  8. Michael Wechsler

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    True - but no one wants to deal with collection agencies if they can be avoided.
     
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    Why didn't you report them when you pulled your kid out? Perhaps you should consult a lawyer who would be able to better advise you about that contract and knows the way things work in your area.
     

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