Childcare

Childcare is available to VMS families needing care beyond their child’s class time.

Morning childcare: 7:30 – 9:00am

Afternoon childcare:  3:00 – 6:00pm

Families can choose a flexible pre-planned schedule one to five days a week, providing space is available.

How to Set up Childcare

Complete the applicable Childcare Form and return it to the Admissions Office:

Click Here for for Toddler/Primary Childcare Fees and Schedule

Click Here for Elementary/Middle School Childcare Fees and Schedule

Payments will be debited from the account we have on file for your family. This form should be submitted before the 1st of the month. Refunds are not available. Childcare tuition is auto debited on the 15th of the month (covering that month). Please direct all questions and requests to Lauren Bullock x249 or Dee Ferro x210.

How to Change Your Childcare Schedule

The process to change your childcare schedule is the same as above. Please remember that the forms should be submitted before the first of the month.

Late Pickups & Emergency Situations

When you are late or in the event of an emergency, your child will be cared for in our childcare room.  When possible, please call and leave a message letting the appropriate staff know you are going to be late. If you’re late picking up from class, call the front
office and/or the classroom.  If you’re picking up from childcare later than your scheduled pick up time, please call the childcare staff.

Although drop in childcare is not offered, should a situation arise causing you to need unplanned childcare, please contact Lauren Bullock x249 or Dee Ferro x210. In these situations, childcare will be billed at $15 an hour, in one hour increments only.

Please Note: Late pick up after 6pm is billed at $1 per minute. Payment should be made in the office by check or credit card.

How to Contact the Childcare Staff

If you are running late or in need of reaching the childcare staff, please call their phone extension to leave a voicemail or send them an email. They will respond at their earliest convenience. If it’s urgent, call the front office for assistance.

Primary
925.455.8021 x265
primarychidcare@valleymontessorischool.com
AM: Oleander Room 7:30-8:10am; *Front Playground 8:10-8:45am
PM: Oleander Room 3-4pm; *Front Playground 4-5pm; Oleander Room 5-6pm

Elementary
925.455.8021 x262
elemchildcare@valleymontessorischool.com
AM: Maple 7:30-8:15am; 8:15-8:40am Butterfly Playground
PM: *Butterfly Playground (or Cultural Center when raining) 3:15-5pm; Maple 5-6pm

Middle School
925.455.8021 x302
mschildcare@valleymontessorischool.com
AM: Maple 7:30-8:15am
PM: Lassen (301) or gym 3:30-5pm; Maple 5-6pm