Enrollment and Tuition

Policies related to Meals, Schedule and Tuition

The registration process includes:

1. Completing all required forms
2. Paying for your enrollment fee

The following is a summary of some of the aspects addressed in detail in Bambini's Policy Statement and Parent's Handbook which is given to parents during the enrollment process:

Enrollment Fees

There is a one-time non-refundable enrollment fee of $600.00 per child, optionally payable in installments.


Tuition is due the first of every month. A late fee will be added to accounts not paid by the 5th of the month. Payments received after the 5th of each month, will have a $10.00 per day fee. Failure to pay the complete balance by the 5th of each month can result in an interruption in your childcare services.


Bambini provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. For more information, please check our Nutrition page.

Late Arrival

The opening and closing times are strictly observed. Fees for late pick up after 6PM are due upon pickup (paid to the teacher required to stay overtime) and are assessed as follows: $5.00 for the first five minutes and $2.00 for every additional minute. Failure to pay late pickup charges or frequent late pickups may result in dismissal.

Return Check Fee

A fee of $35.00 plus any bank charges will be charged for any returned check. Cash or money orders will be required as payment for a returned check and all future tuition and fee payments.

Waitlist Fee

There's a $100 non-refundable waitlist signup fee. Signing up for our waitlist doesn't guarantee a spot at any particular time, but parents in the waitlist are given priority for enrollment over those who are not.


Bambini covers all activity supplies, gifts for holidays, extracurricular activities and special event resources.

Fall 2017 Tuition and Fees (effective September 1st)

Program Type Price Per Month
Infants (3 months-12 Months) $ 2,450
Toddlers (12-30 Months) $ 2,200
Young Children (30-60 Months) $ 1,875

Tuition costs are inclusive of our meals program, all extra-curricular activities (weekly music and yoga classes, etc), art suppplies, field trips and parent education classes.

"Bambini" operates twelve (12) months per year, except for:

  • 2017 Summer Break: Center will be closed from July 24th to July 28th, 2017.
  • Thanksgiving: Center will be closed on November 23th and 24th, 2017.
  • Winter Break: Center will be closed from Monday December 25th, 2017, resuming school on Monday January 8th, 2018.

The regular hours of operation are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

"Bambini" will also be closed for the following Federal Holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day

Other important policies:

Application and Enrollment: Bambini is available to meet the needs of children three months through five years of age, without regard to race, religion, color, gender, or national origin. We reserve the right to accept each child with the understanding that if Bambini cannot care for him/her, we ask that the child be withdrawn.

In order to enroll your child at Bambini, you must sign a copy of the Policy Statement and Parent Handbook as well as provide the following information:

  • Registration record
  • Physical examination and vaccinations (including blood test for lead and oral health assessment for children ages 3 and older), all which will have to be updated annually
  • Health certificate
  • Authorization to apply medical treatment in case of emergency
  • Contact information in case of emergency
  • Summary of any medical treatment your child has received and/or any medical condition
  • Grant or no grant of authorization to take photographs and video

Illness Policy: Bambini is not equipped to care for sick children. If a child becomes ill during the day, we will isolate the child from the other children and the parent will be notified. When you are called please come to pick up your child within the hour. If you can not be reached, one of the other individuals listed in our files for emergency notification will be contacted. Children who are ill should be kept at home. Please DO NOT bring your child to the center if:

  • They are too ill to play outdoors
  • They have a fever
  • They have a heavy cough or thick, discolored discharge from their nose
  • It has been less than 24 hours since an episode of diarrhea or vomiting
  • They have been treated less than 24 hours with antibiotics for an infectious condition

Medication: At times it may be necessary for your child to receive medication at the center. For the protection of the staff and child, only medication prescribed by a doctor can be administered. A medication permission form must be filled out before the medication can be administered. Bottles of medication must be labeled with the child's name, the dosage, and instructions for administering the medicine written on the bottle. All medicine must be in its original prescription container.

Discipline: Bambini believes in a positive approach to discipline. We offer guidance and direction, not punishment. Children are praised for displaying positive behavior; negative behavior is immediately discouraged and given minimal attention. At Bambini we expect our staff to:

  • Praise and encourage good behavior
  • Set realistic limits or behavior expectations which are clear and developmentally appropriate
  • Be consistent once limits are established
  • Redirect the child when possible to more positive behavior
  • Help the child to verbalize feelings and not to act them out inappropriately. In case of special problems, the director will contact the parent so that a joint effort at solving the problem will be made.

Facility Security: Entrance to the center is locked at all times. Admittance is gained by calling our center at (202) 737-5454.

Fire Drills: Fire drills are conducted on a monthly basis as required by D.C. licensing and the Fire Marshall. These monthly drills are announced and occur at different times of the day. Teachers follow Bambini's approved evacuation plan and procedure for exit routes and head count confirmation.

In the event of a true emergency or evacuation, parents will receive a text message or phone call with information about the status of Bambini. Parents may also call us for additional information.



E: info@bambinicdc.com
F: 202-737-4646

900 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20001

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