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Star Attendance

Star Attendance

Join the Star Attendance program Get $25 every month

Getting your child to Preschool every day and on time can be complicated.

If you live in the City of Dayton or the Dayton Public Schools boundaries and sign up for the Star Attendance program, you are eligible to receive $25 per month on a Preschool Promise Award Mastercard.

What are the rules?

  • When you sign up, you'll receive a Preschool Promise Mastercard with $25 already loaded. Each month that your child attends 90% or more of the time, we'll load an additional $25 to the card.
  • Attendance rates will be calculated based on the number of days your child is scheduled to be at Preschool. This schedule will be set at the start of the Preschool year or at the time of enrollment.
  • Payments will be made upon meeting the attendance requirement. For example, if your child meets the 90% target in September you will receive payment by the third Friday in October.
  • If your child is sick, please don't send him or her to school! Children can't learn when they're not feeling well. And we don't want other children or teachers to get sick.
  • Complications will come up, including illnesses and emergencies. But, to be fair to everyone, the $25 will only be awarded to families who meet the 90% mark, regardless of the reason for their child's absences. Don't worry! You can meet the 90% goal the following month!
  • You may use your Preschool Promise Mastercard everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted. **Please note that some merchants (gas stations, hotels, etc.) may place pre-authorization holds on this card, which may make the card decline due to an insufficient balance.
  • The funds loaded onto the card will be available for 18 months after the original card is issued.  After that date, any unused funds will be forfeited.
  • If at the end of the year, your child has been enrolled at a Preschool Promise program for at least 6 months and your child's overall attendance is 90% or better, your family will receive an extra $100 Star Attendance bonus at the end of the school year.

How do I enroll?

Star Attendance
Because this program is funded by the City of Dayton, only Preschool Promise families living in Dayton or in the Dayton Public Schools district are eligible for the Star Attendance Program.

The card is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., St. Paul, MN 55103 Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. The card may be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted. Use of the card constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in the Cardholder Agreement.

Important information for opening a card account: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires all financial institutions and their third parties to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens a card account. What this means for you: When you open a card account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver's license or other identifying documents. 

Reminder: Please do not send personal information such as your Social Security number (SSN), card number or bank account number in your message.

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