Children's Center Tuition Fee Schedule

Spring 2022

(Effective 01/01/2022, due to COVID changes, 4-day rates will apply for 5-day schedules Spring 2022 only)

Infant Classroom Schedule (Teacher/Child Ratio 1:3)

Number of Days Per Week

Part Time Day (8:30-12:45pm) 160 Days/32 Weeks

5 Days* (M-Fri) for 2021-22 only

$888.00 per mo.

Toddler Classroom Schedule (Teacher/Child Ratio 1:4)

Number of Days Per Week

Part Time Day (8:30-12:45pm) 160 Days/32 Weeks

5 Days* (M-Fri) for 2021-22 only

$800.00 per mo

Preschool Classroom Schedule (Teacher/Child Ratio 1:8)

Number of Days Per Week

Part Time Day (8:30-12:45pm) 160 Days/32 Weeks

5 Days (M-Fri) for 2021-22 only

$713.00 per mo.

3 Days (M, W, F)

$517.00 per mo.

2 Days (T, TH)

$364.00 per mo.

*Note: At this time, we are unable to provide less than 5 days per week for infant and toddler care. Rates are based on (5) day week attendance schedule.
Information about our rates:
  • Tuition fees are calculated based on a daily rate x the number of attendance days, and then divided by 9 equal payments, so that each month fees remain the same regardless of the number of days within the month. This formula is used to calculate our monthly tuition fees. (*See below for specific calculations, September-May constitutes the nine-month of tuition fees.) ***Please note that families ARE NOT charged for holidays or any days Center is closed.

  • Our tuition schedule is based on several factors: 1.) Our teacher-to-child ratio, where the ratio is lower the tuition is higher to compensate for the additional staffing cost. 2.) As per California Department of Education and Department of Social Services Funding Terms & Conditions, our daily rate must be equal to or above what we are reimbursed on our annual funding contracts by both agencies. 3.) Average market rate of group care in Santa Cruz County.

  • Families with more than one child concurrently enrolled will receive a 15% discount on the oldest child's tuition. Cabrillo College Staff & Faculty will receive a 20% discount on tuition for one child.

  • Families will be billed their monthly fee by the 1st of the month. Tuition Payments are due on the 1st of each month, even if you have not received your invoice. If tuition is not received by the 10th of each month, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed to your family account. To keep our program fiscally solvent, we rely on your commitment to pay fees on time. Child care services may be suspended if your account becomes one-month past due. Excessive late tuition payments may be cause for services to be terminated. Feel free to share your concerns about your fees with our Administrative Assistant and/or Director.

  • Late Pick Up Fees of $1.00 per minute will be charged when you pick up your child after your contracted pick-up time, and are due within a week of the occurrence. The late fee will begin at 12:45pm.

  • There are no refunds for absences, illness, family vacations, holidays, or unused child care services due to discontinuation of services. Families are required to provide a 30-day advance written notice prior to withdrawing from the program, or when making any schedule changes.

  • Your child's placement in our classrooms is determined by their age and space availability. For this reason, we cannot honor specific classroom requests.

  • Due to high demand for infant & toddler care for the 2021-2022 program year, we are unable to enroll children less than 5-days per week in these classrooms. Priority for enrollment is offered to those families who need five days per week of care. If we revise this policy, families who need fewer days will be placed on our Full Fee Waiting List until a space becomes available for the desired schedule.

  • We offer Grant Sponsored state subsidy fee assistance through the California Department of Education/Department of Social Services to families who qualify based on the need for care and total monthly income. If you feel you may qualify, please speak to our Children's Center Administrative Assistant, Lisa Hirahara.

How we calculated our tuition rates for Spring 2022
***Please note: the Center will provide 5-day per week services, and DUE to the impact of COVID, we will be charging families at the 4-day rate for spring 2022 only. All rates for 5-days per week will resume in August 2022.

Infant Classroom Tuition is calculated based on a daily rate of $61.00 for a (4.25hr) part time schedule.

· (4 days per week) x $61.00 per day x 131 days = $7,991.00 Annually/ Divided by 9 tuition months = $888.00

Toddler Classroom Tuition was calculated based on a daily rate of $55.00 for a (4.25hr) part time schedule.

· (4 days per week) $55.00 per day x 131 days = $7,205.00 Annually/ Divided by 9 tuition months = $800.00

Preschool Classroom Tuition was calculated based on a daily rate of $49.00 for a (4.25hr) part time schedule.

· (4 days per week) $49.00 per day x 131 days = $6,419.00 Annually/ Divided by 9 tuition months = $713.00

· (3 days per week) $49.00 per day x 95 days. = $4,655.00 Annually/ Divided by 9 tuition months = $517.00

· (2 days per week) $49.00 per day x 67 days = $3,283.00 Annually/ Divided by 9 tuition months = $364.00