Priority is given to full–time, currently enrolled FSU students and currently employed FSU faculty and staff, followed by FSU Alumni and finally other interested parents in the community.
|NEW RATES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.|
|Tuition is billed monthly. Tuition is based on classroom assignment, not age. Monthly rate is based on 44 weeks of service.|
|CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT||AGES||COST OF CARE (non-students)||STUDENT|
|Infant and Crawlers||6 weeks - 11 months||$1,000||$800|
|Wobblers and Walkers||12-23 months||$850||$650|
|Toddlers and Tweeners||24-35 months||$750||$550|
|Preschool (Green Room)||36-48 months||$675||$500|
|Annual Registration Fee||Charged at Enrollment & every September||$20|
|Late Tuition Fee||Tuition paid after the 10th of the month||$10|
|Returned Check Fee/Insufficient Funds||$25|
|Late Pick–up Fee||1st time||Courtesy Notice|
|2nd time||$10.00 for any part of first 5 minutes + $1.00 each minute after 5:35 PM|
|3rd time||$15.00 for any part of first 5 minutes + $1.00 each minute after 5:35 PM|
|4th time, thereafter||$20.00 for any part of first 5 minutes + $1.00 each minute after 5:35 PM|
Tuition rates are assessed according to parent status.
Parents must be registered for a minimum of one class per semester. Parents may take one semester off per year. In order to receive the student rate during the off semester, the parent must be registered as student for the preceding and upcoming semester. Requests to take a semester off should be submitted in writing prior to taking the semester off.
Students that have graduated and wish to have their child remain in the program are eligible for a one semester grace period following graduation at the student rate. Cost of Care rates will be automatically assessed once the parent is no longer affiliated with the Florida State University. This policy applies to Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
The CCAMPIS grant is a federal grant that supports the participation of low-income parents in post-secondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services. This grant has allows campus-based childcare program to offer reduced and sliding scale rates for Pell Grant eligible/recipient students and military-connected student parents, as well as additional childcare tuition discounts to low-income graduate student parents. More information on the CCAMPIS Grant: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/campisp/index.html.
To receive the Pell Grant student parent rates, the parent must be eligible to receive or be receiving Pell Grant funds. To receive the Military connected student parent rate, the student must be in veteran or active duty status or have a spouse in veteran or active duty status.
CIES students may receive student rates for two semesters. Requests for additional semesters are decided on a case by case basis.
The VPK program is a free program offered to children who turn 4 years old on or before September 1 of the school year. The FSU Childcare and Early Learning program does NOT offer the VPK program. For more information on VPK providers and enrolling in a VPK program: http://www.elcbigbend.org/Parents/Voluntary-PreKindergarten-VPK
Parents who are working and/or attending school for a minimum of 20 hours per week may apply for tuition assistance under the School Readiness program. Parents will be responsible for paying the full amount of tuition at the stated rate above before the 10th of each month. Any subsidies from the School Readiness Program will be applied as a credit to your account when it is received from the agency. To enroll on the ELC's Wait List https://spe.schoolreadiness.org/pe/ See more at: http://www.elcbigbend.org/Parents/School-Readiness-Waitlist#sthash.pKz5MBPj.dpuf
A completed Request for Enrollment Application must be submitted to the FSU Childcare & Early Learning Programs Office to apply for admission to our child development centers. When the completed application is received in our office, the child is placed on our waiting list. The application is available on our website at this link, Enrollment–Waitlist Application . You may also contact our office at 850–644–7970 and complete the application by telephone.
We maintain one central waiting list for our centers. As the list is usually long, especially for children under 12 months old, it is important to apply as early as possible. The average wait time for enrollment varies depending on the parent classification (i.e. FSU student, FSU staff/faculty, FSU Alumni, community) and the age of the child. As children continue to age while on the waiting list, they are automatically considered for any space that becomes available for which they qualify for by age.
Families are encouraged to tour our facilities. If you will be bringing your child with you for the tour the active times of the day are best so that your child can also engage with the other children while visiting.
Families may tour at any time 7:30 AM–5:30 PM, however to get the most out of your tour we offer the following suggestions:
Schedule your tour: http://childcare.fsu.edu/programs