|NEW RATES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.|
|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||$875||$675|
|Toddlers and Tweeners||24-35 months||$775||$575|
|Preschool (Green Room)||36-48 months||$700||$525|
|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 and the child’s classroom assignment. All rates include formula, baby food, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, diapers, wipes, all curriculum and educational supplies.
Undergraduate and Graduate parents must be registered for a minimum of 1 class as a degree seeking student. Students receiving tuition waivers as part of an assistantship are classified as students. During ANY semester, a student may take a semester off and still receive the student rate, as long as the student parent is registered for both the preceding and following the semester. All requests must be submitted in writing.
CIES Students may receive student rates for two semesters. The program will consider extensions on a case by case basis.
Special student Rate- Parents who are enrolled as special students may request, in writing, to receive the student rate. The program will consider requests on a case by case basis.
Faculty/Staff-Parent must be employed as an FSU faculty member, OPS, USPS or A&P staff member, FSU Visiting Scholar/Researcher/Post Doc. FSU employees enrolled as students or as a student using the university tuition waiver will receive the non-student rate.
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 allows campus-based childcare programs 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.
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
Since our center is accredited by NAEYC, we follow their guidelines.
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