Rates and Fees

The goal of Day Early Learning is to provide high-quality, accredited early childhood care and education at a price all families can afford.

Weekly tuition fees

Age of child Cost per week*
Infants (6 weeks – 12 months) $309
Toddlers (12 months – 35 months) $257
Preschool & pre-K (3-6 yrs) $206

*Tuition, fees and policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change. 

Payment Policies

There is a one-time enrollment fee of $30. Tuition is due on the Friday prior to the week of service. Your weekly fee remains the same regardless of your child’s attendance, illness, observed holidays and emergency closings with the exception of approved vacation. Click here for our vacation policy information.

Partner Discounts

There is a $10 weekly discount if you are a corporate partner: IU Health, Phalen Leadership Academy, state government, or federal employee. If you have more than one child enrolled at Day Early Learning, you also qualify for a $10 weekly discount.

Financial Aid Options

We accept many different financial aid options, including CCDF vouchers (Child Care Development Fund), On My Way Pre-K, and the Indy Preschool Program. We also offer direct tuition assistance for eligible families (see below for our Tuition Assistance Program eligibility ranges).  To learn about your financial aid options, please contact the office manager at your center or the center you’re interested in.

Tuition Assistance Information

Day Early Learning’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) enables eligible families to receive assistance with tuition. In order to qualify, your family’s monthly income must fall in the range below and the parents must be employed or in school full-time. The chart below explains the level of assistance available to qualifying families. Please talk with your center director or office manager for more details.

Day Early Learning % of Full Fee 50% 45% 40% 35%
Client’s % of Full Fee 50% 55% 60% 65%
Size of Family
1 Eligible for CCDF $1,268 thru $1,485 $1,486 thru $1,980 $1,981 thru $2,277
2 Eligible for CCDF $1,710 thru $2,003 $2,004 thru $2,670 $2,671 thru $3,071
3 Eligible for CCDF $2,151 thru $2,520 $2,521 thru $3,360 $3,361 thru $3,864
4 Eligible for CCDF $2,593 thru $3,038 $3,039 thru $4,050 $4,051 thru $4,658
5 Eligible for CCDF $3,035 thru $3,555 $3,556 thru $4,740 $4,741 thru $5,451
6 Eligible for CCDF $3,476 thru $4,073 $4,074 thru $5,430 $5,431 thru $6,245

 

Day EarlyLearning % of Full Fee 30% 25% 20% 10%
Client’s % of Full Fee 70% 75% 80% 90%
Size of Family
1 $2,278 thru $2,426 $2,427 thru $2,574 $2575 thru $2,772 $2,773 thru $2,970
2 $3,072 thru $3,271 $3,272 thru $3,471 $3,472 thru $3,738 $3,739 thru $4,005
3 $3,865 thru $4,116 $4,117 thru $4,368 $4,369 thru $4,704 $4,705 thru $5,040
4 $4,659 thru $4,961 $4,962 thru $5,265 $5,266 thru $5,670 $5,671 thru $6,075
5 $5,452 thru $5,807 $5,808 thru $6,162 $6,163 thru $6,636 $6,637 thru $7,110
6 $6,246 thru $6,652 $6,653 thru $7,059 $7,060 thru $7,602 $7,603 thru $8,145