Tuition & Affordability

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All families, regardless of income level, should have access to the same level of quality care.

2018 - 2019 Monthly Tuition

Ages/Program 5 days 4 days 3 days Drop In-Day*
Infant $1,905 $1,705 $1,390 $113
Toddler $1,715 $1,525 $1,235 $113
Pre-school $1,400 $1,235 $1,107 $93
Part-Day Pre-School $840 $752 $640 $93
PRE-K COUNTS Extended Day $450      
After School $515 $465 $432 $55 afternoon / $93 full day

 

* Drop-in Days are for current PIC families only.

To compare our monthly rates with a program that quotes weekly rates, divide by 4.3.

Tuition Details

Early Learning Program:
Tuition is based on the number of days per week that your child is cared for at PIC, with a minimum of three days per week. Lunch and two snacks per day are included. Tuition decreases when your child moves to the next age group.

After School Center:
ASC tuition is divided into monthly payments from September through June. In an academic year when public school is in session less than ten full months, ASC tuition for the months of September and June may be prorated accordingly.

Tuition includes any half-days scheduled by the Philadelphia School District for the days that your child normally attends the After School Center. In addition, 5-day enrollment includes 10 full-day school holidays; 4-day enrollment includes 7 full-day school holidays; 3-day enrollment includes 5 full-day school holidays.

Additional Fees

Facilities Fee:
Each September, families at PIC are charged an annual fee of $100. Families on subsidy pay $50. This fee is applied directly to funding PIC's facilities needs and improvements. 

Early Care:
Early morning Care is available for children enrolled in our Early Learning program  from 7:30 - 8:00 am for $8 per day or $35 per week.

Publicly-funded Programs

PIC is committed to building a community that represents a diversity of socio-economic levels and we accept applications from families who receive state subsidies to help meet their child care expenses.

Child Care Information Services (CCIS):
PIC accepts applications from families who receive CCIS. If you have a child who needs child care while you work or go to school, and your total annual family income is 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may be eligible for this subsidy.

To speak to someone about how CCIS can help you and your family, call 888-461-KIDS (5437) or visit philadelphiachildcare.org.

Pennsylvania's Pre-K Counts program:
PIC partners with Pennsylvania to offer its Pre-K Counts program, which provides no cost pre-kindergarten education for eligible children ages 3 to 5. The program is free for those who qualify and operates on an academic calendar year (September - June). Read more about Pre-K Counts at PIC.

PIC Tuition Fund
In addition, PIC fundraising efforts support a modest Tuition Fund to help currently enrolled families who cannot meet the full cost of care.