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Childcare Fees & Assistance Programs

Childcare Fees 

Rates Effective - September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023. Click on the boxes below to see the monthly rate schedule. 

  • CSUSM Students


    5  Days











    Junior Preschool








    Pre Kindergarten




  • CSUSM Faculty and Staff

    CSUSM's Perks at Work offers a 10% discount on tuition for CSUSM Faculty and Staff. See prices below! Visit for more information. 


    5  Days











    Junior Preschool








    Pre Kindergarten




  • Community Members


    5  Days











    Junior Preschool








    Pre Kindergarten




Other Fees

  • Registration and Materials Fees
    A non-refundable fee to be paid upon securing spot on waitlist: $75/child or $100/family
    A non-refundable fee to be paid upon registration: $100/child or $150/family

    A materials fee to be paid annually in September: $100/child

  • Discounts

    Only one may be applied:
    Sibling discount – 10% off oldest child’s monthly tuition.

    Care Select – 10% off your child’s monthly tuition on select partner companies based on employer.

  • Summer Program Fee
    Only for Jr. Preschool, Preschool, and Pre-K: $110/child due every June
  • Center Closures

    If a holiday falls on a weekend, it will be observed on either the preceding Friday or the following Monday. The school will be closed on the following days, in addition to the 1 week between Christmas and New Years:

    New Years Day
    Martin Luther King Day
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day Labor
    Day Thanksgiving Day & day after
    Christmas Week
    Last Friday of July


    Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (We are a full-day program)

  • Tuition Payments

    The tuition schedule has been established to provide your child with the best possible care at the most reasonable cost to you. Tuition is paid online through our parent portal at and can be automatically deducted from your checking account or credit card. Checks and Money Orders are accepted at the center but no cash payments will be accepted at the center.  A late payment fee of $25.00 will be charged to all unpaid accounts if tuition is not paid by the 3rd of the current month.  Non-payment of fees may result in mandatory withdrawal of your child(ren) from the center. 

    There will be no refunds or credits given for absence, illness or vacation, regardless of the duration.

  • Late Fees
    There is a late fee of $2 per child per 1 minute for children picked up after center closing time.
  • Withdrawals & Schedule Changes

    In order to serve as many families as possible, we require a 30 day written notice when you decide to make a change in your child’s schedule or withdraw your child from the program.

  • Returned Checks

    There is a fee of $25.00 for each returned check.  If more than two checks are returned, money orders or credit cards will be required.

  • Enrichment Programs

    All enrichment programs are included in the tuition cost.

Assistance Programs

CCAMPIS Child Care Access Program

The CSUSM Center for Children and Families is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Education to offer the CSUSM CCAMPIS Child Care Access Program (CCAP), which is inteded to provide child-care tuition subsidies to student parents based upon financial need. Visit the Child Care Access Program web page to learn more.

Child Care Aware (Military Families)

CCF partners with Child Care Aware of America. The organization subsidizes a portion of the tuition for military/DoD families that qualify under their program. Please visit the Child Care Aware website to learn more.

San Diego County Childcare Assistance

Visit the following link to learn more about San Diego County childcare support services. 

Other Financial Assistance

Other childcare financial assistance options are available. Contact the CCF Director at (760) 750-8750 for more information.