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Tuition & Enrollment

Since Eastminster is a nonprofit organization, all income is applied to center operations. Rates are established by the Board of Directors and subject to annual review. Families who qualify for state or federal government assistance are encouraged to apply. We offer a 10% sibling discount from your oldest child’s tuition for families with more than one child enrolled full-time. 

We offer full and half-day care to accommodate a variety of scheduling needs. For half daycare, you can choose mornings (7:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) or afternoons (12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and we require a minimum of 3 half days or 2 full days for a part-time schedule.

Toddlers

Full-Time: $1,100.50/month

Part-Time: see chart below

Days
1 Day
2 Days
3 Days
4 Days
5 Days
Full Day: 7am-6pm
$57.50
$115.00
$172.50
$230.00
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Half Day: 7-11:45am or 12-6pm
$38.00
$76.00
$114.00
$152.00
$190.00

Preschool

Full-Time PSI: $941.50/month

Full-Time PSII: $922.50/month

Part-Time: See chart below

Days
1 Day
2 Days
3 Days
4 Days
5 Days
Full Day: 7am-6pm
$55.00
$110.00
$165.00
$220.00
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Half Day: 7-11:45am or 12-6pm
$32.00
$64.00
$96.00
$128.00
$160.00

Before & After School

Before School: $13.00

After School: $13.00

Enrollment

Families are encouraged to complete the enrollment registration form for each child. There is a one-time application enrollment fee of $40 for each child. This form indicates the care schedule you are seeking and our Center staff will then work with you to determine classroom placement. 

Due to the length of our waitlist, we encourage you to speak with our Director about your child’s anticipated start date. Children are selected for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis based on when the enrollment application and fee are submitted and spots are available within the age-appropriate classroom.

Please call or email our office staff to discuss if a tour is possible with our Director. As part of our COVID-19 precautions, we have limited the number of non-staff and non-family within the center. When tours resume, they are typically offered Monday-Friday at 10:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Pay Tuition

Tuition is billed and must be paid in advance each month. Eastminster uses Brightwheel for their secure online services for accepting payments. This app-based tool is used for online bill pay, family communication, photos and videos and much more. You are able to set up auto-payments each month. 

Families may also pay by check, cash, credit card or money order. If you prefer to pay via credit card or bank ACH, you can do so through Brightwheel with an added service fee. Brightwheel charges 2.9% for credit/debit cards and $0.06 for ACH.

If mailing a check to Eastminster, please include the student(s) name and classroom on the check. Send payment to: 

Eastminster Child Development Center
693 N. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823