Below are our Rates, Fees, Perks & Discounts.

*** Breakfast, lunch, and snack are included in the weekly tuition rates ***

Regular Child Care:

  Infants Ones, Twos, & Threes Pre-K
5 Days $ 240 weekly $ 230weekly $ 220 weekly
4 Days $ 230weekly $ 220 weekly $ 210 weekly
3 Days $ 220 weekly $ 210 weekly $ 200 weekly
2 Days $ 210 weekly $ 2– weekly $ 190 weekly

Before and After School Care Program:

For school-age children up to age 12. Full day program is for school breaks and summer. 

Before            After              Both              Full Week

$ 75 weekly $ 75 weekly $ 115 weekly $ 210 weekly

Part Day Preschool Program:

For children ages 3 to 5. Must be potty trained to be enrolled in this program.  This program runs on a different schedule from the rest of our learning center.  The part day preschool program runs from 9 am to 12 noon Monday through Friday during the months of September through May.  The open/closure calendar for the Cowgill Street and Buckson Drive locations follow the Capital School District for this Part Day Preschool Program, and the open/closure calendar for the Ludlow Lane location follows the Lake Forest School District for this Part Day Preschool Program.  There will be no part day preschool on days which Capital School District/Lake Forest School District (for their respective locations) is closed.  If there are any Capital School District/Lake Forest School District (for their respective locations) delays to opening, the part day preschool program will follow those same delays.  In addition to the learning pieces and objectives the children will have during their day, lunch is also included and served at 11 am.  

Full Week

$ 90 weekly

Drop-In Care:

$ 10 per hour OR the weekly tuition rage for the age of the child divided by 5 days.  The lowest amount will be charged.
Available for children not enrolled at the center, assuming the center has availability during the time that drop-in care is needed. If your children are at the center for drop-in care during our normal breakfast, lunch or snack times, they will be served what is on the menu, without additional cost.


Registration Fee:

A $25 non-refundable registration fee is due for each child enrolled


Equal to one week’s tuition payment and applied to child’s first week of enrollment

Late payment fee:

No late payment fees are charged, however if payments are not received by Friday of the current week, your child will not be able to return to the center the following week until the payment is made in full.

Return check fee:

$35 non-refundable

Late pick up fee:

Any child that is picked up past 6:00 pm will be charged $1 per minute, where minutes are added from 6:01 pm to the time the family leaves the building.  Excessive late pick up’s (exceeding 3) are grounds for termination of services.  Although we understand that issues arise from time to time, it is the family’s responsibility to ensure that they, or someone else who is authorized, is available to pick up their children on time.  

Annual Replenishment Fee:

$50 once a year due the first week in April for preschool age and under. $25 once a year due the first week in April for school-age children.

Perks & Discounts

Multiple Child Discount:

At Beginnings and Beyond we offer a discount if parents/guardians enroll more than one child into the center. We understand the burden of having to make payments for more than one child and hope to alleviate some of this burden by offering a multiple child discount. Parents/Guardians must pay the highest tuition rate for one child, and each additional child’s tuition will be discounted 10% per child.

Military Discount:

At Beginnings and Beyond we offer a 10% discount per child enrolled for our military families and military veterans.

Vacation Credit:

After one year of enrollment, each family is offered one week per year of free tuition for each child enrolled at the center. This can be utilized during a week when your child is not at the center.  These vacation weeks do not roll over.

Referral Credit:

If you refer Beginnings and Beyond to a friend have them mention you as a referral and we will credit you $50 to your account if the child enrolls. This credit is per child referred and enrolled.

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402 Cowgill Street
(302) 734-2464

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710 Buckson Drive
(302) 678-0445

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333 Ludlow Lane
(302) 284-8797