Tuition, Scholarships & Enrollment - updated 9/25/2014
Our Center is open 7:30-6 , more specific schedules are available.

Tuition changes at 18 months, 30 months and at 4 years of age .

Our "Core Day is from 8:30 to 4, toddler & preschool families may add an am extension or a pm extension, for a pro-rated fee, as detailed below - or you may choose the simplicity of a full day schedule, where you are able to adjust your daily schedule as you wish, within our operating hours of 7:30-6

 Fulltime - Full Day     (7:30 - 6 )
                  


 CORE day
AM extension
PM extension


Full day 8:30-4 730-830
   add
  4-6
  add

Four $1,545 $1,160   $155 $310
30 mths $1,725 $1,295   $175 $345
18 mths $1,975 $1,480   $200 $395







Full day 9.5 hrs Up to 8 Less then 6
Baby $2,465 $2,240 $2,015 $1,725






   Infant room has separate scheduled hours,Infant room families choose a schedule, based on a 6 hour, 8 hour, 9.5 hour day... or full day (7:30-6). It is possible to have different schedules on different days, or occasionally having a longer day, when planned ahead..  Our up to 6 hour schedule is only available for full time families and can be either within 7:30-1:30 or 12 - 6


Two, Three and four day part time tuition is below

Two days

 

 Core  Day

 AM extension

 PM extension

 

Full day

8:30-4

730-830

4 to 6

Four

$850

$640

$95

$170

30 mths

$950

$715

$105

$190

18 mths

$1085

$815

$120

$220

 




 

 

Full day

9.5 hrs

Up to 8

 

Baby

$1359

$1235

$1110

 






Three Days

 

 Core  Day

AM extension

 PM extension

 

Full day

8:30-4

730-830

4 to 6

Four

$1,160

$870

$115

$235

30 mths

$1,295

$970

$130

$260

18 mths

$1480

$1110

$150

$295

 




 

 

Full day

9.5 hrs

Up to 8

 

Baby

$1850

$1680

$1510

 






Four Days

 

 Core  Day

 AM extension

 PM extension

 

Full day

8:30-4

730-830

4 to 6

Four

$1,470

$1,105

$150

$295

30 mths

$1,640

$1,230

$165

$330

18 mths

$1875

$1405

$190

$375

 




 

 

Full day

9.5 hrs

Up to 8

 

Baby

$2,345

$2,130

$1,920

 


Drop In's
Additional drop in days are available for current part-time families who need occasional care on additional days, and is charged at a daily rate, based on availability. Drop in care may also be available to alumni siblings of currently enrolled children, and to our graduated kinder kids, on school breaks/holidays during their kinder year. Unfortunately we are not able to offer drop in care to the general public, nor any longer to familes who have left our program (except for siblings & kinder kids)

Drop In Rates:
Kinder Kids                                    $75/day
4+ Preschoolers                            $75/day
2 1/2 - 4 Years Preschoolers        $85/day
Toddlers 18 - 30 mths                 $95/day  
Babies 3-17 months   
    
            Up to 9.5 hrs                $105/day
                Up to 6 hrs                    $75/day


To finalize your enrollment, a deposit of one month's tuition is required. The deposit will be credited to your first month's tuition and enrollment fee. Families who have siblings enrolled at the same time receive a 10% discount on the oldest child's tuition, families with more then two children enrolled receive an additional 5% discount (Youngest child full tuition, middle children 5% discount, oldest child 10% discount - while siblings are attending together). Alumni siblings receive priority on the waiting list but do not receive a sibling discount

Tuition for continuing families is set the spring of each fiscal year (July-June) and is billed monthly, due on the 25th of the month preceding care.  There is a one-time, initial Enrollment fee of $425/child (only first year), and an annual $250 Supply, Equipment & Materials fee (included in Enrollment fee your first year), which is due September 1st each year. 
 
Tuition Assistance
 Up to 25% of our families receive some form of tuition assistance, which can range from 5%-95% of tuition. 
 
Tuition assistance for 2014-15 has all been allocated EXCEPT for emergency situations -- or families who have infants and need less then $200/month of scholarship support.


St. John's Childcare no longer has a contract with the California Department of Education (CDE). 
We do have a tuition assistance program to provide spaces to families who are income eligible (generally limited to families whose combined income does not exceed $75,000 annually), and meet certain need and eligibility requirements.   There is also a limited amount of scholarship funding from the City of Berkeley for low-income Berkeley residents.   

All  families are required to make a financial contribution towards their child's tuition.
 
Sliding scale below is a guideline, generally we are not able to fund very many families at these rates.  For example, for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, we distributed $51,000 in tuition assistance, to twelve families, ranging from 5-85% support. 
 

Income guidelines/Sliding Scale based on family of four

(subject to adjustment depending on family size, schedule and age of child)

Income Range

(family income)

% of income

Average Annual Income (example)

Annual Amount Family Pays (example)

Monthly Family Copay Example

$0-$20,000

4%

$15,000

$600

$50

$20,000 - $35,000

7.5%

$27,500

$2063

$172

$35,000 - $50,000

11%

$42,500

$4675

$390

$50,000 - $65,000

15%

$57,500

$8625

$719

$65,000 - $75,000

20%

$70,000

$14,000

$1167

Families of currently enrolled children with incomes between $75,000 and $100,000 will be

considered in the fifth/final category (20%) if funds are still available


Our Waitlist

Like most quality Bay Area childcare programs, St. John's Childcare generally has a long waitlist.    

Please call us  at 510-549-9342 or email stjohnit@gmail.com to schedule a tour for a current opening. Tours are generally scheduled to start between 9:30 & 11, or between 2:30 and 4:30 and usually take about 30-45 minutes to complete. If you are trying to schedule  a tour for a current opening,  it is helpful if you include in your message or email  some days and times that would work for you.


We regret that we are unable to give tours unless there is a space available, as the tour process is disruptive for the children currently enrolled, especially the babies & toddlers.

If you are interested in enrolling at a later date,   and are interested in being contacted for a tour when a space becomes available,  please email us : stjohnit@gmail.com

Be sure to include the following:

  • your name
  • your contact number
  • your address
  • your child's birthdate
  • when you need care to begin
  • are you looking for full time or part time (how many days & which days you would prefer, if possible)

If a space that matches your needs becomes available, we will contact you to arrange a tour and answer any questions. 

 

Admission Priorities

Enrollment priority is given to younger siblings of children already in attendance, and siblings of alumni.  Other applicants are offered admission in the order they are received, balancing for age and sex of the child.  We project enrollment 3-6 months in advance, and offer spots with as much notice as possible. 


We will call you if we have a spot for your child. If your address, phone number, email - or baby's birthdate change -- please be sure to let us know.