Tuition & Fees

3 Year Old Preschool- AM (2 days/week)

Tuition: $952/year (8 payments of $119 ) 

4 Year Old Preschool - AM (3 days/week)

Tuition: $1,432/year (8 payments of $179)  

A $65 registration fee along with a $45 activity fee is due at the time of registration.  If registration paperwork is turned in on or before February 22nd, 2020, the $45 activity fee will be waived.  The first tuition payment and Fingerprinting Fee* are due July 15.  The remaining Tuition is due on the 15th of the following months: September, October, November, January, February and March.

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $65

Activity Fee: $45 (waived if registered before Feb. 22, 2020)

Fingerprinting Fee: $63

*This fee will be waived for one working parent per family if fingerprinting is completed by July 15th, 2019.

Please ask us about our opt-out option for non-Co-op families.

Payment Schedule:
Tuition for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Looking for a cost effective way to send your child to a high quality preschool?

We offer a few ways to save on your tuition:

  • Fundraising-get a $50 credit for each $350 raised.

  • Scrip-purchase gift cards at a discount and reduce your tuition.

  • Cleaning-Get $25 off of tuition for cleaning the classroom

  • Referral Program-refer new students and receive $50!

  • Scholarships-We have several partial scholarships available


Fundraising:  Our fundraising dollars go towards improving the preschool program by helping to provide new classroom equipment, learning manipulatives, and maintenance of our preschool playground, etc.  Some fundraisers include: Annual Trike-a-thon, Yankee Candle Sale, and the Scrip Program.  Friends and family can participate in these fundraising activities and programs to help you reduce your tuition and earn money for CHUM.  For every $350 earned, you will receive $50 off your last tuition payment.


Scrip: CHUM Co-op Preschool is participating in the fundraising program-  through Great Lakes Scrip Center. GLSC is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers nationwide at a discount, which you can then buy at face value. The difference is our profit. These are the same gift cards you would purchase if you went to the retailer directly. 

Our goals are two-fold: to help you reduce the cost of your tuition and to raise money for CHUM.  When participating in the Scrip program half the profit goes directly to CHUM, and the other half is applied to your child's last tuition payment. If your profit exceeds your last tuition payment, you will receive a refund check for the balance. A summary report is included in each order.


Based on participation, Scrip orders can be sent in monthly and you will be contacted by our Scrip coordinator.  You may start purchasing Scrip cards towards your child's tuition once you return your Registration information and Registration fee. If you choose not to attend CHUM, your profit will be refunded to you through the scrip cards of your choice in $5 increments.

Cleaning: Receive $25 off your tuition for cleaning the classroom.  Once a month the classroom is cleaned and new materials are put out for the children to enjoy.  Families will be given the opportunity to sign up for at least one of our monthly cleans.  This clean takes 2-3 hours.

Referral Program: Get a $50 check for referring a new student to CHUM!  To claim this credit, the referral must be made within a month of the student signing on, either via the signup form or by contacting admissions.  Maximum $50 per child.  Returning families and children exempt.  Credit will be issued after (1) the first two tuition payments have been received and (2) it is at least 1 month after class has begun.

Scholarships: A former CHUM family is offering 2, $300 scholarships and 5, $200 scholarships.  Applications for scholarships will be due with paperwork and registration fee on or before February 22nd, 2020.  Applicants will be notified if they have or have not received the scholarship by March 1st.  

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