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Tiny T-Birds Costs

Tuition, Fees, & Payment Requirements:


2022/23 Tuition, Fees, & Refund Policy



The school district supports our Early Childhood Program by providing and maintaining our child care facility and utilities. However, tuition is the primary funding source for staff salaries and the purchase of equipment and supplies.  A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 is required with your enrollment packet. 

Invoices for tuition will be distributed on the district paydates and must be paid in advance for the following two weeks of services. If payment is not received, your child will not be able to attend the center. Children who are absent from the center for more than 1 week without advance notice may be withdrawn from the center. 


All payments must be made by check or money order only and payable to Tiny T-Birds. Parents presenting checks for payment will need to show a current driver’s license or proof of ID to the Center Director. All payments should be placed in the secure payment box located on the door of the Director’s office. Payments can also be made through the Web Store on the CRUHSD website for an additional fee of $2.50. Cash will not be accepted. No refunds will be given.



If you qualify for D.E.S. subsidy, you will be required to pay a co-payment (if applicable) and any difference between the D.E.S. subsidy amount and the center’s fee schedule.  If you are receiving D.E.S. childcare assistance and your child is absent, you will be charged accordingly (D.E.S. only reimburses 2 absences per month).



Tuition scholarships are funded by First Things First (FTF) and administered through Valley of the Sun United Way. We receive a limited number of scholarships to be distributed to eligible families based off of family eligibility criteria formed by FTF and will be awarded to eligible families based on the center enrollment priority.



Parents are expected to arrive to the center by 4:55 p.m. to pick-up their child. This allows for ample time to collect their child’s belongings and converse with their child’s teacher about their day before closing. If your child is picked up later than 5 p.m. then you will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute for every minute after closing. For example if you arrive at 5:15 p.m. to pick up your child, then you will be charged a late pick-up fee of $15.00.

Weekly Tuition (Monday - Thursday**)  
Enrollment Type / Age CRUHSD  Community


$60.00 $170.00
Young Toddler $60.00 $145.00

Older Toddlers Child Care

$60.00 $140.00


$60.00 $135.00