Spirit At Play is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This program is for children between the ages of 2.5 and toilet trained – age 5 during the school term and for children up to age 9 in the summer months.

These rates are guaranteed from September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018 and are as follows:


Schedule Tuition Security Deposit
5 Days (M – F) $936.00 $468.00
4 Days $759.00 $379.50
3 Days (T,Th,F) $600.00 $300.00
3 Days (M,W,F) $590.00 $295.00
2 Days/wk** $418.00 $209.00
1 Day/wk*** $207.00 $ 103.50


Tuition is the budget billing rate for the month.  The security deposit is paid once.


Annual Fee is $45.00 (billed yearly).
Registration fee is $50.00 (billed once, upon enrollment).
Daily rate is $49.00* (billed as applicable)


*This fee is charged to families who are adding days in addition to the selected school schedule. This fee
is also used to calculate the tuition whenever a child is attending less than a full month or when an
alternate school schedule is utilized (one that does not follow a schedule listed above).


**You may request the two day schedule that you would like your child to have, but we ask that you
remain flexible as your request may not be available at the time of enrollment.


***This schedule is allowed only with permission from the Director and is typically reserved for children
who are unable to secure at least a 2 day slot due a full enrollment. This schedule is a temporary one until
a second day becomes available to add to the one day/week schedule.


All other rates will remain the same as stated in the school handbook.


The new security deposit rates will apply to families enrolling on or after Sept. 1, 2017 only. Families
who have already paid the security deposit will not be asked to pay the difference between the old and the
new rate.


Best Beginning’s Scholarship families will be asked to pay the difference between the State
reimbursement Star 3 rate of $32.10 & the daily rate of $49.00 which equals $ 16.90/day in addition to
any co-pay that is designated by the State. These reimbursement rates are subject to change. The rate
could increase which lowers the cost to State assisted families. The rate could decrease which would
mean that State Assisted families will have to pay slightly more for their child care at SAP. Typically,
families will get 2-4 weeks’ notice if the rate increases or decreases based on our Stars’ Status.