Tuition & Fees

Please note that our tuition & fees for the 2022-2023 school year have been updated, effective as of March 1st, 2022.

Please contact us at accounts@mycecc.com for any other inquiries

Our Pre-School program is for students within the age range of 2 to 4 years old. Expand one of our program sections below for more information on their specific tuition & fees.

The rates & fees provided are effective as of September 1st, 2022 for Nursery, 3-K and Pre-K students.

We provide 3-K services for 3 year old children, per the NYC DOE guidelines. Our 3-K services are free for families who are accepted into our program and choose to not partake in our additional Extended Day services.

**Please note that admission is based on the year the child was born. This program would be relevant for the calendar year the child turns 3 years old.

The tuition-free 3-K Only program lasts from 8:30 AM to 2:50 PM. There is no registration fee for our 3-K Only students.

 

Our 3-K Extended Day program provides Early Drop Off along with additional services beyond the 2:50 PM dismissal. 3-K Extended Day lasts from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM every school day.

The Registration Fee for this program is $200, and it is non-refundable.

Monthly tuition for 3-K Extended Day services is $600 per month. Tuition is due by the 5th of each month.

We also have another 3-K location pending for approval, which would be our 1110 Cortelyou Road location. 

 

All families are eligible for School Day Year (SDY) seats. However, certain families may be eligible for Extended Day Year (EDY) services directly through the DOE. These seats are ONLY offered at 2739 Bedford Avenue (22KBDJ) and seats are limited. Families are eligible due to reasons such as low income, underemployment/unemployment, temporary housing, and other hardships. The application process has a temporary pre-approval process, followed by a more extensive vetting process that requires proof and documentation to be submitted.

Our Nursery Program is for children that are 2 years old.

As of April 1st, 2022, this program comes with a registration fee of $250, which is non-refundable.

As of April 1st, 2022, the monthly tuition (as of the effective dates stated above) is $1,200 per month for five-days per week service. Tuition is due by the 5th of each month.

As of the 2022-2023 school year, both the registration fee and last month's tuition for your child will be due upon the submission of the application.

We provide Pre-K services for 4 year old children, per the NYC DOE guidelines. Our Pre-K services are free for families who are accepted into our program and choose to not partake in our additional Extended Day services.

**Please note that admission is based on the year the child was born. This program would be relevant for the calendar year the child turns 4 years old.

The tuition-free Pre-K Only program lasts from 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM. There is no registration fee for our Pre-K Only students.

 

Our Pre-K Extended Day program provides Early Drop Off along with additional services beyond the 2:20 PM dismissal. Pre-K Extended Day lasts from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM every school day.

Registration and Textbook Fees for our Pre-K Extended Day Program are $200 and $115, respectively, or $315 in total. These fees are non-refundable.

Monthly tuition for Pre-K Extended Day services is $500 per month. Tuition is due by the 5th of each month.

 

All families are eligible for School Day Year (SDY) seats. However, certain families may be eligible for Extended Day Year (EDY) services directly through the DOE. These seats are ONLY offered at 2739 Bedford Avenue (22KBDJ) and seats are limited. Families are eligible due to reasons such as low income, underemployment/unemployment, temporary housing, and other hardships. The application process has a temporary pre-approval process, followed by a more extensive vetting process that requires proof and documentation to be submitted.

Our Elementary School program holds our Kindergarten (5 years old) and Grade School (1st through 5th Grade) programs. Kindergarten is located at two of our locations (Cortelyou & Academy), while our Grade School is exclusively located at our Cortelyou Academy location. Please expand one of the sections below for more information on tuition and fees for these programs.

Rates & fees are effective as of September 1st, 2022 for both Kindergarten & Grade School. Please view the "CSF Scholarship" tab for more information on scholarships available to families within this program.

 

Sibling discounts may apply, see the "Other Policies" tab for more information.

As stated, our Kindergarten programs are held at two of our locations, Main & Academy.

The registration fee for our Kindergarten program is $500 and is non-refundable.

Monthly tuition for our Kindergarten program is $900 with or $800 without After School services. This translates to $9,000 in tuition with After School services, or $8,000 without After School services per school yearTuition is due by the 5th of each month.

Other fees may arise throughout the school year, such as other fees (gym uniform, graduation, yearbook, holiday camp service fees, etc.). When these fees apply, you will be notified of the amounts that are due and when they are to be paid.

Our Grade School program, located at our Cortelyou Academy location, provides our 1st to 5th Grade services.

 

The annual registration fee is $500 per year. This fee is non-refundable.

 

Our tuition differs based on the choices made regarding our After School services and method of payment for tuition.

Monthly tuition for our Grade School program is $950 with or $750 without After School services. This translates to $9,500 in tuition with After School services, or $7,500 without After School services per school year.

For more information on payment options (such as an annual or semi-annual payment option), please refer to the Grade School application or contact us for more information. 

For information on tuition for multiple children enrolled in our Grade School program, please reference the Grade School application or contact our office for more information.

 

Other fees may arise throughout the school year, such as if you enroll your child in our Performing Arts program, or other fees (gym uniform, graduation, yearbook, holiday camp service fees, etc.). When these fees apply, you will be notified of the amounts that are due and when they are to be paid.

Our After School program is offered to students in the area who are not enrolled in one of our main educational programs. Service provided lasts from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Services are offered at both our Annex and Academy locations. For more information, please refer to our After School application or contact our Annex or Academy office for more information.

 

The annual registration fee is $100 per year. This fee is non-refundable.

Monthly tuition (effective as of September 1st, 2021) is $380 per month. Tuition is due by the 5th of each month.

 

Additional fees may arise throughout the school year, such as Holiday full-day camp & camp trip fees. When these fees apply, you will be notified of the amounts that are due and when they are to be paid.

Please visit our Summer Camp web page (click here) in early April 2022 for more information regarding our 2022 Summer Enrichment Program.

Please expand one of the following sections for more information as it relates to additional policies the Accounts Department maintains regarding tuition and families' accounts:

There is a late fee of $50 if tuition payments are made after the 5th of the month. 

If your payment bounces, there is a fee of $30 per bounced payment. If bounced payments are recurring, that could limit your ability to make payments using certain payment methods, so please ensure funding is available through the method you are using to make the payment.

If payments are not received by the 15th of the month, your childcare/elementary school services will be subject to suspension. There is a $100 reinstatement fee ($50 for After School) after any suspension in addition to the outstanding balance on the account to reinstate services.

There is a $1 per minute late pick up fee after the closing of your child's program charged to your account.

Payments can be made in cash, money order, credit/debit card or certified check.  Please note: *Normally, there is a service charge for making payments with a credit/debit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express Only, *see the note below).  All payments must be made payable to: "CECC" or "Cortelyou Early Childhood Center".

Payments by credit/debit card can be made in person, over the phone, or online through our invoices that are emailed to parents.

For more information on automatic payments using a bank account through our Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) system, please see the "EFT Payments" tab for more information.

 

Note: As of 2020, CECC is encouraging the use of more contactless payments due to health & safety precautions, including: 

• Online payments through your Procare account

Online Bill Pay (set up directly with your bank)

• Through our EFT system

Over the phone

• ... etc.

 

As of 5/20/2022, all electronic payments using a debit or credit card will have a 3% processing fee, whether the payment is made online, in-person, or over the phone. However, all ACH payments made using a bank account, whether checking or savings, have no processing fees. The only method to make ACH payments would be through our EFT program.

 

We also accept Administration for Children's Services (ACS) vouchers, TWU Local 100 recipients, and 1199 SEIU recipients. The latter of the three would be during our Summer Camp program. Please contact our office for more information, or contact 311 for more information on ACS vouchers.

If you have multiple children enrolled in our programs simultaneously, you may be eligible to recieve a sibling discount. Sibling discounts are determined by taking a certain percentage from the lowest (monthly) tuition amount from the group of siblings. Please contact the Accounts Department at accounts@mycecc.com for more information on sibling discounts.

 

*Please note: There are no sibling discounts provided for siblings where one is enrolled in our 3-K, Pre-K, or After School programs.

If CECC families refer other families (family members, friends, colleagues, etc.) to one of CECC's or CECC Academy's programs, they are eligible to receive a Parent Referral Credit.

This credit can be applied towards future registration fees, tuition, etc. This credit can not be written out as a check to the referring family.

Effective April 1st, 2022, the Parent Referral Credit is $500 per child referred to one of the following programs (please note the removal of the Pre-School programs from this list):

Kindergarten                             • Grade School

Other Policies:

There are no referral credits granted for Pre-SchoolUPK, or After School children of the referred family.

Documentation proof for the referral credit is necessary prior to its application to the referring family's account (please ask administrators to provide a referral form to fill out and submit). Please note, referral forms completed more than 6 months after the date of the referral will not be approved.

The children that are referred to one of the programs listed above will need to be in attendance for at least 3 consecutive months for the credit to be granted.

Would you like to avoid late fee charges? Would you like for your debit/credit card or checking account to be automatically charged on a set date? How about saving 100% on credit/debit card processing fees by paying tuition with a checking or savings account?* (*Note: Please see the "Other Policies" tab for more information about our payment methods & updates on processing fees)

If your answer is yes to any of those questions, then you would be interested in our Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) system. Please contact our main office at (718) 282 - 6077 or accounts@mycecc.com for more information.

Please click here to direct you to an application for our EFT system. Please open the application in Adobe Reader, or another Adobe related application.

It’s convenient. There is NO need to worry.

♦ Online payments through automatic systems is the dominant form of transferring funds in today’s
economy
.

♦ You will save time on preparing payments and postage costs for payments that are mailed to our location.

♦ Your payment will always be on time, which eliminates late payment fees.

♦ Your financial institution will send us payments on your behalf towards your balance, which is completely in
your control
and are itemized on your bank/credit card statements for review.

• The only parties with access into your account are yourself and your financial institution.

Please ensure there are sufficient funds or credit in your selected payment account prior to the date set for the recurring charge. Failure to do so can result in incurring additional fees (bounce payment fees, overdraft fees from your bank, etc.).

Please ensure the account information you provide below is accurate and the account you would like us to accept payments from.

 

Please review our other policies associated with our EFT system below:

EFT Policies:
1. We will charge the saved EFT account on the 5th of each month, unless it falls on a holiday or a weekend. In that case, the charge will be set for the next business day. (*Please note that it takes approximately 1 banking day to process ACH [checking account] transactions.)

2. Parents will need to notify us at least 1 week in advance prior to the date of the scheduled charge if they would like to update/change their EFT payment method. Failure to do so will lead to original accounts being charged, with any bounced/failed payments resulting in additional fees (see below, 5).

3. We will not be contacting parents to ensure there are sufficient funds or credit within their various checking accounts and credit cards every time tuition comes due. Please ensure that there are enough funds to cover the charges under your account by the date we charge your account (as stated above).

4. Be aware of the other charges made to your account that aren't related to monthly tuition (book fees, late pick up fees, Performing Arts, etc.), which will be itemized on the invoice sent out to you at the beginning of the month. Your full balance will be charged unless there is an arrangement already in place or we are informed by the family.

5. If there is insufficient funds or credit on your account and your payment bounces, we will contact you to obtain alternative payment account information if needed. If these instances rise above our policy limit, then your EFT services will be terminated for the account(s) you used. Please be aware that bounced transactions lead to additional fees.

6. In the case that we fail to charge your account on the proper date, then your account will not be charged late fees, and we will communicate to parents the next scheduled date accounts will be charged. This will give time for parents to ensure there are sufficient funds or to contact us personally for an alternative date.

7. If parents maintain payment arrangements where tuition is partially settled by two or more different parties, and only one of them are enrolled in the EFT system, then their EFT account will only be charged for their portion of tuition ONLY when the family's balance for prior tuition has been satisfied. For example, if the other party hasn't covered their portion of the prior month's tuition as of the date that EFT accounts will be charged, no EFT payment will be transmitted for the parent enrolled, which places the child's services at risk of suspension at the beginning of the current month (Policy effective 2/1/2020).

8. EFT Sign-Up forms will be due at the start of each school year (each September) to ensure that the school still has authorization from parents to make payments on the accurate and up-to-date payment account that is provided to us (Policy effective 8/1/2021).

Are you in need of Financial Aid?

CECC has partnered with Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF) to provide partial scholarships for our families within our Kindergarten and Grade School programs.

 

Current CSF families, have you filled out a renewal application for the 2022-2023 school year? Applications were recently made available, which CSF would have sent you an email to re-apply. Applications are due by 5/6/2022.

For new CSF families, information from CSF about the 2022-2023 scholarship applications will be in Spring 2022

 

Please expand the sections below for more information regarding our CSF scholarships:

Your child must transfer from a public school to CECC Academybe at least 5 years old and is entering Kindergarten for the first time, or is currently in Elementary School.

Current CECC Parents whose children were enrolled in the Pre-K for All program would be eligible to apply for a Kindergarten scholarship, as it is a DOE program.

If you currently have a CSF scholarship and your child is enrolled in another private school, you can also transfer to CECC Academy and can retain your current CSF scholarship.

Please refer to the CSF website or call our offices for more information. **Please note, applications must be sent in for you to requalify each academic school year.

Please contact our Academy office at (718) 421 - 9581 to schedule a tour and receive more information about our CSF scholarships available for Kindergarten & Grade School aged students. You can also refer to CSF's website for more information on further steps.

Scholarships provided by CSF are based on the family's household size and annual income amounts.

 

Here is the Income Eligibility Scale that CSF has provided for the 2022-2023 school year:

Maximum Income Based on Total Annual 2021 Income

Household Size:

Maximum Eligible Income:

Two

$47,034

Three

$59,292

Four

$71,550

Five

$83,808

Six

$96,066

Seven

$108,324

Eight

$120,582

For each additional
family member...

Add $12,258 for each