Financial Assistance & Tuition

Summer Child Care Registration is OPEN!

Ready to get registered? Contact our enrollment team at 701.364.4117 or enroll@ymcacassclay.org and they would be happy to help get your family registered. 

View a full list of sites and addresses at the link below:

YMCA Child Care Sites and Addresses 


Child Care Financial Assistance

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed. That’s why we offer multiple resources to help families pay for child care expenses. To qualify for financial assistance, you must be currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling at one of our child care programs. Financial assistance is designed to help cover expenses based on your family size and gross income per your household.

It is possible for families to qualify for both North Dakota/Minnesota and YMCA financial assistance programs. However, we encourage families to apply for state child care assistance before applying for YMCA Financial Assistance. Please see the information below on both ND/MN Child Care Assistance and YMCA Financial Assistance. 

For a full list of rules and guidelines surrounding YMCA Child Care Financial Assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact us at 218.359.2326 or childcare@ymcacassclay.org


North Dakota and Minnesota Child Care Assistance

To determine if you are eligible for state assistance, please download a form below and submit the application to the contacts listed on each form. Enrollment fee and the first two weeks of tuition are required at the time of enrollment. If you are on North Dakota or Minnesota financial assistance, you must pay the enrollment fee and half of your month co-pay. If you do not have your North Dakota or Minnesota certification form showing your co-pay amount, you must pay for the first two weeks of tuition in full.

North Dakota Child Care Assistance

Minnesota Child Care Assistance


YMCA Child Care Scholarships

To determine if you are eligible for a YMCA Child Care Scholarship, please download the application form below and submit your completed application to one of the contacts listed on the form. Funds from the YMCA’s financial assistance program are made possible through United Way and the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. YMCA Child Care Scholarships are subject to change based on available funding and adherence to program policies. After you apply for a YMCA Child Care Scholarship, the YMCA Learning Center Financial Aid Coordinator will follow up with you. If you do qualify, your scholarship will be in effect the date your application has been approved by our office.

YMCA Child Care Scholarship Application

The following graph may be used as a guideline when calculating whether or not you may be eligible for a YMCA Child Care Scholarship:

Family Size
Includes adults & children living in home
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gross Monthly Income
Must be under the following amount
$5,005 $6,213 $7,369 $8,554 $9,774 $9,943 $10,212

 


2019 Tuition Rates

An enrollment fee of $25/child or $40/family and the first two weeks of tuition are required at the time of enrollment.

Please note that tuition rates may change – view the schedule below to see when rates listed will take effect.

Program When does the listed rate take effect?
Early Learning Take effect January 1, 2019
Full-Day Preschool Take effect January 1, 2019
Half-Day Preschool* Take effect Fall 2019
School Age Take effect Fall 2019
School Out Days Take effect Fall 2019
Summer Explorers Take effect Summer 2019
Storm Days Take effect January 1, 2019

* YMCA Child Care Scholarships are not available for Half-Day Preschool programs.


Early Learning Programs
Program Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Full Time Infant $46.00 $230.00
Full Time Toddler $44.50 $222.50
 
Full Day Preschool Programs
Program Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Full Time $38.00 $190.00
Part Time $40.00 Dependent upon schedule

 

Half Day Preschool Programs

YMCA Financial Assistance is not available for this program. 

Program M / W / F T / Th M – F
Kindergarten Readiness (Schlossman: 9am – 12pm $215/month $180/month  $395/month
Kindergarten Readiness (Fercho: 9 – 11:30am $195/month $155/month Contact Director
Kindergarten Readiness Extended Care Contact Director Contact Director Contact Director

 

School Age Programs – Before & After School
Program Through Spring ’19 Non-Contract Contract
Full Time Before & After School $18.00 $22.00/day $20.00/day
Part Time Before & After School $20.00 $24.00/day $22.00/day
Full Time After School $15.00 $19.00/day $17.00/day
Part Time After School $17.00 $21.00/day $19.00/day
Full Time Before School $9.00 $12.00/day $10.00/day
Part Time Before School $11.00 $14.00/day $12.00/day

 

School Age Programs – School Out Days
Program Rate
Registered 2 Weeks in Advance $20.00 in addition to your regular before/after school rate
Not Registered 2 Weeks in Advance $30.00 in addition to your regular before/after school rate

 

School Age Programs – Summer Explorer Program
Program Non-Contract Contract
Full Time $38.00/day $36.00/day
Part Time $40.00/day $38.00/day
 

Additional Fees May Apply
Late Pick-Up Fee $1/minute after 6:00pm
Late Payment Fee .87% of balance due
Finders Fee $10 when not notified of absences
NSF Fee $15 fee assessed for non-sufficient funds

 


Questions about Financial Assistance or Tuition Rates? Please contact us at 218.359.2326 or childcare@ymcacassclay.org