Children's House
Orcas Island
Tuition Rates and Fees

Monthly tuition is calculated based on the age of your child, the number of sessions you elect and invoiced the 1st of every month -- payable by the 5th. The minimum enrollment period is one-month. (Occasionally, Children’s House accepts prearranged drop-ins for families whose children are NOT enrolled in our program; see Drop-in fees below for options.)

Tuition includes breakfast for morning students and a snack for afternoon students. We serve breakfast at 9:15 AM and an afternoon snack at 2:15 PM. Menus for these meals are posted in each classroom weekly. If your child attends Children’s House more than 3 hours any day, he/she will need to bring a nutritious lunch from home.

12 mo. (walking) - 24 mo.

24-mo. - preschool transition
3-5 years
2 $220 $440    2 $190 $380   2 $166 $332
3 $330 $660   3 $285 $570   3 $249 $498
4 $440 $880   4 $380 $760   4 $332 $664
5 $550  $1,100   5 $472  $944   5 $415 $830


830 AM Elective)
DAYS (per wk) Young Toddler Older Toddler Preschool  
 2 $36 $32 $28  
 3 $54 $48 $42  
 4 $72 $64 $56  
 5 $90 $80 $70  

HALF-DAY Sessions are:
MORNING or AFTERNOON (9 AM - 12 PM or 12 - 3 PM.)

FULL-DAY Sessions are:
9 AM - 3 PM.

For an additional monthly fee, families can elect an 8:30 AM EARLY DROP-OFF.


Registration fees and Drop-in fees
Children’s House is open year-round. Registration paperwork is required in August (for the school-year session), May (for summer session) and for all new students regardless of the enrollment date. Registration forms must be turned in with a $55 non-refundable registration fee.

A "drop-in" is any time other than that designated in the enrollment contract and requires approval to ensure Children's House remains within our low Teacher:Child ratio. 

Drop-ins for Children’s House families are billed separately at $8 per hour (two hour minimum).

Children’s House also accepts prearranged drop-ins for families whose children are not enrolled in our program. These drop-ins must be scheduled in advance and are billed at $10 per hour (two hour minimum) with payment due on pickup.

Funding sources
You may qualify for Working Connections through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS.) Please call (800) 735-7038 to determine eligibility. Because you are responsible for completing paperwork with DSHS, you are liable for all charges that may incur before funding is authorized.

For Preschool students (ages 3-5 years), funding may be available through the Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECEAP). This is a state-funded program to prepare children for kindergarten. Applications are available at the ECEAP office at the Senior Center. ECEAP spaces are limited so we encourage you to apply early. Eligibility for ECEAP is broad and varied and not limited to income guidelines so visit the ECEAP office. This support extends September through May. Call the ECEAP San Juan County office for details: 360.370.0592

Children’s House offers a limited amount of tuition assistance in the form of labor exchange or scholarship support for families who apply and qualify for it. Please contact the Executive Director (376-4744) for availability

Help support Children's House
Children's House works hard to keep tuitions low in support of our equally hard-working island families. The reality is tuition payments meet only 60 percent of Children's House operating expenses. To keep tuitions low—while still maintaining low Teacher:Child ratios—our Center relies on the generous support of volunteers, donors and earnings from our endowment. Ask how you can help support our Center so it may continue for generations of island children!

36 Pea Patch Lane | Eastsound, Washington 98245 | 360.376.4744
Orcas Island Children's House is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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