Monthly Rates

At Step by Step, we try our best to keep tuition rates affordable for all families while still providing high quality education and covering our costs.  The money that families pay in tuition helps to cover the cost of teachers’ salaries, liability insurance, facility maintenance, materials (toys, books, play equipment, educational materials, art supplies) and snacks and meals.  Tuition does not include some materials for infant care and feeding; parents are asked to supply diapers and wipes, as well as any formula or breast milk for your infant.

Prices listed in the tuition calculation chart below are per month, based on the number of hours of care needed per week.  Our limited full-time and part-time options are flexible in the sense that Step by Step works with families to accommodate a variety of schedules; however, with these options we do ask that you set a regular and consistent schedule that does not vary greatly from week to week.


The following rates are valid for the 2016-2017 school year, effective July 1, 2016.

0-12 mos.
12-24 mos.
24-36 mos.
36-48 mos.
4-5 yrs

Full-time - (31-50 hrs/week)



Limited full-time - (21-30 hrs/week
Part-time - (0-20 hrs/week)
Before & After School
After School Only













Discounts: (only 1 discount may apply per family)

Student families (all primary caregivers are students)            - 5% off

Multi-child –                                                                             - 10% off oldest sibling

Employee –                                                                             - 50% off

For eligible families in need of tuition assistance, Step by Step does accept subsidy from Child Care Information Services (CCIS), as well as Penn State’s child care assistance, with no extra charges to families. Learn more about CCIS subsidy at  Learn more about Penn State’s child care assistance at

Tuition payments are due on the first of every month for that month of care.  For families receiving CCIS subsidies, co-payments are due on the first day of each week of care.  Payment can be made by cash, credit card or checks. 

New tuition rates will go into effect on the first of the month following your child’s birthday, if it affects his/her rate.  Tuition rates may be altered each year at the start of July to account for cost of living increases.