Enrollment and Fees

Our fall 2018 child care application is now available.  The application for the upcoming spring semester will be at 9 a.m. on November 19, 2018.

Enrollment periods are based on NIU’s 16-week spring and fall semesters, as well as the eight-week summer semester. Please check the NIU calendar for the official dates. The center remains open between semesters, and enrollment during these interim periods is optional. Spring break is also considered an optional enrollment period. You must apply for enrollment for each period during which you desire care.

Read our application letter to help you with the enrollment process.

View Application Letter

Child Care Fees - Effective Fall 2018

Note: minimum enrollment is two half days or one full day for non-practicum classrooms.

*Half day option not available in practicum classrooms.

NIU Student
(The student rate is discounted 10 percent due to funding from the Student Association)

Schedule Infant/Toddler Daily Rate Twos and Threes Daily Rate Preschool Daily Rate
Full day (over five hours/day; one to four days/week) $58.60 $52.10 $44.00
Full-time (over five hours/day; five days/week) $52.10 $47.30 $40.00
*Half-day (less than five hours/day; one to five days/week) $44.00 $39.00 $32.20

Faculty/Staff and Community

Schedule Infant/Toddler Daily Rate Twos and Threes Daily Rate Preschool Daily Rate
Full day (over five hrs./day; one to four days/wk) $65.10 $57.90 $48.90
Full-time (over five hours/day; five days/week) $57.90 $52.60 $44.50
*Half-day (less than five hours/day; one to five days/week) $48.90 $43.40 $36.60

Enrollment and Other Fees

Enrollment Fees

Fee Amount
Registration Fee $45/child
Accident Insurance $5/child per year
Assessment Fee $20/child per year

Other Fees

Fee Amount
Schedule Change $5
Extra Care Regular daily rate plus an additional 10 percent
Late Pickup/Early Dropoff

$10 fee for picking up first one to five minutes late
$1 per minute beyond the first five minutes late

Buzz-In $5 after three days per semester
Interim Extra care charge if scheduled after enrollment deadline
Late Payment $25 will be added to your invoice if the last invoice was more than five business days overdue.

Contact Us

Child Development and Family Center
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-0125
jboyer@niu.edu
Child Development and Family Center Annex
Gabel Hall, Rooms 169-170
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1150
dwhite6@niu.edu

naeyc logo