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Kiddie Academy Cost – Tuition Prices and Fees

Last Updated on October 5, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Kiddie Academy is one of the most popular national educational-based childcare services. It offers child care for families and children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. They offer all kinds of programs, including after school care, before-school care, and full-time and part-time care.

Kiddie Academy states that they are “more than just a daycare.” They also provide days of fun with their key ingredients, included in their Life Essentials curriculum. But how much does Kiddie Academy cost?

How much does the Kiddie Academy Tuition Cost?

You won’t find any prices on the official website, but we were still able to find parents willing to share the costs they paid, on third-party websites.

The cost of Kiddie Academy ranges anywhere from just $750 for a part-time program to over $1,750 per month for a full time program, depending on your child’s age and grade, the type of program you want them to join, as well as your geographical location.

These prices are just averages we got from different Internet articles and forum discussions, so you should take them as estimates. You should get in contact with your local Kiddie Academy location for clear pricing. They can offer exact costs either through mail or by phone.

The average one-time enrollment and application fee to join the Kiddie Academy is around $350 per family or about $200 per child, according to information provided on the official website. Similar price ranges will be for the annual non-refundable re-registration of the child. You will also spend about $300 per child as a security deposit at the time of enrollment, but this can be applied to future tuition payments later on.

Each individual Kiddie Academy location sets its own tuition rates and fees, and the prices will also depend on the type of program you enroll your child in, whether it is full-time or part-time, as well as the child’s age and grade, according to the official FAQ page of the company.

Also read our articles about the cost of Mathnasium, daycare, and a nanny.

For example, a DCUrbanMom forum thread had parents talking about the prices they paid for full-time programs. One said they were charged over $2,500 per child, while another was charged $2,200 per month for a three-year-old child.

Several reviews on one of their Yelp Pages talked about prices between $75 and $100 per day for drop-ins and between $200 and $250 for two days a week. Another reviewer talked on the same thread about a price of $900 per month, that they had to pay for three days a week.

Program 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Full Day Program $960 $1,020 $1,140 $1,440
Part-Time Program $480 $510 $600 $720
Before- or After-School Care $60/day $90/day $120/day $150/day
Drop-in $90/day $90/day $90/day $90/day

Keep in mind that these prices should be considered average estimates. Depending on the location you go to and the discount you manage to land, if any, these fees will differ. Also, this franchise-owned business charges less per child when you enroll more than one of your children.

Are there any additional costs?

If you don’t pay the tuition in time, you can expect a late fee of about $50, which will be added on top of the base costs. The deadline is specified in the enrollment packet.

You will also have to pay a late pick-up fee of about $5 for every five minutes after the academy closes.

Kiddie Academy educational program

The Kiddie Academy LogoYounge children have a curriculum at the Kiddie Academy that is meant to focus on six areas of development. These are social skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, emotional, communication, and cognitive skills.

Older children will have a curriculum that includes other focuses like character education, emotional skills, social skills, and gross motor skills, as well as science, literacy, mathematics, and language arts.

According to the curriculum page of the company, STEM will also be integrated throughout the company’s Life Essentials curriculum plan.

The childcare, right now, supplies the following programs:

  1. Baby (6 weeks to one year)
  2. Toddler (13 to 24 months)
  3. Early Preschool (2 years of age)
  4. Preschool (3 years of age)
  5. Pre-K (4 years of age)
  6. School-Age Programs (5-12 years old)
  7. Summer Camp (2-12 years of age)
  8. Music (every age)
  9. STEM (all ages)

Kiddie Academy locations

State Location State Location State Location
AL Birmingham AZ North Phoenix AR Little Rock
CA Almaden Valley CA Brentwood CA Chino Hills
CA Claremont CA Cupertino CA Diamond Bar
CA Fontana CA Glendora CA Huntington Beach
CA Irvine CO Erie CO Parker
CT Rocky Hill DE Middletown DC West End
FL Apopka FL Bloomingdale FL Boca Raton
FL Carrollwood FL Clermont FL Coral Springs
FL Gainesville FL Lakewood Ranch FL Longwood-Lake Mary
FL Miami Lakes GA Alpharetta GA Cumming
GA Dacula GA Johns Creek IL Algonquin
IL Arlington Heights IL Batavia IL Bolingbrook
IL Carpentersville IL Chicago-Lincoln Square IL Crystal Lake
IL Darien IL Frankfort IL Glenview
IN Crown Point IN Fishers IN Fort Wayne
IN Munster IN Southwest Fort Wayne MD Abingdon
MD Arnold MD Columbia MD Elkridge
MD Elkton MD Ellicott City MD Gaithersburg
MD Hanover MD Kent Island MD Lanham
MA Burlington MA Cambridge MA Framingham
MA Stoughton MI Rochester Hills MN Edina
MO Des Peres MO O’Fallon NE Elkhorn
NV Henderson NH Windham NJ Brick
NJ Bridgewater NJ Cedar Knolls NJ Delran
NJ Eatontown NJ Fair Lawn NJ Florham Park
NJ Freehold NJ Hamilton NJ Hamilton Park
NM North Albuquerque NY Albany NY Bethpage
NY Brightwaters NY East Setauket NY Farmingdale
NY Farmingville NY Floral Park NY Flushing
NY Greenlawn NY Hartsdale NC Asheville
NC Brier Creek NC Cary NC Charlotte-Blakeney
NC Fuquay-Varina NC Holly Springs NC Morrisville
NC West Cary NC Wilmington OH Dublin
OH Gahanna OH Hilliard OH Lewis Center
OH Mason OH Powell OH Reynoldsburg
OH West Chester OH Westerville PA Center Valley
PA Collegeville PA Cranberry Township PA Feasterville
PA Harleysville PA Hilltown PA Horsham
PA Langhorne PA Montgomeryville PA North Pittsburgh
SC Five Forks TN Franklin TN Nolensville
TX Aliana TX Allen TX Alliance
TX Bee Cave TX Bryan TX Canyon Springs
TX Castle Hills TX Clear Lake TX College Station
TX Cypress VA Alexandria VA Ashburn
VA Centreville VA Gainesville VA Leesburg
VA Midlothian VA Moorefield Station VA North Springfield
VA Reston VA South Riding WA Bellevue
WA Bothell WA Kenmore WA Kirkland
WA Lacey WA Mill Creek WA Redmond
WA Renton WA Seattle at Queen Anne WA Vancouver – Fishers Landing

NOTE: Accurate as of 2022.

Tips on Tuition at Kiddie Academy

As per the franchise, you should make sure your local Kiddie Academy has the options you are interested in, as not all locations offer the same programs.

You will get webcam access in most locations, according to the FAQ, do offer webcams, so that you, as a parent, can check on your child all throughout the day.

Make sure you check the reviews of the location you are interested in, as each place is independently owned and the reviews aren’t consistent across the board. While some locations have great ratings, others are way below average for the same daycare services in a particular area.

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