Hours of Operation

The Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:15 am to 5:30 pm.  We follow the Columbia Public School calendar, but are open on teacher in-service and work-days.  We also have an optional summer program – giving you twelve months of quality preschool education. 


  • Bee class (2-3 years old)

    Children in the Bee Class are a mixed age group of 2-3 year olds. The student to teacher ratio is 8:2. 

  • Train Class (3-4 years old)

    The children in the Train Class are mixed ages of 3-4 year olds and it is not required that they be potty trained. The student to teacher ratio is 10:1. 

  • Star class (3-5 years old)

    Children in this class are mixed ages of 3-5 years old. This pre-pre-K class has a student to teacher ratio of 10:1.

  • Bear class (Pre-K)

    This pre-K aged group is the class that is preparing to head off to Kindergarten. The student to teacher ratio is 10:1. 

Tuition Breakdowns

In addition to tuition, a $40 enrollment fee is required for each student per school year. Newly enrolled students require a $100 deposit, which will be applied toward the last month’s tuition. Our facility is safeguarded by a key-card security system, and a $5 deposit is required for each key card checked out by your family.

Tuition is paid September through May and is due on the 1st of each month. Two optional summer sessions are also available. If payment is not received by the 15th of the month, your account will be delinquent and a $10 late charge will be incurred.

There is a 5% sibling discount per child.

Limited scholarships are available. If you qualify for a need-based scholarship, please contact the director.

Payment Options

Here at the Child Development Center, we want to make tuition payments as convenient for you as possible. We now offer the option to use a debit or a credit card, providing you the opportunity to use either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. There is a 2.75% service fee for using a card. In addition to debit and credit cards, we also accept cash, checks made out to the Child Development Center and bill pay. 

Scheduling Options

  • Two days (Tuesday and Thursday) per week


  • Three days (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) per week


  • Five days per week


Flexible scheduling options are available.