Tuition & Affordability

  • Your Investment

    Keystone Child Development Center focuses on offering advantages and opportunities that are exemplary. We work every day to maximize your child’s strengths and help your child overcome any challenges to ensure your child’s success in elementary school and beyond. We invest in hiring and providing professional development opportunities to ensure that we have the best administrative leadership, teachers and child development staff who collaborate to create an individualized learning plan for your child.

    Tuition and fees included in each classroom description enable us to provide the best for your child.

     

    • KCDC is a kind, caring and understanding organization that helped my family and child in a holistic approach.

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    Affordability

    We believe that economic diversity enriches the educational opportunity for all families and is critical to the health of our school. To that end, we are committed to making a KCDC education accessible to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds.

    One way that we are able to do that is by offering Indexed Tuition – tuition at a level that your family can afford.

    We also offer discounts to parents who enroll more than one child in KCDC. Children who have a sibling who attends KCDC are entitled to a 10 percent tuition discount for one sibling, and 5 percent more for each additional sibling.

    In addition, parents who pay tuition in full at the beginning of the school year receive a 5 percent discount.

    Florida parents may also consider applying for scholarships offered by the State of Florida including:

    Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) is designed for low-income families and based on financial need, not how well your child does in school. Applications are processed by Step Up For Students, a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer FTC scholarships for Florida school children, in the order they are received (including all supporting documentation). Scholarships are awarded with priority given to renewal families followed by new families with the greatest financial need. It pays up to $5,886 for the 2016-17 school year for a specific order of school expenses.

    Florida School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to low-income families for early education and care so they can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in school in the future. Services vary based on individual need and range from extended day to extended year and school age care in some instances.

    McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities helps Florida students with special needs attend participating schools such as KCDC. This is available to eligible children who are at least 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year in which they intend to use the scholarship. First-year kindergarteners may be eligible.

    Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) is a scholarship for children with certain special needs that allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers, including schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology and even a college savings account. The scholarship amount varies according to grade and county of residence. The average amount for most students in the 2016-2017 school year is $10,000, and is based on a matrix level of 253. There are two state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations that administer Gardiner Scholarship funds: Step Up For Students and AAA Scholarship Foundation.

    Contact Rebecca Bowersox, director of admissions, rbowersox@keystonebehavioral.com, 904.619.6071, ext. 117, for more information about resources to help make tuition affordable.

     

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