The fee structure is based on age as of August 12, 2021.
Rates are subject to change as needed and without notice.
|Age||Annual household income||Monthly childcare fee|
|Infants and toddlers||All||$1425|
|2 to 3 years old||Less than $50,000||$1071|
|$50,000 - $75,000||$1287|
|3 to 4 years old||Less than $50,000||$949|
|$50,000 - $75,000||$1137|
|4 to 5 Year Olds|
|Less than $50,000||$949 ($819)|
|Over $75,000||$1179 ($1049)|
|4 to 5 Year Olds|
|Less than $50,000||$1238|
Enrollment Fee. A $100 non-refundable fee is collected at the time of enrollment into the program.
Transportation. Transportation is the responsibility of the parents.
- Late pickup. A $1-per-minute fee is charged after 5:30 p.m. for late pickup. After three late pickup's, there is a $20 charge + $1-per-minute fee.
Scholarships and assistance
Scholarships through Boone and Story County Early Childhood Iowa (BooSt) may be available for income-eligible families on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Kim Venteicher, parent coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-294-3040 for more information.
Reduced tuition program
The Lab School is a partner program with Ames Community School District in Iowa's Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SVPP). Children that are four years old on August 12, can complete an application form to possibly receive reduced tuition as part of that program. Contact Kim Venteicher, parent coordinator, at email@example.com or 515-294-3040 for more information.
Financial assistance for ISU students
For those ISU students selecting the Lab School, financial assistance may be available. Contact Julie Graden, ISU child care coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-294-8827 for more information.
We only accept Department of Human Services (DHS) child care subsidy when the family receives other assistance (such as CCAMPIS grant) that covers the remainder of the Lab School tuition.