Family Commitments

Being a participation preschool means just that; our parents join together to aid in running the school. At Explorer, every family helps out in a variety of ways, and the primary goal in everything that we do is to continue to keep our school a great early learning experience for our children.

Financial Obligations

Enrollment Fees: Non-refundable Registration Fees

  • Application Fee $50 per family
  • SCVC Fee $12 per family

One-time Fees

  • Refundable Deposit $100 per family
  • Class Activity Fee* $30/Together Time, $35/2s, $55/TTh, $70/MWF, $250/4day

Tuition* (per month)

  • Friday 2s $110
  • Mon-Wed 2s $180
  • Tues-Thurs $210
  • Mon-Wed-Fri $270
  • 4day $330

(per session)

  • Together Time per family $530
  • Five Fun Club per child currently enrolled at Explorer $250
Fundraising Obligation

Each Explorer member family (excluding Together Time) has an annual fundraising requirement:
  • Friday 2s:  $50
  • Mon-Wed 2s, Tues-Thurs, Mon-Wed-Fri, 4Day:  $150

*Fees are subject to change

Other Family Obligations

All Families (except Together Time only families)

  • Attend the school orientation in September
  • Participate in 2-4 classroom workdays a month, depending on the class
  • Attend the class orientation and all class and school Parent Education Meetings
  • Attend one or two Saturday maintenance work days**
  • Provide refreshments at two Parent Education Meetings**
  • Hold a committee job or board position
  • Participate in the school's fundraising activities

**Those families serving on the board are exempt from PEC refreshment duty and have a reduced maintenance requirement.


Explorer is a wonderful community made up of dedicated families that believe in providing a positive and caring preschool experience for our kids. When you join Explorer, you will find this community to be welcoming and ready to help you immerse yourself in the coop experience. You will benefit from working alongside accredited teachers with 10, 15 and 30 years of early childhood development experience, as well as from your fellow classmates. Your child will benefit not only from our program, but by seeing your participation in his/her school. Lifelong learning starts now!


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