Full Day Options

Age Time 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
8 weeks – 20 months 7:30am-6:00pm $2,150 $1,720 $1,530
20 months – 2.5 years 7:30am-6:00pm $1,950 $1,580 $1,400
2.5 – 4 years 7:30am-6:00pm $1,750 $1,410 $1,260

Partial Day Options

Children must be 2.5 years of age by September 30th to qualify for part-
time enrollment
Age Time 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
2.5 – 4 years 9:00am-1:00pm  $840  $680  $600
2.5 – 4 years 9:00am-3:30pm  $1,360  $1,090  $970

Before Care

Age Time 5 Days
3 – 6 years old* 7:30am – 9:00 am $240

*Drop-in days available upon request

After Care

Age Time 5 Days
3 – 6 years old* 3:30 pm – 6:00 $425

*Drop-in days available upon request

Year Long Program

$200 Deposit due at registration; applied to last month’s tuition
$100 Registration Fee
$100 Activity Fee (20 months to 4 years)
$75 Activity Fee (8 weeks to 20 months)
$75 Supply Fee

NJ State Cares for Kids (Child Care Connection)
Mercer County families may be eligible for financial assistance with the cost of child care through the New Jersey Cares for Kids program. Eligibility is determined by family size, employment and/or education hours, and income.

Mercer County Voucher Program
The Mercer County Child Care Voucher Program is a County-funded program that provides child care subsidy to moderate-income families who are over the income eligibility limit for the New Jersey Cares for Kids (NJCK) program.

Child Tax Credit
The American Rescue Plan includes the Child Tax Credit of $3,600 per year for children under 6 and $3,000 for chilcren 6-17. Read more about it here. Apply here. This critical funding is available to every family regardless of tax filing status and regardless of documentation status. If you file taxes, you will automatically receive this funding on a monthly basis.

Bates Scholarship Fund
Child care applicants who qualify through the New Jersey State financial assistance described above must apply for that assistance. Those needing financial assistance for any YWCA Princeton programming who do not qualify for the above, may apply for Pearl Bates Scholarships. Download the application in English or in Spanish or come in to complete an application in person. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and only when funds are available. Applications must be received at least ten days prior to the start of classes. Applications must be completed entirely to be considered.