Program Fees

  • Tuition

    Only children who are enrolled in the Typically Developing category of the Young Explorers Program are required to pay tuition. 

    Tuition for 2023-24 is $4,400 per year.

    Tuition Due Date

    Tuition payments are made in 9 equal payments from September to May, payable at the start of each month. You will receive an emailed invoice each month.

    Payment Options

    Payment options include cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made out to Northbrook School District 28. Please make sure to include your child’s name and attendance session (AM or PM) on the check. You will also be offered the option to allow us to automatically charge your credit card each month. A signed authorization form is required.


    The Young Explorers Program will not issue refunds when a child is absent from school. However, a prorated refund will be provided to any family withdrawing their child from the paid early childhood program. Parents must provide two weeks notice in advance of withdrawing their child from the program. Refunds will be provided within two months from the date the program receives notification of the withdrawal.


    Typically developing students may ride the bus for a fee of $846 per year. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, District 28 is offering bus service to and from the following daycare centers for a fee of $1,046.

    Bright Horizons at Northbrook
    1101 Techny, Northbrook

    Bright Horizons at Lake Cook
    1650 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

    Creme de la Creme
    2401 Patriot Blvd, Glenview

    3050 Woodridge Lane, Northbrook