Ithaca forest Preschool

2020-2021 Tuition & Payment Policies

Full Year Tuition

Days Per Week Tuition Deposit
4 $4,500 $900
2 $2,350 $450

Fall & Winter Tuition

Days Per Week Tuition Deposit
4 $3,300 $600
2 $1,750 $300

Fall & Spring Tuition

Days Per Week Tuition Deposit
4 $3,300 $600
2 $2,260 $300

Fall Season Only

Days Per Week Tuition Deposit
4 $2,100 $900
2 $1,050 $450

Winter Add-On (only available if enrolled in Fall)

Days Per Week Tuition Deposit
4 $1,400 $300
2 $750 $150

Spring Season Only

Days Per Week Tuition Deposit
4 $1,600 $300
2 $820 $150

Ithaca forest Preschool

Payment Policies

Limited scholarships are available. You’ll have a chance to indicate your intent to apply for a scholarship on the registration form. Please note, no space can be held without the required deposit. To pay the balance after your deposit, you will choose one of three payment options:

1) Full payment by the due date, as follows:

  •  Full-year enrollments: August 1st
  •  Fall Trimester-only enrollments: August 1st
  •  Winter Trimester add-on enrollments: November 1st
  •  Spring Trimester-only enrollments: February 1st

2) Automatic payments from a debit or credit card. Payments will be withdrawn on, or on the first business day after, these dates:

  • Full Year and Fall Trimester: August 1st, September 1st, October 1st
  • Full Year and Winter Trimester: November 1st, January 1st
  • Full Year and Spring Trimester: February 1st, March 1st, April 1st

3) For Full Year Only: 3 proportional payments on these days:

  • August 1st
  • November 1st
  • February 1st

If not paying in full up front, the exact amount of your payments will be determined with our Registrar during the enrollment process.

Have questions about tuition or payment before registering? Contact our Registrar at

We gratefully accept tax-deductible donations, no matter how small, to our scholarship fund. Please consider making a donation to help families who couldn’t otherwise enroll their child. Email to set up a one-time or recurring donation.

Office Location:
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-2292 | email Us

Preschool Location: 
4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca Forest Preschool is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and is run by Primitive Pursuits, a 4-H Program.