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Calendar, Schedule & Tuition

Annual Calendar

  • The infant/toddler and preschool programs begin on August 29, 2022 with an orientation program. Home visits are scheduled for the previous week, and may be scheduled virtually or outdoors in August 2022.
  • The academic-year calendar ends at noon on June 3, 2022.
  • The program closes monthly for professional activities and follows the Smith College administrative calendar for holiday and inclement weather closings. The program typically closes for the March break; an optional three-day program will be offered on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the break. 
  • Enrollment for summer of 2022 and academic year 2022-2023 will begin in February 2022. 

Schedule Options for the Academic Year 2021-2022 (schedule options have been altered for spring and summer 2021)

Infant-Toddler
3, 4 or 5 days 8 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
3, 4 or 5 days 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Preschool
3, 4 or 5 days 8 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
3, 4 or 5 days 8 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
3, 4 or 5 days 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Tuition

Ages for toddlers and preschoolers are calculated as of September 1 and apply to the academic year and the following summer. Infants begin the program at two months of age and pay infant tuition for the entire academic year. If a child is younger than 15 months at the beginning of the summer program, the infant rate applies to the entire summer tuition.

Benefited Smith employees are entitled to a tuition grant. Please contact Human Resources for details.

2022–23 Academic Year Rates

  5 days 4 days 3 days
Preschool
8 a.m.–12:45 p.m. $11,720 $10,320 $7,740
8 a.m.–2:45 p.m. $16,610 $14,620 $10,960
8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. $19,540 $17,200 $12,900
Toddler
8 a.m.–2:45 p.m. $21,270 $18,720 $14,040
8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. $25,020 $22,020 $16,510
Infant
8 a.m.–2:45 p.m. $22,970 $20,210 $15,160
8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. $27,020 $23,780 $17,830

The academic-year is typically 40 weeks. Summer Program is typically 10 weeks and tuition is calculated as a percentage of the academic-year rate.

Contact

Center for Early Childhood Education

Fort Hill
28 Lyman Road
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Phone: 413-585-3290
Fax: 413-585-3292
Email: cece@smith.edu