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Rainbow's End

Below are tuition rates and contract options.

There are three categories of tuition rates.  These rates apply to the parent or to the family member who resides with and financially supports the enrolled child(ren).

Status Age of Child Current Rate
SIU Student 6 weeks - 2 years $37.00 day
3-12 years $30.00 day
After School Program  $16.00 day
SIU Employees and Alumni 6 weeks - 2 years $42.00 day
3-12 years $34.00 day
After School Program $16.00 day
Community Patron 6 weeks - 2 years $48.00 day
3-12 years $38.00 day
After School Program $16.00 day

Contract Option#1: Calendar Year Contract (Infant - Gold Room)

Child attends year-round; Parent is billed for each day Rainbow’s End is open.

Contract Option #2: After-School Contract (School-Age)

The After-School Contract for School-Age runs from the first student attendance day through the final student attendance day of the Carbondale public school district; Childcare will be provided on planned early dismissal days, school breaks and holidays (when Rainbow’s End is open); Parents may sign their child out for school breaks and holidays and will not be billed IF prior notice is given.

Contract Option #3: Summer School Contract (School-Age)

Summer program starts the day after the final school attendance day of the Carbondale public school district through the day prior to the first attendance day of the next school year; Most activities (such as field trips and group projects) will be conducted during the eight-week SIU Summer Semester; Notice must be provided in advance of any absence; Parents are billed at the Preschool 3-12 year rate for a minimum of eight weeks during the Summer Session. Additional fees may apply for field trips.