Tuition and Fees

Thank you for your interest in River Song!

Application Fee

River Song Waldorf Early Childhood Education Center is a 501(3)c non-profit organization serving families from all economic and cultural backgrounds. We do not discriminate in any way, shape or form. In fact, we welcome you and your children with loving arms, a spritely song and the perfect cup of camomile tea!

A one-time, non-refundable $50 application fee is due with your enrollment request forms.

2015 – 2016 Tuition Rates

Your child’s enrollment at River Song is year-round. While you may choose part-time or full-time enrollment (as space allows), River Song families agree to a 12-month* (one-year) enrollment contract. Enrollment is rolling, usually with spaces opening up in June and August. Please contact us to learn about enrollment opportunities for your child or children.

The following fees will be in effect from September 2013 -August 2014:

  • Five (5) Full Days:
  • Five (5) Half Days:
  • Three (3) Full Days:
  • Three (3) Half Days:
  • Two (2) Full Days:
  • Two (2) Half Days:


Families with more than one child receive a tuition discount. Please inquire with the Administrative Director.

Tuition Assistance

River Song Waldorf School provides preschool and childcare services to all families in our diverse community in Northern Colorado. We strive to meet the needs of single parent families, families in economic or educational transition and families whose income is less than 80% of the median income in Fort Collins.


River Song Waldorf Early Childhood is a Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Provider. If you have any questions about CCAP, you can go to their home page.

How Tuition Assistance Works

Tuition Assistance is available on a first come first serve basis to families whose income is less than 80% of the median income in Fort Collins. To determine your family’s eligibility, please see our handy chart below.

Income Table

Family Size* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Annual Income $42,950 $49,100 $55,250 $61,350 $66,300 $71,200 $76,100 $80,100

*Family Size refers to however many people live in your household and the Annual Income is the total income of the household. For example, if you have roommates, their income counts even if they do not pay you money towards childcare.

All families will be contacted regarding eligibility criteria and asked for supporting documentation at certain times during the year, including prior to enrollment. Income and personal data will be kept in strictest confidence.

Please note: We also accept children who do not meet the income criteria given above. As we’ve said, all families are welcome!


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