Current Tuition Rates- September 2023

Little Red Schoolhouse Tuition is currently based on $99/day in the Infant Toddler Program (Chickadees, Chipmunks, Pikas & Snowbunnies), and $91/day in the Preschool Program (Brown BearsBlack Bears & Summer Trails Camp).
It is figured with the following equation: Daily Rate × Amount of Days/Wk × 52 Wks/Year ÷ 12 Months/Year = Total Monthly Amount

Rates as of September 2023

One Day
Two Days
Three Days
Four Days
Five Days
Infants & Toddler
Preschoolers (Bears)

Tuition Assistance Program

Summit County Child Care Tuition Assistance  

Summit First Steps: Ages 0-3

Summit PreK: Ages 3-5


Current Age Eligibility:

  • Summit First Steps 0-3: Birthday on or after October 2, 2020
  • Summit PreK 3-5:
      • SPK 3 – born on or before October 1, 2020
      • SPK 4 – born on or before October 1, 2019
  • Participating preschool programs, child care centers and family child care providers must have a child care license in good standing from the Colorado Department of Human Services and must have a Colorado Shines Quality rating of 2 or above: Current SCTA Provider List
  • Families must live and/or work in Summit County.
  • At least one member of the household is required to work for a business located in and serving Summit County.
  • To access full time childcare schedule for FIRST STEPS (4 or 5 days/ week) Both parents must work 30 + hours / week and be under $210K.
  • Self-employed applicants must maintain an average income that exceeds their business expenses and must show that his/her taxable gross income divided by the number of hours of care used.

Application Be sure to use the checklist to start collecting required documents to have a complete application, including the employer verification form.

All questions can be directed to : or 970-406-3060.