DCCDA/Positive Bright Start is a nonprofit organization. Fees are set to cover our monthly expenses for utilities, payroll, toys, equipment and all other operating costs. Fees are assessed on a monthly basis and are the same each month. Because our fees do not vary with individual absences, we do not make individual adjustments in fees for time missed.

Current Fees: $620 per month for full time enrollment. We accept DCF tuition assistance and other third party payments with approval. Some tuition assistance may be available through the DCCDA scholarship program (link) and other funding sources.  Part time fees are $385 per month.

Part time slots include the following options:

M-F 7:30am-12:30pm (lunch included), M-F 12:00-5:30pm (lunch included)

Deposit: A one-time fee of $100 is assessed in order to secure each child’s enrollment. The deposit will be applied to the last month’s tuition with 30 days’ notice of the child’s last day.


Positive Bright Start school is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, twelve months a year. We offer both full and part time enrollment.  Our classroom is closed on major holidays and over winter and spring break.  Please refer to the parent handbook for a list of dates we are closed for the current year.