The Center for Early Education is a school of socio-economically diverse students and families with a commitment to inclusion as an essential element of our educational philosophy and school culture. The Board of Trustees recognizes that socio-economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all families and that the participation of a wide range of families is critical to the health of the school. In support of this, financial aid is available to assist with the payment of tuition, fees, and inclusion programs at all grade levels and is awarded without regard to race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
The Financial Aid Committee reviews all applications and distributes aid to enable our families to pay tuition at the level they can afford. While we encourage all applications from new and returning families, please understand that it is possible that not all who apply will qualify.
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To assist us in objectively assessing what a family is able to pay toward tuition, we have enlisted the help of a third party, Independent School Management’s FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) program. We use FAST’s figures as the baseline for our determinations, taking into consideration our school's policies and the resources available for returning students, as well as applicant families. All information is kept strictly confidential. In order for the Financial Aid Committee to distribute funds equitably, applicant families must meet all stated deadlines. Failure to meet deadlines may impact a family's financial aid award.
2017-2018 ScheduleDeadlines to complete the FAST online application and mail the required documents to FAST are:
- Prospective Toddler and EC1 Families – February 1, 2017
- Prospective Kindergarten and Elementary Families – March 1, 2017
- Current/Returning Center Families – March 10, 2017
Failure to meet deadlines may impact a family's financial aid award.
To start the application process, visit:
FAST's Center for Early Education page
After you complete and submit the online application form, the system will confirm receipt of the online portion of your application and will respond with a list of additional tax-related documents that you will be required to mail directly to FAST (not to CEE) at:
Independent School Management
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Please be sure to write “The Center for Early Education” in the upper left corner of your mailing envelope, in addition to your name and address, for accurate FAST processing. Also, be sure to submit your application first followed by your tax information.
For questions (in English or Spanish) on completing the online application, call FAST Customer Service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 1-877-326-FAST (3278) or email FAST HELP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant families, please contact Deedie Hudnut, Director of Admissions, at email@example.com with any financial aid questions.
Returning families, please contact Julia Yzaguirre, CFO, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any financial aid questions.