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Child Development Services - Billing and Fees

The SMMUSD Child Development Services Fiscal Supervisor and staff provide sound financial management of the department resources in accordance with Board of Education policies, accepted business procedures and the district budget development process. Responsibilities include budgeting and billing for infant/toddler care, preschool and school-age childcare fees as well as the financial management of the entire department.

SMMUSD Child Development Services programs are separately funded by federal, state, and local programs.  CDS funds and the CDS budget are not part of the general district budget for kindergarten through twelfth grade.  CDS revenues are generally referred to as "Fund 12" in the overall district budget.

Fees & Fee Collection
Full cost program fees are approved by the SMMUSD Board of Education and reflect current market rates for childcare. Subsidy (financial assistance) childcare fees are based on the State Department of Education, Child Development Division Fee Schedule. All fees are paid on a monthly basis in advance of services on or before the 25th day of the preceding month at the CDS office. Fees are charged on the basis of enrollment, not attendance.

Full cost programs are offered August to June. Full cost fees are the same amount every month regardless of number of school days open. Winter, spring and summer break fees are extra. FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

IMPORTANT:  Financial assistance is available based on income verification and demonstration of need for care.

Program Age/Grade Annual Registration  2018-2019 
Full Fee Cost
Infant Care 6 weeks – 24 months $50 $1,505
Toddler Care 25 months – 36 months $50 $1,070
Preschool – Part Day 3 years – 5 years $50 $575
Preschool – Full Day 3 years – 5 years $50 $1,150
Head Start 3 years – 5 years N/A N/A
School Age Transitional Kinder (TK) Kindergarten (K) $50 $515
School Age 1st – 3rd  $50 $465
School Age Morning Only (AM) $50 $200
School Age Early Express* Only for TK/K students with older sibling in same school $50 $270
*TK/K dismissal until 10 minutes before last school bell
School Age Lincoln Middle School Teen Center (3 days) $50 $215
School Age Lincoln Middle School Teen Center (5 days) $50 $350
    Fees vary by schedule
Winter/Spring/Summer  Camps during break *NOT a part of the regular schedule

For fee balances, billing questions or any other fiscal concerns, please call 310-399-5865, extension 79528.

Child Development Services . 2828 Fourth Street . Santa Monica 90405 . 310-399-5865

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404