Tuition and Fees


Tuition is paid monthly, August through May, due on the first day of each month.  June tuition is collected along with the registration fee.  Tuition is not prorated for partial months, including family vacations, school breaks, or withdrawal from the school.  Our school year runs from the second week of August through the third week of June. 


Tuition Rates                            

Grass head


Monthly tuition

Five days a week 





Threes class

Monthly tuition

Five days a week




Three days a week - M/W/F




Two days a week - T/Th





Sibling discounts are available at 10% off the younger child's monthly tuition payment.




Because we take pride in running a small preschool with low student-teacher ratios, it is very important that our families are committed to attending our school throughout the year.  On the day of registration, we collect a $100 registration fee and pre-payment of June 2018 tuition.  The $100 registration fee is non-refundable.  The pre-payment of June 2018 tuition is not refundable at this point in the school year. 



2017-2018 school year

Pre-k class (age 4 or 5 on August 31, 2017)

  • Registration is OPEN and spots are available!

Threes class (age 3 on August 31, 2017)

  • Registration is OPEN and spots are available!


Make checks or money orders out to Time to Shine Preschool.

Drop checks and registration forms in our mailbox by our front door, turn them in during your tour, or mail them to:

Time to Shine Preschool

1867 Lake Pine Drive

Cary, NC 27511



All students are required to use the Time to Shine Preschool tote bag for carrying their school work, projects, and show & tell items.  The tote bag costs $15 and will be added to the first month’s tuition.



2017-2018 school year: The Threes class ends at 12:30pm and the Pre-k class ends at 12:40pm each day.  After 12:50pm, there will be a $3 charge for each minute that the parent is late for pickup.  There will be an allowance of three late pickups per school year without charge, assuming the parent picks up the child by 1:00pm.  If the parent arrives later than 1:00pm, the allowance is not recognized and the parent will be billed for the entire $3/minute late charge.






Tuition is due on the first day of the month.  After the fifth day of the month, a $20 per day late fee will be enacted.