Registration Information

Hours of Operation and Calendar
Free To Be is open year round, except for one week during the Winter Break and two weeks in August. During the fall and spring semesters the hours are 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. During the summer Free To Be’s hours of operation coincide with the University's four-day work week, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Center provides top quality care for potty trained children between 2 1/2 and 5 years of age for families within the Stockton community.  A limited number of full-time openings are available to the outside community.

Enrollment at Free To Be follows Stockton's registration schedule for classes.  Registration dates are emailed to students, faculty, and staff each semester. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required.

Please contact the Center to obtain your packet and schedule your registration meeting with the Director.

There are limited scholarships available for Stockton students to help defer the cost of your child's tuition.  If you are interested please complete the application and return to the Center by fax, email, or mail.                    

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During fall and spring semesters you will be billed approximately every four weeks.  In the summer you pay on a monthly basis for time scheduled. Parents with more than one child enrolled at the Center will receive a 10% discount off the second child's tuition.

Co-Op Rates (as of Fall 2017):

  1. Children of Stockton Students: $5.00 per scheduled hour, not to exceed $100.00 per week.  Children must be enrolled a minimum of 9 hours per week. 
  2. Children of Stockton Faculty and Staff: $6.50 per scheduled hour, not to exceed $130.00 per week. Children must be enrolled a minimum of 9 hours per week. 
  3. Children of Stockton Alumni:  $155 per week FT or $130 per week part-time (M-F 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)
  4. Outside Community: $175 per week FT or $150 per week part-time (M-F 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)