Registration Information


Calendar & Hours of Operation 

Free To Be is open year round, except for one week during the Winter Break and two weeks in August.  Free To Be’s hours of operation coincide with the University's five day work week, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. until June 28th. Free To Be is closed on Fridays in July and August. 


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 and posted on our website. A $50.00 non-refundable fee is required each semester. After attending one of the scheduled tours and filling out the registration paperwork, families are emailed a complete packet which is due at the time of orientation. 

Fall 2019 Registration Dates

  • Current Families:  June 3
  • Stockton Students:  July 22
  • Faculty, Staff & Alumni:  July 29
  • Community Members: August 5

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Bills are generated approximately every four weeks.  In the summer you pay only 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 2019):

  1. Children of Stockton Students (must be enrolled in 6 credits or more): $5.50 per scheduled hour, not to exceed $105.00 per week.  Children must be enrolled a minimum of 9 hours per week. 
  2. Children of Stockton Faculty and Staff: $6.85 per scheduled hour, not to exceed $136.50 per week. Children must be enrolled a minimum of 9 hours per week. 
  3. Children of Stockton Alumni:  $162.75 per week FT or $136.50 per week PT (M-F 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)
  4. Outside Community: $183.75 per week FT or $157.50 per week PT (M-F 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)