Enrollment & Fees

For any questions or to check current openings, please email Center Director, Sarah Bien, at sbien@soundchild.org


Download the 2022-2023 application
For families interested in applying to Magic Lantern for a typical September entrance:
  • Magic Lantern will host an Open House on January 24, 2022. Interested families will be able to meet our teachers and learn more about our program at that time. 
  • New student applications, along with a $50 application fee, are due by February 11.
  • Magic Lantern typically notifies families of their enrollment status by February 25 and finalizes fall enrollment by March 25.
  • Any enrollment slots open during the school year will be filled from the existing waiting pool.


Below is the current, 2020-2021 school year tuition, which may be increased for the 2021-2022 school year:
Manatee Classroom - Full-Day Program (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
5 days/week $1,700 (monthly fee)
4 days/week $1,357 (monthly fee)
Gingko Classroom - School-Day Program (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
5 days/week $1,359 (monthly fee)
Gingko Classroom - Full-Day Program (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) 
5 days/week $1,700 (monthly fee)
Drop-in Fee $101/day
At the time of enrollment, tuition is due for the child’s first and last months at Magic Lantern. This will cover tuition for your child’s last month, given that you provide the school with a minimum of 30 days notice when canceling enrollment. Please contact us for more information.
Scholarship and Subsidy Program Assistance
If you are seeking tuition assistance or scholarship support for your child to attend Magic Lantern, please follow the following link to see if you qualify for public assistance. Then contact the Director for further information and a scholarship application. Our goal is to make sure families receive high quality care for their children while still maintaining our budget.
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