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Enrollment & Fees

For any questions or to check current openings, please email Center Director, Keja Taylor, at

Download the 2024-2025 application
For families interested in applying to Magic Lantern for a typical September entrance:
  • Magic Lantern will host an Open House on January 13, 2024. Interested families will be able to meet our teachers and learn more about our program at that time. 
  • Depending on enrollment, there may be a second Open House offered in February 2024
  • New student applications, along with a $75 application fee, are due by February 16, 2024.
  • Magic Lantern typically notifies families of their enrollment status by March 8 and finalizes fall enrollment by March 29, 2024.
  • Any enrollment slots open during the school year will be filled from the existing waiting pool.
Below is the current, 2023-2024 school year tuition, which may be increased by 3%-9% for the 2024-2025 school year:
FT (8am-5:30pm) | $1927 per month
PT (8am-3:30pm) | $1550 per month
  • Application fee - $75 (nonrefundable)
  • Acceptance stage - $1800 tuition deposit (refundable with 60 days' notice)
  • Enrollment stage - $100 registration fee (nonrefundable)
  • Tentative tuition rates - rates increase 3-6% annually, relative to cost of living increases in Seattle
At the time of acceptance (typically March), tuition is due for the child's last month of enrollment. This fee covers the majority of the tuition for the last month of enrollment. This fee is refundable with 60 days' notice upon cancelling enrollment. Please contact us for more information.
Magic Lantern participates in the City of Seattle’s Child Care Assistance Program. We have also been fortunate to offer tuition assistance based on the hard work and generosity of current and previous families. If you are seeking tuition assistance or scholarship support for your child to attend Magic Lantern, please 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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