Review the cost of tuition for children at UNC Health Johnston’s Early Learning Center in Smithfield. Rates may change annually.

Child’s Age Twice-Monthly Tuition Monthly Tuition
Infant (6 weeks through 12 months old) $456 $912
Toddler (13 months through 23 months old) $447 $894
2 years old $426 $852
3 years old $389.50 $779
4-5 year olds $381 $762

Sibling Discount

If you enroll more than one child, you’ll get a 5% discount for the student with the lowest tuition.

Payment Options

You may pay every other week or once a month. We accept vouchers from the North Carolina Division of Social Services (DSS).

Standard Fees

Keep in mind these additional fees:

  • Annual registration: $50 nonrefundable fee due each January
  • Deposit: $150 per child ($50 nonrefundable fee plus $100 that we’ll apply to the first week’s tuition)
  • Late pickup fee: $30 per 15 minutes
  • Late payment fee: $10 due the first business day of the month. If we do not get payment after the third day, we cannot care for your child.
  • Nonsufficient funds fee (bounced check): $35

Take a Tour

Call 919-938-7578 to schedule a tour of the Early Learning Center and meet our teachers. You may also take a virtual tour.