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Program Fees 

Payment is for the time scheduled, regardless of child’s attendance. Refer to the HCDC Parent Handbook for additional information regarding enrollment.

To accommodate for JCCC students, faculty, and staff, Hiersteiner offers multiple enrollment/tuition options:

  • Full Time (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.)
  • Part Time
    •  Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Full Days (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.).
    •  Tuesdays/ Thursdays Full Days (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Families will indicate on their child’s application what session they are requesting and can request a change in writing to the Program Director as applicable. All programming is considered “Year-Round” and once a child is accepted, completes the admissions process, they are enrolled until the family either withdraws (see Withdrawal Process on page 20 of the Family Handbook) or the child naturally ages out after their final Pre-K year/6 years old . Families will have the option to enroll for each Optional Care week(s) when JCCC classes are not in session. See Optional Care below for further details. Children will age up to new rooms when appropriate and the administrative staff will notify families about that process when applicable. Children only “move up” at semester points (August, January, June) once they are eligible to move up.

Optional Care Enrollment

Optional Care enrollment periods are defined as weeks that Hiersteiner is open and JCCC classes are not in session. Parents have the ability during these times to keep their child home without having to pay for these periods of time. However, parents are required to follow the pre-registration requirements in order to attend during these time periods.
If you need care during Optional Care Enrollment periods, it is important to remember the following policies:

  • Enrollments will be accepted up until the deadline. If requests are received after the deadline, children’s names will be placed on a waiting list for available spaces. Enrollment is not guaranteed after the deadline. An additional $25 late registration fee will be added to your fees per child.
  • Optional care enrollment during the specific optional care weeks is for your child’s regularly scheduled semester hours. For example, if your child is attending on MWF full days, then the optional care week enrollment options is MWF full days during the Optional care weeks available. Your child will maintain their schedule during optional care weeks and fees will stay the same. If your child is not registered and does not attend, then you would not be charged for that particular optional care week(s).
  • Optional care enrollment will be available via email each semester. It is the family’s responsibility read the email and register, indicate on the form whether or not they wish to enroll for the Optional Care period, and to register electronically by the deadline to the Program Director or designated email.
  • Optional Care enrollment may not be canceled or changed after the signed application/fee agreement due date without written permission from the Program Director. There may be no refunds for cancellation of Optional care enrollment after the due date of the application.
  • Parents are responsible for paying optional care fees as corresponding to which weeks they register their child(ren) to attend. Fees for optional care are in addition to your standard fee agreement. Fee details can be found linked above.
  • A schedule of the optional care weeks available can be found under the “Calendar” Page to the left.


Families may apply at any time as Hiersteiner has open enrollment; however enrollment does mainly follow the college’s schedule. For example, when the college starts enrolling for the Fall in April, we will also do the majority of fall offers in April to coincide with the college enrollment. Once classrooms are full, families that apply will go on the waiting list and be offered a spot once it becomes available via email. Applications are not valid until the non-refundable application fee has been paid. The application fee is waived for JCCC Students and $35 for Non-Student Families.

Placement decision will be made based on the order that paperwork and application fee are received and will also consider the family's current status in the following order:

  1. Returning HCDC Families or Siblings
  2. JCCC Students
  3. JCCC Faculty/Staff Families
  4. Non JCCC/Community Families


HCDC Application for Admission


Once it is determined that there is an opening for your child, you will receive an offer from HCDC via email. You will then be required to accept/decline your child’s offer and pay the refundable deposit. The refundable deposit is $400 for full time enrollees, $200 for part time enrollees (per child). This deposit will be refunded at the end of your child’s attendance provided the withdraw notice outlined in the Family Handbook is followed.

Once you accept your child’s offer, HCDC will then send you an acceptance letter, information on how to pay the deposit, along with a new child paperwork packet.

Forms can be mailed to:

Johnson County Community College
Box 15
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Forms can be emailed to:

Forms can be faxed to: 913-469-2519