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Tuition

2016-17 School-Year Rates:

  • Morning Care Only (7am-start of school) $15 per week
  • Morning & Afternoon Care (7am-start of school & school dismissal-6pm) $50 per week
  • Afternoon Care Only (school dismissal-6pm) $35 per week
  • Non-School Day Care (7am-6pm) $35 per day

2017 Summer Care Rates:

Summer Care tuition is $35 per day, or $140 per week.  If your family enrolls more than one child, and those children attend the Viking Discovery Program for the entire week, you can take advantage of our family discount!  Tuition for the first child enrolled is $140 per week; tuition for every child enrolled thereafter is $115 per week.

2017-18 School-Year Rates:

  • Morning Care Only (7am-start of school) $15 per week
  • Morning & Afternoon Care (7am-start of school & school dismissal-6pm) $50 per week
  • Afternoon Care Only (school dismissal-6pm) $35 per week
  • Non-School Day Care (7am-6pm) $35 per day

How does Initiative 425 affect my Viking Discovery Program tuition?

The Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase, Initiative 425, was on our November 4, 2014 ballot as an initiated state statute, where it was approved by 59% of voters.  This measure incrementally increases the state's hourly minimum wage to $9 per hour by January 1, 2016.  Prior to Initiative 425's approval, Nebraska's statutory minimum wage was $7.25 per hour.

The School District 145 Foundation for Education employs 18 people to operate the Viking Discovery Program, half of which received raises as a result of Initiative 425.  The cost of employing entry-level workers has increased by 24%.  In order to compensate for these drastic wage increases, the FFE's Viking Discovery Program Committee has approved tuition increases for the 2015-16 school-year.  The Viking Discovery Program continues to make every effort to keep operating costs low, without sacrificing the quality of care your children receive!  We value your support in our efforts to provide your family this care option.