The Wilton Board of Education voted during its Dec. 20 meeting to increase the cost of the Miller-Driscoll Early Learning Center tuition next school year.

The Miller-Driscoll Early Learning Center offers an integrated and inclusive preschool experience for three- and four-year-olds, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Tuition for full-day preschool will increase from $7,000 to $7,500, while the cost for extended day — an option for four-year-olds to stay until 3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays — will increase from $8,000 to $8,800.

All per-day costs will also increase by $3, and the preschool program deposit will increase from $100 to $200.

Having monitored tuition “across preschools in [the] area,” Assistant Superintendent Chuck Smith said at the board meeting, preschool program staff proposed raising the tuition to “keep in line with other preschools” and also “address increasing costs.”

Even with the tuition hike, Smith said, the Miller-Driscoll Early Learning Center is “still a great bargain, given the quality of the program.”

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