Tuition fees in Montessori preschools throughout the country is sometimes higher than other preschools because of the expensive materials, encompassing environment, curriculum and trained staff. It is however, a very reasonable cost in contrast to other activities you would plan for yourself or your child. It becomes a matter of what you value most. To give your child the finest possible experience in his most sensitive years is to give him a strong foundation throughout his life and probably ward off investment later to correct or remedy that which was missed. Many educators believe that it is wiser to invest in a child's preschool education than his college education. The child who enjoys learning and becomes self-directed at the critical preschool age will benefit through all his years of learning. The expense in this stage is a profitable long-term investment.