Applying to the Center



January 13: Semester Begins
January 20: Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14: Closed: Lincoln's Day
February 17: Closed: Washington's Day
March 10-14: Closed for Spring Break
May 16: Semester Ends
May 19: Childcare provided for students with finals

Admission Policy

Admission is open to all children 18 months-5 1/2 years of age regardless of race, creed, color, ability, or national origin. Children may be enrolled two to five days per week for either the morning or extended day program.

As a campus laboratory school, we strive to craft classroom enrollment that reflects the diversity of today’s families. As such, we include consideration of student status, age, gender, primary language, ethnicity, and developmental needs in our enrollment decisions.

There is no registration fee. Applications are available the end of the semester before anticipated enrollment, and coincide with the publication of the Class Schedule. Initial enrollment decisions are made before the end of each semester, with additional child enrollment continuing up through the first 2 weeks of the following semester. Spring semester tends to be more difficult to place new children since continuing children have priority for enrollment and fewer spaces are available to interested families. Once admitted and enrolled, families do not have to reapply each semester.

The Child Development Center does not maintain a wait list across semesters, and does not accept applications at times other than those designated above. Families who are not accepted are encouraged to re-apply the following semester, with priority consideration granted over first-time (non-student) applicants.

Once admitted, children must present an immunization record, signed/stamped by a physician or other medical professional, which shows that all currently required immunizations have been received. (Physical exam forms do not meet this requirement). A number of additional forms required by Community Care Licensing must be completed prior to a child’s actual attendance in the classroom.


The preschool classes enroll children between three and five years of age at entrance, who have not yet attended kindergarten. Our toddler classrooms enroll children between 18 and 35 months of age at entrance. None of our classrooms require children to be toilet trained (as this is viewed as a developmental process that occurs in partnership with families). All Center classrooms are inclusive and serve a wide range of ethnically and developmentally diverse children and their families. The primary criterion of eligibility is the child’s emotional readiness to be separated from his/her parents and the parents’ willingness to share the care of the child with the Child Development Center staff.

Programming Options

  Toddlers Preschool
Morning Program 8:30 am - 11:30 am 8:45 am - 11:45 am
Extended Day Program 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

*All programs include a flexible drop-off period beginning at 7:30am.  The extended day program includes flexible pick-up beginning at 2:30pm.