|August 18:||Semester Begins|
|September 1:||Closed for Labor Day|
|November 11:||Closed for Veteran's Day|
|November 27:||Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday|
|November 28:||Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday|
|December 12:||Semester Ends|
|January 20:||Semester Begins|
|February 13:||Closed for Lincoln's Day|
|February 16:||Closed for Washington's Day|
|March 16-20||Closed for Spring Break|
|May 22:||Semester Ends|
Admission is open to all children 18 months to 5 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 (older classrooms).
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. Priority enrollment and discounted tuition are provided to MiraCosta College student families (enrolled in 6 or more units).
There is no registration fee. Applications are available online at the end of each semester. Open enrollment for the fall semester begins May 1st; open enrollment for the spring semester begins November 1st. Initial enrollment decisions are made before the end of each semester for the following term, with additional child enrollment continuing up through the first few weeks of the 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 new 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 reflect the wide diversity of today's 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.
|Morning Program||8:30 am - 11:30 am||8:45 am - 11:45 am|
|Extended Day Program||Not Available||8:45 am - 4:45 pm|
*Early care starting at 7:30am is available only for students with classes during those times. The extended day program in the preschool classrooms includes flexible pick-up beginning at 2:30pm.