Enrollment Process

Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs at Oak Grove and Cooperative Preschool at Caltech

Upon offer of enrollment, a time is scheduled for the parent(s) and child(ren) to meet with a Program Director. Once enrollment is confirmed, a set of licensing forms must be filled out and signed before the child enters the program. The family is also encouraged to visit as much as possible before their child's first day. An enrollment fee will be added to your initial billing, to cover processing your child's enrollment; as well as a health and safety fee.*

*Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs have an enrollment fee of $100.00 and health and safety fee of $80.00. The Cooperative Preschool at Caltech has an enrollment fee of $25.00 and a health and safety fee of $35.00.

Enrollment schedule options for the Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs:

  • Full Time: Monday to Friday (full-time)
  • Three Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (full-time)
  • Two Days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Half Days: AM or PM, Monday to Friday

Check our Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs' current openings.

Enrollment schedule options for the Cooperative Preschool at Caltech: Mornings 8:30 - 11:00 am

  • Five days per week: Monday - Friday
  • Three days per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Two days per week: Tuesday and Thursday

School-Age Program

Enrollment schedule options for the School-Age Program vary by site/location. An enrollment fee of $100.00 will be added to your initial billing to cover processing your child's enrollment. Health and safety fees vary by site.

Security Deposit

Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs
A tuition deposit will be assessed based on the enrollment schedule. For a full-time position (5 days), the deposit is $1,000; for part-time $600.

Cooperative Preschool at Caltech has a deposit of $100.00

Tuition deposits will be refunded upon leaving the program. In order to obtain full credit for your security deposit, you must provide one month's notice of intent to leave the program. Upon departure from the CEC, you may also donate your deposit to the CEC as your child takes flight into school!

The School-Age Program does not require a deposit.


Tuition for all programs is due by the 1st of each month, with a late fee assessed after the 10th. Rates are increased as needed at the beginning of each fiscal year on September 1st to cover the costs of increased expenses. You may review current rates for the Infant-Toddler, Preschool and School-Age programs.

Tuition Assistance

In an effort to offset child care costs for families who would not be able to afford the tuition, we have implemented a tuition assistance program. Assistance is provided to families who qualify as funds become available. Additional information and applications can be found in the office. For JPL employees, tuition assistance may be available through a program on-Lab. Details can be had through Employee Services at extension 4-9432.