Enrollment is open to any child 2 months to 8 years of age for our Infant/Toddler and Preschool program and any child entering kindergarten through 6th grade for our School-Age program without discrimination in regard to sex, race, color, or creed, provided the child will benefit from the program offered, and not pose a threat to the health and safety of other children enrolled or to the staff. Infants who are 6 weeks to 2 months of age may be admitted following an interview with the infant program director. A number of other factors are considered, including: date of application, scholarship qualification, and philosophic compatibility of parents with the program.
The process of matching is also a central factor. In this process, Program Directors assess the program in terms of the composition of the group. It is not unlike curriculum planning, in which complex enriched environments are developed to facilitate learning among all peoples involved.
The most important part of our curriculum is people. As a result, optimal matches are important. Factors considered in this process include: age, characteristics of development, balance of boys/girls in groups, special needs, adequate clustering of minority children. With the above in mind, children are enrolled in an effort to reflect as much diversity as possible so that children are thriving. Each child is considered as he/she relates to a fit within an already existing group.
Vacancies that are reserved more than two weeks in advance of actual enrollment require a non-refundable payment of the first month's tuition upon reservation.
2016 - 2017 Program Year Openings
If your child was born: 2016 - 2017 Openings: February 2016 - Not Yet Born Applications Welcome September 2015 - March 2016 Full-Day: Tuesday, Thursday February 2015 - August 2015 Full-Day: Monday - Friday
Full-Day: Tuesday, Thursday
September 2014 - March 2015 Applications Welcome September 2013 - August 2014 Applications Welcome September 2012 - August 2013 Applications Welcome September 2011 - August 2012 Full-Day: Tuesday , Thursday
5 Half Days: Monday – Friday, Morning
5 Half Days: Monday – Friday, Afternoon
The 2017-2018 program year begins August 14, 2017. For the openings listed above, we are currently in the process of contacting families on our wait list. If we do not have an opening for your child, we encourage you to complete and return our application so that we may add you to our wait list.
Please know that the above listings are subject to change and that enrollment is dependent upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to affiliation (JPL, Caltech, or community), date of application, philosophic compatibility with program and special needs. For more information and details about our enrollment process, please see our Infant-Toddler & Preschool Parent Handbook.