Admissions

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Enrollment is open to any child 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.

Ages by Program
Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs: eight weeks to five years
Cooperative Preschool at Caltech: two years, six months to five years
School-Age: Kindergarten - Grade Six


Tuition Rates (2018 - 2019)

 

+ Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs

Monthly Tuition Rates

Group

Affiliation

Full Time

MWF

T/TH

5 Half-Days

Extra Hours

Extra Days

Infants (Unicorn/Panda)

Caltech/JPL

$2,152

$1,487

$1003

$1,231

$10.00

$100.00

Community

$2,536

$1,749

$1,178

$1,464

$10.00

$100.00

Toddlers (Zebra/Appie)

Caltech/JPL

$2,117

$1,470

$974

$1,219

$10.00

$100.00

Community

$2,444

$1,686

$1,143

$1,411

$10.00

$100.00

Twos (Bunny/Koala)

Caltech/JPL

$2,029

$1,388

$938

$1,166

$10.00

$100.00

Community

$2,280

$1,562

$1,049

$1,300

$10.00

$100.00

Threes/Fours (Sea Lion/Dolphin)

Caltech/JPL

$1,849

$1,265

$857

$1,055

$10.00

$100.00

Community

$1,942

$1,347

$898

$1,131

$10.00

$100.00

Fours/Fives (Eagle/Flying Squirrel)

Caltech/JPL

$1,755

$1,189

$785

$817

$10.00

$100.00

Community

$1,860

$1,248

$863

$1,072

$10.00

$100.00


Affiliation Description:
Caltech/JPL -JPL employees with badge numbers, and Caltech employees.
Community - General community not qualifying for the other two groups

All Caltech/JPL employees receive a 2.5% discount on tuition rates to reflect cost - free services that Caltech/JPL has made available to the CEC. All Caltech/JPL employees with children in the two-year-old groups and younger receive an additional 8% discount. These discounts are reflected in the above rates.

+ Cooperative Preschool At Caltech

Monthly Tuition Rates

Affilliation

Full Time

MWF

T/TH

Caltech & JPL Families

$613

$368

$245

Commmunity Families

$645

$387

$258

+ School Age: Oak Grove & Pasadena Sites

Monthly Tuition Rates

Schedule D (11:30am - 6:00pm)

Tuition With Transportation

Schedule F (1:45pm - 6:00pm)

Tuition With Transportation
D1 (daily) $1,012 $1,253 F1 (daily) $681 $921
D2 (4 days) $811 $1,007 F2 (4 days) $545 $739
D3 (3 days) $608 $752 F3 (3 days) $409 $555
D4 (2 days) $403 $500 F4 (2 days) $272 $369

Schedule E (12:45pm - 6:00pm)

Tuition With Transportation

Schedule G (2:45pm - 6:00pm)

Tuition With Transportation
E1 (daily) $843 $1,087 G1 (daily) $506 $751
E2 (4 days) $672 $868 G2 (4 days) $403 $599
E3 (3 days) $506 $654 G3 (3 days) $318 $465
E4 (2 days) $339 $433 G4 (2 days) $207 $300

+ School Age: Paradise Canyon, La Canada, and Palm Crest Elementary Schools

Monthly Tuition Rates

Time Period

Daily

4 Days

3 Days

2 Days

1 Day

For PM Kindergarteners (8:00 - 11:30 am)

$596

$477

$395

$263

$131

For AM Kindergartners (11:35 am - 3:05 pm)

$596

$477

$395

$263

$132

After-school Hours (2:50 - 6:00 pm)

$521

$417

$345

$229

$115

Extended (7:00 - 8:00 am)

$183

$146

$120

$82

$41

Extended for Late Birds (8:10-9:10 am)

$183

$146

$120

$82

$41

Extended for Early Birds (1:50 - 2:50 pm)

$183

$146

$120

$82

$41