Admissions

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.


Tuition Rates (2016 - 2017)

 

+ Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs

Monthly Tuition Rates

Group

Affiliation

Full Time

MWF

T/TH

5 Half-Days

Infants

Caltech/JPL

$2,023

$1,398

$943

$1,157

Community

$2,384

$1,644

$1,108

$1,376

Toddlers

Caltech/JPL

$1,990

$1,381

$915

$1,146

Community

$2,297

$1,584

$1,075

$1,327

Twos

Caltech/JPL

$1,907

$1,305

$882

$1,096

Community

$2,143

$1,468

$986

$1,222

Preschool (3/4s)

Caltech/JPL

$1,738

$1,189

$805

$992

Community

$1,825

$1,266

$844

$1,063

Preschool (4/5s)

Caltech/JPL

$1,650

$1,118

$767

$949

Community

$1,748

$1,173

$811

$1,008


Extra hours rate for all groups: $8.00
Extra day rate for all groups: $80.00

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

5 Days

3 Days

2 Days

Caltech & JPL Families

$576

$346

$230

Commmunity Families

$606

$354

$242

+ 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) $952 $1,178 F1 (daily) $640 $866
D2 (4 days) $762 $946 F2 (4 days) $512 $695
D3 (3 days) $571 $707 F3 (3 days) $384 $521
D4 (2 days) $379 $470 F4 (2 days) $256 $346
D5(1 Day) $190 $235 F5(1 Day) $128 $173

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

Tuition With Transportation

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

Tuition With Transportation
E1 (daily) $792 $1,021 G1 (daily) $475 $705
E2 (4 days) $632 $816 G2 (4 days) $379 $563
E3 (3 days) $475 $615 G3 (3 days) $299 $437
E4 (2 days) $319 $407 G4 (2 days) $195 $282
E5(1 Day) $159 $204 G5(1 Day) $97 $141

+ 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)

$560

$448

$371

$247

$124

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

$560

$448

$371

$247

$124

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

$490

$392

$324

$215

$108

Extended (7:00 - 8:00 am)

$172

$137

$113

$77

$39

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

$172

$137

$113

$77

$39

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

$172

$137

$113

$77

$39