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 (2017 - 2018)

 

+ 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

$2,069

$1,430

$965

$1,184

$8.00

$80.00

Community

$2,439

$1,430

$1,133

$1,407

$8.00

$80.00

Toddlers (Zebra/Appie)

Caltech/JPL

$2,035

$1,413

$936

$1,172

$8.00

$80.00

Community

$2,350

$1,621

$1,099

$1,357

$8.00

$80.00

Twos (Bunny/Koala)

Caltech/JPL

$1,951

$1,335

$902

$1,121

$8.00

$80.00

Community

$2,192

$1,502

$1,009

$1,250

$8.00

$80.00

Threes (Sea Lion/Dolphin)

Caltech/JPL

$1,778

$1,216

$824

$1,015

$8.00

$80.00

Community

$1,867

$1,295

$864

$1,088

$8.00

$80.00

Fours (Eagle/Flying Squirrel)

Caltech/JPL

$1,687

$1,144

$785

$970

$8.00

$80.00

Community

$1,788

$1,200

$830

$1,031

$8.00

$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

Full Time

MWF

T/TH

Caltech & JPL Families

$590

$354

$236

Commmunity Families

$620

$372

$248

+ 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) $974 $1,205 F1 (daily) $654 $886
D2 (4 days) $780 $968 F2 (4 days) $524 $711
D3 (3 days) $584 $723 F3 (3 days) $393 $533
D4 (2 days) $388 $481 F4 (2 days) $261 $354

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

Tuition With Transportation

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

Tuition With Transportation
E1 (daily) $811 $1,045 G1 (daily) $486 $722
E2 (4 days) $646 $835 G2 (4 days) $388 $576
E3 (3 days) $486 $629 G3 (3 days) $306 $447
E4 (2 days) $326 $416 G4 (2 days) $199 $288

+ 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)

$573

$458

$380

$253

$127

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

$573

$458

$380

$253

$127

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

$501

$401

$331

$220

$110

Extended (7:00 - 8:00 am)

$176

$141

$116

$79

$40

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

$176

$141

$116

$79

$40

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

$176

$141

$116

$79

$40