Our Learning Environments

Our engaging indoor and outdoor classrooms are full of provocations, areas intentionally designed for exploration, and learning opportunities that intrigue and delight children. Each unique environment is separate from the other developmental groups, allowing it to be appropriately safe, yet challenging. 

Our Teachers

Our low teacher-child ratio allows teachers to offer loving, individualised care to all children, as well as provide fun and engaging activities that support emerging skills.


NAEYC Accredited

The CEC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). From guidelines for teacher preparation through safety standards, NAEYC Accreditation ensures that programs are safe, well prepared, and intentional about ensuring children's success.

Enrollment schedule options:

  • 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


View the current tuition rates. 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. Tuition is charged for all week days each month, including holidays, whether or not your child is in attendance. Visit us here for information about Tuition Assistance.

*Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs have an enrollment fee of $100.00 and health and safety fee of $80.00

Tuition Deposit

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.

Current Openings*:

Age Group

If your child was born:

2017-2018 Openings


February 2017 - Not Yet Born

Full-Day: Monday-Friday
Full-Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday


September 2016 - March 2017

Full-Day: Tuesday, Thursday
5 Half Days: Monday-Friday, Morning


February 2016 - August 2016

Full-Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5 Half Days: Monday-Friday, Morning


September 2015 - March 2016

Applications Welcome*


September 2014 - August 2015

Full-Day: Monday-Friday
Full-Day: Tuesday, Thursday

Preschool - 3/4s

September 2013 - August 2014

Applications Welcome

Preschool - 4/5s

September 2012 - August 2013

Full-Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5 Half Days: Monday-Friday, Morning

*The 2017-2018 program year begins August 14, 2017. For the openings listed, 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 openings 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.