How to Enroll

New Student Enrollment Process

Priority for openings is given to children of Occidental employees/students who are on the Wait List. Remaining openings are offered to children from the surrounding Community who are on the Wait List. The order of priority for openings is as follows:

  • Children of Occidental employees/students on the Oxy Wait List
  • Children on the Community Sibling Wait List (whose older siblings are currently attending the CDC)
  • Children on the Community Wait List

Each list – Oxy, Community Sibling, Community – is managed on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment is not guaranteed until a signed Enrollment Contract and Tuition deposit are received from parents/guardians.

Fall Semester Entry Period

All children will enter the program at the beginning of the fall semester (August), unless a space becomes available during the year. A child’s second birthday must occur on or before September 1st in order to start attending classes at the start of the school year. We utilize a September 1st birthday cutoff for each of our groups.

Enrollment Options

All Community families attend on a 12-month basis. Occidental Employee families can choose a 12-month, 11-month (1/2 summer) or 10-month enrollment plan (no summer). We offer a full-day option in all groups (no half-day option). Busy Bee and Terrific Tiger children attend 5 full days per week. 2 or 3-day plans may be offered for the Hungry Caterpillar children (at the Director’s discretion).

Tuition

The following table shows tuition and other fees for 5 full days of attendance per week:

Oxy Employee Families $1,110/mo.
Community Families $1,565/mo.
Non-potty Trained Child $100/mo.
One-time Enrollment Fee $300

Interested?

If the information above sounds good to you and you would like to be placed on our Wait List, please fill out the Online Wait List Application below. Additionally, for more detailed information about the Center, please download the Parent Handbook below.

Wait List Application

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Parent Handbook

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Have a Look

Click on the PDf image to download our Parent Handbook. This document contains important information for parents on the Center’s policies, guidelines, and operations. It provides a more in-depth look at our programs, philosophy and approach. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Have a Look

Click on the PDf image to download our Parent Handbook. This document contains important information for parents on the Center’s policies, guidelines, and operations. It provides a more in-depth look at our programs, philosophy and approach. If you have any questions, please contact us.