The program maintains a waitlist for families wishing to enroll their children. Children are selected for enrollment at the Centers by their waitlist priority date within the following priority guidelines. Priority is based on: children with currently enrolled siblings who will be continuing with the program, affiliation within the University, balancing faculty/staff and student enrollment ratios and by the needs of the Centers to fill vacancies in particular age groups.
ECCES reserves a number of subsidized spaces for families who meet need and income eligibility requirements set by the California Department of Education (CDE). Income eligibility is based on family size and family's total monthly gross income. Subsidized applications are placed on the eligibility waitlist according to the State Department of Education Income Rankings. Families with the lowest income and greater need are first on the waitlist regardless of the date they applied.
Families are allowed on the waitlist as soon as, but not before, they have a 'due date,' theoretically up to 8 months prior to the birth of their child. Wait list dates will reflect the date the form and fee are received by the Children's Centers. Families formed through adoption or similar circumstances such as a foster parent or guardian situation, please contact the Enrollment Coordinator.