Prospective Families

We invite you to consider enrolling your child in the Early Learning Community at Pacific University. We look forward to sharing many rich and nourishing experiences with each new child who becomes a part of our community of learners.

Reserving a Place for Your Child in the ELC

To reserve a place, please fill out an Enrollment Reservation (pdf).

You may complete the form, scan and email it to Shelley Jorgensen at, or bring/send it to the ELC. It is important to indicate on your form when you would like your child to start school, as we occasionally will have openings mid-year.

Upon receipt of your reservation, we will notify you of the requested class availability. If space is available, we will proceed with registration and welcoming your child into his/her new school!


If there are no openings in the class you desire, you will be added to a wait list for that class. Wait-listed parents are contacted and offered enrollment as space becomes available, and in the order of receipt of the reservation. You may indicate an interest in more than one class (schedule) and you will be added to each wait list you specify.

Advance reservation for enrollment in the Early Learning Community 

The ELC accepts advance enrollment reservations beginning on Sept. 1 for the following school year. In other words, beginning Sept. 1, 2014, parents may submit an Enrollment Reservation form for the 2015-2016 school year.

Confirmation of Enrollment for School Year 2015-2016

Registration for school year 2015-2016 begins in spring of 2015, with positions in the school being offered first to those who have already submitted an enrollment reservation (see above). If a place in the school is confirmed for your child, we will ask for a registration fee ($35) and a deposit ($100) to hold the spot until the fall (the deposit will be applied to the first month’s tuition). If you have submitted a reservation for the fall of 2015, you will be contacted by the ELC sometime in the spring of 2015.

Fees and Payment Policies

Tuition is based on a yearly rate and is divided into 10 equal monthly payments, which are due at the beginning of each month from September to June. A sliding fee schedule based on family income is offered. Income verification is required from families who wish to pay reduced tuition according to the sliding scale. There is a non-refundable (one-time) registration fee of $35 per child, or $50 per family, due when placement is confirmed in the ELC.  For more information, please view Tuition Rates for the 2015-2016 school year (pdf).

Annual Calendar

  • The school year starts the day after Labor Day and ends in mid-June.
  • The following holidays are observed:  Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
  • There are two recesses during the school year — winter break and spring break.

There are four staff development (no school) days throughout the school year.