Prospective Families

We invite you to enroll 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.

Requesting Enrollment for Your Child in the ELC

If you are considering having your child attend the ELC, please fill out an Enrollment Request (pdf). Requests to enroll are accepted only for the current and upcoming school year, beginning October 1 of each year; it is important to indicate on your form the school year for which you would like to enroll. Your child is eligible to enroll when he/she has turned three and is completely independent in toileting.  

You may complete the form and email it to, or bring/send it to the ELC. Requests are placed on a wait list in order of receipt of the form by email attachment, in-person submission, or postal mail arrival to the ELC.


For current school year requests, wait-listed families are contacted and offered enrollment as space becomes available, and in the order of receipt of the request.

For the upcoming school year,  final enrollment occurs the prior spring, beginning in March. Positions in the school are offered to those who have submitted an Enrollment Request on or after October 1, and in the order of receipt of the request.

Enrollment Request renewal - All Enrollment Request forms expire on September 30, and a new wait list begins on October 1 of each year. Prior enrollment requests are not automatically renewed or rolled over to the new wait list. Even if you submitted an Enrollment Request form previously, a new submission is required on or after October 1 to continue to be wait-listed for the current or upcoming school year.  

School Year 2015-2016 - Confirmation of Enrollment 

If you have submitted an Enrollment Request for school year 2015-2016, you will be contacted by the ELC sometime in the spring of 2015. Final enrollment for the school year 2015-16 occurs in spring of 2015, with positions in the school offered to families in order of receipt of the Enrollment Request. If a place in the school is confirmed for your child, a registration fee ($35) and a deposit ($100) are required to hold the spot until the fall (the deposit will be applied to the first month’s tuition).

School Year 2016-2017 

Enrollment Requests for school year 2016-2017 will be accepted on or after October 1, 2015. Final enrollment for the school year 2016-17 occurs in spring of 2016, with positions in the school offered to families in the order of receipt of the Enrollment Request.

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, and Memorial Day.
  • 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.