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

Enrollment Request - 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 - only requests received on or after October 1st will be valid for the current and upcoming school years. It is important to indicate on your form the school year for which you would like to enroll. Your child is eligible to attend the Early Learning Community when he/she has turned three and is completely independent in toileting.  

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 next school year.  

Submitting your request - You may complete the Enrollment Request 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.


Current School Year (September 2018 - June 2019) - Wait-listed families will be contacted and offered enrollment as space becomes available, and in the order of receipt of the request.

Upcoming School Year (Sept 2019 - June 2020) - Enrollment Requests for school year 2019-2020 are accepted on or after October 1, 2018 (early submissions will not be valid). Final enrollment for the school year 2019-20 occurs in spring of 2019, with positions in the school offered to families in order of receipt of the Enrollment Request. If you have submitted an Enrollment Request for school year 2019-2020, you will be contacted by the ELC sometime in March-April of 2019.

Confirmation of Enrollment - If a place in the school is offered for your child and you accept, a registration fee and a deposit are required to hold the spot until the fall (the deposit will be applied to the first month’s tuition).

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. Reduced tuition based on family income is offered for a limited number of openings in the school. Tuition-reduced spots are awarded in order of wait list position, and pending approval of income verification documentation. There is a non-refundable (one-time) registration fee due when placement is confirmed in the ELC.  For more information, please view Tuition Rates for the 2018-2019 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.