Preschool Registration, Enrollment and Fees

Children PlayingEach family will be responsible to pay a $125.00 per year, non-refundable registration fee payable due upon initial enrollment and each September 1st thereafter. Student enrollment is first come, first serve at the beginning of each new semester's registration period.

Saddleback College Students may enroll their child into the Child Development Center after they have enrolled in their Saddleback College courses. A current copy of your college registration is required to receive priority enrollment for your child. Staff, Faculty and Community registration is available on an ongoing enrollment basis depending upon availability of space after the Saddleback College students have enrolled.


Tuition Rates effective September 1, 2019

CDC Tuition Rate Sheet


2 Full Days

3 Full Days

5 Full Days



18-30 mo



Community    $  840

Staff/Faculty  $  800

Students         $  672


Community   $ 1,120

Staff/Faculty $ 1,080

Students        $    896


Community    $ 1,470

Staff/Faculty  $ 1,430

Students         $ 1,176






Community    $   730

Staff/Faculty  $    690

Student           $   584


Community   $1,000

Staff/Faculty $   960

Student          $   800


Community   $ 1,350

Staff/Faculty $ 1,310

Student          $ 1,080





Community    $  625

Staff/Faculty  $  585

Student           $  500


Community   $   855

Staff/Faculty $   815

Student          $   684


Community    $ 1,145

Staff/Faculty  $ 1,105

Student           $    916


Students of Saddleback College who are enrolled in six (6) or more semester units (Spring and Fall semester; and 3 units in Summer) qualify for a 20% discount as listed in the above rates. Discounts are subject to change if enrollment in classes are dropped or withdrawn. A Student Discount Eligibility Form and current registration will be required as proof for student rates.  Each month a copy of current registration is required from MySite as ongoing proof for receiving the student discount.  Additionally, Student Scholarships funded through the Associated Student Government and or Grant applications may also be available on a first come/first serve basis to provide additional cost savings for our students.  For more information about discount eligibility, contact our office at 949-582-4582.

Tuition fees have been prorated for the entire year to include non-operational days. Tuition fees are paid in equal monthly installments taking into consideration that there are periodic holidays, in-service days which are observed by the Child Development Center, therefore, there will be no reduction of fees for the months where holidays, in-service days, occur.  As a licensed child care facility we must provide adequate staffing at all times for the total number of children enrolled. No tuition credit will be given for any days the Center is closed or any day that a child is absent due to vacation or illness. Extra days will be granted depending upon availability of space and will be charged an daily rate.

Tuition must be paid in full by the first of each month. The first month's tuition will be prorated if enrollment starts at anytime other than the 1st of the month. A late fee of $25.00 will be charged if payment is not received within the 7 day grace period. IF tuition is delinquent more than a week after the 7 day grace period, immediate withdrawal of your child may be required until the account is paid in full. In addition, a preregistration fee will be required before the child can return to the Center.