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The Center for Child and Family Studies

Enrollment Decisions
To meet the ECL's educational and research goals, we enroll a diverse and balanced group of children in each class. The following criteria are used to make selection and enrollment decisions:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Ethnic and cultural background
  • UC Davis student status of Parent(s)
  • Sibling relationship to children already enrolled
  • Special needs
  • Date of application

Children are NOT enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis. Decisions are based on the need to enroll children who will best help the program attain or maintain the diversity desired and the student/non-student ratio required.

Please note that we receive applications for many more children than we can enroll.

Families seeking, billing and tuition information, other enrollment information or those who would like to schedule a tour may contact Molly Logan-Jones at (530) 752-2888 or .

Early Childhood Lab School

Applying for the ECL, Tuition and Fees

Applications are accepted all year. Enrollment for the next Fall, Winter and Spring quarters begins in late March and is completed by the end of April.

We will keep each application on file until the child is enrolled, reaches kindergarten age, or the parent asks us to withdraw the child's name from the applicant pool. Occasionally an opening will occur at another time of year and a child from the applicant pool will be enrolled then.

Mail this application for the CCFS Early Childhood Lab School program with $40 application fee (check only, made out to "UC Regents"):   ECL Application

Once a child is placed in the program, s/he is automatically enrolled each term thereafter until withdrawn by parents or enrolled in kindergarten.

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  • $450 per quarter for children of currently registered UC Davis students
  • $650 per quarter for children from non-student families


$40 once a year administrative fee for each child

Families are billed for tuition before the beginning of each ten-week quarter, and payment is due by the first day of school each quarter.