Enrollment, Fees and Faqs


CSUN students subsidized waitlist

  • CHILD CARE for 12 MONTHS for qualifying CSUN Students!
    Family fees, if applicable, may be covered by federal or state funding.

  • Qualifications for financial assistance are based on the California Department of Education guidelines for family size, income, and need.
    We provide care for your child while YOU are in school, studying, working (including internships for school), or looking for work.

  • ALL MEALS ARE FREE to all children at the center: breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks!

Application Instructions:

CSUN Students APPLY for FREE child care tuition…it’s easy!
Income family rankings have increased their cap and mostly everyone will qualify!!

Waitlist Registration Form for Eligibility List

Mail your application to:
AS/CSUN Children’s Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8278

The Waitlist Registration Form for Eligibility can be emailed to childrenscenter@csunas.org. Confirmation of waitlist will be followed up with an email 24-48 hours from sent date.

Full Cost Waitlist Available

Prioritized to (non-qualifying subsidized) CSUN Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, and Community.

  • Families on the waitlist will be invited for a physical space for their child determined by waitlist priority status, date of application, and space availability

  • Waitlist applications are being accepted year-round – APPLY NOW!

Waitlist Registration Form for Full Cost


Payment Options:

Pay in person with debit / credit card:

Physical Address:
AS/CSUN Children's Center
18343 Plummer Street
Northridge, CA 91325

Mail-In Payment Option:

Mail in your full cost application form along with a non-refundable check/money order for $25 waiting list fee payable to: 

Mailing Address:
AS/CSUN Children's Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8278

Payments sent by mail will receive an email confirmation upon receipt.


Toddlers and Two-Year-Old [18 months to 2 years] / Preschool [2.9 to 5 years]offers hourly part-time and full-time weekly rates listed below.

Children's Center Fees for Toddlers and 2-year olds

Toddler and Two-Year-Old Classrooms Hourly Weekly
Qualifying CSUN student Free Free
Non-qualifying CSUN student $6.87 $210.12
CSUN faculty or staff $10.47 $313.95
Community $12.35 $372.36

Children's Center Fees for preschool students

Preschool Classrooms Hourly Weekly
Qualifying CSUN student Free Free
Non-qualifying CSUN student $5.60 $179.00
CSUN faculty or staff $8.82 $264.60
Community $11.18 $334.91


  • ** Financial assistance available for qualifying student families
  • 10% discount for siblings
  • Children must attend at least twice a week for a minimum of 10 hours per week to benefit from the developmental program
  • Part Time/Hourly Rate: Child care for 10-29 hours per week
  • Weekly Full Time Rate: Child care for 30-50 hours per week
  • ALL meals provided: breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack

Any questions, feel free to email childrenscenter@csunas.org or leave a phone message at 818-677-2012


The AS Children's Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and is able to provide full-day and part-time childcare. We require a minimum attendance of 10 hours per week and two days per week minimum; daily minimum is 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fees are on a sliding scale for students and depend on total family income. Forty percent of our spaces are subsidized by the California Department of Education for income-eligible families. It’s best to meet with the Children’s Center director or assistant director for a better idea of cost as it applies to your situation.

The answer to both of these questions is yes. A total individualized child development curriculum is provided. Our philosophy is to provide an environment that offers meaningful choices for children, allowing them to learn how to make their own decisions. Our commitment is to the child’s positive self-image, and we believe that the interaction between teacher and child is one of the most important ingredients in early childhood education.

For children ages 18 months to 2 years +, the ratio is 1 teacher per 4 children. For children ages 3 to 5 +, the ratio is 1 teacher to 8 children.

The professional staff consists of a director and an assistant director as well as a supervising teacher and a teacher for each age group. All are certificated by the California Department of Education and have degrees in child development or related areas. In addition, teaching teams consisting of teachers, student assistants, academic interns and parent volunteers work to assist the supervising teachers in carrying out curriculum. Support services are provided by food services, office coordinator, assistant office coordinator, and student assistant front office ambassadors.

Yes. We provide a nutritious light breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snacks at no additional cost.

Yes. A parent group produces a newsletter, organizes programs on various child development topics and provides cooperative services. The extent of your involvement depends on your priorities, although parents are requested to volunteer a minimum of one hour per week throughout the semester in the classroom or in some other capacity.

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