Programs & Rates

Infant and Toddler Care

Schedules are flexible to meet the unique needs of the individual child. Children are fed when hungry, sleep when tired and are changed as needed. Teachers encourage the toddler's move toward independence by supporting their attempts to self-feed, use the toilet and dress themselves. The daily program invites the young child to play and actively explore the environment during waking hours. Opportunities for outdoor play are included in the daily routine.

Play activities include music and movement, reading stories, sensory play (with water, play dough, sand, etc.), play with toys that stimulate intellectual and motor development, experiences with appropriate, non-toxic art media, and pretend play.

Space is limited for Infants and Toddlers. Our waiting list for children under age three years is approximately one year

Please note -- This is an estimate that may change based on the age of your child

Part Time and Full Time Preschool

Our preschool program serves children ages 3-5 years. Schedules remain flexible to meet each child's individual needs but follow a predictable pattern of play and routines to provide a sense of continuity and security beginning with:

  • Arrival (greetings, transitioning, free play and individual activities)
  • Prepare for breakfast (wash hands, set tables)
  • Breakfast (8:30 A.M.)
  • Clean-Up
  • Planned activities (art, music, dramatic play, math, language, science, motor)
  • Outdoor/Indoor large muscle activities
  • Group time
  • Prepare for lunch (wash hands, set tables)
  • Lunch (11:30 A.M.)
  • Clean-up (wash hands, brush teeth)
  • Prepare for nap (music, stories)
  • Nap time (1:00-3:00)
  • Snack Time (3:00 P.M.)
  • Free play/individual activities
  • Outdoor/Indoor large muscle activities
  • Departure

School-Age Program

Our summer school-age program is planned around a main theme and supported by field trips, special in-school visitors, and classroom activities. Topics have included "Art and Media", "Dramatics and Puppetry", and "Science Spectacular".

Our program offers:

  • Degreed,experience teachers
  • Educational, as well as recreational activities
  • A developmentally appropriate environment
  • Full-day care during holidays, school breaks and summer
  • Bi-weekly summer field trips

2021 Tuition Rates

ELC at UC works with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to accept Hamilton County vouchers for families that are income eligible.

NOTE: There is a $55.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Community Tuition Rates

Community Tuition Rates
Child Age Rate
Infant $306.00 per week
Toddler $274.00 per week
Preschool - weekly $217.00 per week
Preschool - daily $51.00 per day
Preschool - half day mornings $192.00 per week
School-Age - weekly $212.00 per week
School-Age - daily $48.00 per day

Discounted rates University of Cincinnati students, staff, and faculty

Discounted rates for University of Cincinnati students, staff, and faculty
Child Age Rate
Infant $280.00 per week
Toddler $250.00 per week
Preschool $204.00 per week
School-Age $198.00 per week