Children's Center

ASI Children's Programs enriches the development of young children, provides students, faculty and staff parents a safe and stimulating environment for their children and improves family life through parent education. Additionally, ASI Children’s Programs provides Cal Poly students with employment opportunities and an environment to study the development of young children.

The Children's Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified as an Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Site.

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Parents who are Cal Poly students receive first priority for enrollment at the Center. Cal Poly Faculty and Staff receive second priority for enrollment, followed by Cal Poly alumni and community members.

Our mission is to provide quality early care and education services to Cal Poly students, faculty and staff. The ASI Children's Center is partially funded by ASI fees, which are paid by Cal Poly students. Therefore student parents have first priority for enrollment. Additionally, applications are accepted from faculty, staff, alumni and community members; however, alumni and community members have non-priority status.

Subsidized services are available for low-income student parents.

The Center currently cannot accommodate all those wishing to enroll their children at the Center particularly in the infant and toddler rooms. Adding your child's name to the waiting list is the first step to enrollment. There is a one-time, non-refundable $5.00 application fee for each application submitted. Cal Poly students are exempt from the application fee. A separate application is required for each child.

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