Admission & Tuition
Admission to the CDC
The Child Development Center is designed to provide high quality, full day child-care to the employees of Mentor Graphics Corporation and families from the greater Portland community. Admission to the center is managed by application date for each age group. Priority is given to currently enrolled families and Mentor Graphics' employees. Both full-time and part-time options are available. Standard part-time enrollment options are Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. At times we are able to accomodate an "unconventional" part-time schedule by combining schedules with other families. There are a limited number of part time spaces available at the Center.
Classroom Placement is based primarily on the child's age when entering the program. At times other considerations such as the child's developmental readiness or the composition of the group will influence the decision to place a child in a particular group. We use the following age guidelines, as of September 1st of the school year for which a child is enrolling, when placing a child in a classroom: Puddle, Meadow and Forest - 2 years old and under; Trillium and Dandelion-2 to 3 years; and Pine and Maple -3 to 5 years. Generally, children only change classes as a group each September.
Parents should consider the importance of the choice they are making when enrolling their child in any child care or education program. Care given outside the home should be a good match for your child and for your family needs.
The CDC is fully enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. Any space that becomes available through attrition will be filled from our waiting list.
We will hold two information sessions for families who want to learn more about CDC programming in advance of the enrollment period for the 2018-2019 school year.
Tuesday, February 13th 2018 11:00-12:00
For families with children who are under the age of 2 as of September 1 2018
Tuesday, February 20th 2018 11:00-12:00
for families with children who are 2-years-old or older as of September 1 2018
If you are looking for two children in different age groups, we would suggest coming to the information session for children under 2 but you are welcome to come to either session
We encourage all families to schedule a tour with us in order to see the Center in action and to provide you an opportunity to explore if our philosophy, practices and policies are a good fit for your care and education needs. Tours are scheduled by appointment on a space available basis and last approximately one hour.