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Enrollment Information & Application

The Arlitt Child Development Center serves children and families from the university and the larger community through both private tuition and Head Start funding. Arlitt is a Preschool Promise provider and accepts Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services vouchers as supplemental funding sources.

Please reach out to determine whether your family qualifies for any of the financial assistance programs mentioned above and/or schedule a tour of our center.

1. Tuition fees & enrollment

Tuition and fees are based on program option, eligibility for supplemental funding, and UC employee status. The standard annual tuition for the 2024-25 school year is below:

Full Day: $12,508

Extended Day: $10.382

Half Day: $5,867

To place your child on the waitlist, complete the online application and pay the $35.00 fee through the University of Cincinnati Marketplace payment portal. Spaces are offered in the order in which they were received. Families are notified in January/February for acceptance for the following school year. 




For questions regarding the tuition enrollment, please contact Andrea Cefalo through

2. Head Start enrollment 

Head Start is a federally funded program that offers families access to quality preschool education. Families that are income-eligible can complete a Head Start application at any time. Children must be at least 3 years old and live within the Cincinnati Public School district to qualify. Spaces are prioritized based on family needs. 


To begin the Head Start application process, please complete the referral form and submit via email (see buttons below).


For questions about income guidelines or the application process, please contact Greta Stroud through

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