Please review the information below before completing the Wait List Form. 


 You only need to add your child to waitlist one time. If you would like to take your child off the list feel free to send an email to

We have two types of contracts - for Preschool and for Toddlers/Preschoolers in Diapers and the rates reflect the level of care needed for the different needs. To be moved from one the diapering rate to the preschool/non-diapering rate the child must be self-sufficient at toileting for two weeks, per their classroom teacher. 

Student parents must be taking a minimum of 6 units to get the student rate. To receive this rate the parent must provide a copy of their college class schedule each semester, due the first week of the semester. In addition, enrollment checks will be performed mid-semester to ensure student parents have maintained enrollment in their classes.

Changes made to children’s schedules must be made in writing by submitting a new contract 30 days in advance. If you are reducing days you will be held responsible for any fees based on your child’s previous schedule for the full 30 days, regardless of when the schedule change takes effect.

Priority for Enrolling:

Pell Eligible Cuesta Student - CCAMPIS Participant (Full Time. ¾, Part Time)
Students participating in CaFE programs (CalWORKs, EOPS, Foster Youth)
Cuesta Students
Faculty and Staff
Community at Large

Our waiting list is first come first served, and enrollment is based upon priority. We make every attempt to also serve CalWorks and families with special circumstances.

IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING FOR SUMMER SEMESTER: We cannot guarantee that you will have a spot for fall semester. We expect to enroll for summer until we are full. Families enrolled for summer semester will have the first opportunity for enrollment for fall semester.

CCAMPIS Grant Participation
Student families may be eligible for subsidies through our CCAMPIS program. To be considered, students must provide their Banner ID (Cuesta ID #) and their Class Schedule every semester. Priority will go to full time students, then to ¾ time students, then to ½ time students.

It is the students responsibilty to ensure that they are PELL eligible and contact financial aid with any questions or concerns about eligibility.

CCAMPIS Sliding Scale

Pell-eligible students taking 12 + Units (full-time) = 100% fee reduction 

Pell-eligible students taking 6- 11 Units (3/4 time) = 50%-75% fee reduction 

*Percentages Subject to Change