Child Care Enrollment Policies

Indiana University Bloomington

Child Care Center Enrollment Policies

Child care services are offered on the Bloomington campus for the children of current IUB students, staff and faculty as well as for children from the Bloomington community.  All of the IUB child care programs give first enrollment priority to children with parents that have an IUB affiliation (parent or legal guardian must be a current IU staff, faculty or student). The IUB child care centers welcome the enrollment of all children regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.

Waiting List Policies

The waiting lists for Campus Children’s Center, Campus View Child Care Center, and Hoosier Courts Cooperative Nursery School operate on a first-come-first-served basis.  With the three exceptions identified below, when an opening occurs, the first child on the waiting list of the appropriate age will be offered the slot.  If the parent of the first child declines the slot, the program will offer the slot to the next age appropriate child on the waiting list until the slot is filled.  If a family declines a slot a second time, their child will go to the end of the waiting list.


Parents/legal guardians with an IUB affiliation will be given priority for enrolling their child(ren) over parents from the Bloomington community.  When an enrollment opening occurs, children of the appropriate age with an IUB affiliation on the waiting list will be given priority over any children from the community.

Siblings of children with an IU affiliation currently or previously enrolled in a program will be given priority for enrollment if space is available.

Programs may skip over names on the waiting list in order to maintain a gender and/or age balance in their classrooms.

Enrollment Priorities

In addition to the above, the following children will be given priority for enrollment in order of priority.

1.            Children of full time child care center employees.

2.            Siblings of children currently or previously enrolled at the child care center.

3.            Children of part time child care center employees

Accommodations for Children with Disabilities

If a child with a disability requires accommodations in order to participate in the child care program, parents should refer to Procedure for Requesting Accommodations for Enrollment in an IUB Child Care Center. This document is available from the center director.