Waiting List & Rates

Waiting List

If you are interested in placing your child on our waiting list please fill out the waiting list form and return it to the Center with the $20 non-refundable fee.

Turning in a waiting list form does not guarantee your child a space at the Center. You will be contacted via e-mail or telephone when we have a space for your child. Additionally, we will also send you our enrollment agreement form to have you fill out and send in with a two-week deposit, which is when the space will be guaranteed for your child. We cannot guarantee the space until we receive the enrollment agreement form and the deposit. Typically, after you are notified of an available space for your child you have 2 weeks to turn in the form and deposit or the space will be given to the next available child on the waiting list.

Questions regarding the waiting list should be e-mailed or telephoned in to one of the Directors:

Full-time care

Full-time care: The child has a space in the classroom and can use this space at any time from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snack served.

Nebraska Child Care Subsidy

The UNL Children’s Center participates and accepts the Nebraska Child Care Subsidy (Title 20). For program information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website. You may also contact our administrative team and we are happy to help families understand and navigate the subsidy program. .

Tuition Assistance

Through the generous support of Lincoln Littles the UNL Children’s Center offers tuition assistance for qualifying families. A maximum of $5,000 may be awarded annually for children who meet the following requirements:

  • Children between the ages of 6 weeks – 6 years
  • Child must be enrolled full-time
  • Parents must be either working or attending school
  • Families must show a financial need an fall within the set income guidelines (200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines by family size)

Families interested in qualifying must complete an online application. Determination will be based upon:

  • Availability of program funds
  • Determination based on family’s monthly gross income (income before taxes, insurance, and any other deductions are subtracted, which includes both earned income (e.g. wages, which must be verified by paystubs) and unearned income (e.g. child care support, Social Security payment, unemployment insurance, etc.). The family income is then comparted to the total number of household members (dependent care – typically parents and their children). If there are two parents in the family, both parents must be participating in one of the activities listed above.
  • Once a child of any age is awarded assistance, he/she is eligible to continue to receive assistance for a 12-month period. Families must reapply annually. Assistance may be cancelled earlier if the family is unresponsive to requests for updated activity or if funding should no longer become available.
  • Income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline for family size. Household members include all people living in the household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. The applicant must include him/herself and all children who live with him/her. Households do not include other people who are economically independent, such as a roommate.

2022–2023 Application Timeline

May 15, 2022    Priority review of applications.

May 27, 2022    Priority review award notifications sent.

Ongoing    Applications after priority review will be evaluated as they are submitted and as funding is available.


Apply now for Tuition Assistance