The children's day care center "Early Years Company", located in AUC New Cairo, is governed by a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) and is independent of the University. It is an English medium day care and preschool for children from one-year-old (and walking) through five years of age only.
Priority is given to the children of the AUC staff and faculty. It can accommodate up to 85% of AUC employees children and is the primary child care service provider for eligible employees working in AUC New Cairo. All regular, full-time female employees with children under the age of five years are eligible to participate in the program.
The benefit is applicable for up to two children per eligible employee. The employee will be required to pay monthly day care fees to “Early Years Company” equivalent to five percent of monthly salary for the first child and an additional four percent for the second child. The AUC benefit will pay the balance of the monthly fees. Eligible employees who are unable to enroll their child (children) in “Early Years Company” or who prefer to use another day care of their choice may also receive the benefit. In that case, the maximum amount the University will contribute is limited to what would be paid if the child was enrolled in “Early Years Company”.
In the case of “Early Years Company”, payroll deduction may be used to pay the employee’s share of the monthly fees; AUC will forward to the center the balance. In the case of eligible employees who use a day care other than "Early Years Company", the employee is responsible for paying the day care fees in full and the University will reimburse the employee in case the fees exceed five percent of her monthly salary for the first child and additional four percent for the second child. Also, in that case, the maximum amount the University will contribute is limited to what would be paid if the child was enrolled in “Early Years Company”.
It is important to note that to receive such reimbursement, the day care providing the service must be licensed by the relevant Egyptian authorities and the center must agree to permit AUC to periodically review documentation supporting the child’s continuing enrollment and attendance and, payment of the monthly fee for which the eligible employee is being reimbursed.
Although there will not be designated day care located on the renovated AUC Tahrir Square, eligible employees working on that campus will also be able to access the day care benefit on the same basis.
Day Care Calendar and Working Hours
The day care follows The American University in Cairo's calendar, so it is closed on the days the University is closed. The day care stays open most of the summer.
Working hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday, except for children who attend late school until 4:45 pm (exclusively offered to AUC faculty and staff).
During the month of Ramadan, the day care closes at 3:00 pm.
Extra hours: from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm is offered exclusively to AUC staff and faculty at an additional fee.
Registration and Fees
All new participants must pay a registration fee of EGP 500 to reserve his or her place. After acceptance, the full month's fees must be paid to retain a child's space in the classroom — if a child is vacationing or removed for any reason for extended times, the monthly fees are still required. If this fee is unpaid, the child must re-register at the end of his absence and will move to the bottom of the waiting list.
Payment is on a monthly basis. Full fees are collected regardless of early pick-up or absences during the month. If a child enters the program for the first time before the 15th of the month, the full monthly payment is due; only if after the 15th, one half month payment is required along with the registration fees.
There are no refunds.
The center cannot offer a sibling discount. Its fees are more than competitive and individual attention is given to every child.
Fees Starting July 2019
Staff and Faculty
Location and Contacts
The day care is located in AUC New Cairo, Campus Center, Arnold Pavilion, PO29, across the clinic.
For further information or to schedule a visit, contact:
t: 20.2.2615.3903 or 20.2.2615.3897
New applications and interviews are offered on a daily basis, between 9:30 to 11:30 am. Appointments must be made and agreed in advance by email or telephone.
Thank you for your interest in our day care program.
Director Office (PO29)
American University in Cairo
PO Box 74
New Cairo 11835