The child-care centers are very popular and receive many applications. Certain classrooms may fill up quickly. There are approximately 380 full-time equivalent slots, and typically half open annually, due to child and family graduation and family mobility.
Even if you are applying “late,” however, don't assume that they are full and that it’s not worth applying. This is a fluid population and things can change quickly. The Office of Work/Life encourages families to apply to a center they might be interested in, while also educating yourself about other options.