Enrollment

The Children’s Garden Preschool is pleased to announce the enrollment process for the 2019-2020 preschool year.  It is important to us that every family fully understand the enrollment process and financial commitment required and we encourage you to ask any questions that you may have about this information. Please contact us in the office, if you have any questions or need additional information about enrollment.

In-House & Alumni Enrollment Process for 2019-2020

Enrollment for currently enrolled families and alumni families is held January 15, 2019 – January 25, 2019. Priority is given first to currently enrolled children, then to their siblings, and then to alumni families and PABC members in good standing.  In order to participate in in-house enrollment and reserve a place for your child at The Children’s Garden Preschool for 2019-2020, please complete and return your child’s Enrollment Application form and Application fee (alumni families only) no later than Friday, January 25, 2019.

Open Enrollment (NEW Families) Admissions Process for 2019-2020

OPEN HOUSE DAY is Saturday, January 26.  Prospective families may submit their child’s application and fee starting on Open House Day.  But to enroll a child, all families must complete the enrollment process as outlined below.  Therefore, we begin the open enrollment process on Monday, January 28, 2019 on a first come, first served basis.  After March 28, 2019 prospective applicants will be placed on a wait list and informed as spaces come available. The following is the open enrollment admissions process.

Meeting you and your child in the school is a requirement of admission.

  1. Become familiar with our curriculum and program information – available on the school website.
  2. Visit the School/Meet with the Director: Attend the Open House Day for families on January 26 and/or come for an individual family visit*:
  • Families of *Starlings age children: if you are not available to attend the open house with your child, or wish to enroll at a later time, we kindly request you come for an individual family visit, made by appointment.
  • Families of all *Robins or Owls class age children: schedule an individual family visit, made by appointment. All children in these classes have a family visit.

3. Following your visit, submit your child’s application & application fee.

Prospective families are invited to submit an application as long as space remains in our program for the 2019-2020 year.  All applications will be considered for enrollment in the order in which they are received and only after the in-house enrollment admissions process has been completed.  If all of the spaces in a class are filled, a waiting list will be started for the class.  The waiting lists are established first through the order of applicants and then maintained on a first come first serve basis.  Siblings of enrolled children always receive priority on waiting lists. 

Classroom Placement Policy

Many factors, including child age and development, child readiness, and carefully balanced classes are considered when determining classroom placement for children.  In order to achieve the best classroom environment and placement for each child – class placement is determined by The Children’s Garden Preschool.

Cancellation of Enrollment Policy

TCGP requests that any cancellation of enrollment be in received in writing and 30 days before planned final day.  Failure to notify TCGP as required will result in family account being invoiced for an additional month of tuition.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2019:  In-house enrollment begins
  • January 25, 2019:  In-house enrollment application form due (& fee if Alum/PABC)
  • January 26, 2019:  Open House Day for prospective families; applications are able to be submitted
  • January 28, 2019: Open Enrollment process commences (appointments for family visits begin)
  • February 12, 2019:  In-house enrollment fee due
  • March 28, 2019: Open enrollment ends; rolling enrollment OR wait list starts
  • May 1, 2019:  Supply fee due for 2019-2020
  • August 1, 2019:  First tuition payment due
  • September 1, 2019 – April 1, 2020: Remaining tuition payments due
  • August 27, 2019: Parent Orientation Night 6:30-8pm
  • August 29, 2019: Mini-Morning Visit for the Children 9-11:30am
  • September 3, 2019:  Preschool year begins
  • November 1, 2019:  Service alternative fee due
  • May 14/15, 2020:  2019-2020 Preschool year ends
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