We know that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child and your family. Our admissions procedures are created to find the right fit between school, student and family.
We offer both full-time and flexible schedule options to help meet the needs of our families. The scholastic year at Children First runs mid August – May, with a summer program June - July.
Children can also begin at any point in the school year; therefore we continuously accept applications.
Our Admissions process is as follows:
We encourage parents to tour the school before submitting an application. Generally, parents have a better time focusing if they tour without their children, but it is not necessary. To set up a personal tour at a time convenient for you, please contact the office. Tours happen throughout the year at a time that is seamless in the classroom’s work cycle and convenient to prospective parents.
2. Submit Application
Once the application and fee have been received, you are officially on the wait list. We contact parents as soon as possible to offer an available space.
3. Wait List
Since we generally have more applicants than openings available, some applications will be placed in our wait list. When an opening occurs, we review all applications on the wait list and offer the space to the candidate who best complements the class, giving preference to earliest applicants and siblings. We welcome applications at any time.
4. Classroom Visit
Once your child has been offered enrollment in one of our classrooms, we will contact you to set up a classroom visit. Your child will spend a total of two mornings typically from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. in one of our classes. The time spent with your child will help us determine placement within our program to ensure it is complementary to your child's needs and interests.