Deciding which preschool is the best fit for your family is a personal and important decision. We are thrilled that you are considering Wash Park Early Learning Center for your family. If you haven’t already, please read our About Us section. As much as we want you to understand our philosophy and model, we appreciate every opportunity to get to know you and your family as well!
Fully Completed Application Form: We read every application form. Please provide as much information about your family as you think would be helpful for our decision-making process.
Information Session with Director Kristi Franko: Please sign-up for a Zoom virtual meeting where you can ask questions. You’ll also get more information about our school and being a member of our cooperative. If sessions are full we will do our best to add more dates. Please watch our virtual classroom tour video prior to your Q&A session.
Admission Due Dates:
- January 14, 2022 – Applications available online
- January 28, 2022 – Application deadline for current WPELC families
- February 11, 2022 – Application deadline for new families
- February 25, 2022 – Acceptance and waitlist notifications sent out
Our admissions process involves an annual “loose lottery” system in order to balance each class by age and gender as best as possible. Thus, we do not fill our classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should a spot become available, we fill that spot from an unranked wait pool using the same system. Enrollment preference is given in the following order:
- Current students
- Siblings of current students
- Children of staff
- Alumni (this includes past WPELC students and their siblings, or children of past WPELC students)
- New families
Students not admitted during the lottery will be placed into our unranked wait pool. The wait pool is not carried over from year to year. Any family in the wait pool remains in the pool for the current school year, but they must reapply the following school year. Please note, the registration fee is a one-time-per-student fee paid upon initial application. We waive the registration fee for any application submitted in subsequent years.