Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California

enrollment process

Thank you for considering the Children's Center Preschool. You are welcome to arrange for a classroom visitation or tour. We are also happy to answer any questions by phone (650-941-5411) or email (

Open House Week

November 6–9, 9:00–11:00am, please call for an appointment (650-941-5411)
Prospective families are invited and encouraged to attend and see our play-based preschool first-hand. We truly feel that the Children's Center is a loving place to grow! We have programs for children ranging in age from 2 years to pre-kindergarten.

Registration Process for 2018–19 Year

CURRENTLY ENROLLED FAMILIES have first priority. They may reserve a space for the next school year during our Pre-Reservation Period, October 16–31, 2017. The completed application and registration fees for current families regarding the next school year are due by January.

ALUMNI FAMILIES, WAIT LIST PRIORITY, and MEMBERS OF LAUMC may submit an application beginning November 2 @ 8:00am. The Application Fee and Registration Fee are required to secure the child's space. The Application Fee is waived for LAUMC members.

NEW FAMILIES: All remaining spaces are available for public registration during our Open House Week November 6–9, 9:00–11:00am. Please call for an appointment. The Application Fee and Registration Fee are required to secure the child’s space. After Open House Week, registration will remain open and ongoing until all spaces have been filled.

If your child is unable to enroll due to lack of space, he/she will be placed on the WAIT LIST. A completed application and the $100 application fee are required for the Wait List. Applicants that are not offered enrollment will have WAIT LIST PRIORITY for the next year's admission. This priority is voided if a space becomes available, is offered, and declined.

TO ENROLL, please submit:

1. Completed applicationDownload application

2. $100 Application Fee – (The application fee is waived for Los Altos United Methodist Church members.)

3. Registration Payment – 20% of the annual tuition (Look up tuition amounts)

PLEASE NOTE: All Application Fees and Registration Fees are non-refundable. All registrations are first come, first served. Classes are contingent upon sufficient enrollment.


We encourage all parents of prospective students to visit LAUMC's Children's Center Preschool. Choosing the right school is important for both parents and children, and deserves thoughtful consideration. We recommend that you call the office to schedule a classroom visit. You will have an opportunity to experience a class and activities that are typical for your child. This will give you the most complete picture of our curriculum, our philosophy, as well as seeing our amazing and dedicated staff in action. We limit visitors to one per classroom per day. All visitors must sign in at the office and wear a "Visitor" lanyard. You are also welcome to schedule a tour of our campus. We are happy to answer your questions during the tour. Please call the office to make arrangements.

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