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 (

Registration Process for 2020–21 Year

CURRENTLY ENROLLED FAMILIES have first priority starting October 21, 2019. The Application Fee and Registration Payment are required to secure the child’s space for 2020–21 school year and are non-refundable/non-transferable.

ALUMNI FAMILIES, WAIT LIST PRIORITY, and MEMBERS OF LAUMC may submit an application beginning October 29, 2019. The Application Fee and Registration Payment are required to secure the child's space and are non-refundable/non-transferable. The Application Fee is waived for LAUMC members.

NEW FAMILIES: All remaining spaces are available for public registration during our Open House Week November 4–7, 9:00–11:00am. Please call for an appointment (650-941-5411). The Application Fee and Registration Payment are required to secure the child’s space and are non-refundable/non-transferable. 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 who are on the Wait List will have priority for the next year's admission.

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)

4. Register with “Smart Tuition” our financial platform (Smart Tuition introduction and FAQ)

PLEASE NOTE: All Application Fees and Registration Payments are non-refundable/non-transferable. 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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