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While we try to accommodate incoming families, we do typically have a waitlist for care.


Waitlist Procedure
We ask all prospective families to fill out the waitlist application for potential enrollment. Priority is given to current families and teachers' children. As spaces open, we call down our waitlist to offer the available space by contact date. At St. John Early Learning Center, the continuum of care is one of top priorities for our students, families and teachers. We ask that families get to know our values, mission, and philosophy before enrolling to make sure that we are a long term and good fit for family's needs.


What is the process of the waitlist?
Follow the link above to apply for our waitlist. Once received, a member of STJ ELC's staff will contact you. A waitlist fee of $50 is due to hold your child's spot. Phone calls do not get you added to the waitlist. When an enrollment space opens up at St. John Early Learning Center, the director will contact families starting from the earliest date of contact. Families will have 48 hours to respond, and then the director will contact the next family. At this point, a tour of the facility will be scheduled and you will receive the family handbook and enrollment information.

How do enrollment openings work at St. John Early Learning Center?
At the start of every school year, there are typically 8-12 preschool openings. Toddler and infant openings are determined based on the age of the child and transition dates.

If I pass up an offered enrollment space, will I be guaranteed one later?
We can only guarantee the space that is currently being offered. If you choose to pass on an enrollment space, there is not a guarantee that a space will open again for your child.

How often should I be in touch?
Please contact St. John Early Learning Center at each May to express interest in a space in our center. Decisions regarding spots are made in July for the following August for the preschool/pre-k rooms and as spots open in infant and toddler rooms.

Are there priority families at St. John Early Learning Center?
Currently enrolled families and staff/teachers have priority for enrollment spaces at St. John Early Learning Center.

Does St. John Early Learning Center offer seasonal care?
For classrooms without a waitlist, seasonal care is available. If the desired classroom does not have waitlist, seasonal care may be offered. Summer program sign-ups for preschool and school-age classrooms begins in April.

Any further questions, please contact us at

...but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14

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