Registration Process

Registration is held early in the new calendar year on a schedule announced by the Board each year. The schedule is available in December.

For families that are newly enrolling, there is an application process. Families will need to fill out an application, with a $25 application fee (non-refundable). Application fee waivers are available for eligible families. Please contact the office for requirements. Confirmation of acceptance will be mailed in March 1, 2017. Once accepted all registration materials and $150 (registration fee) are due that are required by the New Mexico State Licensing Department by April 7, 2017. Tuition Assistance applications are due March 17, 2017.

All Registration materials must be returned by the deadline given in registration information for the child to be assigned.

For the currently enrolled, the following items are needed no later than January 27, 2017

  • Registration form 
  • Payment of $150 registration fee (non-refundable). 
  • Currently enrolled students must be current with tuition.

Priority for a space is generally determined as follows, although exceptions may be made consistent with A Child’s Garden’s goal of promoting socio-economic and cultural diversity.

  • Children currently enrolled at A Child’s Garden
  • Siblings of children currently enrolled
  • Newly enrolling
  • Each of the above is contingent on receipt of complete registration form and fee.



Final placement is determined upon receipt of all required forms due by April 7, 2017. Every effort is made to place your child in a classroom that will be the best fit. The director consults with the staff to make a placement decision in the best interest and for the development of the child.

Waiting List

When the desired space is not available, the child will be placed on a waiting list. The family will be notified when any openings occurs. It is the responsibility of each family still interested in a space for Fall of the next year to participate in the January registration.

The waiting list is maintained only from  February following registration through the school year that registration is for. When the January registration begins again, a new wait list is started and the old list is discarded.


It is important to schedule a visit to the preschool when considering admission. Tours are conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m by appointment only. You may bring your child.


The school office must be notified in writing 30 days prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year for refund of pre-paid tuition. Registration fees are non-refundable.