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Registration Process

Registration is only for the families who have been offered a placement. New families interested in our preschool please read the New Family Process section below.

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

Registration process

Once accepted, all registration materials required by the New Mexico State Licensing Department and a $150 registration fee (per child) are due by deadline.

Tuition Assistance applications are due March 4, 2019. Registration fees are still required for families interested in Tuition Assistance. Please contact the office after the deadline to inquire if any funding is still available once your family has been offered a placement.

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

For the registration process, the following items are needed:

  • Registration form
  • Payment of $150 registration fee (non-refundable) per child.
  • 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 are contingent upon receipt of completed registration forms and fee.


Final placement is determined upon receipt of all required forms by the given deadline. 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 of, and for, the ongoing development of the child.

New Family process

For new families that are interested in attending, there is an application process. Families will need to fill out an application. Along with submitting a $25 application fee (non-refundable) per family. Application fee waivers are available for eligible families. Please contact the office for requirements. Confirmation of acceptance will be emailed in March for those who apply prior to March. Applications are accepted from January 2019 to January 2020 for the 2019-20 school year.


When the desired space is not available, the child will be placed on a waiting list. The family will be notified when any opening occurs. It is the responsibility of each family still interested in a space for Fall of the next year to participate in the January waitlist application. Families have 2 business days to respond once an offer is made. If no response is received the child will be removed from the waitlist.

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


We highly recommended each family schedules a visit to the preschool prior to applying. Tours are conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m by appointment only. All in the family are welcome.


The school office must be notified, in writing, 30 days prior to the first or last day enrolled for refund of pre-paid tuition. Registration fees are non-refundable.