Registration Process



Currently Enrolled: Children who are currently enrolled at A Child’s Way are guaranteed placement in our school the next year.  However, we cannot guarantee morning placement.  Once currently enrolled children are placed, we will place any siblings of enrolled children and then alumni/legacy children.  We will place children in the same family together in the morning or the afternoon if at all possible.  If too many children are registered for a morning class, we will have an in-school lottery to determine class placement.  Waiting lists for morning placement will be determined from this lottery based on the number of years the registering child has attended ACW.

Class placement is not based on a first-come, first-served basis.  Rather we will wait until all applications are received on the designated date and time before making class placements.  Children are placed in classes in this order:  currently enrolled children, alumni/legacy children, new children.

New Families:

An Open House will take place early January.  At this Open House information will be available about A Child's Way, explaining the school’s philosophy and the curriculum we offer.  Parents will be able to meet with individual teachers representing the age group in which parents are interested, parents and directors.  New parents will able be able to complete a lottery application form for the next school year.  An application fee will be collected and accompany the lottery application form.  The lottery application form can be completed that day or dropped off by the due date.  Parents who cannot attend this Open House should obtain a lottery application form from our office during the designated open enrollment period.  Those applications need to be submitted by the designated date and time.  Applicants will be notified of their placement by mail.  Placement will be guaranteed by paying the May tuition by due date.