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How does the waitlist work?

Our waiting list has been historically long. Wait times are typically a year and a half to two years. We are a small, two classroom program with limited spots. Spots tend to open in the summer months when children leave for kindergarten. Typically you will be offered a spot 60-90 days in advance to a start date.

We message ALL families in the top 25 spots in the spring. You will get an email that you will need to respond to within 20 days and tell us:

1. Tell us if you are still interested in a preschool program

2. Your desired days/times

3. Any major needs in your child's health or access to early intervention services

From that point we start enrolling children in available positions. If families do not respond or decline offered spots, we move down the list. On average we have 25 spots open each year between June and August. We add most children at that time, with the occasional September spot and the rare January opening. 

If you are struggling to find a preschool program at suits your family and child's needs, please reach out to Valley Oak Children's Services 

Please follow the link to our online wait list:

You will be provided with a link to check the status of your child's position on the list. 

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