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Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California
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2021-22 school year

Thank you for considering the Children's Center Preschool. Review the information below and please contact us with any questions by phone (650-941-5411) or email (

While we aren't able to arrange classroom visitation or tours this year, we hope you'll watch this video tour of the school.

Registration Process for 2021–22 Year

CURRENTLY ENROLLED FAMILIES, ALUMNI FAMILIES, and MEMBERS OF LAUMC may submit an application beginning January 11, 2021. The Application Fee and Registration Payment are required to secure the child's space and are non-refundable/non-transferable. The Application Fee is waived for LAUMC members.

NEW FAMILIES: All remaining spaces are available for public registration beginning January 19, 2021. The Application Fee and Registration Payment are required to secure the child’s space and are non-refundable/non-transferable. Registration will remain open and ongoing until all spaces have been filled.

If your child is unable to enroll due to lack of space, he/she will be placed on the WAIT LIST. A completed application and the $100 application fee are required for the Wait List. Applicants who are on the Wait List will have priority for the next year's admission.

TO ENROLL, please submit:

1. Completed applicationDownload application

2. $100 Application Fee – The application fee is waived for Los Altos United Methodist Church members.

3. Registration Deposit – See the Payment schedule

4. Register with “Smart Tuition” our financial platform (Smart Tuition instructions and FAQ)

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations are first come, first served. Classes are contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

Refund Policy

Registration Deposits for the 2021-22 school year are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tuition for children withdrawing from the Children's Center after the school year has started is refundable with two weeks notice and is pro-rated.

In the case of a school closure (due to property damage, or a public health emergency, or a natural disaster) the Registration Deposit and/or Tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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