Admissions

PRESCHOOL ADMISSIONS

Thank you for your interest in the Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool!

NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR!

We are currently enrolling children born between August 2017 and October 2020 for our 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old classes for the 2022-23 school year.  At the moment, we still have open spots in all age groups! Please email Miriam at mszubin@edcjcc.org to express interest in the 2022-23 school year and also use this link to get on the Admission Pool List (select the 2022 SEASON when prompted): GET ON THE ADMISSION POOL LIST

We are also enrolling for a Mid-Year 2s Class (for children born between November 2020 and March 2021).  This class will start just after Thanksgiving (although children would have to wait until their 2nd birthday to actually start) and would run through mid-August along with the rest of the school. Please email Miriam at mszubin@edcjcc.org to express interest in the Mid-Year 2s Class and also use this link to get on the Admission Pool List (select the 2022 SEASON when prompted): GET ON THE ADMISSION POOL LIST

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ADMISSIONS

We run on a school year system, from September through August, so children are admitted for the September following their second birthday (or just prior, in the case of September, October, and early November birthdays).  In order to be considered for admission, children must be on our Admission Pool List (see below). There is no other admissions process; your Admission Pool List enrollment serves as your application.  When we begin the admissions process in early February, we send out offers to new families based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, whether an older sibling has been a student, date of Admission Pool List sign-up, past participation in EDCJCC programs, and other considerations necessary to create balanced classrooms.

Once you are on the Admission Pool List, there is no need for further action until admission offers go out.

If your child has a birthday in September, October, or early November, you are welcome to enroll for the school year that starts just prior to his/her second birthday.  Please note that although you will need to pay tuition starting in September, your child cannot start until his or her second birthday.

We welcome new families into our 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes, using the same admission process outlined above, if there is space once our current families have re-enrolled. Fill out the Admission Pool List application (see below) if you are interested in a spot for a 3-year-old or 4-year-old.  Your child will be sorted by birth date into the correct applicant pool, but there is only one Admission Pool List.

We do occasionally have mid-year openings, as folks move away or have other unexpected situations arise.  Please email Miriam to let us know if you are interested in a mid-year spot.

Admission Pool List Application

Please note that all of our admissions are done from our Admission Pool List there is no separate application. There is a $50 Admission Pool List application fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE about the Admission Pool Application: When filling out the application, please select the “2022 SEASON” to find the Preschool Admission Pool Application (it will be listed under “Preschool Admission Pool Lists” in the list of options).  Admission for ALL future years (2022, 2023, 2024, 2025,  etc.) are done from the 2022 Admission Pool List; there will be no need to re-enroll once you are on the 2022 list.

Please fill out our online Admission Pool List application on the CampMinder site by clicking here (remember to select the 2022 SEASON, regardless of what year your child will actually start school): GET ON THE ADMISSION POOL LIST 


Preschool Group Tours

We are now offering in-person group tours!  All group tours begin at 9:00am and run about 90 minutes.  Please contact Miriam Szubin, Director of Preschool Admissions, at miriams@edcjcc.org to reserve a spot on one of the tour dates below, or for more information. We can also schedule a private virtual tour if you prefer that option.

Upcoming Group Tours:
All tours begin at 9am and run about 90 minutes
Monday, October 3
Tuesday, October 25
Wednesday, November 9
Tuesday, November 22
Monday, December 5
Tuesday, December 20
Tuesday, January 10
Thursday, January 26
Please contact Miriam Szubin, Director of Preschool Admissions, at miriams@edcjcc.org to reserve a spot on one of the tour dates above.

Photo Credits: Kimberly Goldwein Photography