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Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our inclusive early childhood program at High Hopes. We serve all children - those with special needs and their typically developing peer models! We know the process can sometimes become overwhelming as you consider your options. We are here to help you in any way we can. 

Visit us and attend an open house!

Interested families should sign up to attend an open house to see our facility and gather initial information about our early learning center.  An open house will consist of a group tour of our school and clinic with other prospective families (please no children on these tours).  Tours will be available at least one Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:00am . 

When ready to add your child(ren) to our wait pool, complete the wait pool application.  Completing the wait pool application requires a $50 fee.  A separate application form must be completed for each child.    

  • Submission of this form and fee does not guarantee admission to our program.   

  • You will be contacted if a potential spot becomes available.  

  • If offered enrollment, the $50 fee will be applied toward your registration fee.  

Wait Pool Application Info

  • If contacted for a potential spot in our school, the child must attend a playdate in your child’s potential classroom.  During your child’s playdate, parents will meet with a member of our Admissions Team. Attending a playdate does not guarantee enrollment.  

  • If offered enrollment, complete enrollment paperwork.  If we are unable to offer enrollment at this time, your child will remain in the wait pool for a potential spot for the following school year, unless the family asks to be removed. 

  • Before your child begins, we will contact you to set up a meeting with your child’s teachers to ensure a smooth transition for your child into our school.

Admissions FAQs

  • When should I add my child to the wait pool? 

We recommend completing our wait pool application as soon as possible.  Many families put their children in the wait pool as soon as they find out about a pregnancy, change of childcare plans, or a potential move to the area.   

 

  • What is a playdate?  

If contacted, your child will have the opportunity to attend a play date. Playdates allow High Hopes and the family the opportunity to determine if we are a good fit for your child and that High Hopes can support your child within the existing community of the classroom.  A playdate will be requested for all children.  

 

  • Do I get the $50 wait pool application fee back if a spot is not available for my child? 

No. The wait pool application fee allows us to manage the admissions process including open house tours, application management, and roster management.  If your child is admitted to our program, the $50 fee will be applied to your account.  

 

  • What happens if the admissions committee determines that they are unable to serve my child at this time?  

The goal of the High Hopes Admissions Team is to create classroom environments that provide the opportunity for growth and development for all children.  If the team determines that we cannot accommodate your child at this time, you may choose to keep your child in our wait pool or have them removed.   

 

  • How will I know what number my child is in the wait pool?  

Due to the complexity of our admissions process, we are unable to answer questions regarding a child’s status in the wait pool.  We will send out periodic requests for updated information as well as the option to remove your child from the wait pool.   You may also contact us at any time to remove your child from the wait pool.   

 

  • We have been in the wait pool for several months and have not received an update. Is our child still in the wait pool? 

Your child will remain in our wait pool unless you ask to have them removed or they age out of our program.

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