Enrollment Process

To be placed on the Interest List for future enrollment, please complete the application along with a non-refundable $25.90 application fee payable via Brightwheel (we will invoice you after you complete your application online. It is never too early to apply. Fun_2018_10

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Age Requirements: In order to attend the AM class, children must turn three  before December 1st.  In order to attend the PM class, children must turn four before December 1st.

Enrollment: CVPNS will notify families regarding enrollment in April for the upcoming school year.  If you were not initially accepted, you will be placed on the waitlist and notified if/when space becomes available throughout the school year.  If you applied for the Interest List last year, you do not need to reapply for the following year.

Mid-year Enrollment: Space permitting, and at the discretion of the Teacher, Program Coordinator, alumni members whose children turn 3 by January 31st may be admitted to the AM class.

Tuition: Tuition for the 2023-2024 is $265 per month, paid for 10 months. This amount may be subject to change.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available from the school and are provided on a limited basis given the needs of the family.

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Adult Education Requirements

Parents who join CVPNS enroll in a non-credit unit bearing parent education class at the Castro Valley Adult And Career Education (CVACE).  Parents work one day  week at the preschool, CVPNS.  All adult members must be fingerprinted ($47 non refundable fee) and cleared, show proof of a current negative TB test as well as the required immunizations before working in the classroom. Parents are also required to complete an ASQ & ASQ:SE for their child prior to enrollment.

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Potty Training

Children should be in the process of training, making attemps to use the toilet or be aware of the process so the school and Parent can be in parnership in helping with their toileting needs.  Often, seeing other children going to the toilet will motivate potty-training.  The Director is the only person who is authorized to change diapers,  support children with toileting needs, and changing clothing.


If you have any questions, please send an email to our Membership VP at membership@cvpns.org.