Children are admitted to Golden Poppy year round if space permits. The first step is to contact the school by booking a tour or contacting us directly via phone or e-mail. Normally, we schedule tours Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 11:00am. If needed, contact us to see if another time is possible.
You are welcome to bring your child to tour the school, however, some parents prefer to visit alone the first time to concentrate on the information given without distraction. Once you have decided to attend Golden Poppy, you will be emailed an enrollment packet of approximately twenty forms which includes a health history and inoculation record to be signed by your pediatrician.
Various other forms give us the necessary information we will need to both know your child better and safely care for your child.
If you require enrollment for a date two or more months in the future, and we know we have an opening, you will be asked to submit a deposit equal to one half of your first month's tuition. This deposit guarantees enrollment and secures a spot, but it is also non-refundable. Once here, the deposit amount is deducted from your first month's tuition. A final step of the application process is to schedule several "visits" to the classroom which help your child feel more comfortable in their new environment.
If we do not have space available for your child when you want to start, you may elect to go on our "wait list" for future openings which might occur. There will be a waitlist fee (please refer to tuition fees page). If an opening occurs, you will be contacted according to your placement on the list for that particular classroom. If you decide not to enroll when called, you may also elect to remain on the list and be moved to the bottom of the list for future openings. Generally, we have more openings in July, August, or September.