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Enrollment Requirements School Year 2024 – 2025

To register for the 2024-2025 school year, your child must be 3 years old on or before October 1, 2024. * All 4-year-olds are also eligible. You will need to submit the following documents along with a deposit to complete your child's registration. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your child's spot. The deposit will be used toward the first month's tuition. If you later decide not to enroll your child, only $50 will be refunded (unless your child receives funding from a public school district or a Preschool Advantage scholarship to another school).

All required documents must be completed and submitted along with the first and last month's enrollment before a child can start in September.

*Please note: Space permitting, children who turn 3 years old after October 1 may be admitted. The child should be well advanced in the potty-training process and should no longer be in diapers. Please call to speak with the Director if you have questions about this requirement.


1. Complete the registration application: Children's Admission Record 2024-2025

2. Copy of birth certificate

3. Up-to-date immunization record

4. Updated Universal Health Form - this form must be the one provided by the school; no other physical form is acceptable to the state

5. Care Plan for Children with Special Health Care Needs - must be completed by a healthcare provider only if your child has special health care needs. Note: If your child has asthma or allergies, please request a copy of our Asthma Care Plan or Allergy Care Plan.

6. 2023 Tax Return/Family Income Verification - El Primer Paso follows a tuition scale based on family size and income; scholarships may be available to families in need.

7. Permission to photograph

8. School Calendar 2024-2025

9. Letter to parents about the incentive to refer another family

10. Letter to parents about immunizations

11. Vaccine requirements for 19 months

12. Payment Policy


**Links to sources of financial assistance:


Preschool Advantage – 973-532-2501 (Note: funds are limited, so apply ASAP!)

Resources for Children and Families – 973-398-1730 (State childcare subsidy program for working parents who meet eligibility/requirements )

CCAMPIS at CCM – email 973-328-5230 (Note: for CCM students enrolled in at least 6 credits) 

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