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Application Process

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year!

Our program is currently capped at six children per day.

Returning families who are still age-eligible will be given first priority in re-enrollment.

There are a limited number of full- and/or part-time spaces opening.

In order to accommodate a variety of families' needs,

we are offering two rounds of admissions (please choose just one):

                                                                                              Round 1: Deadline February 15th, 2022

                                                                                              Round 2: Deadline April 15th, 2022

In an effort to counter systemic inequities in access to quality outdoor, play-based, early childhood education,

priority for new children will be given to families who reflect the diversity of our global world

and to full-day, full-time families (or families whose schedules fit with the available program spaces if no full-time spaces remain).

 

If you are interested in applying for the following school year,

applications for the 2023-2024 school year will due in February 2023

In order to protect the health of our our families and community, all eligible household members

will be required to provide proof of completed COVID vaccinations by the start date of early September, 2022.

Application Process:

1. Browse the website for a virtual tour and to get a feel for the program.

2. Fill out and submit an application: 

           - Applications may be submitted electronically to: NourishingChildhood@gmail.com (if accessibility is an challenge

             with the electronic application, please email to inquire about other options).

           - Please write: "Maple Hill Application" in the subject heading.

           - Please note if application fee has been submitted or is pending.

3. Submit the $35 application fee (reduced to $10 if applying for a spot with financial aid) here:

           - Please write your child's name in the "Comments/Memo" section (so we can link your payment to your application)

4. We will schedule a 30-45-minute virtual family interview - generally within 2-3 weeks of receiving the application. This is a chance for us to get to know a bit about each other, and to ask any additional questions you may have.

5. We will offer spaces based on the aforementioned criteria, and hold a lottery for any remaining spaces. We will let you know within 2-3 weeks of your interview if we are able to offer your child a space!

  • Applications for the following school year are due by February 15th and April 15th. After these dates, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for any remaining available spaces and/or to be added to the waitlist. Application fees are non-refundable.

  • The amount of financial aid available in a given year depends upon the enrollment numbers of full-paying families. Therefore, we may not know how much financial aid is available to offer until enrollment capacity has been determined.

  • The signed contract - along with the non-refundable Supply Fee - must be returned within two weeks of acceptance in order to hold your place.

  • Tuition payments are divided equally over the course of 12 months - beginning on June 1st and ending on May 1st of the following year.

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept childcare vouchers at this time.

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