Pre-Kindergarten Admissions

St. Francis & St. Rose of Lima preschool program is open for enrollment of three and four year-olds. Our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, economic status or ability. We seek to create a diverse student body in which all students and families are celebrated and able to thrive. Enrollment is open to all children and families in New Haven. The program is committed to serving both typical children and children with disabilities. Recruitment for families is done within the school, at local places of worship, through posted notices and town agencies. 

Before a child can be admitted to the program, the necessary enrollment forms, authorizations, health documents, nutrition and financial information must be completed. Application packets may be obtained at our front desk. The director and head teacher will arrange a meeting and conduct an initial intake interview where any questions or concerns may be addressed. If you need assistance in securing medical insurance, well child care, Care 4Kids, or immunizations please speak to the Director who will guide you in the process of securing these things. We also provide a Spanish translator and informational forms in Spanish to help you in the process.

At a second meeting, the Director and the parent/guardian, will review the Parent Handbook, meet the child's teachers, and allow the child to visit the classroom for about an hour. Children entering the program should potty-trained.
If a child in  not, the parent/guardian and teachers will discuss a process in which the child will begin training at home and the same process will continue while the child attends preschool.

Please familiarize yourself with all the procedures and policies outlined in the family handbook, so that you have an understanding of our program. Typically, we require the following at the intake meeting:

  • Completed application
  • Child's Birth Certificate (child must turn 3 by December 31 of the current school year)
  • Four (4) consecutive pay stubs for each adult living in the home
  • Current Federal Tax Return (1040 form)
  • Current health records including immunizations
  • Proof of residence; typically a phone or utility bill
  • Permission forms for photographs, volunteering, and walking field trips should be completed.
  • Care 4 Kids application
  • An Emergency Contact form MUST be completed

The parent will then be notified of acceptance into the program and a review of the tuition fee calculation will be discussed. Re-evaluation occurs every year as a means of updating information and re-evaluating parent income and fees.

In general, we prefer that children are toilet trained and wear cloth underwear. If your child is developmentally ready, but not consistently independent in his/her personal toileting skills, we will work with your family to develop a toileting plan for both school and home.

It is important that your child attend the pre-school program on a regular basis. Our day begins at 7:30 a.m., and we encourage you to bring your child to school by 8:30 at the latest. We realize that there may be extenuating circumstances which may cause your child to arrive later. If this is the case, we ask that you call the school office and notify us of your child's lat arrival. We will then notify the teacher, who will expect your child at that later time, and will ensure that they make a smooth transition into the day. Please feel free to contact the Director if there are any other extenuating circumstances which cause your child to need to arrive at a later time. We may be able to assist you in resolving this matter.