Cobb Childcare and Preschool operates on a yearly calendar, from September 1st-August 31st. Children generally stay with their cohorts from September 1st-May 30th, and it is rare to have any openings during that time, unless a family leaves our care, but we still encourage families to join our waitlist. Upon joining the list, you will be able to check your position on the list to get a better idea of the timeframe.

On average, the waitlist length is as follows:

Infants: 8 months

Toddlers: 11 months

Early Preschool: 13 months

Preschool: 6 months

Pre-K: 4 months

Our enrollment process is broken down into steps, which should be followed closely to ensure your child a spot when there is an opening. After joining our waitlist, the system will give you a url for direct access to check on your position. We recommend you copy/paste this url for future reference. Our system will also send you occasional emails to check & confirm you are still interested in an opening. You can remove your family from the waitlist at any time.

Enrollment Paperwork

To enroll, all families must complete the following paperwork and return with the $100 non-refundable registration fee:

Step 1: Add Your Family to the Waitlist

The first step is to add your family to the waitlist. However, you will not be contacted for an opening unless you have registered for and attended a pre-enrollment tour. This ensures that families have toured our facility, learned about our pedagogy and are confident that Cobb is the right choice for their family.

Step 2: RSVP for a Pre-Enrollment Tour

This is a required step to secure a spot. Effective November 1st, 2019, Families will not be contacted from the waitlist unless they have completed a pre-enrollment tour. This ensures families are ready to accept an opening at our center when one is available.

Step 3: The Enrollment Offer

When an opening arises, we will contact the family by email. Early Preschool, Preschool and Pre-K students are invited to spend a portion of the morning (approximately one to three hours) at our center, where they can meet the teachers and classmates, while the parent remains on site. After the participation morning, families will have 48 hours to accept the available opening.

Step 4: Transition into Care

This step looks different for each family, but once the registration fee is paid and a start date is set, we invite families to work with our Director to determine a transition that works best for your family! Some families prefer an ease into care, and we can accommodate a part-time schedule for the first two weeks if this is helpful. Some families prefer one parent to stay with the child for the first few days, and some families are comfortable with a brief transition. Let us know your preference, and we will work to ensure the transition is as gentle and inclusive as possible!