Frequently Asked Questions
When should I put my child on the waiting list? The CDC accepts waiting list applications at any time after a child is born. We will hold your child’s waiting list application until they are age eligible for Kindergarten, if you are offered a spot more than 2 times and do not accept, or you ask to be taken off of the waiting list.
Do I have to pay registration fee at the time of submitting the waiting list application? No, we do not accept registration fee until you are offered placement into our program.
How can I submit a waiting list application? You may either scan and email the waiting list application, fax it, drop it off at our office, or mail in the waiting list application.
How old must my child be to begin at the CDC? We accept children 3-5 years of age, children must be potty trained to be in the CDC program.
Can children enter the preschool mid- year? Children may enter mid-year if a spot become available. Families may also choose to hold a spot until a child turns 3 by paying the registration fee and ½ of the tuition until they are old enough to begin.
How does the waiting list work? We contact families from the waiting list each spring in the order that they were received for the following school year. If openings become available during the school year, we contact families from the waiting list in the order that we have received.
Do I have to be a resident of Los Alamitos USD boundaries for the preschool program? You do not have to be a resident of the school district, but we do consider district families prior to families outside the district if there are limited spots.
What does your program provide for my child? The CDC provides a quality preschool experience with quality preschool staff, positive adult child interactions, comprehensive and developmental approach with emphasis on kindergarten readiness and district signature practices adapted for preschool children.
What if I want to see the program? There is a tour schedule on our website for families to see our program in action.