- Children must be 2 1/2, 3 or 4 by Sept. 1st to be placed in the 2 1/2-year-old, 3-year-old or 4-year-old class, respectively.
- Children must be 5 by Nov. 1st to be placed in the Jr. Kindergarten.
- Admission is open to Kirk families and the surrounding community.
- Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the program’s ability to meet the individual needs of the child and family as determined by the Preschool Board of Directors.
- Our school year is nine months, from September through May.
Priority is given in the following order:
- Returning students
- Kirk members, siblings of currently enrolled students and siblings of former students
Priority applications are due by Jan. 31. Please note that applications submitted by priority families after Jan. 31 will lose priority status. After priority applications are accepted, remaining openings will be filled with non-priority applications by date submitted. If there are spaces available after January 31st, openings will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Families new to our program are required to schedule a tour with their child prior to submitting an application for enrollment. During tours, families will meet the teachers, see the classrooms in action, learn about the school, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Tours are scheduled at the beginning of the preschool day and last about 40 minutes. Tours can be scheduled with the director starting in November.
Families who have toured the program may submit an application any time after their tour.
A $75 registration fee and the September tuition payment are due with the enrollment application. The registration fee and September tuition payment are nonrefundable. Enrollment confirmation will be sent to all applicants in early February.
An Enrollment Agreement will accompany the acceptance letter. The Enrollment Agreement must be returned by the date indicated on the agreement. The agreement gives the school confirmation that you agree to pay monthly tuition throughout the school year. It also explains the procedure to follow if this commitment can’t be fulfilled due to a change of residence, for example.
Children must meet existing health requirements. State Licensing Regulations for preschools are as follows: Each child will have a physical examination performed within the preceding year signed by a licensed physician. Any restrictions shall be noted. We will provide a Health Form to you in June. An up-to-date immunization record is also required on or before the first day of school. A child who fails to meet this requirement will not be admitted to school. On December 11, 2014, the administrative rule was passed by Michigan Department of Community Health requiring any parent/guardian wanting to waive vaccine/vaccines for nonmedical reasons to receive vaccine education from their local health department. Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will provide this education for Oakland County students attending Oakland County childcare facilities and/or schools at no cost, but appointments are required. The 30-minute education session will include information on the risks of not receiving vaccines and the benefits of vaccination to the individual and the community. Parents/guardians deciding to immunize their child will be able to do so after the education session at the Oakland County Health Division clinic or their own doctor. If the parent/guardian still wants to waive one or more vaccines, the Oakland County Health Division staff will provide a certified waiver. Parents will be required to provide the certified waiver to their child’s school on or before the first day of school.