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Eligibility and Readiness


All children aged 3 to 6 years old are welcome at Jean Lyle, regardless of race, religion, gender, culture, or socio-economic status. Space is available on a first come, first served basis; however, when space is limited, JLCC may give preference to children of previously enrolled families.

Because local schools do not allow for early admission to kindergarten, the Board of Jean Lyle Children’s Center has determined that students must be at least 3 years old by September 1 of the school year they will attend. Our licensing guidelines require that all students must be toilet-trained to attend school; this means we can’t allow pull-ups. In addition, we recommend that students have participated in ECFE classes or had other early childhood experiences, such as attending music or Sunday school classes, though this is not a requirement for the 3 day classes.

Our lunch bunch program has room for 17 students. Because these spots fill quickly, if more than 17 children enroll in lunch bunch by the August deadline, preference will be given to the school’s older children, who are enrolled in the 5 Day and Kindergarten/Pre-K programs, and to 3 Day PM students who are already 4 years old.  Children who are dually enrolled, meaning they attend both a morning and afternoon program, are guaranteed a spot in lunch bunch, regardless of age.

Registration & Tours


Space is available on a first–come, first–served basis, with some consideration for readiness and gender balance and priority given to current and former families. If no space is available at the time of registration, your child(ren) will be placed on a waiting list. Please note that a registration form and non-refundable deposit must be submitted to secure a spot in one of our classes or on our waiting list.

New Families

If your family is new to JLCC, parents must first visit our school without their child before registering for classes. Tours are conducted throughout the year, beginning in October. Upon completion of this visit, a registration form and a non-refundable deposit can then be submitted to hold your spot.

Current and Returning Families

JLCC families, both current and returning, must submit a registration form and non-refundable deposit to secure their place at Jean Lyle for the following school year. Forms and deposits may be returned as early as September and must be submitted NO LATER THAN January 31st for preschool classes. Kinder registrations and deposits should be returned as soon as possible beginning in January. If our numbers are large, current and returning families who do not submit their registration form and deposit by these deadlines may not be guaranteed a space.


Parents must tour the school (without children if at all possible) before being eligible to register. Tours are conducted regularly during class time or as needed. We try to have families visit the classrooms while school is in session so they may view the children and the school as it functions. We tour the entire site including Office, Big Room, Gym, Sunshine Room and Club rooms.