Application Process

The Children’s School is primarily available for the children of students currently enrolled at Sonoma State University. Student parents must complete an application indicating their class schedule. Student applications are processed as spaces become available at the school. Upon availability of space the Children’s School will serve the children of faculty and staff. Children who are not accepted will be put on the waitlist until they are offered a space or are no longer eligible due to age. No child will be enrolled for less than two days per week and four hours per day.

  1. Grant Programs: The Children’s School offers enrollment in two programs that are funded by the California Department of Education. These programs are General Child Care, which covers full day child care needs for any age group, and State Preschool, a half-day, five day per week program for children from three to five years of age. Enrollment in either program requires that the parent establish income eligibility.
  2. Pre admission visit and application: Prior to admission, it is recommended that the parent visit the Children’s School to become acquainted with the program and to fill out an application. To reserve a tour of the Children’s School, please call 707 664-2230.
  3. Admission and Orientation: Children are admitted to the program when it is determined that space is available in their age group and that the program is appropriate to their needs. Parents will be notified by phone that their child has been admitted. After admission a mandatory in-take will be scheduled at which time the parent will be given complete information about the Children’s School including policies, procedures, activities, services, hours of operation, and fee structure. An additional classroom visit for the child and parent will be scheduled to provide time to get acquainted with the teacher and make the initial transition into the program easier. Infants and toddlers will be scheduled for three visits to the classroom prior to their first day of care.

Application for Early Childhood Education Services