0-3 Program: Your child must be at least 6 weeks of age. Parents are offered a spot in the 0-3 tuition-paying program based on waitlist status and classroom availability. Parents are typically notified in March of every year if their student has received a spot. Parents must complete and submit an application packet along with the applicable registration fee ($50.00) to the CHECLC office.
Pre-K program: Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, in order to be eligible for the Pre-K program. Parents must complete and submit an online Pre-K application (www.csdecatur.net). A lottery is held in March to determine children awarded pre-K slots. Children not selected during the lottery will be placed on the waitlist. Any parent wishing to register for the pre-K program after March must visit the school for an application.
Required Documentation for Enrollment: Parents must provide a certified birth certificate from the county or country where the child was born, proof of the child’s immunization (DHR Form #3231), two proofs of residence in the City of Decatur, picture ID of the parent/guardian, and a copy of the child’s social security card.
Waitlists: CHECLC maintains a 0-3 and a Pre-K waitlist for each program. We give sibling preference on the waitlist and a 10% discount on the 2nd child (and any additional child) when both children are enrolled in the 0-3 program. The discount is applied to the older child enrolled in the program. Children enrolled in the preschool program at College Heights and the Frasier Center at DHS automatically matriculate to the Pre-K program the following year.