Enrollment/Application Process

Admission

The Shining Stars Christian Preschool accepts all children ages 18 months through 5 years regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origins, or disabilities provided the established program meets the needs of the individual child with reasonable accommodations. Children are placed according to age and stage of development. The grouping and schedule of children may change throughout the year to better accommodate the number of children enrolled and to meet the individual needs of the children. A parent interview and assessment of the child will determine placement. If the needs of the child cannot be met, the Director will notify the parent within thirty days of application, stating the specific reasons why the Center could not serve the child.

Enrollment

You must pre-enroll your child before the first day of attendance. To pre-enroll:

  • Schedule an appointment with the Director
  • Complete the enrollment forms
  • Bring your child’s yellow State of California immunization record
  • Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Bring one current photo of your child
  • Provide a health report signed by a physician, including TB results
  • Pay a non-refundable annual registration fee
  • Visit the classroom with your child before the first day of attendance

Health Requirements

All children are required by law to be current on the following immunizations:

  • Polio – 4 doses
  • DPT – 4 doses
  • Measles – 1 dose
  • Mumps – 1 dose
  • Rubella – 1 dose
  • TB – within 30 days of admission

The State of California has designated schools as the governing authority of immunization records. An immunization record signed/stamped by a physician or nurse, such as the yellow California Immunization Record “must be shown by the parent or legal guardian to the governing authority of the school at the time of the pupil’s admission and at subsequent times when required to determine the pupil’s immunization status”. (California Code, Title 17)
For the safety of your child and other children, your child will not be permitted to attend the center without having met all Health Department requirements.