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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about admission to VBS ECC Preschool
  1. Is VBS Synagogue membership required to apply?
    VBS Synagogue membership is required for enrollment in any preschool program ages Acorn through TK. Infant Toddler and Pea Pods classes currently do not require synagogue membership.
  2. How old should my child be to be admitted?
    Children must be 2 years old by September. For Pea Pods, your child may be turning two between September and November.
  3. How many days a week do children attend?
    Our preschool runs on a five day weekly schedule. Our youngest children (Acorns & Seedlings) attend Monday–Friday, Half Day 9:00am-1:00pm or Full Day 9:00am-3:00pm; young/intermediate children (Sprouts & Sprigs) attend Monday–Friday, Half Day 9:00am-1:00pm or Full Day 9:00am-3:00pm; Pre-K children (Oaks) and TK children attend Monday–Friday, 8:30am -2:30pm. Our Infant-Toddler & Family Center class schedules vary, depending upon your child’s age and your schedule. Please contact ITFC Director Molly Mills at (818) 530-4031 or
  4. May I bring my child early or have them stay late?
    Yes! Early care is available from 8:00am, and extended care after school is offered should enough families request it.
  5. Does your school offer enrichment classes?
    Yes. We offer a variety of enrichment classes via Zoom while COVID restrictions are enforced. Email Molly Mills at for more information on the classes we offer.
  6. What is the tuition?
    Tuition information is published every January. Please call the Preschool office for additional information regarding tuition at (818) 788-0567.
  7. How do we pay tuition?
    Tuition payments may be made in 1, 2 or 10 installments. Questions regarding tuition should be directed to VBS Director of Finance, Karin Mendel at
  8. When are applications due?
    Submit your application today (CLICK HERE to complete our online application). Placement is based on classroom availability.
  9. Is a deposit required to secure my child’s placement?
    Yes, in addition to the $250 non-refundable application fee, a $750 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of admission. The $750 deposit will be applied to your child’s tuition.
  10. May we see the classrooms?
    Absolutely! We recommend that all prospective parents visit the ECC Preschool. Please call the ECC office (818) 788-0567 and schedule a tour.
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