Early Childhood Center: Frequently Asked Questions.
Answers to commonly asked questions about admission to VBS ECC Preschool

1.  Is VBS Temple membership required to apply?
VBS Temple membership is required for enrollment.

2.  How old should my child be to be admitted?
Children must be 2 years old by September.

3.   How many days a week do children attend?
Our preschool runs on a five day weekly schedule. Our youngest children (Acorns) attend Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Young/Intermediate children (Seedlings, Sprouts & Sprigs) attend Monday–Friday, 9:00a.m.-1:00 p.m., Pre-K children (Oaks) attend Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and TK children attend Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Our Infant-Toddler class schedules vary, depending upon your child’s age and your schedule. Please contact Infant Toddler Coordinator Valerie Segall at (818) 530-4031 or [email protected].

4.  May I bring my child early or have them stay late?
Yes, extended hours are available for preschool children from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

5.   Does your school offer enrichment classes?
Yes. We offer a variety of enrichment classes after school. Information regarding classes is available in the fall.

6.   What is the tuition?
Tuition information is published in January. Please call the Preschool office for additional information regarding tuition.

7.   How do we pay tuition?
Fee schedules will be published in early spring. Payments may be made in 1, 2 or 10 installments. Questions regarding tuition should be directed to ECC Director of Admissions, Claire Berger, at [email protected].

8.  When are applications due?
Submit your application today (CLICK HERE to complete our online application). Applications will be accepted up until January. Late applicants will be considered only if space becomes available. ECC Infant-Toddler families have priority.

9.  When will we be notified?
We will notify you of your admission status in February.

10.  Is a deposit required to secure my child’s placement?
Yes, in addition to the $50 non-refundable application fee, a $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of admission. The $500 deposit will be applied to your child’s tuition.

11. 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 make an appointment for a tour.

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