A Step Ahead Child Center


Enrollment Policy

Our facility admits children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age, based on availability.

Enrollment at A Step Ahead Child Center is an ongoing process and applications are accepted year-round. A Step Ahead Child Center will not permit discrimination based on race, color, culture, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, English proficiency, or disability in any aspect of service delivery to eligible beneficiaries and will apply the principles of equal opportunity in all matters of employment and contractual agreements.

A Step Ahead Child Center does not discriminate based on special needs as long as a safe, supportive environment can be provided.

Enrollment Procedure

Families are required to complete at least one pre-visit to the center prior to enrollment. During the visit, families will tour the center, go over the Family Handbook, speak with the child’s teachers, and spend some time in the classroom. Families will have the opportunity to ask the teachers or Director any questions they may have and get an overall feel for the program.

If no spots are currently available in the Center, families may place their child on the Waiting List. The Waiting List is routinely updated, checked, and revised to assist families in placement of their children. Our Waiting List operates on a first come, first serve basis, however priority will be given to children seeking full time care and children with siblings who are already enrolled.

Once an opening becomes available, parents will be notified and can begin the enrollment process, as follows:

  1. Parents will schedule an intake appointment, during which all necessary paperwork will be completed.
  2. Parents should schedule several small visits to the center with the child so that the child becomes acquainted with the teachers and the other children prior to the start date.
  3. Once all of the necessary paperwork is completed and returned to A Step Ahead Child Center, a start date will be set up.

All enrollment forms must be completed, and the Enrollment Fee paid in full prior to your child's first day of attendance.

Please note that there is a one-time, non-refundable $50.00 waiting list registration fee.

This fee can be submitted via cash or check. All checks must be made out to Elcam, Inc.. Only after the fee is received will your child be added to our waiting list.
A Step Ahead Child Center will contact you when an appropriate space is available. At that time, we will arrange for you to tour our facility. The waiting list is maintained in age groups according to the date of pre-registration. Priority is given to those seeking full time care and children who have siblings already enrolled. Your child will automatically be moved up in age groups as your child increases in age.
Please let us know if you fine alternative care and would like your name removed from our waiting list. This will help someone else get the care they need sooner.