Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received, in addition priority is given to siblings. However, Pollywogs Nature Playschool does not admit students on a first-come, first-served basis. Rather, in making admissions decisions, I do my best to balance the number of girls and boys as well as ages and abilities when possible. It is also imperative that families understand and support the philosophical aims of the program.
Lastly, children must be developmentally ready for the program, regardless of his or her chronological age. “Developmentally ready” can include such things as being able to follow directions, showing respect towards other children and their teacher, and being able to communicate their needs. Please take this into serious consideration as deposits & fees are non-refundable if your child is not adjusting to the program.
To enroll, children must be 3-5 years old (2.9 -2.11 will be considered on an individual basis).
PLEASE NOTE: Children need to be potty trained to attend the preschool. We are out in nature exploring every day and this makes changing pull-ups/diapers very difficult particularly with one teacher.
Weather appropriate gear must be worn to school on a daily basis. You will receive a gear list for the school year with suggestions for how to dress your child for comfort and protection from the elements. A full body rain suit will be supplied by the school.
Following your initial inquiry (click on the "inquire here" tab to access inquiry form),
1. You are asked to review the school website to get a better understanding of the philosophy and fill out an application (if enrollment is for the upcoming school year).
2. Submit the application to me.
3. We will then schedule a parent & child visit to the school (9:30 – 10 a.m. Mon, Tues or Fri.)
4. If a space is offered for your child, I will send the Parent Handbook and contract to you. Read carefully, complete the contract and send back to me within one week with the non-refundable commitment fee and supplies fee. This will register your child and secure your child’s place in the program.
There is a tuition scholarship available through the Nantucket Community School (Golf Club Scholarship). Applications are available in August.
This is available to working parents and I strongly encourage you to apply.