Start the Admissions Process Early!
We encourage parents to begin the enrollment process early so that they are able to take advantage of the tours, open houses and informational opportunities that we provide. We believe that the more informed a parent is about a school and its teachers, the more confident they will be in their selection. To schedule a tour click here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smarter Toddler offers a year-round program running from September through August of every calendar year. Our Financial District and Williamsburg locations offer the following programs with rolling admissions on a first come, first serve basis
Infant Program (3 months – 12 months): Currently Enrolling
Young Toddler Program (1 – 2 years): Currently Enrolling
Older Toddler Program (2 – 3 years): Currently Enrolling
Preschool Program (3 – 4 years): Currently Enrolling
Pre-K Program (4 – 5 years): Currently Enrolling
Families who are interested in applying for any of our programs, please contact us at to learn more about availability.
STEP 1: INQUIRE & VISIT
We invite you to tour or attend a scheduled Open House to learn more about Smarter Toddler’s curriculum and learning environment. During your initial visit, you will have the opportunity to discuss your child and expectations. This informal discussion allows us to understand more about our family and your child’s needs, unique abilities, and personality. The best way to schedule a tour is through our online inquiry form…You can schedule a tour online, or call our office for assistance. Please note that all prospective families are required to tour prior to applying. Exceptions are made only for families relocating outside of the New York City area. Inquire Online & Plan a Visit >
STEP 2: APPLY
Once you have decided that Smarter Toddler is a good fit for your family, we will be able to offer you a space in the program depending on current availability and your preferred enrollment date. We typically maintain a wait list for our Infant and Young Toddler programs. Enrollment priority is given to currently enrolled families seeking placement for another child. The application fee of $100 is waived through August 2018.
STEP 4: ENROLL
Smarter Toddler enrolls families based in the order of accepted applications and wait-listed applications. You will be contacted if or when space becomes available. If you choose to accept placement, a Security Deposit (one month’s tuition) is required to secure your spot. You will be provided a full enrollment packet at this time.
STEP 4: FIRST DAY
Before your child’s first day of school, you will need to have returned a completed enrollment packet, including an updated Medical Form from your child’s physician. You will be scheduled for a classroom visit to meet with your child’s teachers prior to your first day.
The following highlights major admission dates and events for our Infant through Pre-K Programs.
Summer Program Begins!
Recommended entry date for priority Fall 2018 enrollment
July / August 2018
Open House – Dates TBD
Fall Program Begins!
Recommended entry date
Winter Program Begins!
Recommended entry date
Summer Program Begins!
Recommended entry date for priority Fall 2019 enrollment
Am I required to tour the school prior to applying?
Yes, all prospective families are required to tour the school prior to applying for admission. Your may either schedule a tour or attend an Open House.
When is the best time to start the admissions process?
Families who are interested in applying to Smarter Toddler should begin the process one year prior to their desired entry date. There is no application deadline, as the program has rolling admissions and enrolls as space becomes available. However, space is limited and wait lists are typically maintained, so advanced applications are recommended.
When is the enrollment period?
All programs have rolling admissions and offer placement as space becomes available. The recommended program entry points are September, January and June. Please see the Admissions Timeline for further information.
How does the wait list process work?
We typically maintain a wait list for our Infant and Young Toddler programs. Enrollment priority is given to currently enrolled families seeking placement for another child. The wait list fee of $100 is waived through August 2018. Smarter Toddler enrolls families based in the order of waitlisted applications and you will be contacted should a space become available. Should you choose to accept placement, you will be required to pay a Security Deposit (one month’s tuition) to secure the space within 48 hours of notice.