“Is it too late to enroll?” and other FAQs about Mid-Year Enrollment

The start to the school year may have been unlike any other, but we hit our stride and had a great fall! Together we enjoyed many of our favorite fall activities and are looking forward to lots more fun in the coming months. The good news is, it’s not too late to enroll your child at Children’s House! Here’s what you need to know.

Who should consider a mid-year enrollment?

We encourage you to consider a winter/spring start date, if your child:

  • has just turned 3 or will turn 3 in the next few months and appears “ready for more”
  • is currently enrolled in a distance learning program or has been at home, but would benefit from in-person learning and socialization 
  • needs a little extra time to adjust to new routines and people
  • is “advanced” or “behind” their peers and you are concerned about their progress

Do other children start mid-year?

Yes! It’s quite common for children to join us throughout the winter and spring months leading up to summer. If you plan to enroll your child for the summer or even next fall, consider bumping up that start date and taking advantage of the slower pace of January and February. It’s actually a great time to get started! Our current students are already settled into the school routine, which means the teachers can give a little extra attention to those new children who join us mid-year. 

Isn’t it too late to enroll? Haven’t they missed too much already?

We had a busy fall! The children made apple butter, carved a Halloween pumpkin, and collected food for a Thanksgiving food drive. We learned about North America in Geography, vertebrates and invertebrates in Science, and Claude Monet in art. We spent time outside on our beautiful natural playground every day and enjoyed hiking the trail that surrounds the school. But there’s still plenty of school year left! Even children who join us mid-year benefit from our enriching classroom curriculum and calendar of fun events. There will be winter nature activities, new continents to discover, and don’t forget gardening in the spring! Join us!

Check out the pictures of all the fun fall activities we’ve been up to on our Facebook page.

Are you still wearing masks? How’s that going?

It took no time at all for the children to adjust to school life in masks. They are absolute rockstars and we are so proud of them. Every day they show us their flexibility and willingness to adjust and go with the flow! We’re happy to talk with you one-on-one and address any concerns you may have about your child wearing a mask for the duration of their school day. You can also read about the precautions we are taking with regards to COVID-19 here.

How do we take a tour? 

We are conducting all tours virtually until further notice. You can call us at 703-481-6678 and schedule a virtual tour or hit the button below and use the “book now” button on our Facebook page. On the day of your tour Ms. Cinthia will contact you with the WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger video and will take you around the school. She’ll show you the classrooms and the playground, and answer any questions you have. If you decide that Children’s House is a good fit for your child and your family, she will go over the rest of the enrollment process with you and send you the appropriate forms.

Do you have a lot of spaces left?

We currently have limited spaces available in all three age groups and programs, with enrollment numbers changing frequently. For the most up-to-date information, give us a call: 703-481-6678.

It’s not too late to enroll! Give us a call and schedule your tour today! We look forward to welcoming you to our CHMS family!

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