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Registration for our Summer 2019 and School Year 2019-20 classes opens on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8:00 am (doors open at 8:00 am). We accept registration in person only at Shadelands Art Center (111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek) for all three of our preschool sites - Civic Park, Heather Farm, and Shadelands. To register, please complete our registration form and be prepared to leave a deposit to secure your child's spot in our program. Applications are online or at Shadelands Art Center.

Applications will be accepted starting the morning of February 25 at 8:00 am. Your child's acceptance will be confirmed at a later date pending availability in our program. We require that you submit your application and a deposit to secure your child's spot in our program. Families will be accepted into our programs on a first come, first served basis. Families that are not initially accepted into our programs due to space will be automatically wait listed. We will reach out as space becomes available.

Please click below for our applications for Summer 2019 and School Year 2019-20:

Summer 2019 Application Packet
School Year 2019-20 Application Packet

We are no longer accepting applications for School Year 2018-19.

Current Preschool Families

Early registration for our summer and fall programs will open to our current families on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00 am (doors open at 8:00 am). Early registration includes siblings that will be entering our program for the first time as well. Please review and complete the forms above.


New Preschool Families

Please call 925-943-5846 to schedule a tour of the preschool site you are interested in enrolling, new families are encouraged to tour the preschool site before enrolling. Registration for all of our programs will open to the public on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8:00 am (doors open at 8:00 am). We encourage families that are interested in our program to arrive early as spaces for our programs fill quickly. 


Registration Details

Deposit - A deposit equivalent to one tuition payment (plus an additional $3 processing fee) is due at the time of registration. Deposit payment may be made by Visa or Mastercard only - no checks.

Tuition / Payment - The full year's tuition is due at the time of registration. However, an optional payment plan of nine payments can be offered if you pay by Visa or Mastercard only - no checks. Payments will automatically be charged on the first of each month beginning September 1 and a receipt will be emailed to the primary contact.

Late Registration - Tuition will be pro-rated for late registration and early withdrawal. A letter detailing the revised payment plan will be sent by email. Pro-rated tuition is based on the number of preschool days for which the student is registered.

Withdrawal Fee - A withdrawal fee of $75 will be charged for withdrawal after registering. Please see the Arts + Rec Withdrawal Policy for preschool classes for more details. 

We are committed to fostering high quality learning experiences that speak to each of our young learners and families and embrace the importance of early childhood learning and development through play-based exploration and discovery. We understand that finding the right preschool for your child is an important decision and appreciate your consideration of our preschool programs.


Scholarships are available for all programs. For more information, click here.

*Scholarship applications  for Summer 2019 and School Year 2019-2020 are open as of February 25. Please submit your scholarship application after you have submitted your registration documents*

Schedule a tour here!

We strongly encourage new families to tour our preschool program before completing an application. Tours can be scheduled online. 

If you have any questions about our programs please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (925) 943-5846.