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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:

School Year 2019-20 Application Packet

Current Preschool Families

Early registration for our Summer 2020 and School Year 2020-21 program will open to our current families on Monday, February 10, 2020. Early registration includes siblings that will be entering our program for the first time as well. Please review and complete the forms above. More information to come soon.


New Preschool Families

New families are encouraged to tour the preschool site before enrolling. Please schedule a tour online of the preschool site you are interested in enrolling. Registration for Summer 2020 and School Year 2020-21 program will open to the public on Monday, February 24, 2020. More information to come soon.


Registration Details

Deposit - A non-refundable $75 deposit is due at the time of registration.  Payment can be made credit cards only. 

Tuition / Payment -  Tuition payment can be made monthly by payment plan or in full at the time of registration. The monthly payment plan includes nine payments and must be set up with payment by credit card only. Payments will automatically be charged on the first of each month beginning August 1 and a receipt will be emailed to the primary contact.

Late registration - Class fees will be pro-rated for late registration.  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.  New students will not be accepted between April 1 and the end of the school year.

Transfers - Students will not be transferred from one class to another after October 15.  

Withdrawal Fee - Please see the Arts + Rec Withdrawal Policy for preschool classes for more details. If you wish to withdraw, please complete the Preschool Withdrawal Form and submit to by the 15th of the month prior to the month you wish to withdraw. No refunds of credits will be offered for payments that have already been processed. We cannot provide a refund or credit for non-attendance or lack of student participation.

Summer Preschool Withdrawals must be received by May 15 (Session 1) and June 15 (Session 2) if you no longer wish to attend preschool for the summer session. Withdrawals after these dates will result in full payment for each summer session.

School Year Preschool Withdrawals must be received by July 15 if you no longer wish to attend preschool for the school year starting in August. Withdrawals after the 15th of the month will result in full payment for the next month of class.



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, 2019. Please submit your scholarship application with your registration documents*


Interested in Community Arts Preschool? 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.