Admissions Policy

Admissions to the Little Acorn Sprouts and the Little Acorn Day School is given on a first-come, first-serve basis after the following priority list has registered:  Returning students, siblings of returning students, alumni, students with full-time working parents.  Parents living or working on Mercer Island have priority enrollment.

Enrollment into Little Acorn requires an observation of the classroom to which you are enrolling, a registration fee, last month tuition deposit and completed enrollment packet.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, you must first observe the classroom for which you are waiting.

Little Acorn reserves the right to balance the classroom population with respect to male/female and older/younger children.  All children are welcome and will be admitted regardless of race, sex, national origin, special needs, religious preferance, or parent or guardian’s sexual orientation.  Little Acorn will make reasonable accommodations for children with special needs.

There is a 2 day minimum enrollment required, i.e., you have to pay for all day but you may pick up your child at any time before your agreed upon pick-up time.

Once accepted, enrollment constitutes a commitment for the entire year.  The preschool program is a three-year program designed to fully prepare children socially, emotionally, physically, and academically for kindergarten entrance, so that most children stay enrolled until they graduate from Little Acorn and enter into formal kindergarten.  If withdrawal from Little Acorn is necessary, a one-month notice (from beginning to end of month), in writing, is required.