Preschool Application & Enrollment Process

To apply for your child to attend Salamander Nature Awareness Preschool, please turn in your application with the $75 nonrefundable application fee.

You can complete the online Application form below or print out the Application PDF, fill it in and mail or email.

To register for Parent & Child classes, please download and return the Parent & Child form.

Parent & Child Class Series for children over age 2, contact teacher to verify days available (3 classes 9:30-11:30am or 2 classes 9:30am-12:30pm).

2-day Preschool Program 9/5/2019 - 5/21/2020, age 3 and potty-trained by start of class (visit a class beforehand)
Tuition: $500 due by 1st of the month starting July through March
Nonrefundable deposit: $500 due for enrollment. Checks payable to: "Salamander School". Online credit card payment fees apply.

To apply for a 2 week Summer Session your child must be between 3 to 6 years old by start of class and potty trained. Options are 2-day (4 classes, 2 per week) or 4-day (8 classes, 4 per week). $75 application fee. Tuition is nonrefundable and due by April 30. Classes are from 9:30am-1pm. (Parent and child must visit a class beforehand to be accepted in the class.)

After meeting with the teacher, Salamander School will communicate to you the acceptance of your child.

If there is no current availability, your child can be placed on a wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available for your child.

Salamander Preschool Application Form


Use a separate application form for each child you wish to enroll. Complete online or use the Application PDF and email or mail your child’s application.

Pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $75, or mail your completed Application form with a check payable to "Salamander School."

Completing the Application Process

After receiving your Application and Application Fee, the teacher will confirm by email and will schedule to speak with you by phone. If the program is deemed a good fit for your child by the teacher, you will be asked to schedule a longer visit for you and your child with the teacher. After the visit, the teacher will inform you by email if this program is a good fit for your child.

Beginning Enrollment

Parents of accepted students need to send a signed Contract and $500 nonrefundable Enrollment Fee in order to hold a spot for their child in the class. Pay online or make checks payable to "Salamander School".

Completing Enrollment

Parents need to fill out and return all required forms for enrollment to be complete and before their child can attend class.

An Immunization Record must be completed by the child's physician and children must have all age appropriate immunizations. Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, children must be fully immunized according to the CDC immunization schedule to be admitted to school, unless the child has a medical exemption or filed a valid PBE Exemption form with a California Preschool prior to 12/31/15.

Parent Volunteers must submit proof of immunization or immunity for measles, pertussis, TB and influenza.

Required for each class: Appropriate clothing for that day's weather including long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket, sturdy shoes and socks, sunscreen and a sunhat; some days - rain coat, rain pants, rain boots and warm jacket or vest. Child sized backpack with their water bottle and a healthy snack packed in their lunchbox. We recommend keeping a spare change of clothes for your child in your car as they get dirty or wet.

Priority Registration

Children currently enrolled in the school will be given priority in a class the following year if the following criteria are met:

  •   • Application is emailed or postmarked by January 31.
  •   • The family is current on all obligations during the current school year.

How Classes are Filled

Children must be three years old and cannot be six by September 1 to be eligible for a preschool class.

First priority is given to families who are currently enrolled in the school who are asked to re-enroll in the program the following year. A spot in the class is filled when the teacher feels the program is a good fit for the child.

Waiting Lists

When a class has more applicants than spaces, the class is filled in order of the waitlist. You can ask to be added to the waitlist if the teacher feels the program is a good fit for your child. The waiting list is used actively throughout the current school year and during the summer to fill open spots. You will be called if a spot becomes available for your child. You have two business days to respond that you are still interested before the teacher offers the spot to the next child. Applicants who are not enrolled in the school will remain on the waiting list until the next application period. The school's waiting list does not roll over from year to year. Thus, in February 2019, the waiting list for the 2018-2019 school year will be null and void.

Salamander School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.