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Join our Creating Kids community!

We are currently accepting applications (click here) for all age groups (infants/younger toddlers, older toddlers, preschoolers) for September 2024!

We are a year-round program (September-August) and so we enroll on an annual basis, with the enrollment process beginning each fall for the following September. If you are interested in a spot before September 2024, you may submit the application below to be placed on our waitlist. In the instance that a spot opens up during the 2023-2024 year, we will contact you to see if you are still interested and to arrange a program tour.

  • What age groups does Creating Kids serve?
    We serve children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. We divide our children into the following age groups: Infants and younger toddlers: Our "Baby Room" has 6 children and 2 teachers, along with an assistant teacher shared with the older toddler room. For September 2024, children born after December 31, 2022 are eligible for this room. Older toddlers: Our "Mid Kid Room" has 6 children and 2 teachers, along with an assistant teacher shared with the infants/younger toddlers room. For September 2024, children born between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 are eligible for this room. Preschoolers: Our "Big Kid Room" has a total of 20 children and 3 teachers, along with a full-time assistant teacher. Our preschoolers are split into 3 smaller groups or "tables", with 6 or 7 children assigned to each teacher. For September 2024, children born between September 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 are eligible for this room. All of our age groups benefit from additional Yale undergraduate and graduate work-study student staff members, who work part-time alongside our team of full-time experienced early childhood educators.
  • What hours does the Creating Kids program run?
    Creating Kids is open from 8:00am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. We are a year-round program, closing only for major holidays, a 1.5-week winter holiday break, and the last 2 weeks of August.
  • What is the monthly tuition for Creating Kids?
    The full monthly tuition rates for the 2023-2024 year are as follows. Tuition typically increases by $50/month each year. Infant and younger toddlers: $2,255/month Older toddlers: $2,200/month Preschoolers: $2,000/month
  • Does Creating Kids offer tuition assistance?
    For infants and toddlers, we unfortunately are not able to offer tuition assistance other than Care4Kids at this time. If you have an infant/toddler and are interested in Care4Kids, please answer the tuition assistance questions on the enrollment application so we can help to determine if you may qualify for Care4Kids. However, you will need to apply directly to the State of Connecticut for Care4Kids. Applications are available here: https://portal.ct.gov/oec/care4kids. For preschoolers, we have limited School Readiness slots for income-eligible families who live in New Haven, and we also have limited additional tuition assistance available from Creating Kids. If you are interested in tuition assistance, please answer the tuition assistance questions on the enrollment application. Care4Kids is also accepted for preschool children (must apply directly to the State of Connecticut at https://portal.ct.gov/oec/care4kids). Please note that further income verification documentation and/or other documentation will be required before tuition assistance is finalized.
  • What is the enrollment process and timeline?
    The first step is to complete the application linked here and email it to us at creatingkids@snet.net. Once we receive your completed application, we will reach out to set up a program visit/tour. While we prefer in-person visits and ask you to bring your child with you on the visit whenever possible, virtual tours are available for out-of-town applicants. Our priority application deadline for September 2024 enrollment is December 31, 2023. The first round of offers to new families for September 2024 will be sent in late January 2024. Applications are accepted and offers made on a rolling basis, pending availability, after that date. Priority for the infant/younger toddler and older toddler rooms is given to children with preschool siblings who also plan to enroll. If we are unable to offer you a spot initially, we are happy to hold onto your information and let you know if a spot opens up.

Click here to download a fillable application form.

Please save and submit your form via email to creatingkids@snet.net.

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