Preschool Enrollment

Last Updated: 3/4/2022 8:38 PM


Families who are NEW to Whittier Early Childhood Center begin the registration process by completing the pre-registration form at 


Once you have completed the pre-registration form online, a Whittier Early Childhood Center staff member will call to confirm your interest and provide an overview of the next steps to complete the online enrollment process. 


When online enrollment forms are complete, WECC will call to schedule a screening time for your child. 


Additionally, the new enrollment process requires the following pieces of information for permanent records to be brought to your child's screening appointment:

  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residency - mortgage, lease/rental agreement, phone/water/utility bill, pay stub
  • Immunization Record - shots must be up to date in accordance with the state guidelines
  • Proof of Custody (as applicable)


These additional documents will be required for preschool students only.

  • Medical Statement (signed by doctor) - download here
  • Dental Statement (signed by dentist) - download here
  • Proof of Income for each Working Adult in the Household (W2, tax return, or 4 consecutive pay stubs, JFS statements)


Registration Fee
All typically developing children who take part in the preschool program will be asked to pay a registration fee of $25, due at the time of registration.




Children living in the Sidney City School district who are between the ages of 3 and 5 who are determined eligible for special education services through a multi-factored evaluation process receive preschool services free of charge. We welcome all children with disabilities. Transportation is provided according to the child’s IEP.


In addition, we offer the preschool opportunity for typically developing children. Typically developing children can attend for a monthly fee and parents are required to provide transportation. Registration for the next school year will begin in March. Openings may be limited depending on the number of students with disabilities enrolled, and acceptance of typical children will be on a first-come, first-served basis with completed online registration and paid registration fee - there is no residential requirement for typically developing children.  


Our program does not discriminate in any way on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.




Every new preschool student will go through a screening process prior to their start. Guardians should provide their IMMUNIZATION RECORD and MEDICAL/DENTAL STATEMENTS at the child's screening appointment.

These documents MUST be provided before the child starts preschool.

Immunizations must be up to date in accordance with state guidelines.

Medical and Dental Statements must be signed by a doctor. (all linked to the right)