The following enrollment information is for our Nature Preschool for kids 3-6 years of age. We look forward to sharing with you the wonderful things that happen in our Bowman Bay classroom.
Schedule for the 2022-23 School Year
In 2022-23 we will be offering three weekly schedule options for 4-hour morning classes (9:30 am - 1:30 pm), chosen based on the community needs communicated through our survey.
2 days per week, Monday & Thursday
2 days per week, Tuesday & Friday
4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
On Wednesdays, we will also be running a special program funded by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office's No Child Left Inside Grant Program. These classes will be 6 hours long (8:30 am - 2:30 pm). First priority is given to Headstart/ECEAP eligible students referred to our program by the Samish Longhouse. Any other families interested may sign up for the waitlist for this class during our normal enrollment procedures (however, placements will be communicated very late, likely in Aug or early Sept). This class is free and outdoor clothing is provided.
2 days per week: $319/month
4 days per week: $638/month
Tuition is calculated for the whole school year and divided into 10 equal monthly payments. If tuition would be financially prohibitive for your family, please fill out an enrollment packet anyway! We anticipate being able to offer reduced or even free tuition for families who need it. There will be space to share the tuition you can afford on the enrollment form, and we will be in touch with options. We are working hard to make our classes available to everyone.
Enrollment Opening Dates
April 1, 2022 for currently enrolled or waitlisted families: An invitation to fill out an enrollment packet via Procare will be emailed to your email address(es) on file.
April 15, 2022 for new families: At 6 am this page will be updated with a link to fill out an enrollment packet via Procare.
Questions About Our Program?
You are welcome to read through our prior year Family Handbook and policies or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that these documents are currently being updated for the coming school year and final documents will be shared with enrolled families in August.
We use Procare to manage enrollment and tuition billing. Instead of charging application fees, we request that the entire enrollment packet, including vaccination forms, be submitted at the time of enrollment to demonstrate your commitment to sending your child to Fidalgo Nature School. To expedite the enrollment process and hold your space in class or on our waitlist, please have all forms specified below ready by your enrollment date! Please follow these steps to enroll:
1. Prepare necessary paper or scanned forms. You may attach forms to your enrollment packet as PDF files. If you do not have access to a printer/scanner, please proceed through the enrollment questionnaire. You will be able to submit without attaching the forms. After submitting, please email email@example.com right away to make arrangements for delivering your paper form(s).
Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS). This may be downloaded from https://wa.myir.net or printed, filled out, and signed by your child’s medical provider. For more details, download the WA State Dept of Health Dept Vaccine Requirements
Certificate of Exemption (Personal/Religious or Medical). Children may be exempted from immunization with a certificate of exemption signed by the parent/guardian and a health care practitioner. Students who are not vaccinated against MMR will only be accepted with a medical or religious exemption. Children exempted from vaccines will be excluded from care if an outbreak of vaccine-preventable disease occurs. For more information, please visit the Washington Department of Health website.
Medication Authorization. Required only if it may be necessary for staff to administer medications to your child.