UPDATE: All of our classes for the 2022-23 school year are now full. We still encourage families to submit an enrollment packet to be automatically added to our waitlist. We will be in touch if a space becomes available.
Schedule & Tuition
Our preschool program runs September 7th, 2022 through June 16th, 2023. 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 are usually able to offer reduced or even free tuition for families who need it. There is 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.
2 days per week, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Mondays & Thursdays ($319/month)
2 days per week, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Tuesdays & Fridays ($319/month)
4 days per week, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays ($638/month)
1 day per week, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, Wednesdays (FREE, funded by Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office's No Child Left Inside Grant Program)*
*First priority for our free Wednesday classes is given to Headstart/ECEAP eligible students referred to our program by our Samish Longhouse and Skagit ECEAP partners. Any other families interested may sign up to be placed on the waitlist for this class during enrollment (however, placements will not be communicated until mid August). This class is free and outdoor clothing is provided.
2022-2023 Handbook and Policies
Looking ahead at the 2023-2024 school year: Currently enrolled students and their siblings will have have priority enrollment March 6-10, 2023. First choice schedules may not be available for every family, including returning families. General enrollment for new families opens March 11, 2023. We do accept enrollment packets on a rolling basis throughout the year except for the months leading up to March, when we close enrollment in order to update our forms and processes for the coming school year. Families already on the waitlist when general enrollment opens will need to re-submit an enrollment packet but will retain their position on the waitlist.
Please complete an enrollment packet even if you think a class is full. We actively check the waitlist when spaces become available.
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.