Class Age Range
Toddlers 18 mos. - 2.0
Y2s 2.0 - 2.6
2s 2.0 - 2.11
Y3s 2.7 - 3.3
3s 3.0 - 3.11
4s & 4/5s 4.0 and up

These age ranges are general guidelines.

The Application Process

Application Lottery Family Visit


Admissions for the 2017-18 year has now closed. The new application for the 2018/19 school year will be posted at the beginning of August 2017. Once you have submitted the child information form and the application fee, you will be able to schedule a family visit for your child.

Family Visits

All families accepted through the lottery will be asked to schedule a family visit, which will occur from November through February. We welcome parents and their children to visit Beginnings, learn about our program and see our classrooms in action. The family visit will begin with a private thirty-minute tour of the school with either a Beginnings teacher or a current/alumni parent. You will visit all the classrooms and observe teachers and children engrossed in their morning "activities period" or morning meeting. If the teachers have a free moment they will make every effort to introduce themselves and answer questions.

Following the tour your family will have the opportunity to chat and play with either Jane Racoosin, Director or LeeAnn Valvano, Assistant Director, for about thirty minutes. This is an opportunity for us to get better acquainted and answer any questions you might have. Our hope is that after your family visit you will better understand our values and approach to working with young children.

Acceptance letters are sent out to all families in late February/early March, according to the ISAAGNY calendar.