The first step in the application process is a waiting list application.
CPDC maintains a waiting list electronically. Because we are a laboratory school, we strive to maintain a balance of ages, cultures, and ratio of boys to girls. We also strive to meet the needs of low income families and maintain a minimum of 50% low income ratio. When a vacancy occurs, priority is given in the following order:
The wait list serves to fill available slots that open during the school year, and does not guarantee a priority spot for the next school year.
The registration fee of $100 per child for preschool is payable yearly at the time of registration. All registration fees are non-refundable. Our school year runs August – July, including summer. The spot is not confirmed until registration fees have been paid.
If spots are available, students may begin at any time, prorated for the day they begin. Otherwise, students will begin at the start of our school year in August. Our program runs August – July.
Parents are required to sign the CPDC Application for Enrollment before the child’s first day of class. These forms must be renewed before the first day of school in August.
This document is our binding contract for the entire August-July school year.
Student parents have priority in our program. Please understand that our classrooms fill quickly. While your child has priority, it is your responsibility to complete the wait list and registration before class rosters are set, typically 4-6 months prior to our August start date. We recommend you set an appointment with the Director so we can assist you and your child during the transition to our campus and check in regularly for a spot for your child. Children must be one prior to their start date at CPDC.
MUW Child and Parent Development Center accepts Mississippi Child Care Certificates. ALL low-income and MUW students are encouraged to apply for certificates to help offset their child care bill. Childcare certificates can also assist with after/before school care for school age children. This program supports parents in school. For more information and assistance, contact The Mississippi Child Care Payment Program at 1-800-877-7882. OR VISIT: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/eccd/parent-information/
You can find more resources for affordable childcare through the Basic Needs site.