Admission Policies

First Circle of Friends policy is that children must be three by August 31st of the current school year to be eligible for enrollment in the three-year old class. Please note, in our experience, children born in May, June, July and August benefit greatly by delaying their start in school by an additional year, giving them time to gain valuable growth in emotional maturity, regardless of academic readiness. We have found this delay fosters strong self-esteem and positive leadership qualities that are carried throughout their academic career. The following guidelines will help you assess your child’s preschool readiness:

Upon completion of the year, teachers will recommend placement for the following year.