How to Apply


Director, Early Childhood Center

E-mail Lorayne


The Early Childhood Center (ECC) welcomes families from all socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. The ECC aims to reflect the world community and is committed to diversity among staff, teachers, and students.

Application Timeline

  • The admissions process begins in October of the year prior to a child’s attendance
  • The preferential application deadline is December 15, however applications received after December 15 are considered on a space-available basis

Application Procedure

  1. Download, complete, and return the application form. Mail the application to the Early Childhood Center, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York 10708. Select the application specific to your program: Application for the Twos and Parents Program or Application for General Enrollment (Threes through Sixes).
  1. Include the $75 non-refundable application fee with your application. When you apply, your child’s application is in a pending status until you submit the application fee. This fee is not applied toward tuition.
  1. Call the Early Childhood Center at 914.395.2353 to arrange an appointment to visit. Appointments are typically scheduled from mid-October through mid-December; however, if you are applying after the December 15 deadline, appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Completed application must be received in order to visit. Please plan to visit the ECC without your child.
  1. Acceptance and waiting list letters will be mailed by the end of January. If you receive a waiting list letter, please know that your child is still considered an active applicant. The ECC is often able to accommodate a number of waiting list applicants. Please inform us if you wish to remain on the active waiting list.

Applications are not carried forward from one year to the next. If you decline a space and wish to re-apply for the following year, a new application and fee must be submitted. The responsibility rests with the family to apply for the following year. You will need to request a new application packet.