Join the Waitlist
The St. Luke’s Childcare centers run year-round and at full capacity across all four centers. There are not specific enrollment dates. Please join the waitlist for a spot in one of the classrooms.
St. Luke’s Children’s Center has three locations in the downtown area and one in East Edmond. All of St. Luke’s centers are year-round programs and as such we do not have specific enrollment dates. We regularly assess openings available in each class and use the wait list to inform families when availability exists. Occasionally an opening will become available during the school year.
- How does your waitlist work?
We maintain one central waitlist for our three downtown campuses and one waitlist for our Edmond location. As the list is usually long, especially for infants, it is important to apply as soon as possible. The average wait time varies depending on a variety of factors (Alumni family, Church Members, Staff) and the age of your child.
For each age (unborn, infant, ones, twos, threes, etc.) there is a separate list. As children age while on the waiting list, they will be moved up to the following age list.
Siblings of currently enrolled children will be given priority over all other on the waitlist. We also give preference to church members and staff of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Finally, all other families. The date of completed application is the final criteria for priority within each of these groups.
In order to secure a spot on the waitlist, please submit the application along with a $50 non-refundable Waitlist Application fee. You may submit your application online, via mail or in the office directly. Please make checks payable to St. Luke’s Children’s Center.
Parents are notified via email and phone call when a space is available for their child. Parents are given 48 hours to notify us of their decision to either accept or decline the enrollment. If the parent fails to contact us within the 48-hour period, the assumption is made that the family is no longer interested in our program and the child’s name will be removed from the waiting list. Due to the short window of time to respond, it is very important to keep us up to date with changes to contact details.
Note that payment of the waitlist fee does not ensure a place in our school but does serve to keep your child’s name on the list of perspective students. Your child’s place on the waitlist is determined by the date that we received your waitlist form and fee.
- How long is the Waitlist?
The length of the waitlist varies but is generally longer for children under two and then over two. Typically, around a year is a normal time frame but it can exceed a year as well.
- Can I stop in anytime and have a look around?
We are happy to have you visit and take a tour of our facilities. In order to provide a safe and secure environment for the children, we ask that you make an appointment to visit the classrooms with director or assistant director for our operating times Monday through Friday.
- Will we be told where we are on the list?
The wait list is updated from month to month. You are more than welcome to contact Mandi or Christina for the Edmond waitlist at any time to see where you are on the list.
- What can we do to get a spot sooner?
One of the most important things you can is to start looking for care as soon as possible. Don’t wait for your baby to be born to start looking for care.
- Do you know any other center or childcare provider with openings?
Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral can help find regulated child care.
- What happens next?
There is not much left to do but wait!
You can make any changes at any time before you are actually offered an opening by emailing Mandi or by calling 405-232-2391 and letting her know what information you would like to change.