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 (currently enrolled families, 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 others on the waitlist. We also give preference to church members and staff of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. 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 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 important to keep us informed of any changes to contact information.
Note that payment of the waitlist fee does not ensure a place in our center but does serve to keep your child’s name on the list of prospective 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 the director or assistant director during operating hours, 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 Coleman for the Downtown Campus or Paula Elrod for the Edmond Campus 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 do is to begin lookin for care as soon as possible. We advise parents to get their child’s name on the waitlist as soon as they can since infant spots fill up quickly.
- Do you know any other center or childcare provider with openings?
Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral can help with finding regulated child care. Their website is rainbowfleet.org.