The Kids' Place enrolls children from the entire Walla Walla Valley. Enrollment is year-round, based on availability.
Please call 509-522-2088 to set-up an appointment to visit and sign-up for the wait list.
Child Care Openings: Beginning the week of August 27 there are full-time openings for children ages 4-5 years old. Please see the enrollment tab for details.
The Kids' Place follows these steps when a family is ready to enroll:
- Family comes for an initial school visit and meets with director to discuss availability and enrollment details. This generally takes 20-30 minutes. Children may be present, but may not be left in classrooms unattended.
- Family and child visit in classroom for at least one hour, but can visit as long as they like during circle time, free play, and snack, generally 9:00-11:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm. Family member stays with child in classroom the entire time.
- Family meets with the teacher while child visits in room. It is strongly preferred that the child spends time in the classroom without the parent, while the parent is nearby meeting with the teacher. Additional visits as needed can be scheduled per family request.
PRIORITY ENROLLMENT Siblings of currently enrolled families are given priority when enrolling new children so that children may attend the same childcare. There is also one space reserved in each classroom, each year for a child of a Whitman College employee.
WAITLIST Families are welcome to call any time of year to schedule an appointment with the director to be added to the wait list. Following a visit to the school, a family is added to the wait list. There is no application or fee to be on the wait list. Families are called as openings are available year round. The waitlist is managed on a first-come, first-serve basis.