Please submit the completed application
form (click here for a pdf application form) and $30 application fee to:
28 Lyman Road
Northampton, MA 01063
...and contact the program coordinator, Lois Ducharme
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413)
schedule a meeting and a visit to the school.
Applications are accepted from
September 1 through March 1, for the following year. First consideration is given
to applications received on or before March 1. Applications received after March
1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
to the Infant/Toddler and Preschool programs is open to all families. Acceptance
priorities are as follows:
Full-time schedule requests receive priority over part-time
Specific day requests within a part-time schedule will only be accommodated as space allows.
Placement of non-Smith families to the Infant/Toddler progrm does not guarantee placement for a subsequent year in the Infant/Toddler Program.
Parents will be notified in writing of the admission
decision. Letters will be sent by April 1. Enrollment materials included with the
admission letter must be completed and returned with a $500 non-refundable deposit
within a week of receiving the admission acceptance.
Reenrollment is determined in February;
the placement of a community family will be reviewed only if Smith demands exceeds
available capacity. Reenrollment priorities are as follows:
Smith College is committed
to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation
of differences. Smith College does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies
on the basis of religion, race, color, creed, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual
orientation, age, or with regard to the bases outlined in the Veterans Readjustment Act and
Americans with Disabilities Act. The Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education does
not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race,
religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation
or disability. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
nondiscrimination policies: Office of Institutional Diversity, College Hall #31, (413) 585-2141.