As we prepare for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, please be advised that dates, as well as the process itself, may be adjusted due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We, like many other educational institutions, are navigating constant changes in regards to our operational parameters during this continuing pandemic. We appreciate your patience, understanding and flexibility.
Current and Returning Families*: Reregistration/Priority Registration for the 2022/2023 school year will take place in February 2022. Instructions will be emailed out on Monday, February 7 to eligible families (this includes families who remained on the waitlist but were not offered a spot during the 2021/2022 school year.) Please note: returning families (those who have had children attend previously and would now like to enroll a new sibling) DO NOT need to tour again and may register in February along with currently attending families.
Registration for New Families takes place once annually, in March, for enrollment beginning Fall of that same year. All new students are started in September. We do not enroll new students mid-year (with the exception of those placed on the waitlist during Spring registration, as space becomes available**). For those interested in enrolling in the 2022/2023 school year, registration will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 and placement will be decided by lottery. In order to take part in the lottery, you must attend a tour prior to the registration date in March. Once your tour attendance has been confirmed, you will be given access to our online registration, which will be open for one day only, on the date in March stated above. Tours are offered, by appointment only, in January and February. If you are interested in enrolling in a future program, we ask that you call us beginning in October to schedule a tour for the following Spring registration period. Our tour calendar books up quickly, so the earlier you call (beginning in October), the better! PLEASE NOTE: THE TOUR CALENDAR FOR THE CURRENT MARCH ’22 REGISTRATION IS FULLY BOOKED. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE REACH OUT BEGINNING IN OCTOBER ’22 TO SCHEDULE A TOUR FOR NEXT SPRING’S REGISTRATION PERIOD.
For further information or to schedule an informational tour, please call the Preschool Office, M-F from 9:00am-4:00 pm at (510) 537-0773 or send an email (preferred) to email@example.com. If requesting a tour, please include your name, as well as the name and birth date*** of your child. Attending a tour is required prior to enrolling your child or taking part in the lottery.
*Returning families – please contact the office to obtain information about our online registration process. Registration for continuing students as well as new siblings must be completed by the end of February in order to receive priority registration and secure your spot for the next school year!
** We will continue to add students from the waitlist, as space allows, through January.
***Child’s birth date is required because our tours are designed around students’ age ranges and we want to make sure that you receive the appropriate age group/classroom information.
We accept children 2 years through 5 years. Children are grouped according to age (as of September 1) into one of six classes*:
Early 2 years
2 1/2 to 3 years
3 to 3 1/2 years
3 1/2 to 4 years
4 to 4 1/2 years
4 1/2 to 5 years
Children generally transition to a new class each fall when the new school year begins.
*Adjustments to the age range may sometimes occur, as necessary, in order for classrooms to maintain proper numbers and ratios, per state licensing regulations.
Age and developmentally appropriate activities are planned to allow each child to grow at his or her own pace. Indoor and outdoor activities include arts and crafts, science, music and movement, Bible stories, literature, dramatic play, math concepts, alphabet and numeral recognition and prereading skills. Circle time, snack time, and craft time along with free choice and play times allow much individual and group social interaction which are all vital experiences for young children.
A unique benefit that Happiness Hill offers your child is a chance to attend field trips. Classes visit a variety of age-appropriate locations, which offer hands-on learning opportunities in a new environment. Once a month* the children of Happiness Hill take an adventure on our school bus. Whether it be a trip to the San Jose Discovery Museum or a local park, your child is in store for a great experience. Parents and grandparents are welcome to sign on as chaperones and join in on the fun!
*Field trips are currently on hold due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, but will resume as soon as it is deemed appropriate.