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ACP Registration 2024-2025

Registration Lottery Information  2024-2025

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We will begin accepting applications on January 8, 2024.  To be considered for placement, applications must be received by noon on February 8, 2024.  (We are not responsible for delays in mail service.)

Acceptance into the preschool is based on a lottery system.  There will be a lottery for each of the following groups, in this order of consideration:

  • Currently enrolled students
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students
  • Siblings of alumni
  • Children of active board members and church staff
  • Children of actively involved members of Arcola United Methodist Church
  • General Public

Registration forms may be mailed to the church, to the attention of the Preschool Director, or placed in the drop box in front of the Worship Center/Preschool doors between 7am-1pm, Monday- Friday.

A registration fee of $149.00, in the form of a check made out to Arcola Christian Preschool, must be included with the registration form or paid online by the registration deadline.  This fee is non-refundable if your child receives placement in any of your choices. If a child does not receive a placement, the registration fee will be returned. However, those children will automatically be placed on a wait list unless parents notify the Director, in writing or through email, that they do not wish to continue the process.  In the event a space becomes available, parents will be contacted and given 48 hours to notify the Preschool Director of their decision and pay the $149 registration fee. 

All children, whose registrations arrive after noon on February 8, 2024, will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis if spaces are available or placed on a wait list until all timely registrations are processed.

The Lottery Process                   

  1. As registrations are received, they will be grouped in the categories listed above.
  2. Registration forms will be drawn randomly within the first group, and children will be placed in a class based on the preference indicated on the registration form.  If the first choice is not available, the student will be placed in the second choice and put on the wait list for the first choice.
  3. After the first group is placed, we will go through the same process for each of the remaining groups in the order they are listed above.
  4. Registrants will be notified by e-mail of acceptance on or before February 16, 2024.
  5. Children will automatically be placed on the wait list unless parents notify the Director, in writing or through email, that they do not wish to continue the process.
  6. We will continue to place students who apply after the deadline on a first-come, first- serve basis until all slots are full or add them to the waiting list.

Although we will do our best to accommodate preferences in class placement, we must consider the boy/girl ratio in each class, as well as the need to place siblings on the same days.



 All classes meet from 9:30 am – 12:15 pm.
(Lunch Bunch offered until 1:30pm for an additional cost, one to two days per week.)

Arcola Christian Preschool reserves the right to alter the class schedule based on enrollment demands.

2 ½ year olds (must be 2 by March 31, 2024) have the following options:

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • Wednesday and Friday

3 year olds (must be 3 by September 30, 2024) have the following options: 

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • Wednesday and Friday
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday

4/5 year olds (must be 4 by September 30, 2024) have the following options: 

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
  • Monday through Thursday
  • Monday - Friday
    (Priority for the 4-day and 5-day classes will be current students who need an extra year of preschool and then those who will be 5 before January 1, 2025.)


A REGISTRATION FEE of $149.00 must accompany each registration form.  The registration fee is non-refundable if your child is offered placement in our program so make sure to only mark those classes you are willing to accept.

TUITION for the 2024-2025 school year at Arcola Christian Preschool is listed below.  Tuition is to be paid in nine equal installments.  The first tuition payment is due May 1, 2024. This is a deposit that indicates your commitment to attend Arcola Christian Preschool and will be credited as the May 2025 payment.  The remainder of the payments are to be made by the first of each month, August through March, and are applied to the following month’s fees.

To ensure we receive timely payments, we ask that all families make their tuition payments through our online payment page using an electronic fund transfer or use bill pay through your bank allowing at least 7 days for processing and delivery. If this presents a problem for your family, please talk with our Director.

Monthly Tuition – 9 equal installments                                     Lunch Bunch - Offered on select days each month                       

Two-day classes                                 $260.00                           Each Lunch Bunch session - $25           
Three-day classes                              $320.00                                                
Four-day class                                    $390.00  
Five-day class                                     $470.00

Sign up for an Information Session & Tour

Information sessions and Tours of our facility will be offered on the following days:

Thursday, January 11@ 1:30pm
Tuesday, January 16 @1:30pm
Thursday, January 25 @1:30pm
Wednesday, January 31 @ 2pm
Monday, February 5 @1:30pm

Sign up to reserve your spot for an Information Session and Tour.