Welcome from the Director of Admissions

We are so pleased that you are considering The Center for Early Education for your child and family. 
At The Center, our mission guides everything that we do. We work to ultimately graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners and we never forget about the importance of each day of this wonderful journey! Our philosophy combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child. We cannot wait to get to know your family and introduce you to our program and community.

Embarking on an admissions process is an important milestone. We know that families experience this process in many different ways. As parents, while you research, think and write about your child, consider your family’s deepest values, create spreadsheets, explore websites, talk with friends and teachers, map out distances, examine viewbooks, and attend events, what you're really doing is dreaming about your child’s future, next year and far down the road. My hope is that you're finding a school and a community that you admire, trust, love, and are excited at the prospect of partnering with in raising your child. Our team is looking forward to being by your side in this process.
As we move into the 2021-22 school year, we aspire to offer a 2022-23 admissions process in which families will be able to spend time on our campus and in our community in person. As we learn more both on a local and global level this summer and fall, we will be able to share more definitive information about the format and in-person/virtual status of each event. Just like our approach in 2020-21 for bringing our students back onto campus in a safe and thoughtful manner, this year's admissions process will put the well-being of children, families, and teachers first and will be based on health guidelines and grounded in our core values of Responsibility, Caring, Inclusion, and Honesty.
 
Our admissions process is outlined here and will be updated with details as they are available.

Our comprehensive admissions viewbook will be emailed to all applicants. In the meantime, we invite you to explore our website to learn more about The Center’s programphilosophycommunity, and admissions process and to call or email us at any time with questions. 
 
We look forward to getting to know and partner with your family over the coming year!
 
Warmly,
Katrina and Lindsay

Katrina Lappin                                
Director of Admissions                   
lappink@cee-school.org  
              
Lindsay Watson
Assistant Director of Admissions
watsonl@cee-school.org
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.