Cradle Registration


Our current Cradle families have been asked to register and pay the registration fee for their children beginning in mid January. Once your child has been enrolled into our program, your family is able to register first for the next school year.

During that same time we begin to accept registrations for new families for the next school year. First priority is given to St. Gabriel parishioners. Registration materials are available in the church office beginning in January. If you would like to be considered for enrollment, please complete a registration card so that we may contact you if a space is available. There is no fee until we can offer you placement in a class. We plan to complete registration by mid-February. If you have not been contacted before then, you can assume that your child has been placed on the waiting list for next year.

Registration will remain open until classes have been filled.

Acceptance into our program is random with a few basic considerations: boy/girl ratios, age, and special needs. Our current enrollment indicates that we will have very limited openings in our 3 year-old classes. Every year we are able to accept families from the waiting list throughout the summer and even into the school year. However, we would recommend that you explore other preschools in the area as well during this time as most programs have waiting lists after February.

School starts in September

An enrollment packet is mailed at the beginning of August. Classes begin right after Labor Day with a staggered start to keep the first few days of school from being too overwhelming for everyone. We hit the ground running and don’t stop again until May. There are two teachers in every classroom, class sizes getting progressively bigger as the children get older.

More questions? Call Kate Stephens, Cradle Director, anytime to find out more about our program. It can be hard to catch her at her desk, but every effort is made to return all calls. Please contact Kate at