The wait list is a fluid process of changing ages of children, desired start dates, consideration for siblings, returning families, etc. and we therefore provide our best estimate. We encourage families to check in periodically with us to understand the status of the waitlist. While the majority of our enrollment is made for September each year, spots may become available throughout the year.
Like the Aspen community of trees that have interconnected roots, we hope to build a community of families that support their children as well as support one another in this journey of raising our special little people. It takes a village!
We do not offer half-day options. The 2 and 3 day programs will follow scheduled days only.
Our part time programs are specifically set days: 2-day (T, Th) and 3 day (M, W, F). This allows consistency for both staff and children. Parents will not be able to choose the days their children attend part-time outside of this schedule.
Yes. We welcome applicants that qualify for ELRC. Please contact us for more information.
The parking area on 16th street between Christian and Montrose Streets are 30-minute loading/unloading spots dedicated to the school from 7:30 am – 6 pm on weekdays.
Yes, we have ample stroller storage space for compact strollers.
The safety and security of children at Aspen Grove is a top priority:
We ask that all children be up to date on required vaccinations. We will follow documented exemptions per DHS regulation. Please read more at: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter3270/s3270.131.html
Even if exempt, a child may be excluded from school during an outbreak of vaccine-preventable disease.
As of August 19, 2019 the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health requires all children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, in all private and public childcare centers to receive 1 dose of the influenza vaccine between August 1st and December 31st. Please contact an Aspen Grove administrator if your child does not receive the vaccine due to medical disability/medical professional recommendation, religious doctrine, tenant or law or personal conviction or creed. MORE INFORMATION
Please review the most updated school calendar on the website. For weather-related and emergency closures, we follow the Philadelphia School District.
As parents of young children ourselves, we believe that the ideal learning environment for a child is one where school is an extension of the home and vice versa. One way of trying to achieve this is to encourage parent involvement and participation in our program. The exchange of experiences and ideas helps us understand your child and his/her context better and encourages you to better relate to your child’s experience at school and help extend that at home. Some ways parents can be involved:
If I decline an enrollment offer I will be removed from the waitlist unless I request a deferral. Deferral requests are addressed on a case by case basis and can be for only up to one year from the date of the initial enrollment offer.
Once your child has been enrolled, you will have access to our Parent Handbook that details all our policies. All families are required to review and sign an acknowledgement prior to your child’s start date.
We ask that you first attend an Open House or a tour after which we will share tuition information