Preschool Forms

Enrollment Moving to Lottery System Starting with Fall 2020

We will be phasing out the waiting list starting after enrollment for fall 2019 is complete. We will honor the waiting list applications we have already received (for falls up to fall 2022!) with priority registration above the general public, but we will not accept any new waiting list applications for future falls. The waiting list has been useful in the past, but is now so large that it no longer fits our needs. Starting with enrollment for fall 2020, all applications received during the enrollment period will be randomly numbered and placed in a lottery.  Returning/alumni families will have priority for registration. Returning children and HNP staff children will be placed into classes first, followed by siblings of returning/alumni families, followed by all other applications. Placements will continue to be made in consideration of optimal learning environments, i.e.  balance of age, gender, and diversity.

Families will still be able to submit a waiting list application for a current school year, but that application will only be for a mid-year start of the current school year and will not carry over to the next school year. All families will still need to submit an application for enrollment every year.

We feel that a switch to a lottery system will make enrollment more fair and clear for all families. Please let the preschool director Kaitlin know if you have questions, comments, or concerns about phasing out the waiting list at psdirector@hartleynature.org or 218-724-6735.

Scholarship Forms

If you are struggling to pay for HNP and/or child care, there is assistance available for preschool and child care! We accept both the state Early Learning Scholarship (we are 3 star Parent Aware rated) and St. Louis County Funding. More information and applications:

Submit the following application for a limited Hartley Nature Center scholarship if your family doesn’t qualify for assistance from St. Louis County or the state or if you need additional financial assistance. Thank you to our generous donors who make the HNC scholarship fund possible.

Forms for 2018-19 Enrolled Families

Please return all of your enrollment forms to Hartley Nature Center by August 1, 2018.