I extend a warm welcome to you as you learn more about admissions at LAC Preschool.

To make the right decision, I recommend that you research the school’s background, examine its philosophy, visit the premises, and meet the Director. In doing your research, I hope this website and visiting our school will help you understand what LAC Preschool is all about!

Scheduling a visit

Families interested in the program can contact Joyce Guimaraes (Director) or Kathy Manera (Assistant Director) by:
– calling the school at (914) 834-3984,
– emailing info@lacpreschool.com or
– by using our Contact Form


  1. Registrations for the 2018/19 school year will be mailed to current students, siblings and church members on Tuesday, November 21st. You can also download it from our website.
  2. Families are asked to complete the form and mail it to or drop it off at the Preschool office any time before December 8th.
  3. If registrations received exceed the number of spaces available in the morning classes, the Board President will take the registrations received by 12/8 and conduct a lottery the following week. Once slots are filled children will be placed in the afternoon program and wait listed for the morning program in the order that their names were drawn.
  4. Registrations received after Dec. 8th  will be treated on a first come, first served basis to fill spaces remaining after the lottery.
  5. Registrations will be mailed to the public (new families) on Dec. 8th.  If applications are dropped off before Dec. 8th, we will process them on Dec 8th.
  6. A letter will be sent to all parents notifying them of their child’s placement by Dec. 21st.
  7. Registrations for Extended Day and Enrichment will be available in the Spring, 2017.


Application Fee and First Installment Policies

If you do not accept your child’s placement you have until Jan. 12, 2018 to notify the office in writing.  After Jan. 12th,  the entire registration amount is non-refundable.

If your child is placed in your second choice (and waitlisted for your first choice) and you do not want your child placed in that class, you must notify the school office in writing by Jan. 12, 2018. Otherwise, we will assume you want the spot and will deposit your first installment check.

Although you may not get your 1st. choice, please be assured that there is room in the program for all of our children

Please review the Tuition Sheet to see complete financial responsibility.


Age Cut offs

Our Twos program – Must be 2 by September 30th (a rolling admission is available)
Our Threes program – Must be 3 by December 31st
Our Fours program – Must be 4 by December 31st