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Prospective Families

Enrollment, Wait List & FAQs

Children of Boise State Students, Faculty and Staff receive priority enrollment in the Children’s Center program. The Center provides care for children ranging in age from six weeks through five years of age.  To further advance campus and community relations, alumni community parents may enroll their children if space is available. First priority is given to University students.

Current Wait List information:

The Wait List for ALL Age Groups is CLOSED*

*Please check back to this site for Wait List status. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to schedule an appointment to visit the Center?

If you would like to tour the Center please give us a call to set up an appointment. This way you can be sure that someone will be available to talk with you and show you around.

Can you recommend any other early childhood programs?

Choosing a quality early childhood program is an important decision. Many factors will determine which program best meets your needs. One program will not necessarily fit everyone’s needs. Please utilize What To Look For in a Program from NAEYC to assist you with this decision. The Children’s Center does encourage families to seek NAEYC Accredited programs. Families may also utilize the Idaho Careline.

How do I know I got in?

While we do occasionally have spots open up in our classrooms midsemester, it is most likely that you will hear from us regarding an opening one month prior to the start of the Fall or Spring semesters. You will be notified by the Children’s Center of your eligibility to enroll. An appointment will be scheduled for you to come to the Center to complete the Registration and Tuition Agreement and pick up additional paperwork necessary to complete enrollment. You are always welcome to reach out to us to see if there has been any movement on our waitlists.

Is it possible someone who applied after I did was offered a space before me?

While it is unlikely this will occur, it is possible for someone who applied after you did to be offered a spot before you if any of the following situations apply:

  • Your preferred start date is after theirs
  • The opening is in a different age group
  • Your preferred schedule is not available
  • Their position on the Priority of Enrollment is higher (see Future Enrollment)