Frequently Asked Questions about TCDC Registration

Dec 7, 2011

Q. Do I have to register my child for next year?
A. Yes! Registration does not carry over from year-to-year. The waiting list does not carry over, either. You must register your child for each year that you would like for your child to attend TCDC.

Q. How do I register my child for TCDC?
A. Complete and return to the TCDC office a 2012-2013 registration form along with a check for the $125.00 registration fee. Contracts for the 2012-2013 school year will be mailed by February 24, 2012 to all registered students for whom we have a place. Students for whom we do not have a place will remain on a waiting list and their parents will be notified. Signed contracts and supply fees should be returned to the school office before March 26, 2012. Your child’s enrollment is not complete until both the signed contract and supply fee have been returned to TCDC.

Q. When can I register my child?
A. On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, registration begins for children currently enrolled in TCDC who will be returning to the same program (Extended-care or Kindergarten-only) in Fall 2012. On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, registration begins for children currently enrolled in one of Trinity’s weekday programs who would like to change programs (from Extended-care to Kindergarten-only, From PDO to TCDC, etc.). Registration also begins on December 14 for all siblings of currently enrolled children. On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, registration begins for Trinity members who do not currently have a child enrolled in one of Trinity’s weekday programs. On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, registration opens to the community.

Q. What time does registration start?
A. Registration begins when TCDC opens at 7:00 each morning.

Q. Will people be waiting in line on registration day?
A. Probably. Children who are currently enrolled in TCDC and are returning to the same program are guaranteed a spot as long as they register before December 14th. After that, as always, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some classes fill up faster than others. There usually are several people waiting in line at 7:00 am on the first day of each stage of registration.

Q. Can I turn my registration form in early?
A. No. You cannot register until 7:00 am on the morning your child is eligible for registration. If we receive your form early we will attempt to return it to you. If we cannot return the form we will hold it until the end of the day on which you were eligible to register.

Q. How does the waiting list work?
A. If the class for which you registered your child is already full then your child will be placed on the waiting list for that class. We hold your check for the registration fee with your child’s registration form. When an opening occurs we notify families on the waiting list one at a time until someone accepts the opening for their child. If you are contacted from the waiting list about an opening for your child, and you accept the spot, then we cash your check for the registration fee and mail you a contract.

Q. Does anyone ever get a spot from the waiting list?
A. Yes! Every year we are able to place children from the waiting list into classes. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you which classes will have openings or when they will become available. It’s different every year.