Enrollment Process


  • Applications become available in October for the following school year. We do not charge an application fee, and your application will not obligate you in any way. If you wish to request an application be mailed or emailed to you, call our office (203-624-1374) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Please note that children must be at least 2 years and 9 months old by September 1st of the year for which they are applying. For example, if you are applying for 2018-2019 enrollment, your child must be at least 3 years old by December 31, 2018.

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  • The family visit is an essential and required part of our application process. Family visits are scheduled after our Open House has taken place, and are a time for families to visit us and see Leila Day in action. Scheduling a time to visit is available as you complete your application, and if you are unavailable for open appointments, please contact our office to schedule your family visit.
    Family Visit
  • Tuition for our Full Day and After School Junior programs are based on a sliding scale according to family income. Qualified full day program families may also receive a tuition adjustment through the support of the City of New Haven’s School Readiness Program (New Haven residents only).

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    Tuition and Leila Day's Sliding Scale
  • Acceptance letters and contract tuition agreements are emailed to new families in late January or early February, and we ask for a prompt return.
    Acceptance Notification
  • We often receive more applications than available spaces and will ask families to confirm placement on our waitlist. As enrollment changes occur and spaces become available, we will contact families from our active waitlist.
  • Once we have received your signed contract with a deposit, you are considered an enrolled Leila Day family member. In the following months we will be in touch with welcoming information, instructions for completing required enrollment paperwork, and access to our password protected parent section of our website.
    Enrollment Information
  • Teachers in your child’s class will contact you prior to the start of school to arrange a visit either in your home or at Leila Day. We want to get to know each child and offer the opportunity for parents to share information and ask questions. We will plan the visit where you feel more comfortable.
    Welcome Visit
  • The first day of school is filled with excitement, but also uncertainty as children embark on a new experience. In order to ease the transition, our first day is a shortened day, both full day and morning programs run from 8:30am to 1pm. After School Programs begin on the following day, our first full day of school.
    First Day of School


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Leila Day Nurseries | 100 Cold Spring Street | New Haven, CT 06511 | fax: 203-624-9489 phone: 203-624-1374 | email: office@leiladay.org

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