At Stepping Stones we have a rolling enrollment process. Although many children do start on the traditional August-September schedule when our kindergarteners leave our program, we also welcome new families throughout the year if a space opens. If you are flexible about your child’s starting date, please indicate this on the registration form. Our only requirement is that children must be at least 2 years old on their starting date.

Our rolling enrollment process acknowledges the reality that the most significant influences in a family’s need for preschool (a child’s readiness for preschool, a parent’s decision to start or stop working full time, or the arrival of a new sibling) do not occur on a strict academic calendar.

After mailing in the registration form and application fee, the preschool will contact you a few months prior to your desired start date to inform you of the enrollment. Our enrollment policy is based on an application review and school visit (siblings do have priority). You will hear back from us in April if you got into the incoming school year that you desire. 

Please note: an application for enrollment will NOT be considered until a school tour has been completed. Upon acceptance, your last month’s deposit will be due (a month tuition), as well as a materials fee. You will receive a registration form after your tour!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 415-665-4189.

*We accept children who require diapers and will help them master the use of the toilet when they show developmental readiness.


Tours are given on Friday mornings only at 9:30am. Please call the school at 415.665.4189 to schedule a tour. We do not schedule tours by e-mail. AT THIS MOMENT, WE WILL NOT BE SCHEDULING TOURS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC INTO THE PRESCHOOL AS A PRECAUTION TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND STAFF FROM THE COVID-19. Please check our website for when tours will reconvene.


The waitlist for the two’s and three’s classrooms at Stepping Stones is currently one to two years. To increase your chance of admission, please be sure to apply at least a year in advance.