Registration is held annually by lottery in January for all programs. After registration day, any open spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The following FAQ apply to the annual lottery:
Q: Where should I park?
A: Park in the ELC parking lot, which is the first parking lot on the church property on the left-hand side. It’s the parking lot by the playgrounds.
Q: Which door should I use?
A: Follow the sidewalk next to the blue playground to reach the ELC entrance.
Q: Where will registration be held?
A: Registration will take place in the Gathering Place, which is the large open space just inside the doors of the church.
Q: What time should I line up?
A: There is no need to line up ahead of time. Arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. to receive a lottery number. Everyone will be given the same chance.
Q: Will registration be offered on a first-come, first-served basis?
A: Registration is decided based on the number that we call.
Q: How will the numbers be picked?
A: The lottery numbers will be randomly selected and pulled out of a raffle drum.
Q: How long will this take?
A: The entire process will take about 1 ½ hr hours. Once you have registered your child you are free to go.
Q: When will I know if my child has a spot in the ELC?
A: Once your number is called you will know immediately whether we have a spot for your child.
Q: What happens if my child doesn’t get a spot?
A: If you wish, you may place your child on a waiting list.
Q: How will I know how many open spots are available for registration in a particular age group?
A: You can call the ELC office at 410-461-2859 starting the week of January 22, and we can tell you at that time what spots we have available. (Numbers could change slightly up until January 27).
Q: Do I need to be physically present to register my child?
Q: Can I register more than just my family?
Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: Yes, there is $175 registration fee for all new students.
Q: What paperwork do I need to have with me at registration?
A: You will need to fill out a registration form (which is available online, in the Center, or handed out the day of registration).
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