Kids' Safari Learning Center
Adventures in Learning
Waiting List Policy & Information
Thank you for considering Kids’ Safari Learning Center. The purpose of this page is to provide basic information regarding our waiting list. Please call 608-839-9095 to schedule a tour or make any inquiries so that we can meet with to discuss your individual needs. Below is a description of our waiting list procedures and policies.
Request for enrollment at Kids’ Safari Learning Center must include a desired start date (month and year) for child care and one of the following: (a) your child’s date of birth; (b) your child’s estimated due date; or (c) proof of an adoption application. Kids’ Safari cannot accept placeholder applications (meaning applications that do not include a birth date, due date, or proof of adoption application)
Kids’ Safari operates under a priority system for enrollment purposes.
- Siblings of children presently enrolled in the program have first priority.
- Children of Kids’ Safari employees have second priority.
- Children of employees of Monona Grove School District and employees of the Commerce Park businesses have third priority.
- All other applicants have fourth priority.
Because of this priority system, an applicant’s place on the waiting list order is not fixed. Within each category, applicants will be offered space in the program on a first-come, first-served basis; nevertheless, regardless of the date of your application, you can be bumped by a subsequent applicant from a higher-priority category.
Placement on the waiting list does not guarantee that a space will be available when you want it, even if you are in a high-priority category. The earlier you apply, the greater your chances will be for future enrollment. Kids’ Safari requires only a two week notice of intent to withdraw a child currently enrolled in the program; as a result, the availability of space for new enrollees is sometimes known only two weeks in advance. In general, we will not contact you until we can offer you an opportunity to enroll. We therefore encourage you to periodically check on the status of your place on the waiting list and changes in anticipated spaces for new enrollees. In particular, if you apply before the birth or adoption of your child, you should make contact when your child is born or adopted to update your waiting list application with the child’s name and date of birth and updated contact information for you, if applicable.
Your child’s application will be maintained on the waiting list in the order it was received, subject to the priority categories outlined in sections 3 and 4, above, until you reach the top of the list. At that time, your child will be offered the next available space in the room for which s/he is age eligible. Families placing a $50.00 wait list fee will be given priority for enrollment. This fee will be held and used for the annual supply fee once enrollment is guaranteed.
Upon being offered a space, you have 48 hours to either accept or decline the space. Upon acceptance of a space at Kids’ Safari, a nonrefundable supply/enrollment fee must be paid within three working days to secure the slot. Should you change your mind regarding enrollment in the Center prior to your child’s start date, the deposit is nonrefundable.
Kids’ Safari will consider, on a case by case basis, requested changes to your anticipated start date and waiting list placement that result from complications in the birth or adoption of your child, or unanticipated health issues affecting your child.