Preschool Open Enrollment for the 2024-2025 School Year is open now!

To register, please complete this Google Form.

K-4 Before and After Care Enrollment is now open.

***Important update for the 2024-25 school year***

Effective on the first day of the 2024-25 school year on August 28, 2024, the ELC will no longer be offering full-day (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) pre-school enrollments.

Please note that if you are a family that is already enrolled for full-day preschool and have indicated that you are returning next year, we are honoring your enrollment for next year only as we make this transition.

In order to best serve the changing needs of our growing school community, our program will be transitioning to a split AM/PM schedule and will no longer have full day schedules:

  • Before Care program from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

  • AM Preschool (Session 1) from 9 to 11:45 a.m.

  • PM Preschool (Session2) from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

  • After Care program from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

We understand that this change may present challenges for some families. Please understand that we did not make this decision lightly, and the changes are being implemented after collecting feedback from parents and staff. These updates will bring us into alignment with the programs offered in neighboring school districts; allows for more families to access our services; and provides our staff with collaboration and planning time that is crucial for delivering more individualized learning plans for our students.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Director of Early Learning Brittany Goff at (360) 619-1333 or via email at brittany.goff@ridgefieldsd.org.

All of our tuition programs are currently full for the 2023-24 school year. 

Please stay tuned for an updated waitlist link that will be activated after March 6th, 2024.

Early interventions and preschool services

Early Childhood Services
The Ridgefield School District offers early childhood screening and assessment of children from birth through age 5 in the areas of fine and gross motor skills, communication, cognitive or thinking skills, social skills and adaptive skills. Screenings and evaluations for infant/toddlers (birth to 3) will be conducted by a family resource coordinator. Children from age 3 to 5 who qualify for services are served in our early learning preschool classrooms. Early intervention/preschool services for eligible children may include special education services speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as determined by their individual needs. Call the Special Education Office at (360) 619-1348 for more information.


Preschool sign ups for the 2023-2024 school year are currently full. K-4 Before + After Care will open when full K-12 enrollment is available later this spring.