Spring 2021 registration is now open.
Registration is held on the first Tuesday in March. 
The ECNS school year runs from September to May.
Children must be potty trained and either three or four by September 1st of that school year. 
Here's how it works:
Step 1: Attend ECNS Registration Night on the First Tuesday of March

Registration begins on the first Tuesday of March every year. If you are new to ECNS we host an Open House that evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on site. The first step to registering your child with ECNS is to fill out the Registration Form during Open House and submit your (non-refundable) $50 registration fee.  Checks can be made out to ECNS and mailed to the ECNS Registrar at P.O Box 181, Eureka, IL 61530 or you can pay online at Registration forms will be processed in the order they are received from March 1st until April 1st.


Space is limited, you will be notified by the Registrar if you child is on the waitlist for the upcoming school year.  All children who have submitted both their registration form and fee will be notified of class placement by May 15th.  If no space is available at ECNS for your child then your registration fee will be returned.


If you are unable to attend the Open House on the first Tuesday in March please email for information on how to register your child.  

Step 2: Attend Parent Orientation & Submit Required Documents

ECNS will conduct a parent/guardian orientation before the start of school at the end of August. At this orientation parents/guardians will turn in and complete all necessary forms and listen to teacher presentations. Orientation should take about one hour.  This event is for parents/guardians only, please do not bring your kids.


Your child cannot attend ECNS until all forms have been submitted and reviewed. Each child must submit the following documents on or before the parent orientation: 

 Up-to-date immunization records 

 TB and lead screening results

 A Recent Physical - Valid for 2 years of preschool attendance & must be dated within 1 calendar year before the first day of school 

 Certified Birth Certificate (to be copied during Parent Orientation)

 Student Information Form

 Pick-Up Permission Slip

 Review the ECNS Handbook 

Step 3: Submit First Payment & School Supply Fee

Your child's first month of tuition ($90 or $115) and a one-time school supply fee ($50) are both due one month prior to the start of school.  Checks can be made out to ECNS and mailed to the Administrative Assistant at ECNS, P.O. Box 181, Eureka, IL 61530.  Please make sure to indicate the name of your child on the check.  You can also pay online via PayPal.  ECNS will invoice all parents via email to remind them of this first payment and provide the PayPal link. Once your child begins school payments can be dropped off at the ECNS drop box. The new school year begins the Tuesday following Labor Day every year. Get ready for an exciting school year ahead with your child!  

In preparation for the school year, the teachers will host a "Meet the Teacher" night giving your student a chance to get familiar with their new learning environment. Details will be sent to you in August!