There are still openings in our 2022-2023 TTh classes!!
Open Registration for the next school year is held on the first Tuesday in March. 
The ECNS school year runs from September to May.
Children must be fully toilet trained and either 3 or 4 years old by September 1st of that school year. 
Here's how it works:
Step 1: ECNS Registration for NEW ECNS students/families begins on the First Tuesday of March

Registration begins on the first Tuesday of March every year. If you are new to ECNS we open up full online registration through our website that evening. The first step to registering your child with ECNS is to fill out the Registration Form 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 ($2 processing fee is added). 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.

**Returning students and siblings of current students will be given priority early enrollment, and information will be sent home with your child mid-February.  

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 children.


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 (PLEASE ensure to complete the yes/no portion and provide your signature on the physical form)

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

  • Student Information Form

  • Pick-Up Permission Slip

  • Emergency Contact Form

  • Review and sign the ECNS Parent Handbook 

  • Review and sign the ECNS Parent Code of Conduct  

  • Review and sign the ECNS Health and Wellness Policy   

Step 3: Submit First Payment & School Supply Fee

Your child's first month of tuition ($100 or $120) and a one-time school supply fee ($55) 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, a $4 convenience fee will be charges for tuition paid through PayPal. 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!