Re-registration for the 2020-2021 school year for current Van Riper families will be January 27th. TUITION RATE HOLD will be for families registering NOW to January 27th.

**FOR CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY – Cannot be applied to siblings.**

Every student who is currently enrolled in the Van Riper Ellis Christian School and plans on remaining with us for the Pre-K4 or the Transitional Kindergarten classes in September MUST re-register.

All families who register after January 27th will be charged the NEW tuition rates. No exceptions.

Registration will be open to the general public on

January 28th, 2020.

Classes fill up quickly!

Registration is on a first come/first served basis.

Space is limited, so REGISTER TODAY to secure your child’s spot in our program!

To enroll your child at VRECS, please speak with the Director to confirm availability. Make sure to complete and return the registration paperwork, along with the registration fee and one month security deposit.

Below are links to the forms included in our registration packet:

Welcome Letter

Universal Child Health Record

First Day Information

Top 10 Reasons to Choose VRECS




Q: Can I enroll my child at VRECS any time?

A: Yes. Enrollment at VRECS is ongoing as long as space is available.


Q: Where can I find the enrollment forms?

A: Enrollment forms are given out when you come for a tour of the preschool. Call 201-791-7853 to schedule a tour today! You can also register your child online by clicking on the Register Now! Link.


Q: I was not able to enroll my child because there was no space available. Can I be put on a waiting list?

A: Yes. To place your child’s name on the waiting list simply contact the Director and provide them with your child’s information.


Q: Is there a minimum or maximum number of days per week my child can attend VRECS?

A: VRECS is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Pre-K3 Schedule Options Include:

  • 3, 4, and 5 Half days from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 2, 3, 4, and 5 full days from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pre-K4 and Transitional Kindergarten Schedule Options Include:

  • 5 Half Days from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Full Days (M, W, F) and 2 Half Days (Tu, Th)
  •  5 Full Days 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You can register your child for Before and/or After Care between 1-5 days a week depending on your needs.

BEFORE CARE runs from 7:00am – 9:00am with options starting at 7:00am and 8:00am

AFTER CARE runs from 3:00pm – 6:30pm with pick-up options at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.


Q: Are meals or snacks provided at VRECS?

A: Meals and snacks are not provided at VRECS due to allergy concerns. VRECS offers the option to have your child participate in Bagel Mondays and Pizza Fridays at an additional fee. Each lunch we offer includes a fruit or vegetable and a drink.


Q: Does VRECS have any restrictions on foods I can send in with my child?

A: VRECS is a nut free school. Please provide your child with lunch and snacks that do not contain nuts and are not made in a facility that contains nuts.


Q: Will someone at VRECS administer my child’s medication, if necessary?

A: VRECS staff will only disperse medication for life-threatening conditions. All staff at VRECS are CPR and First Aide Certified and are able to administer Epi-pens as well as Nebulizers.


Q: What is the adult to child ratio at VRECS?

A: VRECS meets or exceeds state regulations regarding adult to child ratios. For our Three year old program, the state requires a 1:10 ratio, but we keep ratios at 1:8 with a maximum of 16 children in our downstairs Pre-K3 and 14 in our upstairs Pre-K3. For our Four year old and Transitional Kindergarten programs, the state requires a 1:12 ratio, but we keep ratios at 1:10 with a maximum of 20 children in each room.


Q: How will I be informed about my child’s progress at VRECS?

A: Effective communication happens on an ongoing and daily basis. In addition, teachers will track your child’s development by using implementing formal and informal assessments. We review this information with you through Parent Teacher conferences. Of course, the Director and your child’s teachers are always available to speak with you at any time.


Q: What payment methods are accepted for tuition at VRECS?

A: VRECS accepts cash, check, or credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for payment.

You can pay online or automatically with your bank account or credit card using Tuition Express!