This year, information sessions for our Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms will be held online in January and February. Applications will be due at the end of February and enrollment decisions will go out at the beginning of April. Learn more about our Early Childhood program.

How to Apply

  • Attend an information session. The best way to learn about our Early Childhood program is to join us for a virtual tour. We look forward to seeing you in the Zoom room for discussion and Q&A. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
  • Complete an application. Click below to apply online and upload a photo of your child/family. 
  • Our non-refundable application fee is $75 ($100 for two siblings applying in the same year; $125 for three or more), payable by credit or debit card when you submit your online application.
  • If you are applying for Financial Aid, please complete the SSS application and upload all required forms online when you apply for admission.

Rolling admissions: Following our priority admissions season, we continue with rolling admissions, accepting applications all year round. Any openings will be filled from our pool of applicants on the basis of maintaining balanced and diverse classroom populations. We are unable to conduct tours of our early childhood program, but we will contact you if we have an opening for your child or add you to our waiting applicant pool in case additional spaces become available. If we’re unable to offer enrollment during the 2021-22 school year, you may contact us in January, 2022, to have your child’s application held over for the following 2022-23 school year.


Please contact the MCCS Admissions Team:

Jenny Bond, Assistant Head of School

Mills College Children’s School

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

510.430.2056 ph

510.430.3223 fax