The Children's School is open to children between the ages of 12 months and five years who are ready for the type of group experience offered and who can benefit from the program. Children who have physical or developmental disabilities are welcome in the program once parents and teachers determine that the School can meet the individual needs of the child. The School is operated on a nondiscriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, metal disability or physical disability. The program does not include religious instruction or worship.

Student families may be subsidized or non-subsidized. To be eligible for subsidized services, you must be a student at SSU (regularly matriculated) and be income eligible. In addition, children of students referred because the child is at risk of abuse or neglect can be eligible for subsidized services. Student families who are not eligible for subsidized services pay reduced student fees.