Enrollment Policy and Classes Offered

Registration for the August 2020 through May 2021 school year was held on January 22. We currently have openings in our 2s, 4s, and TK classes. 

To enroll in an opening or to be placed on our wait list, please contact Tammy Pressley, director, at 919-387-3400 or Preschool tours are only given for openings or at our Open House in January.  Children must be vaccinated to attend

Salem Baptist Preschool is not presently equipped or trained to accept students who are developmentally challenged outside of their chronological age level; therefore, children must be the developmental, chronological and cognitive age of the class they enter. All students who are receiving any developmental assistance must present all evaluations to the Director prior to entry or contact the Director concerning when evaluations will be available. Children must be the age of the class they are entering by August 31 of that school year. The Director and the governing board have the right to dismiss any child should they be unable to adjust to the classroom and age level requirements in a 3–6 week period. Circumstances such as unresolved language and/or communication barrier, uncontrollable crying, screaming or anxiety, inability to adapt to the classroom routine, disruptive and/or aggressive behavior are some of the reasons for dismissal.

The Registration Fee is $100 for the first child and $75 for each additional child in the family, This fee is non-refundable, even if your child cannot attend the preschool for the upcoming year. To secure your child's enrollment, September tuition must be paid by June 1 and is non-refundable. We do not accept credit or debit cards. We accept checks and the correct amount of cash. We do not keep cash on the premises; therefore, we are unable to give change.

The following classes are offered for students:
Two Year Olds: One Class on MWF; One Class on WF; and Two Classes on TTH
Three Year Olds: Three Classes on MWF and Three Classes on TTH
Four Year Olds: Three Classes on MWF; Two Classes on M-F; and One Class on TTH
Transitional Kindergarten: One Class on M-F

Cost for each class for 2020-2021:
Two day classes: $160 per month
Three day classes: $210 per month
Five day classes: $280 per month

Open House and Registration Dates for the August 2020-May 2021 School Year

*Please note that due to security reasons, public observations in the classrooms are not allowed. Preschool tours for open spots are available by appointment only. Contact the preschool during office hours or email the director at to schedule a tour.  No tours will be given before Open House or January 20 through January 22 due to the various registrations.

This year's annual Open House was held on Friday, January 10, next year's Open House date will be listed soon.  At this time, you will hear an overview of our preschool, watch a slideshow of a typical school day, learn about the registration process, and take a tour with an age level teacher.  This is for parents only, so please make childcare arrangements.  No need to register; you can just show up!


Monday, January 20: 
 1. Salem church members currently in the preschool  
 2. Students currently enrolled in the preschool who are not Salem church members
 3. Salem church members who currently have a child in the preschool and wish to  enroll that child's sibling who is not currently in the preschool
 4. Non-Salem church members who currently have a child in the preschool and wish to enroll that child's sibling who is not currently in the preschool

The director and assistant will place students in classes in the above order based on parents' first, second, and third choices.  If needed, they will conduct a lottery. The assignments will be posted outside the director's office on Tuesday, January 21

Tuesday, January 21
1. Salem church members who are not currently enrolled (9:30 am)
**Please note that you must have been an ACTIVE church member for a minimum of six months

 2. Alumni (11:00 am): An alumni is a parent who has had children in the preschool in the  past but doesn't currently have an enrolled child and wish to register a sibling of the  previously enrolled student

Lottery numbers will be given out for both registrations only if needed

Wednesday, January 22: 
Public Registration. This registration is for children who are not currently in the preschool and are interested in enrolling a child in a two, three, or four year old class.  Please see below for the lottery procedure.

Registration Form 2020-2021 (PDF)

You may sign your child up for only one class. Exceptions are made for staff children when necessary. We can only accept registration forms on the day of registration, so early drop off and mail-in of registration forms is not permitted. If you have difficulty understanding or reading English, you will need to bring someone with you to interpret because if your child is enrolled, you will be required to sign policies and answer questions that you must understand. 

See FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on the preschool home page for more detailed information.

Lottery Registration Procedures

  • Parent or parental proxy must be available at the time of the drawing.
  • Please do not arrive prior to 9:30 in order to allow our parents ample time to park and bring their children to the classrooms. Numbers will be given out between 9:30 and 10:30.
  • Forms will be numbered as they are received and you will receive a corresponding number. Your number will be placed in a box and we will begin drawing numbers from that box at 10:45 am. Siblings will receive the same number and register in the same order when that number is called.  There is no advantage to having number one over number fifty.  The drawing is random, so everyone has an equal chance of getting enrolled.
  • If you choose to receive your number early, leave campus, and then come back, we urge you to return by 10:30 am. If you are not present when your number is called, you will be skipped.
  • The registration forms will be checked for discrepancies, such as duplicate forms, before numbers are called.
  • Duplicate forms or any other deception will remove your child from participation in the drawing and any future registration
  • Once a class is full, a waiting list will begin in the order that lottery numbers are called.