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Preschool Enrollment

2024-2025 Preschool Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in the Vandalia-Butler Preschool program.  Registration is currently full for the 2024-2025 school year; however, please call 937-415-6401 to have your child added to a waitlist.

APRIL 3, 2024

Parents/guardians should enroll ONLINE beginning @ 8:00 am on April 3, 2024.  The enrollment link will become active at 8am on enrollment day.  Priority will be given to students 4+, and all remaining spots will go to students 3+ in order of time stamp. 

Please note, all preschool classes will be located at Helke Elementary next school year.


  • ONLINE enrollment will open at 8:00am on the date specified above (not sooner).
  • In order to begin online enrollment, parents enrolling a child will need to create an account.  As soon as the enrollment link is live, clicking on the link will prompt you to create a new account.
  • Complete the Preschool enrollment process ONLINE in full and be sure to press "SUBMIT".  The enrollment submission timestamp is what will mark the order of enrollment requests.  
  • Within 2 business days of completing online enrollment, you will receive a phone call to either:
    1. Offer your child a spot in the program and inform you of the next steps to complete registration.
    2. Offer your child a spot on the "Waiting List".


  • Vandalia-Butler City Schools is a "closed district" meaning that families must be able to provide proof of residency** in order to enroll in Vandalia-Butler's Preschool Program.
  • Online enrollment entries are time stamped once "Submit" is pressed and positions in the program will be granted in the order received.
  • Any online entries received BEFORE 8:00am on the dates specified will be invalid/disregarded.
  • Completing online registrations does NOT guarantee your child a spot in the program.
  • Phone calls/voicemails will no longer be considered for enrollment, as the process has moved ONLINE.
  • If you are not available within 24 hours after receiving a return phone call, your spot in the program/on the waiting list may be offered to the next family in line.
  • Once the program is full, the remaining student enrollment requests will be offered a spot on the waiting list in the order of the online entries received.  The waiting list will remain active until November 1, 2022.
  • A finalized list of students who were offered spots in the Preschool Program will be provided to the VBCSD Enrollment Office for the purpose of registration permission.
    • Only students on this list will be permitted to complete the final steps necessary to register for preschool for the 2024-2025 school year.
    • Students on the "Waiting List" will not be permitted to complete the final steps of registration at this time.
  • *IF* your child is offered a spot in the program for the 2024-2025 school year:
    • You will receive a second phone call from the Central Office Enrollment Secretary to schedule an appointment to finalize enrollment.
    • Compile the following items to bring to your appointment:
      • Original certified birth certificate
      • Proof of Residence (see below) **
      • Copy of parent/guardian ID or driver’s license
      • Immunization records
      • Court-stamped custody documents (if applicable)
      • IEP / ETR / 504 Plan / Gifted documents (if applicable)
**Proof of Residency Documents: 
  • Own your home?  Current property tax statement or bank escrow papers listing parent/guardian name and address.  Property tax statements are available for download at Montgomery County Auditor:
  • Rent your home?  Current lease or rental agreement (with landlord name, address, contact #, and expiration date)
  • Temporarily sharing a home?  An Affidavit of Shared Residency must be completed.  Additional documentation is required from the homeowner.  A form is located on the Online Registration program.