Toddler Language Project - Application for Admission 2019/20
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Thank you for your interest in the Toddler Language Project.  Once we receive your application we will schedule you for a play-date interview.  If you do not hear from us, please contact us directly at or call 212-316-0313.  There is a $50 application fee.
Required 1.
Parent Contact Information

First Name:
Last Name:
Work Phone:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal Code:
How did you hear about us?:
Parent 2: Name, Phone, Email:

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How did you hear about Morningside PlayCare Immersion

Columbia U
Another Parent - Please give name below.
Yahoo Groups
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Parent Information
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Select all answers that apply. 

Both parents are fluent in English.
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in English.
Both parents are fluent in Mandarin.
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in Mandarin.
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in languages other than English or Mandarin. Please list below.
Both parents are fluent in Spanish
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in Spanish
There is another language in our household. We describe below in "Other."
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Family's have different child care needs and preferences.  What is your child's availability to participate in the program?  
Full day enrollment five days per week
Mornings enrollment five days per week
Afternoons enrollment five days per week
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Will your child need before or after care?  
We will need care before 8:30am or after 3:30pm. If so, provide times below.
No before or after care needed.
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For what date are you seeking enrollment?

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Required 8.
Please select one.  If more than one applies, please indicate which ones in comment section.
I have a parental interest in this project.
I have a scholarly interest in this project.
I am familiar with licensed group family child care programs.
I am familiar with Morningside PlayCare, the first host program.
I was already familiar with the research presented on the project page.
I am familiar with other related research.
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  • What is your family's income bracket? This is important to us for research purposes. Families who are applying for financial assistance should also indicate that here, and download a financial assistance form from the Morningside PlayCare website.  Go to Admissions tab and scroll down. The financial aid application is due within ten days of filing for admissions.  It is recommended that all applicants for financial aid, also join the waitlist.

$300,000 or more.
$250,000 to $299,000
$200,000 - $249,000
$150,000 - $199,000
$100,000 - $149,000
$50,000 - $99.000
Below $50,000
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Child's Information
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Child's First and Last Name


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What is your child's date of birth?  Please write out month, then numerical day, then year.


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How many months is your child right now?  If more than 36 indicate age in years in comment box.
17 mos.
18 mos.
19 mos.
20 mos,
21 mos.
22 mos.
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24 mos.
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36 mos.
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Child's Gender
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What are the current child care or school arrangements for your child? Please use comment box to explain why you want them to change. 

Day Care or Pre-School
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If your child is currently enrolled in Nursery School or DayCare, or Pre-School, please give the name of the program. 


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Language(s) in which child is spoken to at home or in childcare and which he/she understands.
Another Indigenous European Language (List below)
Another Indigenous African Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous Asian Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous South American Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous North American Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous North Seas Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous South Seas Language (List Below)
Another Middle Eastern Language including Arabic or Hebrew (List Below)
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If your child has begun speaking clear words, what language(s) is he/she speaking?

Other (indicate below)
My child has not yet begun speaking clear words.
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Please list five of the longest utterances your child can speak.  If your child speaks in complete sentences, please give an example of two.

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We know it's impossible to describe anyone's personality in one word.  That said, which of the following best describes your child's personality orientation. (Please explain below.)
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Please describe your family's ethnic and language heritage.

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Life for a toddler is challenging. It's full of frustrations and communication options are limited. Describe your child's most challenging behavior when he/she is upset. Please also describe how you respond and manage.

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Please list countries to which you or your family has traveled in the past five years.

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Why do you feel our program would be a good match for your child?  What are your priorities for him/her during the nursery school years?

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What kinds of foods does your family consume? Your child's favorite foods?

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Does your child have any allergies or health issues that might affect his/her participation in any of our indoor or outdoor activities? If yes, please describe.

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I plan to apply for financial assistance. If so, please download the PDF form from the bottom of the Admissions page of the website, file and return. 

An application fee of $50 is required to complete the application process.  You will be sent a PayPal invoice.

Thank you for your application.  You will hear from us within the next few days to schedule an interview play-date.  If you don't hear from us within 3 days, please contact us at the email below.

If you would like an invitation to our next event, please register below or email us.
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 If you would like to know more about our program, please visit our project page:
                                                     Toddler Language Project