Thank you for your interest in the Sandhills Children’s Center’s early childhood education programs!

The Southern Pines campus of Sandhills Children’s Center currently has a waiting list for enrollment for all age groups. Please be advised that, at this time, the number of infants and toddlers on our waiting list is extremely high. If you are not already on the list, it is unlikely that we will have a spot for your infant or toddler in the 2019-2020 school year. It is not uncommon for families to be on the list a year or longer before an opening is available. Please complete the form below and read the waiting list policies. You will be contacted via email with a link to sign up for a tour once your form is complete.

Because of the limited number of openings, joining the waiting list does not guarantee that you will be offered a spot at our center. When spots become available, we reach out based on length of time on the list. Spots open up in various classrooms at different times throughout the year, so it is difficult to guarantee a specific number or place on the list. Therefore, we will not be able to provide such information.

Please be aware that it has been our long-standing policy to maintain a priority waiting list for staff members’ children as well as siblings of children already enrolled. This can contribute to longer wait periods depending on the number of children on the priority list, particularly in the infant age group. We will contact you when there is an opening available for your child and you will have 24 hours to respond to us via phone or email before we move on to the next family on the list.

As we want to provide care as quickly as possible when a spot opens up, families are strongly encouraged to sign up for a tour of the center via the link that is emailed once the application is completed. When an opening becomes available and families are offered a spot at our center, they have 24 hours to respond via phone or email. If a response is not received within in 24-hour period, we will move to the next family on the list. If the tour dates and times do not work for your schedule, please contact Cathy Pierce via email at

We encourage you to email us every couple of months to check in and confirm your continued interest in our center. We still will be unable to provide information on your position on the list or estimated wait time, but reaching out shows us you are still actively interested.

If at any point you are no longer interested in enrolling your child at our center and wish to be removed from the list, please contact us so we may update the list accordingly. 

Check your inbox for a confirmation email with a link to schedule a tour. You may need to check your “junk” mail or add to your address book.