If you have any questions, please call the office at (650) 328-2262.

If you are an interested family and would like to be added to our mailing list, please send us an email at

Our goal is to place every child in the class of their choice. However, sometimes certain classes become full and we have to create a waitlist.  Normally, most children on the waitlist end up in the program they desire, but we cannot always guarantee that will happen. We offer priority registration to currently enrolled students, those with siblings currently in programs, children of the Meadow Makers and Middles, and grandchildren of Associates.



March 7: At the time of registration, a $25 non-refundable registration fee is required per child, per program (Visa/MC/Amex)

March 14: You will be contacted within the week (between March 7-March 14) to join a program or be notified you are on the waitlist. You will have the option of paying your deposit online via e-check, or by sending in or dropping off a check. We do not accept credit cards for deposits/program fees.

March 19: Your non-refundable deposit is required no later than Thursday, 3/19 to secure your spot. Each deposit is per child, per program.

$300 Deposits:

Morning in the Meadow

Afternoon in the Meadow

After School in the Meadow

Moments in the Meadow

$100 Deposits:

Parent/Child Tea

Change Makers

Grandmas in the Meadow​

Heart Voices

Please note: 

July 31: Balance of Program Fees will be due no later than July 31 (check or E-check). We are unable to accommodate refunds and/or credits of dropped programs after July 31st. Thank you for your understanding.


June 30: Payment in full is due for new registrations received after June 31st or acceptance of a waitlist opening. 


March 19: Heart Voices ($400) and Spiritual Rap ($540) registration/re-enrollment program fees are due in full. (check, e-check or Venmo @C-Family) If canceled by July 31, less a $100 deposit, a refund will be given. You will receive an email with payment instructions. Thank you!


The Child and Family Institute recognizes the interconnectedness of all people and contributions of all individuals, including those of any background. We strive to make our programs affordable to all families regardless of financial circumstances. To the extent that funds permit, financial assistance is available to families in need; please contact Brooke Larkins at (650) 328-2262.

330 Ravenswood Avenue  Menlo Park, CA  94025

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