Families may apply for the NIST CCC waiting list as soon as you know you are expecting a child. Registration requires a "due date". Parents are responsible for notifying the center once the birth has occurred to update the registration with the name and birth date. Employees who indicate they are adopting a child will be assigned a date of application that is on inactive status until at least ten months before the desired date of enrollment.
- Obtain a registration form from the Center Director or at the center's website (application form).
- Complete the registration form by indicating the child's name (if not born yet, "baby") and birth date (if not born yet, due date).
- Submit application along with the processing fee to the Center Director or Mailstop 1915.
- In cases where an immediate vacancy in an age-appropriate classroom is not available, the child's name is added to the waiting list when the registration requirements are met.