Waitlist Process

Each spring, we begin to offer a slot to waitlisted children for the upcoming fall. However, throughout the school year, a slot may become available when a family leaves the center. If your child does not enter Campbell Center in the fall, your child(ren) remains on the waitlist in chronological order per classroom. When a slot becomes available, families are contacted based upon the date placed on the waitlist and their priority.  All offers of enrollment occur via email so it is important to keep the Campbell Center updated. 

Priorities are as follows:

  • 1st - students of FLC 
  • 2nd - Siblings of already enrolled children
  • 3rd - Staff and Faculty employed by Fort Lewis College
  • 4th - Community members

If a slot has been offered and you choose to postpone placement by asking to remain on the waitlist, your waitlist date will change to the day you postpone and your child(ren) will remain on the waitlist. No Response after notice has been given of an available slot will be determined as a Decline and your child(ren) will be removed from the waitlist. After Removal: if you wish to stay on the waitlist, you must re-submit the required information and a new waitlist date is set according to the date we receive your information again.

Periodically, parents/guardians on the waitlist will receive emails asking to update and review the information we have received. No Response to update requests will be determined as a Decline as stated above.

Children placed in the toddler room “age forward” through our center (like elementary school); children move together each year into the next classroom until they reach kindergarten (5 years old by/on September 1st). The same method applies to the waitlist as your child ages forward.

FLC STUDENTS  be prepared to submit your Certificate of Enrollment  confirming your student status 


Campbell Child & Family Center currently places all interested families on a waitlist.

How to add your child to Campbell's Wait List:

Campbell Child & Family Center accepts children on our waitlist exclusively through email requests. If you would like to be added, please provide the following information and email to Campbell-Center-Waitlist@fortlewis.edu. Please note that the director currently works through the wait list once a month throughout the year. It is possible that you will not get an immediate response to your request.

  1. In subject line of email, type Waitlist Information
  2. Child(ren)'s first and last name
  3. Each child's date of birth
  4. Parent/Guardian name(s)
  5. Contact information – phone numbers, email address
  6. Are you a full-time employee/student of Fort Lewis College? Community member? (Students, add expected graduation date.)
  7. Choose Year-Round or School Year Plus one summer session or School Year Only.

You will receive a confirmation email indicating that we received your waitlist request; your waitlist date is effective the date of your email request. This serves as your receipt for any future concerns about waitlist order. If you do not have email access, please contact the center at 970-247-7679 to arrange for assistance in placing your family on our waitlist.

We recognize there is a critical shortage of childcare in Durango. We encourage you to look into all area Childcare centers. Please contact Southwest Office of Child Care Resource & Referral for information of all licensed providers in this region, the ages of children accepted and vacancies, 970-247-0760.



Early Childhood Council of La Plata County

To apply for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), you must reside in Colorado.
La Plata County Human Services

Also see Colorado Office of Early Childhood Department of Human Services