DCCNS offers programs for children 2 - 5 years.
toddler program: $160/mo (September-May)
The Toddler Program (17 children) is held Monday and Friday mornings from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Children are eligible for the Toddler Program if they are between 24 and 36 months by September 1st. Children must be two years old to attend the Toddler class.
The purpose of this program is to expose toddlers to a group experience. Parents participate in the class twice a month. Through their classroom participation, observations, and guidance from experienced head and assistant teachers, parents will gain a better understanding of early childhood development. At the end of each class, the helping parents stay for a 20-minute meeting, while the assistant teacher supervises their children.
AM PROGRAM: $250/mo (September-May)
(2 Years 9 Months - 5 Years)
The three-day AM Program (maximum 24 children) is held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:45 a.m. Children must be 3 years old by December 1st to be eligible for this program.
The AM class is staffed by credentialed and experienced head and assistant teachers. Four parents also work in the class each school day. Parents participate in the classroom 2-3 times a month. Helping parents meet with the head teacher after school while their children are supervised by a teacher or another parent.
PM PROGRAM: $250/mo (September-May)
(2 Years 9 Months - 5 Years)
The three-day PM Program (17-18 children) is held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:45 p.m. Children must be 3 years old by December 1st to be eligible for this program.
The PM class is staffed by one credentialed and experienced full time teacher, one assistant teacher, and three helping parents. Parents participate in the classroom 2-3 times a month. Helping parents meet with the head teacher after school while their children are supervised by a teacher or another parent.
mONDAY cOMBINATION cLASS: $80/mo
(4 - 5 Years)
The Monday Combination Class (Combo Class) offers a unique opportunity for friends — new and old — from both the AM and PM classes to share an afternoon of learning and fun based on the DCCNS play-based philosophy. This class is designed to offer rich, fun learning opportunities, and chances to exercise greater independence, teamwork and problem solving. Given that this class is composed of our more seasoned preschoolers, we are able to create a great forum for communication, relationship building, conflict resolution, and social skills development. The Combo Class is offered on Monday afternoons from 1:00-3:45 p.m. beginning in early October. An October start date allows students to get established in their “homeroom” class of AM or PM before adding the Monday class. Registration for this class occurs in September, once AM and PM class enrollments are set. To be eligible for enrollment in the Combo Class, students must be kindergarten-eligible for the following year and have had at least one semester of experience in either the AM or PM class. We welcome mid-year enrollment in this class for those students who are new to DCCNS in the fall.