DCCNS offers programs for children 2 - 5 years who are ready for the school experience.

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DCCNS is a wonderful preschool filled with happy children and warm creative teachers. My children were taught valuable lessons about cooperative play, creativity, independence and kindness all while singing songs, dancing, painting, building, reading and skipping around the playground. I made just as many friends as my kids did while working in the classroom and I am forever grateful for our enriching, rewarding and fun time at DCCNS.

-The Owens Family

toddler program: $160/mo

(Tuition is calculated for the year and spread over 10 months)

(2-3 years)

The Toddler Program (17 children) is held Thursday 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: $235/Mo

(Tuition is calculated for the year and spread over 10 months)

(2 Years 9 Months - 5 Years)

The three-day AM Program ( 24 children) is held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 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: $235/mo

(Tuition is calculated for the year and spread over 10 months)

(2 Years 9 Months - 5 Years)

The three-day PM Program (18- 22 children) is held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 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 credentialed and experienced head teacher and assistant teacher. Three to four parents also help in the classroom each 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.

 

Thursday cOMBINATION cLASS: $80/mo

(Tuition for Combination Class is calculated for the year and spread over 9 months, as it typically begins one month into school)

(4 - 5 Years)

The Thursday 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 Thursdayafternoons 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 Thursday 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.