Enrollment at
Dodge Nature Preschool

All classes for the 2018-19 school year are filled. We maintain a wait list for studetns who are interested. Please submit an application to be placed on a wait list.

2018-19 DNP Application


Application Procedure

To enroll your child at Dodge Nature Preschool, please complete an application form and submit it with a $75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee.  All applications received between January 22 – February 2, 2018 will be randomly numbered and placed in a lottery.

A new application for enrollment must be made each school year, including families that are presently on a wait list. Currently enrolled and returning families are given priority in placement. After these placements are made, new families are placed. 

In addition, placements are made in consideration of optimal learning conditions, such as class balance of age, gender, and diversity.  An effort will be made to grant each family’s first choice for class days and times.

Notification of class placement will be given by February 20, 2018.  A non-refundable deposit will be due by February 26, 2018 to hold this placement. This payment will be applied to the May 2019 tuition only. This deposit is non-refundable regardless of child’s attendance.

Applications received after Feb. 2, 2018 will be considered in the order received.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Beki Cook bcook@dodgenaturecenter.org, call 651.455.4555, or stop by the front desk.

Tuition Rate Schedule and Policies

Tuition Rates for 2018-19:

·        2 day: $3,015/ year or $335/ month

·        3 day: $3,915/ year or $435/ month

·        5 mornings: $6,930/ year or $770/ month

·        5 afternoons: $5,625/ year or $625/ month

Lunch Bunch Fee: $50 per month for each day of the week child attends.

Morning Bunch Fee: $32 per month for each day of the week child attends


Dodge Nature Preschool offers morning or afternoon classes with the option of adding extended care hours.  Our usual teacher to child ratio is 1:6. 

Morning Classes:  8:45 – 11:30 am (M,W,F / Tu,Th)

Afternoon Classes:  12:45 – 3:30 pm (M,W,F / Tu,Th)

Morning Bunch: 8-8:45 am

Lunch Bunch: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Tuition Assistance

A scholarship fund is available to families who may need assistance with tuition.  This may be ongoing support or temporary help due to a change in circumstances for a family.  If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form and return it with your DNP enrollment application.  A new request for scholarship will need to be made for each school year. Scholarship funds are made possible by parent fundraising, gifts from corporate donors, and earnings from the preschool endowment fund.  Scholarship awards are granted to families who qualify until scholarship funds are no longer available. Funds are limited. Early application is recommended.

Dodge Nature Preschool is a 4 Star Parent Aware rated preschool. We ask that all families applying for scholarship through DNP also apply for a Parent Aware Pathway I Early Learning Scholarship.




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