Enrollment at
Dodge Nature Preschool

Dodge Nature Preschool's Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will continue to accept applications until openings are filled. Applications are prioritized by a first come, first served basis. Dodge Nature Preschool also maintains a waiting list once registration is full.

Downloadable Forms

Preschool Application

Scholarship Application

Dodge Nature Preschool Information Sheet

Formularios en Espanol Ano Escolar 2015-2016 Coming Soon

Summer Session application information is available on the Summer page.  Summer applications will be accepted starting February 2, with placements made on an ongoing basis until filled.

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 between January 20 and January 30, 2015. 

All applications will be randomly numbered and placed in a lottery to provide a fair process. 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 each family’s first choice for class days and times.

Notification of class placement will be given within two weeks after an application is received.  A non-refundable deposit will be due within two weeks of notification to hold this placement. This payment will be applied to the May 2016 tuition only. This deposit is non-refundable regardless of child’s attendance. There will be no reduction in monthly tuition for days missed or days that school is closed. All enrolled families receive a complimentary membership to Dodge Nature Center from June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Kristin Lerstrom by e-mail, call 651.455.4555, or stop by the front desk.

Tuition Rate Schedule and Policies

Tuition Rates for 2015-16:


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 / M-F)

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 Dodge Nature Preschool application for enrollment. A new request for scholarship will need to be made for each school year. Scholarship funds are limited.

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. For information click here.



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