Dodge Nature Preschool
Summer applications for summer session will be accepted starting February 1, 2016, with placements made on an ongoing basis until filled.
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 19 and January 29, 2016.
All applications received between Jan. 19 – 29, 2016. 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 grant each family’s first choice for class days and times. Notification of class placement will be given by February 19, 2016. A non-refundable deposit will be due by February 26, 2016 to hold this placement. This payment will be applied to the May 2017 tuition only. This deposit is non-refundable regardless of child’s attendance. Applications received after Jan. 30, 2016 will be considered in the order received.
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 2016-17:
- Tuesday/Thursday program: $2,925 per year or $325 per month.
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday program: $3,780 per year or $420 per month.
- Monday through Friday program: $5,445 per year or $605 per 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 / 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
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 Awarerated preschool. We ask that all families applying for scholarship through DNP also apply for a Parent Aware Pathway I Early Learning Scholarship.