How to Apply

Dodge Nature Preschool offers part-day classes for children ages three through five. 

School Year 2022 – 2023 Application Calendar and Procedure

Before January 31, 2022 – Priority Enrollment
To enroll your child at Dodge Nature Preschool, please complete the online application form below and submit it with a $75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee. All applications received before January 31, 2022 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 who are presently on a wait list. Currently enrolled and returning families are given priority in placement. Placements are made in consideration of optimal learning conditions, such as class balance of age, gender, race/ethnicity and temperament.

February 16, 2022 – Priority class placement and scholarship award notification

February 25, 2022 – Non-refundable May 2023 Deposits Due
A non-refundable tuition deposit and signed enrollment agreement will be due February 25, 2022 to hold placement. This payment will be applied to the May 2023 tuition only. This deposit is non-refundable regardless of child’s attendance.

After January 31, 2022 – Rolling Admission
All applications received after January 31, 2022 will be considered in the order received.

Schedule & Tuition Rates for 2022-2023

Dodge Nature Preschool offers part-day classes for preschool children who are three years old by September 1, 2022. Families have the option of registering for 2, 3, or 5 mornings or afternoons. We do not offer full-day care. School year begins September 12, 2022.

Morning classes – 8:45-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon classes – 12:45-3:30 p.m.

Tuition Rates
2-day (Tues. / Thurs.): $3,096/ year or $344/ month
3-day (Mon. / Wed. / Fri.): $4,005/ year or $445/ month
5 mornings: $7,101/ year or $789/ month
5 afternoons: $5,715/ year or $635/ month
Scholarships Available. See application.

Extended Care
Extended care is available for those families who choose it. Enrollment for extended care, “Bunches,” occurs in the summer and is separate from the preschool enrollment lottery held in January. Space is limited. If interest exceeds capacity, bunch enrollment is done by lottery.
Morning Bunch 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.   $32 per month for each day a child attends
Lunch Bunch 11:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.   $50 per month for each day a child attends
  Children must provide their own peanut-free lunch.

Questions? Send an email or call our front desk 651-455-4555.

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