Enrollment

Open enrollment for students not presently attending the school for the following year begins in December. Enrollment priority is given to siblings of children currently attending the school. To attend our Chickadees (2s) classes children must be 2 years of age by the end of that September. To enter the Hummingbirds (3s), Woodpeckers (4s) and Falcons (5s) classes in September, the child must reach the age of 3, 4 or 5 years by December 31 of that year.

We welcome students without regard to their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, ability, gender, or family structure.

Procedure

Application for enrollment begins by filling out the interest form.

Once we have received the interest form we will contact you to make an appointment for a tour of the school. This is a great opportunity to see the classrooms and students while in action as well as a time to ask any questions you may have regarding our philosophy, procedures and curriculum.

Within a week of your tour of the school we ask that you please call the office at 203-557-3638 to inform us of your decision.

A contract is sent after we have been informed that you have chosen to have your child attend our school. Included in this contract will be a response date; at that time we ask for a non-refundable $300 registration fee, a $700 contract deposit, and an Earthplace Family Membership, which starts at $90 and is valid for 1 year. The Earthplace Family membership benefits include free or discounted program fees, newsletters, merchandise discounts, as well as access to Natureplace, Animal Hall, The Birds of Prey, and the 62-acre open space wildlife sanctuary.

Tuition

9 Month Preschool Programs:

yearly tuition

Chickadees (Twos)

  • 2 Days/wk          $6,000               Tues & Thurs     8:45am – 12:00pm
  • 3 Days/wk          $7,800               Mon/Wed/Fri   8:45am – 12:00pm
  • 5 Days/wk          $12,400             Mon-Fri              8:45am – 12:00pm

Hummingbirds (Threes) & Robins (Threes-Fours)

  • 2 Days/wk          $5,600               Tues & Thurs     8:45am – 1:00pm
  • 3 Days/wk          $7,000               Mon/Wed/Fri   8:45am – 1:00pm
  • 5 Days/wk          $10,200             Mon-Fri              8:45am – 1:00pm

Woodpeckers (Fours) & Falcons (Fours-Fives)

  • 5 Days/wk          $10,200             Mon-Fri              8:45am – 1:00pm

12 Month, All-Day Preschool Program for Chickadees & The Nest:

  • 5 Days/wk          $2,290 per month for 12 months 8:00am – 6:00pm (After receipt of $700 contract deposit)

Children attend Earthplace Preschool, Preschool Afterschool Enrichment Program, and Earthplace Summer Camp.

12 Month, All-Day Preschool Program for Hummingbirds, Robins, Woodpeckers, & Falcons:

  • 5 Days/wk          $1,990 per month for 12 months 8:00am – 6:00pm (After receipt of $700 contract deposit)

Children attend Earthplace Preschool, Preschool Afterschool Enrichment Program, and Earthplace Summer Camp.

Early Drop-Off

  • $25 per day 7:30 – 8:45am 
  • $15 per day 8:00 – 8:45 am 

A 5% discount is available for full year enrollment

Lunch Club For Chickadees

  • $15 per day 12:00 – 1:00pm 

A 5% discount is available for full year enrollment.

Extended Day for
Hummingbirds, Robins, Woodpeckers & Falcons

  • $30 per day 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
  • $75 per day 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

A 5% discount is available for full year enrollment.

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