Admissions Policy

We are delighted that you have found us! As you begin your search to find the right preschool for your child and family, please understand that our admission considerations include the following:

  • New Canaan Community Preschool gives preference to current school families, alumni families, and New Canaan residents but welcome families from the surrounding towns
  • Families who embrace the program and curriculum and want to work as partners with the school in their child’s development
  • Accepting children of varying abilities and backgrounds who we feel will benefit from our program

NCCP will consider requests for placement in a particular program, although we will determine the developmentally appropriate program and class assignment for your child.  NCCP does not guarantee that children will be placed in the same or different group as any other particular child. NCCP will consider the requests of parents/legal guardians with respect to the placement of siblings.

We encourage you to come visit us in person to see Where Play has a Purpose in action!

To schedule a personal tour of our school and receive a copy of our admissions application, please contact Giselle Coven at or (203) 966-3010

Enrollment Information

Tour Our Campus

We encourage you to come and visit us in person to see Where Play has a Purpose in action!

To schedule a personal tour of New Canaan Community Preschool and receive an admissions packet, please contact our Director, Giselle Coven, at or (203) 966-3010

Admissions Process

Our admissions process will begin on November 1st. Families interested in applying can reach out to us for an application. Applications should be returned to the school by January 3, 2024, along with the non-refundable application fee.

Families will be notified no later than February 3rd regarding the enrollment of their child/children into the program. If a spot is offered, families will be asked to complete an enrollment contract and pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit to secure their spot for the 2024 – 2025 school year.

Annual Tuition 2024- 2025

NCCP has a 36-week school year that runs from September 3, 2024 – June 6, 2025


3 days a week – M/W/F or T/TH/F

4 days a week – Mon-Thurs

5 days a week – Mon-Fri



Extend My Week – Fridays



* The $500 non-refundable deposit due with contract will be applied to the annual tuition
** You can choose between 2 or 4 payments

TUITION 2020 – 2021

NCCP is changing its calendar to align with the New Canaan Public Schools!
Our school year will run from September 2, 2020 to June 11, 2021

2-Day Threes
Annual Tuition $5,096

3-Day Threes
Annual Tuition $7,224

4-Day Pre-K
Annual Tuition $10,126

5-Day Pre-K
Annual Tuition $12,354

Extend My Week
Annual Tuition $2,128

Lunch Bunch
Until 1:30 $22
Until 3:00 $35