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.
  • 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.

Families will be notified no later than February 3rd regarding the acceptance of their child into the program. We will exercise discretion in filling open spots to meet the best interests of the children and to achieve balance in the classroom.

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 your school and receive a copy of our admissions application, please contact Giselle Coven at gcoven@nccpreschool.org or (203) 966-3010

2019 – 2020 Registration Information

Admissions Process | New Families

January 4, 2019 – All programs
Admissions application and $100 non-refundable application fee are due.

January 11 – February 3, 2019
Families will be notified no later than February 3rd regarding the acceptance of their child at NCCP.

February 8, 2019
Contracts and $450 non-refundable deposit are due.

May 1, 201
First half of tuition is due.

September 6, 2019
Health Form and Emergency Card are due.  These forms will be mailed over the summer.

November 1, 2019
Final tuition payment is due.

Admissions Process | In School Families

(returning, siblings and alumni)

November 16, 2018 – Threes Program
Admissions application and $100 non-refundable application fee are due, holding a spot for your child in the Threes Program (2-Day Threes or 3-Day Threes). Contracts will be distributed in January.

November 16, 2018 – Pre-K Program
Enrollment Form is due, holding a spot for your child in the Pre-K Program (4-Day Pre-K or 5-Day Pre-K). Contracts will be distributed in January.

January 11, 2019 – All programs
Contracts and $450 non-refundable tuition deposit are due.

May 1, 2019
First half of tuition is due.

September 6, 2019
Health Form and Emergency Card are due. These forms will be mailed over the summer.

November 1, 2019
Final tuition payment is due

TUITION 2019 -2020*

2-Day Threes
Annual Tuition $4,313

3-Day Threes
Annual Tuition $6,113

4-Day Pre-K
Annual Tuition $8,123

5-Day Pre-K
Annual Tuition $9,982

Extend My Week
Annual Tuition $1,800

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

*Tuition is evaluated annually and is subject to change