Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Admissions
Does my child need to be potty trained to enroll?
No! We happily meet each child where they are in this process and work with parents to partner effectively for success. Many children wear diapers at 3 and even 4 years old.
Is CCPC Nursery School religious?
Although we are located in the church and considered a community outreach ministry by the church, we do not incorporate religious lessons or chapel into our daily classroom activities. We welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds and celebrate each child’s family heritage and faith traditions to promote greater understanding of our wider world community.
When is the application due for new students?
January 31 is our deadline.
What if the January deadline has passed?
We welcome applications for any openings by classroom and for our waitl ist. Please email the office to inquire at or call 202-363-2209.
Is there an application fee?
Yes, $60 per family. This fee in non-refundable.
When will I hear about acceptance?
Acceptances are sent by e-mail in mid-February.
When do I need to decide to enroll and what is required?
Your acceptance of your child's place requires an enrollment deposit due on March 1, 2020. This deposit, which is non- refundable after April 1, 2020, will be applied to your May 2021 tuition. Families who apply outside of our regular admissions cycle are required to make a deposit within 2 weeks of being accepted, and the deposit becomes non-refundable two weeks following the receipt of funds. All school, medical and dental forms are due in mid-June.
What if I’m on a wait list?
We do experience movement during the spring and summer, so let us know if you would still consider a spot if one becomes available later in the spring or summer.
I didn’t get my first choice program/number of days—what now?
We do our best to give all families their first choice and are able to accommodate some movement after all acceptances have been received. Please contact the office to discuss options.
Are there scholarships/reduced fees offered?
Yes, a limited number of partial scholarships are available each year on a case-by-case basis. Contact Director Noni Lindahl to discuss your needs.
Do I drop off my child directly from the car?
Children in our PreK classes can be dropped off via a carpool line in the mornings. For our other students, parents and caregivers walk children to either the classroom or playground to meet their teachers and start the day. There is ample on street parking in our neighborhood.
Priority Applications -
Do current students get first priority?
Yes, current students are offered the opportunity to re-enroll in advance of new families.
Do siblings receive priority?
Yes, we love having that special bond of a first school for siblings. All siblings (whether currently enrolled or graduated) receive priority.
I am a member of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church—does that make a difference?
Yes, church members receive priority status to enroll.
I am an alumni of CCPC Nursey School? Do my children receive priority?
We love these special families who represent two generations of Nursery School students. They also receive priority.