Online Application Form

Application for the 2022-2023 School Year (September 2022 – May 2023)

Are you a family that is currently enrolled? Then you qualify to apply during our priority enrollment period that begins January 31st at 10 a.m. and ends February 5th at 5 p.m. To apply during this priority enrollment period, you’ll use the re-enrollment form below.

Re-applying? Click here for our re-enrollment form.


Durham Community Preschool, a secular non-profit, offers play-based, part time child-care that welcomes families of every race, ethnicity, religion, family structure and background. Our vision is to nurture the potential of each child through innovative strategies that foster social-emotional development and creative exploration. We are unwavering in our commitment to providing families with a high quality educational experience within our inclusive, socially responsible community.

Class Information

DCP will be offering 3.5 hour in-person outdoor play opportunities for preschool aged children. Families can choose a 5 day option (Monday – Friday), a 2 day option (Tuesday/Thursday) or a 3 day option (Monday/Wednesday/Friday).

  • Outdoor Preschool Mini’s Class for children who are 2 by August 31st. There will be a Lily Pad Mini Class and a Tadpole Mini Class. Teacher child ratio 1:5.

  • Outdoor Preschool Class for children ages 3 – 5 years old, potty trained, 3 by August 31st. There will be a Pollywog class and a Leap Frog class. Teacher child ratio 1:7

Application Process

Priority enrollment will be given to currently enrolled DCP students and siblings.

Public applications can be submitted any time after January 1st with the non-refundable $65 application fee. Public applications will be officially processed the week of February 7th after all the currently enrolled DCP students and sibling applications have been processed. We will then match up any open spots with public applications we have received.

Tuition Schedule

Age5 Days3 days M/W/F2 days Tu/Th
2- 5 years$485/month$335/month$230/month
Annual school year cost$4,485 (9 payments of $485 + $120 supply fee)$3,135 (9 payments of $335 + $120 supply fee)$2,190 (9 payments of $230 + $120 supply fee)
Average cost of care per hour$6.92 per hour$7.97 per hour$8.21 per hour

Fees *

Application: $65 one-time, nonrefundable fee due upon application
Supplies: $120 annually, nonrefundable fee due upon enrollment

*If parents are re-enrolling a child for a consecutive academic year at DCP, then the application fee is only $30. Please use this online form for re-enrollment.
*These fees are for the academic year only and may not apply to separate summer programs or sessions.


A tuition deposit (one month) and half of the $120 supply fee are due within 14 days of their child’s acceptance to DCP. If a child is admitted after the start of the academic year, this payment will be due on the day the child starts school. These payments are nonrefundable. If a child is admitted, but the tuition deposit and supply fees are not paid by the due date, the child’s name will be removed from the pool of admittances. For example, if a child is admitted on March 15th and the tuition deposit and supply fee are not paid by March 29th, the child’s name will be removed from the class lists and their spot will be offered to the next family on the wait list.


Monthly tuition is due by the tenth day of each month (September – April).  Durham Community Preschool calculates the yearly amount for a child to attend the preschool and breaks that amount into nine monthly payments. Families are emailed monthly invoices with a link to a free bank transfer page to pay tuition online. Families can pay the yearly lump sum, 2 semester payments or be billed monthly.

Additional Forms

Upon notice of acceptance, a child’s family will receive additional forms (e.g., health form, internet permission form) to be completed by the child’s parents and physicians and returned to the director within two weeks of the child’s first day of school. We do require all children to be in compliance with the North Carolina Immunization schedule. We do not accept religious exemptions.

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