Children 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 years old are eligible for admission to our preschool.
As a general rule, children are placed in their chronological age group.
Those in the 2-day-2s (Pinecone, M-T) program typically range in age from 2 1/2 to 3.
In the 3-day-3s (Acorn, W-F) class, children are typically 3 to 3 1/2.
In the three 5-day programs the children are typically 3 1/2 to 4 (Sassafras), 4 to 4 1/2 (Oaks) and 4 1/2 to 5 (Maples).
Usually if children start ONS as Pinecones, they move to Sassafras the next year and on to Maples the following.
Children starting off as Acorns generally become Oaks the following year.
Applications for fall 2023 are due, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee, by December 31, 2022. After that date, applications will be placed on our waiting list. Acceptance letters go out in early spring. At that time, a non-refundable one month deposit is required to secure your child's spot.
FEES for 2022-2023
By the month/trimester:
2-day Pinecones (Monday, Tuesday) program: $420/$1260
3-day Acorns (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) program: $600/$800
5-day Sassafras, Oaks and Maples (Monday-Friday) program: $1020/$3060
Lunch Bunch: $30/day, is billed by the trimester. Sign-ups are first come, first served.
September through May: 9 - 12, with limited optional extended day from 12 - 2.
"What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm
and trusting connection to the earth."
- Theodore Roszak