How to Apply
Interested in becoming a part of Dulin Cooperative Preschool?
Applications for new families for the upcoming school year will begin being accepted on December 15th.
The first round of applications are accepted during General registration. General registration begins on December 15th and ends on January 31st.
The second round or any applications received after our first initial round of Admissions will be accepted or added to our waitlist, as we will continue to fill spots as they open up all the way up to the start of the school year. To find out about class numbers or if classes are full contact Dulin’s Admissions Chair. ([email protected])
A virtual tour introducing the Dulin community and our approach to cooperative preschool learning is available. Please note: our virtual tour was produced in 2021, when schools were advised to observe policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including masking. An updated virtual tour will be available later this fall.
If you have viewed our Virtual Tour and would like to learn more about being part of a cooperative preschool, our 2022 – 2023 Open House Presentation is available below. This will help you become more familiar with the application and registration processes and how our school operates.
APPLICATION FEE (2023 – 2024): The NON-REFUNDABLE application fee for new families is $85 for the first child and $55 for each additional child. The NON-REFUNDABLE application fee for currently enrolled families is $55 per child.
Dulin Preschool is run by parents. That’s why we understand and appreciate that parents want as straightforward an admissions policy as possible. At Dulin Preschool, we don’t require families to get on wait lists years before children are eligible (or born!), nor do we expect families to camp out in a parking lot.
The application process begins with taking a tour of the preschool and/or attending our annual Open House, which takes place in January.
Although it is not a requirement, we strongly encourage parents to view the virtual tour of the school and attend our Open House or Tour. We have found that this is the best way to make sure that Dulin is a good fit for your family’s needs. Being a member of a cooperative preschool is incredibly fun and rewarding for both parents and children, but it also requires a certain amount of time, commitment, and accountability. If you cannot attend our Open House, please contact our Admissions Chair. ([email protected])
Here’s what you need to know to apply.
When is the upcoming Open House?
Our Open House was held on Wednesday, January 11, and Saturday, January, 14th. Parents or guardians are able to visit the school, chat with Dulin Cooperative Preschool board members, and get more information about Dulin’s philosophy and what to expect from a year with Dulin.
A virtual tour of the school is available for anyone unable to make this date. Please note: our virtual tour was produced in 2021, when schools were advised to observe policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including masking. An updated virtual tour will be available later this fall.
Can I complete the application now for the following school year?
The application is available on the first day of general registration, December 15th. At the end of the general registration period on January 31st, a lottery will be held to fill our open slots for the school year and establish our waitlist.
Do I have to attend the Open House to apply?
When is the deadline for turning in next year's application?
The deadline for including your child(ren)’s application(s) for entry into our first round and initial drawing for the upcoming school year is the end of our General Registration period on January 31st. All applications received after our first initial round of Admissions will be accepted and added to our waitlist, as we will continue to fill spots as they open all the way up to the start of the school year.
What is the schedule for the Open House?
Our Open House included small group in-person tours, discussions with Dulin Cooperative Preschool board members, and an informational presentation.
Can I bring my child(ren)?
Do you have a make-up date for Open House due to inclement weather?
Our virtual tour and open house presentation are available via this site. If you have any questions in the event of a weather-related cancellation, please contact our Admissions Chair.
What if I missed the Open House?
Do I have to reapply if I applied last year and didn't receive a spot at Dulin?
How will I learn if I’ve been accepted to Dulin?
Any applications received after our first round of admissions will be added to the wait list. Didn’t get a spot this go-around? Let us know of your continued interest. Due to relocations and other factors, we almost always draw upon our wait list over the spring, summer, and occasionally through the fall.