Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Dandelion Enrollment 

Can I take a tour?

Yes! Please visit the tour sign-up page for dates available and more info. Families must tour before applying.

How many days a week can my child attend Dandelion?

Dandelion is currently in session Monday through Friday. First-year children generally attend Dandelion three days per week, but may be able to attend four days per week if there is space. Second year children typically attend four days per week, but may attend three days per week or five depending on availability. The regular school day is from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Morning extended care is available from 8:30am – 9:00 am ($6/day), and afternoon extended care is offered until 2:00 pm ($18/day). Extended care is available on a drop-in basis. 

Can I choose which days of the week my child attends Dandelion?

Children attending three days per week may request which days they would like to attend. We try our best, but can not guarantee you will get your requested days.

My child will have already turned four by the beginning of the school year. Can we apply to Dandelion?

Most years, we only enroll children who are older than 2 years 9 months, but not yet four years old as of September 1. Normally, the only situation in which a four-year-old may start at Dandelion is if one of our children leaves the school after one year, effectively creating a space for a second-year child. You are welcome to email us with an inquiry, and we can add you to our ‘four-year-old waiting list.’ You do not need to pay any fee to be added to this list.

How old does my child need to be to enroll?

Children must turn 3 years old by November of the enrollment year.

How do I pay the $40 application fee?

You can write a check to Dandelion Nursery School, and mail it to the Enrollment Coordinator, whose address is listed at the top of the online application form. You can also pay online using the Zelle payment platform available through many banks. Enter dandelion.tuition@gmail.com as the payee and please make a note specifying what the payment is for.

When is the application deadline?

We encourage interested families to submit an application as soon as possible. The priority application deadline is January 15th. We take applications on a rolling basis after that date has passed.