Our Program

Dandelion is a play based co-operative preschool in which parents and teachers share in the operation of the school and are actively involved together in the classroom.


    • Ages: 3 to 5 Years Old
    • Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am to 12:30pm
    • Extended Care: 8:30am – 9 am and 12:30pm – 2pm
    • Class Size: 24 children to 6 adults (2 teachers and 4 participating parents)


Parents commit to regular classroom participation as well as other operational responsibilities.  Parent participation involves:

    • Regular classroom participation
    • Monthly evening parent meetings
    • Ongoing family job
    • Two Saturday work parties
    • Fundraising events
    • Grocery or e-scrip

The level of weekly classroom participation depends on the number of days the child attends:

    • 3 days per week requires ~3 participation days / month
    • 4 days per week requires ~4 participation days / month
    • 5 days per week requires 1 participation day / week


    • 3 days/wk $327/mo
    • 4 days/wk $435/mo
    • 5 days/wk $544/mo

    NOTE: These tuition figures are for the 2018-2019 school year, during which the daily program hours end at noon. Tuition rates for 2019-2020 have not yet been set but at the beginning of that school year, the daily program hours will be extended by a half hour, so tuition is likely to rise by around 16 percent.

    Financial aid is available to qualifying families.