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Enrollment for new children for our school year program starts on November 1st at 7am for the following fall. Please see the "Enrollment Timeline" below for more detailed information. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please submit the application (linked to the right) within a week of submitting your enrollment application. If you would like a tour of the school, please contact the Director at the number or email below. 


Registration for our summer program (8 weeks) begins in March. Further details on our Summer Program page.


Enrollment Timeline

Mid-October: Preschool tours begin

November 1st: Enrollment Applications for new children for the following school year are accepted (online or paper) along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Any applications for Financial Aid should be submitted with the Enrollment Application.

December: Current families receive Enrollment Applications which are due back mid-January for both their current and entering students. A $50 application fee will be billed for new children only.

January 15: Financial aid applications are due; families must reapply each year.

Early February: Current families are notified of placement at DCH and must reply by February 15th with nonrefundable $500 tuition deposit* and completed Enrollment Agreement to hold spot.

1st week of March: New families are notified of spot/acceptance

March 15th: Enrollment Agreement and nonrefundable $500 tuition deposit* are due to hold spot for new families.


*$500 tuition deposit is applied to June tuition and is non-refundable. It is required that a 2-week notice be given to the DCH Preschool if withdrawing from the program. You will be held responsible for the final two weeks of tuition and the $500 deposit will be forfeited.


Wait List
If there is no immediate opening for your child, his/her name will be placed on a waiting list. Priority will be given in the following order:

  • Children needing full time care
  • Siblings of children currently enrolled

Once these priorities are satisfied, other applications will be considered in the order received. Wait-listed children must reapply the following year; the wait list does not carry over to the summer or following school year.


For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the preschool directly at 781-329-4841 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


DCH Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, marital status, political beliefs, religion, cultural heritage, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.




 We currently have limited openings for children with birthdays between Sept 2015 and August 2018. Currently accpeting full-time students only.

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Preschool Forms

Enrollment Application

Summer Program Registration Form

Parent Handbook

Flex Hours Form

Financial Aid Application



Contact Us

DCH Preschool

70 Bullard Street

Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-4841 

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Charles River Apparel for your generous donation of washable masks for our office, preschool and summer staff!

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Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841