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  • The DCH Preschool Summer Program is a continuation of our school year program with an emphasis placed on outside play experiences. Water play, gross motor activities and walks on our beautiful riverside grounds occur daily, and children have the chance to interact with their peers in developmentally appropriate classroom settings.

  • The Preschool Summer Program serves children 15 months old to entering Kindergarten.
  • Children do not need to attend the DCH Preschool during the regular school year in order to participate in the summer program.

  • The summer program runs for 8 weeks from late June to mid-August. Children must be registered for a consistent schedule throughout all weeks for which they are registered. There is no minimum week requirement for the summer program. 

  • Children attending the preschool, who have also registered for swim lessons through the Dedham Community House, will be walked over to the DCH Pool for their lessons by DCH Preschool staff.



Preschool Summer Program Registration opens in March. Registration can be completed online or with a paper form. Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. A non-refundable tuition deposit equal to 1 week of tuition for the schedule you choose will be due at registration (along with a $25 registration fee for new children only). The tuition deposit will be applied to the last weeks of summer tuition and will be forfeited in the event of cancellation or early withdrawal.   Families are responsible for tuition for ALL weeks registered unless written notice is given prior to June 1st.  Financial aid is available for registration fees and tuition. Financial aid applicants should complete online financial aid registration or paper registration and financial aid forms found to the right under Preschool Summer Forms.

 Updated information for summer 2021 coming soon!

     Click HERE for more information and rates.


2020 Summer Program Dates:


Week 1: June 22- June 26
Theme: Ready, Set, Build!

Week 5: July 20- July 24
Theme: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Week 2: June 29- July 2 (closed July 3)
Theme: Game On!

Week 6: July 27-July 31
Theme: Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies 

Week 3: July 6-July 10
Theme: Vacation! How Will We Get There?

Week 7: August 3- August 7
Theme: Beach Day 

Week 4: July 13- July 17
Theme: Old MacDonald’s Farm

Week 8: August 10- August 14
Theme: We’re Going On a Picnic!

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 We have limited immediate openings for children ages 2 to 5 years. Currently accpeting full-time students only. Call the Preschool or apply through the link below.

 Click here for 

Preschool 2020/2021

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Preschool News

2020/2021 enrollment is ongoing. Limited spaces for some age groups.

2021/2022 enrollment for new families is open!

Click here for virtual tour.

Call to request recorded info session.

Financial Aid is available for tuition. Click here for the application.

PS Summer Forms

Preschool Summer Enrollment - begins March 15

2021 Preschool Summer Information & Rates

2021 Preschool Summer Registration Form

Financial Aid Form

Contact Us

DCH Preschool

70 Bullard Street

Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-4841 

Thank you

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

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

Preschool: (781) 329-4841