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This year, enrollment for new children for our school year program shifted to January. (Enrollment typically starts on November 1st for the following fall.) Please see the "Enrollment Timeline" below for more detailed information on this year's process. 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.


Registration for our summer program (8 weeks) begins April 1. Further details on our Summer Program page.


Enrollment Timeline for 2021/2022 school year: 

November 9: Virtual DCH Preschool tour available.

November 16: Virtual DCH Preschool info session. 

December 1: Current families receive Enrollment Application link; due mid-January for both their current and entering students. A non-refundable $50 application fee will be billed for new children only. (If you were enrolled, or waitlisted due to to COVID, for the 2020/2021 school year but did not attend, you can also apply at this time.) Any applications for financial aid should be submitted with the Enrollment Application; families must reapply each year.

January 5: Virtual DCH Preschool info session. (Call or email to receive a link to the recorded session.)

January 15: Enrollment Applications for new families are accepted along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Any applications for financial aid should be submitted with the Enrollment Application.

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

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

March 15: 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.




Preschool Summer Registration

Preschool Summer Registration (ages 2 to 5 yrs)

Summer registration is now closed.

Preschool Enrollment 2021/2022

Limited spaces are available. Click to apply or call for more information.

Preschool Enrollment


Preschool News

Click here for virtual tour.

Call to request recorded info session.

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

Preschool Forms

Parent Handbook - updated coming soon

Flex Hours Form

Financial Aid Application



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