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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. Starting at age 2 for summer 2021.
  • 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. 

  • Typically, 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.  **No swim lessons during the school day for summer 2021. See Current Offerings (beginning Apri 1) for registration for evening and weekend lessons. 


  Click HERE for more information and rates. 



Applications for the Preschool Summer Program are accepted beginning on April 1, 2021 at 9am. Applications must be completed online and are processed in the order in which they are received. Preference will be given to current families and those registered for the following school year. You will be notified by the end April as to whether your child has a spot or has been placed on our waitlist. 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 child's last weeks of summer tuition and will be forfeited in the event of cancellation or early withdrawal at any time, including prior to June 1. 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 and return the financial aid application, and return with required attachments. Form can also be found to the right under "PS Summer Forms."

After you have applied, any requests for changes (adds, drops, switching weeks) should be made through the Change Form.


2021 Summer Program Dates & Themes:

Week 1: June 21 - June 25
Theme: Beach Week

Week 5: July 19 - July 23
Theme: Icky/Sticky Week

Week 2: June 28 - July 2 
Theme: Camping Week

Week 6: July 26 - July 30
Theme: Farmers Market Week

Week 3: July 6 - July 9 (closed July 5)
Theme: Carnival Week

Week 7: August 2 - August 6
Theme: Science Experiment Week

Week 4: July 12 - July 16
Theme: Winter in July

Week 8: August 9 - August 13
Theme: Craft & Create

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Preschool News

Click here for virtual tour (from fall 2020).

Updated virtual tour coming November 2021.

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

Contact Us

DCH Preschool

70 Bullard Street

Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-4841 

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

Preschool: (781) 329-4841