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Who may enroll in CHCNS?

CHCNS is a parent-run, independent cooperative.  Membership is open to all children who will be 2.5 years old by September 1 of the enrollment year.  CHCNS attempts to achieve a mixed racial, cultural, and gender body of members. Interested parents & students can find more information here, and application material.

What hours does CHCNS operate?  
The school day runs from 9 am to 1 pm.

What days is CHCNS in session?

CHCNS runs September through June, Monday-Friday, and follows the 2016-2017 DCPS Traditional School Calendar, with the exception of DCPS professional development days, when CHCNS IS in session. In fact, if you’d like your CHCNS alumnus or sibling to attend alongside your student, you can! Check out our information on drop-in days for more information. 

CHCNS will be in session the following days:

Friday, September 30

Friday, November 4

Friday, December 2

Friday, February 17

Friday, March 3

Friday, March 31

Friday, May 19

How much is monthly tuition? What is the deposit? Are there other fees?

Several class schedules are available to help meet our families’ schedules: you can enroll for three, four or five days a week. The following fees will come into effect in September 2019:

Option #1. 3 days/week $520/mo
Option #2. 4 days/week $680/mo
Option #3. 5 days/week $850/mo

A non-refundable deposit fee is due in full upon accepting a space and prior to official enrollment. The deposit fee will count toward tuition for the month of September and the month of June (the first and last months of the regular school year).  The deposit fee is based upon the number of days your child will attend CHCNS.  Children attending 3 days/week owe a $1040 deposit; 4 days/week owe $1360; and 5 days/week owe $1700. The deposit is non-refundable.

There is also a one-time non-refundable $100 materials fee.

If you choose to pay through our online store, a 3% fee will be added to your tuition to cover the cost of using the service.

What is expected of parents (i.e., parent duty days)?

To help keep tuition costs to a minimum, parents of students are assigned days to assist Ms. Frances in the classroom.  Typically this works out to about 1 day per month for students attending 3 or 4 days a week.  Students attending 5 days a week may have 2 duty days per month.  Responsibilities of the parent on duty are:

1.                  Bring Snacks
2.                  Arrive in the classroom promptly at 8:45 am
3.                  Help children settle in to the classroom
4.                  Assist children with art projects or other activities
5.                  Escort children to the bathroom and change diapers as needed
6.                  Assist children during transitions and clean-up time
7.                  Assist with Snack and Lunch Set-Up
8.                  Clean up classroom