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Admissions Process

We are thrilled you decided to explore CCNS

Community Cooperative Nursery School is a unique, nurturing, and special place to enroll your child for their first formal educational experience. As our name implies, we are a community that comes together and learns together.

Our staff is experienced, creative, kind, and committed to nurturing lifelong learners in an environment where our children truly learn through play. We are grateful for your interest in our program.

To experience CCNS, we hope you will arrange to visit to our little red schoolhouse. It is once you walk in the door that you really understand our warm and welcoming atmosphere.

CCNS takes applications & gives tours throughout the school year

A completed application and application fee places a child on a list for the desired class. We accept applications and give tours on a rolling basis, we currently do not have a specific application window or lottery. Enrollment begins the first week of January with class spots filled in the following order:

  • Current children
  • Siblings of current children
  • Children of Alumni Families
  • Outside Families

Offer letters are sent out the second week of January with a $500 non-refundable deposit due back in 10 days. Contracts are sent out mid-February with the 1st tuition payment due March 1st. Remaining tuition payments are due July 1st and December 1st of the same calendar year. Custom payment plans are available per request.

Current Enrollment Overview

For the 2024-25 school year we currently have openings for our Twos class. Our Fours & Threes classes are fully enrolled for the upcoming year but you are always welcome to be added to our wait list. Our application can be found here.

For the 2025-26 school year, applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis and tours can be scheduled at any time throughout the school year. Additionally, CCNS holds an open house in November each year.

Please reach out to our Administrative Director Mary Nevin at or 203-866-2184 with any questions or to schedule a tour.

Prospective Parents

Current Parents