Application Process

Admission to The Duck Pond is determined by the status of openings. We try to balance the program for gender, age, ethnic and family-life diversity. The steps in our application process are:

  1. Download and read the full enrollment handbook:  Duck Pond Preschool Parent Handbook.pdf
  2. Complete this 2024 DP Enrollment Application and mail it to The Duck Pond, along with a $30.00 non-refundable application fee. Make your check payable to Duck Pond Preschool. Applications should be submitted no later than November 15th to be considered for the following school year.
  3. Parent Tour –  A representative of The Duck Pond will contact you to schedule a parent/guardian tour of the school site (adults only please). Tours typically occur between September 1st and the second week of November. After that, tours will only be held as needed to fill available spots (this is not typical). Furthermore, Parents will need to wear a mask inside the school,  show proof of vaccination and produce a negative Covid-19 test prior to participating in a tour
  4. Child Visit – A representative of The Duck Pond will contact you to schedule a time for your child to visit the school, accompanied by a parent. These morning visits typically last 25 minutes.
  5. Receive notice of acceptance. OR Be placed on a waiting list until a space that accommodates your schedule and the needs of currently enrolled families becomes available.
  6. Sign contract and pay registration fee. A non-refundable registration fee of $500.00 is due at the time of acceptance into the program.
  7. Payment of additional fees is due two months prior to start date. Fees include: a deposit equal to half of your monthly tuition (which will be applied to your last month at The Duck Pond), canvas bag purchase ($5), nap quilt ($25), and earthquake backpack ($30).
  8. Submit necessary information and health forms for your child prior to first day of attendance.

Monthly Tuition for 2024-2025 School Year

Days Per Week  
Program 4 5
Ducklings (Ages 2–3) $1,950 $2030
Froggies, Raccoons, Dragonflies (Ages 3–6) $1,520 $1,600

Tuition is due in full by the 25th of each month. Additional fees apply for late payment. 8490509189_53769566ba_z    IMG_4865 (533x800)    8491581128_5bb86c3bab_z