Preschool Registration

Registration for Preschool Starts Online 

Preschool Registration is a three step process

  1. Initial Registration Request - to start the registration process with a registration request, complete the online survey (see below).
  2. Placement Offer - after the initial registration request is submitted online, notification of a potential preschool placement, or not, will be emailed within 2 weeks. Please note the deadline in the email.
  3. Complete and Return a Preschool Registration Packet - All the forms must be filled out and brought in together as a complete packetin person, to an Early Childhood Administrative office (ECC North or South - click here for hours and location info).

The preschool registration process for next fall, the 2019-2020 school year, will begin in January 2019. For both currently enrolled preschoolers and new preschoolers. 

The link to the Initial preschool registration request, an online survey, will be available to access  HERE   on January 16 at 9:00AM. 
( *Sage Canyon will not have space available for a preschool in the 19-20 school year.) 

In approximately 4 to 5 weeks you will receive an email from us with a preschool placement and the required registration paperwork. In some cases, you may receive a regret if we are not able to find a placement.  You will be notified with an email either way in 4 to 5 weeks.

To access the initial registration request for the current school year
  2018-2019,  click

  • You are only required to choose 1 school and 1 session.
  • Placement offers will be emailed within 2 weeks.
  • Again, this request is the first step of the registration process.

*Preschool placements are NOT based on Home School, registrations are taken in the order received.

Please Note

  • Children must be 3 years old to attend a DCSD Preschool program.
  • To apply now, your child needs to be 3 years old before 9/1.
  • If your child will be 3 years old after 9/1 you must wait to apply until 3 weeks before he/she turns 3.
  • Preschool registration for the current year is ongoing throughout the year with openings dependent on the specific preschool location.
  • If your child will be 5 years old by 10/1, your child is age eligible for Kindergarten for that school year and is no longer eligible to attend a DCSD Preschool program.

Preschool Information

  • Length of class is 2 hours and 45 minutes (1/2 day), morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.
  • Preschool tuition: $170 per month for two 1/2 days weekly and $340 per month to attend four 1/2 days weekly.  2019-2020 registration fee and tuition will remain the same. 
  • Preschool classrooms are located in DCSD buildings throughout the school district. Start and end times vary according to school of attendance.