Enrollment Information

TCS is a year-round preschool with warm, talented staff, and low student-teacher ratios. Due to the intimate size of our school, and the high quality program we offer, we encourage families to indicate on their application all schedules they could consider in addition to their ideal schedule.  The number of openings at TCS varies from year to year, but one application is all that is needed to be eligible for enrollment until your child is kindergarten age.

Enrollment options include full-time (5 days per week) and a few part-time enrollment slots (3 or 4 full-time days per week). None of the classrooms offer half days.

Tuition is paid monthly and varies based upon the class and whether the child is enrolled full-time or part-time. For the 2022-2023 school year, the rates will be:

  • Bluebirds (ages 2-3): $2300 (5 days per week); $2000 (4 days per week); $1688 (3 days per week)
  • Stars (ages 3-4): $2195 (5 days per week); no children enrolled part time
  • Rainbows (ages 4-5): $2060 (5 days per week); no children enrolled part time

Tuition typically increases by approximately 3.5% each school year. TCS does not offer a sibling discount.

Current Openings

As of January 2022, we have two part-time slots available in the Rainbows room for the remainder of the 2022 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of these open slots, please email office@takomachildren.org.

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be due on February 28, 2022. Please submit financial aid requests with your application. TCS will notify families of enrollment offers or waitlist status no later than April 1, 2022.

Download the 22-2023 application form (Word).

Please send your completed application and $50 application fee to Cassandra, Executive Director, as laid out in the application form, at office@takomachildren.org


We are committed to reflecting the wonderful, diverse community in which we live. 

To accept the space at our school, the family must complete an Enrollment Agreement and pay the following fees:

  1. Registration Fee of $550
  2. Enrollment Deposit of $500 (this is held throughout your time at TCS and returned after you leave having fulfilled your Enrollment Agreement)
  3. Tuition Deposit – this is equal to a month’s tuition, and pays for your last month at TCS

Prior to enrollment, families are also required to submit various informational forms, health physical dates/immunization documentation, and for children over 3 years of age, a dental certificate.