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A Portland Co-op with

Involved Parents,
Caring Staff,
and Happy Kids

Enrolling your Child at NCCDC

We're happy that you are interested in enrolling your child with NCCDC. Here are the details on how to apply for enrollment.

Application: When you are confident that you would like your child to enroll at NCCDC, fill out our application form and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee. The fee reserves your space on the waiting list. If there is no waiting list, you may be offered a space for your child immediately.

Waiting list: Children on the waiting list are grouped by kindergarten class, as we try to maintain a balance in each of our mixed-age classrooms. Priority is given to current children increasing enrollment, siblings of current children, and former NCCDC families. Offers are made to those on the waiting list based on date of application, and match of age and days required. The Director will stay in touch with you about available openings. Feel free to call to update your enrollment requirements, or to check the progress of your application.

Offer of Space and Acceptance: Once you are offered a space, you have three business days to accept or decline the space. Upon accepting the space, a non-refundable deposit of the first month’s tuition is due within three business days. The $50 enrollment fee and pro-rated annual fee will be charged upon enrollment. The tuition deposit it applied to the first month's bill. The second month’s tuition will be pro-rated based on your child’s start date.

Visits After you have selected a starting date, we ask that you make two formal visits with your child. The first visit is a morning playtime visit. The second visit will include lunch and nap. In addition, you may make additional informal visits to NCCDC with your child, prior to your start date. Please call ahead to determine which days are best for visits.