Enrollment

Elements Preschool offers programs for children ages 3 months-5 years. Current students may begin enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year in February of 2019. Enrollment for new students will begin in March of 2019. Admission is based on a rolling enrollment system and is dependent on available space.

Admissions Process:

  1. Complete an application, available in person or online and schedule a tour if you are new to Elements.
  2. Submit the application with the $80 application fee.
  3. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit equal to one month’s tuition is required to hold your child’s spot in the program. This deposit is applied to June 2020’s tuition.
  4. A Materials and Enrichment fee of $600 is payable by September 5, 2019.
  5. Monthly tuition payments are due by the 1st of each month.

Our onsite chef prepares a vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack each day. The cost for school meals per month is 2 Day Schedule – $60, 3 Day Schedule – $75, 4 Day Schedule – $105, 5 Day Schedule – $140. Payments are due with tuition at the start of each month.

If packing a lunch from home, please ensure that is nut-free.

Siblings are eligible for a 10% discount, taken from the eldest child’s tuition.

When making payments, please note that we accept cash or checks payable to “Elements Nursery”.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our admissions process, tuition, or program details.

Monthly Tuition 2019-2020:
Caterpillars – 3 months – 18 months
Discoverers – 13 months – 30 months

Infant and Toddler Programs 3 months – 30 months 5 Days
Mon – Fri
3 Days
M, W, F
2 Days
T, Th
School Day
8.30am-3.00pm
$2330 $1560 $1080
Half Day

8.30am-11.30am or 3pm-6pm

 $1580  $1080  $760
Extended Day
3.00pm-6.00pm
 $615  $540  $380
Early Drop Off
8.00am
 $360  $240  $165

Explorers – 2 – 3 years
Adventurers – 3 – 4.9 years

Preschool Program 2 years – 4.9 years 5 Days
Mon – Fri
3 Days
M, W, F
2 Days
T, Th
School Day
8.30am-3.00pm
$2080 $1430 $920
Half Day
8.30am-11.30am or 3pm-6pm
$1430 $950 $660
Extended Day
3.00pm-6.00pm
$500 $365 $250
Early Drop Off
8.00am
$320 $210 $140

All necessary forms for each student are required to be completed prior to the first day a child attends school. Children must have a current health department medical form at the time of enrollment. Please keep the school updated with ongoing immunization records.
Required documents:
Required documents:

  • Completed registration form
  • Completed Health Department medical form
  • School policy forms
  • Registration and deposit fees

Drop-off takes place between the hours of 8:30- 9:30am. All children must be picked up by 2.45pm or 5:45pm. Part time schedules cannot trade days due to vacation, holidays or emergencies. The after-school program is also available on an as-needed basis for $50 per day.

Summer Program

Summers at Elements are spent making pies and cakes in our mud kitchen and garnishing them with leaves and twigs we collect in the yard. We learn about growing our own fruits and vegetables, which are then harvested for cooking projects. We play in water; dig in dirt, and find worm families. These experiences and endless discussions facilitated by our trained and nurturing teachers set the base for avid imaginations, creativity, collaboration, and a love of learning.

Our unique camp serves children ages 3 months-5 years and operates for 9 weeks, July 1 to August 28 (camp will be closed on July 4).

We offer our summer program at a per diem rate in order to make it more flexible for parents who are planning trips during the summer. Payment is due in advance, but you need only pay for the days on which you plan to attend.

Applications are due by 30 March and payments are due by 3 May

Enrollment options include:

Preschool (2 years – 5 years)

8:30am-3.00pm – $95 per day

8:30am-6.00pm – $135 per day

Infant and Toddlers (3 months – 24 months)

8:30am-3.00pm – $105 per day

8:30am-6.00pm – $145 per day

We offer vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and snack each day at a charge of $7 per day. Our chef prepares all meals on-site everyday.

Reservations for summer are honored on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is limited.

Seasonal Programs

After-School Programs
Ages 3 – 5 years

Program offered daily, weekly and monthly
Give your child an opportunity to experience nature-based education and exploration in the afterschool hours between 3.30pm – 5:30pm. Our highly trained, highly skilled teachers will guide your child through hands-on learning experiences in our cozy classrooms and our private garden and yard space. Afterschool activities will include inquiry based science learning, art, outdoor play and exploration, math and literacy development, creative play.

Drop-in Classes
Ages 2 – 4 years

Plant to Plate – Thursdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
Join our onsite cooking and gardening specialist each week for a lesson in both gardening and cooking. Children will explore the garden while planting and harvesting vegetables and herbs for the week’s cooking class. All cooking activities will be vegetarian and will use child-friendly tools for a true hands-on experience and include a snack.

Yoga and Nature Play – Tuesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
Join us for 30 minutes of yoga, incorporating music, songs, and movement. After yoga, our little yogis will have an opportunity to enjoy our nature playground for an additional 30 minutes. Our playground is closed to the public and only accessible to students attending a class or enrolled in our preschool. Parents or caregivers are required to stay with children at all times.

Drop-in Days
We at Elements are open during many of the DOE closings and are able to offer drop-in days 8.30am – 3.00pm or 6.00pm for Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
Please contact us for more information for days available.