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Enrollment for 2019-2020 is now open! Contact the parent serving as membership chair [membership@rcnscoop.org] or call 301-340-7584 to RSVP or for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!

For the 2019-2020 school year, the enrollment fee for each child and a $75 registration fee* per family are required at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot.

RCNS enrollment form 2019-2020

Tuition options:
Many families chose to take an administrative job which helps in the running of the school. The functions and schedules of the jobs vary but all help keep our collective costs down and allow families greater involvement in our co-op community. (Tuition option 1)
Families who would enjoy the opportunity to co-op in the classroom but not take an administrative job may chose tuition option 2: administrative job buyout.
Please email the membership team at membership@rcnscoop.org for more information on administrative jobs or tuition options.


RCNS offers a 10% discount off the younger child(ren)’s tuition and materials and activities fee. Note also that the registration fee is $75 per family, not per child.

UUCR Members

Rockville Community Nursery School is a non-sectarian school. We were founded by members of the Unitarian Church of Rockville (now known as the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville) in 1964, and so secured space on this beautiful woodland campus as long-term tenants. In gratitude for the warm working relationship our school has with UUCR, we extend a 10% tuition discount to UUCR members in good standing.

Discounts may not be combined. Please see the tuition chair with questions or for more information.

Financial Aid

RCNS is committed to making a cooperative education available to all children. Partial scholarships as well as funds for emergency short-term needs are available for children whose families are unable to afford the tuition. All applications are kept strictly confidential. Please inquire with the main office for more information.


The variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds of RCNS families offers a unique element to the school, introducing the children to many different cultures living within their communities. We have many familes who speak languages other than English with their children at home; the parent-participation preschool model allows those children to learn quickly, since parents become intimately familiar with the school day, form strong bonds with the teacher and other parents, and can thus support their child’s language learning in specific and effective ways. Children from English-only families have the benefit of early exposure to world languages from many trusted adults, as their classmates’ parents informally share songs and play in a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Amharic, Czech and many others. As you might imagine, our parent potluck events are amazing!

RCNS is a non-profit institution. RCNS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, or national or ethnic origin.

Potty Training

Children grow and develop each at their own pace. Potty training is NOT a requirement for enrollment at any age, thus alleviating additional pressure on both children and parents.