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Enrollment opens on 1/25/21 for alumni and current families and 2/2/21 for new families! 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 2021-2022 school year, the enrollment form and fee for each child are required at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot. 

RCNS enrollment form 2021-2022

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 choose tuition option 2: administrative job buyout. Families who are unable to commit to the co-oping responsibility for their child’s class but wish to perform an administrative job may choose tuition option 3: Co-op buyout.  Tuition option 4 is for those families buying out of the administrative job and co-oping responsibility.

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.

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. scholarship form


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.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students and Staff

Rockville Community Nursery School admits students of any race, creed, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. RCNS does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, other school-administered programs, and employment of faculty and administrative staff.