Registration for 2013-2014 is NOW OPEN! Please see our Events page for tour dates. Contact the parent serving as membership coordinator [email@example.com] or call 301-340-7584 to RSVP or for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!
For the 2013-2014 school year, a 10% annual tuition deposit for each child and a $75 registration fee per family are required at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot. These fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Download an application for the 2013-2014 school year.
RCNS offers a 10% discount off the younger child(ren)’s tuition and materials and activities fee. Note also that the registration fee is per family, not per child.
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.
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.
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.