Our online application for the 2020-2021 school year will go live on November 15, 2019, with all applications due by January 1, 2020. Financial aid is available. See examples and details below.

Our annual Open House will take place on Saturday, December 7, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Please stop by to see the Collective and talk with teachers, administrators, and current parents. No reservations required.



Applications will be accepted from November 15, 2019 to January 1, 2020 for September 2020 entry.

Once a completed application is received, a follow-up play visit will be scheduled for December or January. We ask that both parent(s) and child attend. It is a relaxed half-hour visit for your child to play in the classroom and for you to ask questions.

Notification begins in mid-February for our 2′s class, and rolling from mid-February to as late as June for our 3′s/4′s classes. We keep a year-round wait list of applicants.

Please note: Children must be at least 2.0 by September 1, 2020 to attend the Collective in 2020-21.


Tuition and Fees 2019-2020

Number of Days 2’s 3’s 4’s
3 $18,780 $17,940 $17,430
4 $22,650 $21,620 $21,000
5 $26,480 $24,990 $24,280

Fees are based on the number of days a child is enrolled and are subject to annual adjustment (usually an increase of roughly 3%).

We do not currently accept vouchers. Feel free to call or email us about the Admissions process.


Wait List and Reapplications

Completed applications received after January 1, 2020 will be placed on an active wait list, with priority given to applications submitted by January 1st. We ask that you submit a new application form at each winter admissions period if you have previously been placed on the wait list so we have your updated information. No application fee is required when you re-apply.


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available at the Collective. Awards are determined based on the needs of the incoming families and the aid available, and varies each year. Awards will be offered after your scheduled play visit.

Examples of financial awards in previous years:

  • A family of four earning $94,000 was awarded $10,000. With the aid, the family paid $1,230 per month for a 3 year old in full-time preschool
  • A family of three earning $134,000 was awarded $10,000. The family paid $1,190 per month for a 4 year old in full-time preschool.
  • A family of four earning $98,000 was awarded $5,000. The family paid $1,790 per month for a 2 year old in full-time preschool

If you are interested in financial aid, please check the appropriate box on the Application form to receive the Financial Aid form.


Payment options for the application fee are a) $50 in cash or check payable to “Park Slope Child Care Collective” by mail or drop-off or b) $52 with credit card using the Buy Now button, which includes fees incurred through this payment option. Please include the applicant’s (child’s) full name in the special instructions option of the final checkout page if using the credit card option.