Thank you for your interest in the Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool!

The EDCJCC Preschool re-opened on September 1, 2020, under all applicable guidelines and regulations from OSSE (our licensing office), the Mayor’s office, and the CDC.  We are open 5 days a week, for 8 hours a day, with limited numbers of children and teachers in each classroom.  At the moment, we have limited spots available for the school year, for older 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds.  Please email Miriam at to express interest in the 2020-21 school year and also use this link to get on the Waitlist

We run on a school year system, from September through August, so children are admitted for the September following their second birthday (or just prior, in the case of September and October birthdays).  In order to be considered for admission, children must be on our Waitlist (see below). There is no other admissions process; your Waitlist form serves as your application.  When we begin the admissions process in early February, we send out offers to new families based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, whether an older sibling has been a student, date of waitlist sign-up, past participation in EDCJCC programs, and other considerations necessary to create balanced classrooms.

Once you are on the Waitlist, there is no need for any further action until admission offers go out.

We welcome new families into our 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes, using the same admission process outlined above, if there is space once our current families have re-enrolled. Fill out the Waitlist application (see below) if you are interested in a spot for a 3-year-old or 4-year-old.  Your child will be sorted by birth date into the correct applicant pool, but there is only one Waitlist.

We do occasionally have mid-year openings, as folks move away or have other unexpected situations arise.  Please email Miriam to let us know if you are interested in a mid-year spot.

Waitlist Application

Please note that all of our admissions are done from our Waitlist; there is no separate admission list. There is a $50 Waitlist application fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE about the Waitlist Application: When filling out the application, please select the “2020 SEASON” to find the Preschool Waitlist Application.  Admission for ALL future years (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, etc.) are done from the 2020 Waitlist; there will be no need to re-enroll once you are on the 2020 list.

Please fill out our online Waitlist application on the CampMinder site by clicking here: GET ON THE WAITLIST

Preschool Group Tours

In order to protect the health of our children and families, we are not able to offer in-person tours this fall, but we’d be delighted to have you join a virtual tour of our school and live Q&A with our Admissions Director! Please contact Miriam Szubin, Director of Preschool Admissions and Director of the Parenting Center, at or (202) 777-3263, to reserve a spot on a tour or for more information.

Upcoming Group Virtual Tours:
All tours start at 9:30 AM and run for about an hour.  

Wednesday, October 7
Thursday, October 15
Wednesday, October 21
Thursday, October 29
Thursday, November 12
Wednesday, November 18
Wednesday, December 2
Thursday, December 10

Please contact Miriam Szubin if you are interested in joining one of our group virtual tours.  You can also contact her to discuss setting up a private tour at an alternate date and time, or to ask any questions that you may have.

Photo Credits: Kimberly Goldwein Photography