Thank you for your interest in the Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool!

Admissions for the 2019-2020 School Year

At the moment, we are still accepting new children for the 2019-2020 school year.  We have spots for children born between September 2014 and October 2017.  If you are interested in a spot for this coming school year, please fill out the Waitlist application (select the 2019 Season when prompted).  Once your application is received, you will be contacted by our Admissions Director, Miriam Szubin.

Admissions Process for 2020 and beyond

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 late January/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.

So 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.

Please fill out our online Waitlist application on the CampMinder site. GET ON THE WAITLIST

Important Note about the Waitlist Application: When filling out the application, please select the “2019 SEASON” to find the Preschool Waitlist Application.  Admission for all future years (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, etc.) are done from the 2019 Season Waitlist; there will be no need to re-enroll once you are on the 2019 list.

Preschool Group Tours

We’d be delighted to have you join a tour of our school! 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. The best way to contact Miriam is via email; she is usually in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Upcoming Group Tours:

Wednesday, July 3
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, September 12
Wednesday, September 18
Tuesday, September 24
Monday, October 7
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, October 24
Wednesday, October 30

All group tours begin at 9:15am and run about 90 minutes.  Tours in June and July will include our newly renovated building as well as the temporary classrooms where our children have been located during the renovations.  Starting in September, tours will just be in our newly renovated building.  

Please contact Miriam Szubin if you are interested in joining one of our group 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.