Capitol Hill Cooperative Play School is able to host three playgroups in the nursery of The Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Each group is insured to host 12 children. To participate, a child must be the age 2 by December 31 of the year in which they are applying.
Constraints on space requires CHCPS to hold a lottery in the spring to fill each group for the fall. To attend the lottery, please complete this information form and submit a non-refundable administration fee of $25 by the last Friday in March. (The waiting list is also derived from this form. Spots are filled on a rolling basis.)
Please make checks payable to CHCPS and write your child's name on the check. They can be dropped off during playgroup hours (M-F 9am to 12pm), or mailed to the church at 212 East Capitol St NE.
Prospective families may schedule a visit during playgroup now through the lottery. Please email the Membership Chair (CHCoopplayschool@gmail.com) to schedule your visit.
In the spring, the outgoing playgroup parents host a lottery to fill spots for the fall.
For the 2019-2020 calendar year, the lottery was held on April 1st, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the basement room at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation at 212 East Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20003.
Perspective families who have completed the information form and paid the administration fee will be assigned a number. Numbers will be drawn randomly from a hat to create the rosters for each playgroup. One parent must be present at the time of the lottery. Children are welcome to attend!
The remaining families will be added to a waiting list in the order they are drawn.
Returning families are granted the courtesy to claim a roster position prior to the lottery.
A family representative must also be present at the organizational meeting that takes place in June to finalize playgroup assignments.
Registration Fee & Forms
A $50 non-refundable registration fee will be collected at the spring organizational meeting. If you remain with the playgroup, this fee will be applied to your annual dues.
Once admitted, each student must submit a DC Universal Health Certificate, which can be downloaded here.
*No student shall be admitted to Playschool unless Playschool has received written certification by a private physician, his or her representative, or the public health authorities that--
(a) the student has received immunizations on a schedule that is consistent with guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control; or
(b) there are medical constraints on the child receiving immunizations consistent with that schedule.