Visit & Apply
For the 2019-2020 school year, prospective families may schedule a visit during playgroup, now through the lottery. Please email the Membership Co-Chairs, Christos Antonaros and William Brammer (CHCoopplayschool@gmail.com) to schedule your visit.
A maximum of 36 slots are available each year. Each child must be age 2 by December 31 of the year in which they are applying.
Slots are assigned by lottery after sibling applications are processed.
To be considered in the lottery, submit an application and non-refundable application fee of $25 by March 27, 2019.
Apply online or with our paper form.
Apply online here. After submitting an online application, drop off the $25 application fee (make checks payable to CHCPS and write your child's name on the check) at the Playschool (212 East Capitol St NE, M-F from 9:30am-12:00pm) or mail the check to CHCPS, 212 East Capitol Street NE, 20003. Please email the Membership Co-Chairs, Christos Antonaros and William Brammer (CHCoopplayschool@gmail.com) if you apply online.
OR apply with our paper form: 2018-2019 CHCPS Application.
Drop the paper form off along with the $25 application fee (make checks payable to CHCPS and write your child's name on the check) at the Playschool (212 East Capitol St NE, M-F from 9:30am-12:00pm) or at the open house. Or mail the application and fee to CHCPS, 212 East Capitol Street NE, 20003. Please email the Membership Membership Co-Chairs, Christos Antonaros and William Brammer (CHCoopplayschool@gmail.com) if you apply with the paper form.
The CHCPS lottery for the 2018-2019 school year has concluded. However, we do maintain a waitlist as families often drop out over the course of the year. To be added to the waitlist, please fill out and submit the online application. We will start accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year starting in January 2019 and will notify you of the lottery date once your application is received. For further guidance on the lottery process, please see below.
At the lottery, each new family that has turned in an application and application fee will be assigned a number. Numbers will be drawn randomly from a hat to create the rosters for each playgroup. The remaining families will be added to the wait list in the order they are drawn.
The number of sibling applications received will decrease the available number of slots from the total of 36 slots available. Remaining slots will be available to new families.
A family representative must also be present at the organizational meeting that usually 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 playschool, this fee will be applied to your annual dues. If you give up your reserved spot, the $50 will not be returned.
*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.
Once admitted, each student must submit a DC Universal Health Certificate, which can be downloaded here.