For more detailed information about enrollment, see our Enrollment Info page. Application fee is $50.
CCNS is a community based co-operative preschool located in Cumberland, Maine. It is designed for families looking to be a part of their child's preschool experience. Our teachers determine the educational policies in cooperation with the parents. They are assisted each day by 1 parent helpers. Parents are an integral part of their children's first school experience, as well as a unique and essential part of our programs.*
CCNS is run by a membership-elected board. The membership is comprised of all the parents of the students, and each member is asked to serve on a committee such as enrollment, fundraising, yearbook, etc.
Two Preschool Programs: 9:00am -12:00pm
2-day program: (Tuesday & Thursday) is limited to 14 students who are at least 3 years old by October 15th. Tuition is $160/month*
3-Day Program: (Mon, Wed, Fri) is limited to 16 students who are at least 4 years old by October 15th. Tuition is $190/month*
The school year begins during the first week of September to the middle of June, and follows the MSAD#51 Calendar for holidays, vacations, snow days, etc. but operates from around Labor day to around the end of the MSAD#51 school year.
*Tuition subject to change. Payments are made over 10 months.
*Families with other small children should not feel discouraged from joining CCNS, due to childcare issues. Many families, even with babies, are part of the program and often trade-off babysitting duties with other members who have a similar need.
Pleae note there is a madatory $15 background check for each working parent to comply with state licensing.
CCNS is a Cumberland Maine Preschool.
Cumberland Community Nursery School has serviced the Cumberland, ME community since 1975. Families from Falmouth, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and other communities are always welcome.