2019-2020 School Year

Enrollment for fall 2019 is ongoing. Our classes welcome a number of returning students as well as siblings of current students. In the remaining spots we are excited to welcome new Dandelions and their families to join our cooperative!

Family Participation

In addition to tuition and fees, each family contributes to the cooperative by working a job within the preschool. These jobs are crucial to operating the school and keep our tuition not only affordable but also extremely competitive.

Whatever your talents or interests may be, we have a job for you, and your efforts are essential to our community. Some families aid in the classroom on a rotating schedule. Other families contribute to operating and maintaining the school, tasks like working on the board, advertising, or housekeeping. All families participate in fundraising events.


Dandelions: $200 per month for students enrolled 3 days per week and $150 for students enrolled 2 days per week

Tuition is due the first of each month. The school operates during the ten months beginning September and ending June. Tuition, however, is paid beginning in August and ending in May; in essence, the last month’s tuition is paid up front.

Classes follow the 4j district schedule for holidays and some teacher service days. In the case of dangerous weather conditions decisions on school closure consider conditions in surrounding school districts as well, and parents are notified by text message.


Enrollment fee: $80 non-refundable, one-time

Supply fee: $50, one-time

Field trip fees: Small costs for optional monthly field trips are paid for out of parents’ pockets.

More Details

Orientation Handbook 2019-2020

Patterson Preschool Vaccination Rates 2018-2019

Lane County Immunization Data