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Kid Care Preschool: PROGRAM 2022-23 Register View Cart

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Registration opens on Monday, January 3, 2022 for current families   Registration opens for NEW families on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

The Arlington Recreation Department welcomes your preschooler (age 2.9 - 5 years old) to join us in our licensed preschool program.  The Kid Care Preschool Program is located at 352 Mass Avenue. 

The program follows the Arlington Public School Calendar with the approximate start date of Tuesday, September 6, 2022. To check availability for a particular day, click on "View Seats" option at the bottom right section of this page.  If you are unable to register for a desired day, please be sure to register for the Preschool Waitlist 2022-23.

  • We welcome your child to join us as we explore many activities supporting your child's natural curiosity in an environment that encourages children's artistic, scientific, sensory, verbal and written expression. Your child will enjoy socializing with other children in a safe and welcoming environment.
  • You have the option to choose two to five days per week.
  • The program is open to children 2.9 years old through 5 years old.
  • Regular hours are 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
  • Arlington Kid Care follows the Arlington Public School calendar and school cancellation schedule.

1. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50.

2. The tuition payment is broken down evenly for 10 monthly payments:

$365/month for 2 Days
$526/month for 3 Days
$686/month for 4 Days
$839/month for 5 Days

3. The first month's tuition is due when you register.

4. Please note, there is a $100 drop fee for each day dropped prior to November 2022. (For example, if you register for 5 days a week, but drop Mondays and Tuesdays before November, you will be assessed a $200 fee.) You may drop day(s) starting for November without a penalty if the request is submitted by the 15th of the prior month. We will start accepting drop requests beginning in November as long as the request has been submitted by 10/15/2022.

5. Monthly payments are through automatic credit card payment only. Monthly billing occurs on or after the 15th of the prior month.

6. Tuition and fees charged are non-refundable - even for household credit.

We offer an extended day option from 12:30 - 2:00pm. (12:30 -1:00 pm will include a time to eat lunch or a snack provided from home and also a quiet period.)

Registration is for the month and is automatically billed each month along with standard tuition.
You may register for 1-5 days of extended care on days when your child normally attends the program.

Below is the ADDITIONAL monthly cost for extended day options:

$100/month for 1 Day
$200/month for 2 Days
$290/month for 3 Days
$370/month for 4 Days
$450/month for 5 Days

  • We highly recommend that you arrange a tour prior to registering. Please contact the Preschool Director, Kim Grubb, to arrange a visit (781-953-9005 or
  • If you do not already have a household account with Arlington Recreation, please create one and include your information and your child's information. See "Create Household Account" link below.
  • Register for the Kid Care Preschool: ENROLLMENT FEE 2022-23 (link below) and pay the one-time $50 registration fee. The fee is non-refundable. Please note, paying the enrollment fee does not register your child for the program. You must continue with the registration outlined below.
  • Next, follow the steps to register for the Kid Care Preschool Program on this page. You may chose 2-5 days and you must register for all months. Please also register for any extended days at this time too.
  • September's tuition is due at registration. Please note, tuition is non-refundable.
  • Complete the Automatic Monthly Credit Card Payment Form (see below) and email it to If you prefer, you may call in the information to the Arlington Recreation Department at 781-316-3880.

  • Registration will be considered "complete" ONLY when you have paid your enrollment fee, selected the days your child will attend, paid the 1st month's tuition and submitted your Automatic Credit Card Payment Form (see link below). INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED.
  • Registrations are accepted throughout the year as space allows.
  • To check availability before you register and pay the $50 enrollment fee, click on "view seats" at the bottom right of this page. (Registration is for the year, so you only need to check the first month listed.¬† For example, to check if space is available on Tuesdays, check the "seats available" count for any Tuesday in the first month listed.)

  • All Kid Care Families are REQUIRED to have a credit card on file for automatic monthly billing when the registration is submitted (see FORM below).
  • Tuition is broken down evenly into 10 payments. The first payment, due at the time of registration, is for the first month. Subsequent monthly payments will begin Sept. 15 for the remaining nine months.
  • Payments are automatically withdrawn on or after the 15th of the prior month.
  • Dropping days prior to November will result in a $100 per day dropped penalty. After that, starting for November, changes or withdrawals need to be submitted to by the 15th of the prior month.
  • TUITION AND FEES CHARGED ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - EVEN FOR HOUSEHOLD CREDIT. If the extended day option is cancelled due to low enrollment, only extended day options purchased will be refunded.

  • We offer 2 waitlists. The "Currently Enrolled" waitlist is for families enrolled for the 2022-23 school year who wish to add or change a day of the week that is not currently available.
  • The "New Student" waitlist is for families who are not registered for any days at the preschool. Please be sure to register for each day separately.
  • See link at bottom for more information and registering for the waitlists.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Preschool Regular Day 
2.09 - 5 N/A MTuWThF  09/06/2022 - 06/16/2023
08:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Kid Care Preschool - 352 Mass Ave.
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View Seats
To check availability for a particular day, click on the "view seats" option above. Registration is for the year, so please consult the first month listed.
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Preschool Extended Day 
2.09 - 5 N/A MTuWThF  09/06/2022 - 06/16/2023
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Kid Care Preschool - 352 Mass Ave.
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View Seats
The Extended Day Option is available if your child is already registered to attend on the particular day.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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