Enrollment at Duck's Nest

We welcome your interest in our schools. Please contact campuses individually if you are interested in more than one, as enrollment is done separately. You may find that each campus has a slightly different schedule or procedure for setting up a school visit based on enrollment demands and spaces available.

Select a campus to get more information

2022-2023 enrollment is at capacity for our Berkeley Campus. Please click the above button to be placed on our contact list. For all other questions, please email berkeleyenrollment@ducksnest.org.

2022-2023 enrollment is at capacity for our 41st Street Campus. For any questions, please email 41stenrollment@ducksnest.org.

2022-2023 enrollment is at capacity for our Telegraph Ave Campus. Please click the above button to be placed on our contact list. For all other questions, please email telegraphenrollment@ducksnest.org.


Enrollment Process

On the day of your visit, a Director will meet with parents/guardians and will conduct a tour of the school and answer questions. At the close of the tour, parents will be invited to submit an application for their child. Enrollment decisions are based on numerous factors such as age, gender, and diversity of child and family. Once enrollment is offered, the down payment and registration fee are due. Please note, applicants who apply at multiple campuses will only receive an offer from one site.


Duck’s Nest Campuses feature a 12 month program beginning in mid-August and ending in July. There are schedule options for children ages two through five. Tuition is charged on an annual basis and paid in 13 installments, regardless of dates of school closures/holidays, beginning with the down payment at the time of enrollment. The remaining 12 payments are due monthly starting the first of August. There is a one time Registration Fee and an annual Art & Supply Fee. 

Financial Assistance

Duck’s Nest offers a financial assistance program, and also accepts students with subsidies. We are committed to supporting families’ access to quality early childhood programming. 



Once you have been offered enrollment you may apply. You must submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and copy of current and past year tax returns to School and Student Services (SSS) within one month of acceptance. The deadline for financial aid applications is February 28th, although families admitted after this are still eligible if funds are available. Duck’s Nest’s SSS code is #9171. There is a $50 fee, which can be waived for families demonstrating need.

Start a Financial Assistance Application Online

Online applications are usually processed by SSS within 72 hours. If applying by mail, the time is extended to approximately 3-4 weeks. Duck’s Nest makes final financial assistance decisions within 2 weeks of the submission deadline. Applications are required to be submitted to SSS each year of enrollment.