Creative Preschooler Programs

Preschooler Program

Arlington County Creative Preschooler Programs are designed to provide children ages 3-5 with their first social group experiences outside of the home.

These half-day programs emphasize:

  • Engaging in age-appropriate recreation activities.
  • Developing play and movement skills.
  • Cooperating, listening, and sharing with others.
  • Discovering nature.

Choose from two-day, three-day, or five-day-a-week programs, which run 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., from September to May.

Tot Playing With a ToyAll programs, except those at the Fairlington Community Center, are cooperative (co-op) programs that require parents to sign up on a rotating basis to assist the teacher.

Fairlington parents may assist through field trips, holiday parties, and other activities, but are not required to assist on a daily basis.

Contact a program location for specific information or call 703-228-4742.

Download the Creative Preschoolers Parent Handbook.

2015/16 School Year Registration

Please have your WebTrac login information, program number, and credit card information available to enroll in any of our programs. We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards.

If you don’t have an account with us, you can create one. Visit and click “Create Account” in the Login/Register box in the top left corner.

Returning Families

Registration for participants that wish to remain in their program is ongoing; please return this form to your teacher by April 17 and make your payment online any time between April 18 – 22 at 8 a.m. If payment is not made, we will assume you are no longer interested in the program and we will cancel your enrollment.

Registration for returning families that wish to change program locations begins on April 22 at 8 a.m. and can be made online or by phone.

Registration for siblings begins on April 22 at 8 a.m. and can be made by phone only 703-228-4747

New Families

New families may register online or by phone on April 29 at 8 a.m.

New Non-resident families may register online or by phone on May 6.

Registration Fees

The Creative Preschooler Program is a 9-month program. Arlington County provides many alternatives to make payments affordable to every household, including fee reductions (please contact registration office for more information). For your convenience, program fees have been divided into 9 equal payments.

First payment due at time of registration:

Co-op Farlington
MWF – $229.00/ $343.55 MWF – $345.89/ $518.77
T/H – $157.33/$236.00 T/H – $237.56/$356.44
M-F – $386.33/ $579.55 M-F – $583.44/ $875.22


Locations, Program Options, and Tuition

Arlington County offers location, program, and tuition options to new and returning families of the Creative Preschooler Programs.

Learn more.

Registration Appointments – What to Bring

Parents must bring the payment deposit and all necessary forms and documents to their registration appointment in order to be processed.

Learn more.

Required Forms

Parents of all new children (including new siblings) must complete and submit all new child paperwork by May 30. Health forms and TB screening must be submitted to the registration office by August 1.

Cooperative (Co-op) Program parents must submit all paperwork by August 1.

Returning parents will receive letters from their program teachers.

Cancellation Policies

The program fees are not based on attendance. All cancellations must be made in writing to the registration office two weeks prior to the last day and are subject to a $20 administrative fee.

Cancellations can be made via email at or via mail to 3700 South Four Mile Run, Arlington, VA 22206. The cost per day will be divided based on the number of days of service.

Please note that all cancellations must be processed by registration staff only, not through program staff.