Tuition / Application

As of February 1, 2019, we are currently full and have a wait list for the 2019/2020 school year beginning on August 19, 2019.  As of March 13, 2019, we will not be scheduling new tours of the school until June 2019.  Please contact us after June 3, 2019 to visit!

Applications/Tours ~
A tour of the school with the Executive Director is required prior to being put on the wait list. You can schedule a tour by calling 970-259-1483 or e-mailing  If you find DELC is a good fit for your family after the tour, you will be given the wait list paperwork.  There is a non-refundable $25 wait list application fee.  Tours are scheduled typically in the mornings.  You will not be put on the wait list until you have taken a tour, paid the application fee and returned wait list paperwork.


Current DELC staff and currently enrolled families are the only priority given on the wait list.

Monthly tuition rates are determined by your families adjusted gross income and household number using a HUD Income Survey.  There are four income tiers on our sliding scale.  We do accept families that are receiving CCAP funding from the Department of Human Services and partner with the Durango 9R

Toddler Contracts (2 – 3 years) – minimum 2 days, maximum 5 days a week
3/4 day is 7:30 – 3:30

Full day is 7:30 – 5:30

Preschool Contracts (3 – 5 years)  – minimum 2 days, maximum 5 days a week
1/2 day is 7:30 – 12:30

3/4 day is 7:30 – 3:30

Full day is 7:30 – 5:30