Q: Does my child need to be potty trained before they can attend?
A: There is no requirement for toilet training. We work with you and your child at whatever stage they are in the process.
Q: How old does my child need to be to attend?
A: Children must be 30 months old at the start of the school year in September to attend at any time during that school year.
Q: Are snacks provided?
A: We provide a healthy snack for your child each day. You may bring in a special store bought treat to celebrate your childs birthday!
Q: Can my child stay for lunch?
A: We offer a lunch bunch program from 12:00-1:00pm. The drop in rate is $9/day. Please send a healthy, nut free lunch with your child.
Q: How do you decide what class my child will be in?
A: Classes are set up based on students birth dates, so the classes consist of children approximately the same age. This helps create an environment where teachers can plan age appropriate activities. Class placement is determined by school staff.
Q: How many students are in each class?
A: We have small class sizes to give your child the best environment for learning and development. Typically, there are no more than 12 students in each classroom. Each classroom a teacher and an assistant.
30 months – 3 Year Olds: 8 – 10 students
3 & 4 Year Olds: 12 students
4 & 5 Year Olds: 12 students
Q: Do you take field trips during the school year?
A: Yes we do! We enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch in the fall and in the spring we typically visit a farm. We may also schedule other trips during the year to coincide with our curriculum such as a visit to the First Alternative Coop during our unit on food, a walk to the neighborhood laundromat during our unit on clothing or a visit to the library to name a few possibilities. We also like to invite parents and members of the community to come in to share talents or knowledge with the children. For example; we often have a local fiber maker come in and show the children how to spin wool into yarn and explore different kids of fiber, parents who play musical instruments share their talents, the fire station visits and talks about fire safety and brings a fire truck for the children to see and climb on!
Q: Do you have a summer program:
A: Yes, we have a summer session that runs for one month after school is out for the summer. This session is typically in the month of June and is held on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 – 1pm. Children bring their lunch each day and many fun outdoor summer activities are planned for the session including a park day once a week.