FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know which class to register for?
Classes are open to babies and toddlers between 6 – 39 months* old and their parents and/or caregivers. Your child must fit into the specified age range as of August 31, 2020. You will stay in the class the entire school year and the toddlers will all grow together.
*Please see our current class schedule page for updated age ranges in effect for Fall Quarter 2020.
What is the Pre-Preschool Class?
The Pre-Preschool class is designed for children ages 2.5-5 years old as of August 31, 2020. This age range and class size is beneficial as the children progress to cooperative play. Each week, a child does show and tell which allows them the opportunity to bring a favorite item from home and begin to feel comfortable speaking in front of a group.
There are science activities including making pudding, sink and float, dinosaur fossils, and making butter. An extended circle time allows for counting, color, and movement games.
Parents attend with their child each week which allows you to continue to observe your child’s development among his or her peers. This class is a great stepping stone to preschool and you may consider this class even if your child will attend a drop-off preschool.
All of the classes I'm Interested in are full, what should I do?
Please contact the Registrar and ask to be added to the wait list. We allow each family to be on up to three wait lists if you are not currently enrolled. If you are enrolled in one of our classes, we ask that you limit yourself to one wait list.
Can my younger child attend class with my older child?
Yes! We have many classes with sibling spots. These spaces are limited and increase your tuition costs. Please see our Class Schedule and Tuition Rates page for class availability. Make sure to let us know you’re taking a sibling spot when you register.
What about my newborn?
Newborns may attend class with the enrolled parent and toddler until the age of 9 months at no additional charge. The parent may then request a sibling spot for the newborn for the next quarter. Due to safety concerns and insurance requirements, infants must be in a front pack or back pack. Please speak with your classroom teacher for additional information.
I'm pregnant, but won't have the baby until after class starts. Do I need to register for a sibling spot?
Yes, please register for a sibling spot as soon as possible. Spaces are limited, so there’s a chance there might not be room in your class for your newborn after class has started. You won’t need to pay the sibling tuition until the child is 9 months old.
What if my child misses the age cutoff by a few days or weeks?
You will still need to register for the class they fit into as of August 31. There are always other children in the same situation, so you won’t feel singled out.
My child is exceptionally gifted/bright. Can they be in the older class?
Our age ranges are strict, so please register for a class that your child fits into as of August 31, 2020.
Are there fee waivers available?
We do have a limited number of need-based partial tuition fee waivers available every quarter. Please visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.
I'm interested in visiting a class before registration. How do I schedule a visit?
At this time we are unable to hold open houses. We do have a virtual tour of class available for viewing by visiting Our Program page. If a site visit is necessary, please contact the Registrar for more information about a parent-only visit. Due to our insurance coverage, unregistered children cannot be present during class time.
Who can I contact for more help?
Please contact the Registrar with your questions.