FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will LWTG be offering these classes all year?
LWTG will re-evaluate our class models each quarter based on King County's "Safe Start Washington" Reopening Phase status. Information about the Winter and Spring quarters will be available about a month before the quarter begins.
Why are class sizes allowed to be more than 5 people?
LWTG Teachers and Board of Directors are regularly reviewing guidance from our public health officials, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), our local Public Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), LWTech and local school districts, and the Organization for Parenting Education Programs (OPEP). We have carefully created the fall quarter class models to be in strict adherence to all guidance from these organizations.
How is LWTG keeping our families healthy?
LWTG is a co-op and safety is the responsibility of all the adults who participate in our program. Furthermore, to keep our school environment healthy, we will be doing the following:
If anyone in your household is sick, STAY HOME. Please view our Illness and Communicable Disease policy here.
All families meeting in-person will have temperatures taken and a health screening questionnaire completed. This information will be recorded by the teacher and kept on file for record keeping.
Everyone will wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to class and frequently during class.
Families will be encouraged and reminded to social distance during in-person classes.
Masks are required for the entirety of in-person classes for adults and children 5 years and older. Children between the ages of 2-4 are encouraged to wear a mask. Children under the age of 2 years are not recommended to wear a mask by the King the County Department of Public Health.
Shared supplies (markers, bug nets, etc.) will be reduced as much as possible. All supplies will be sanitized between classes following strict sanitizing protocol determined by the Department of Health.
No food in classes that meet in-person.
What is the monthly evening/afternoon activity?
Once a month, LWTG will be offering an optional activity for the whole family. Families will gather via Zoom for a dance party, yoga session, themed story time or other fun activity. These Zoom gatherings will take place either in the evening or afternoon. The schedule for these activities will be available at the start of the quarter.
When will the Parenting Education meetings take place?
Parenting Education meetings will take place via Zoom in the evenings or on the weekend. This hopefully allows parents to take full advantage of the Parenting Education session. Parenting Education sessions are led by your teacher and may include families from all the classes that a particular teacher has this quarter. The schedule for Parenting Education sessions will be available at the start of the quarter.
What are school-wide speaker events?
Once a month LWTG arranges for a speaker or panel of knowledgeable individuals to provide valuable information related to your infant or toddler's world. These events are open to everyone enrolled at LWTG, not just your immediate class. These events are an integral part of the LWTech program. One parent from each family is required to attend a minimum of three events per quarter. These events will be held via Zoom or in-person as allowed by the "Safe Start Washington" phases.
Tell me more about Art Cart Pickups.
LWTG will compile art supplies for projects and at the beginning of the month will hold a drive-by event at which families can pick up their supplies. Teachers will distribute art curriculum via email; giving families instructions for the art projects and ideas for expanding the fun (view a sample art curriculum here).
Is the art curriculum required?
Nope! These activities are completely optional. We do encourage you to browse the art curriculum (view a sample art curriculum here), as the activities are very fun and you never know what you will find!
Are Fee Waivers (tuition assistance) available for online classes?
Yes! Fee Waivers and Scholarships are still available for ALL classes; Online Only, Hybrid Outdoor, and Hybrid Indoor. If your family would benefit from tuition assistance, please visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information or contact our registrar. If your situation changes, you can request tuition assistance at any time during the school year.
How can I help support LWTG?
There are many ways you can support and contribute to the success of our program during these uncertain times. You may chose to enroll additional parents or caregivers from within your household and participate as a family. Donations to our program are always appreciated. You can visit our Fundraising & Support page for more information about donations, including Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer Rewards, and employee matching. Finally you may chose to donate your time by volunteering to prepare art supplies or assembling art cart kids. Please contact your Teacher to discuss volunteer opportunities.
Still have a question we didn't answer?
Please do not hesitate to contact our registrar. We want to be sure each family has the necessary information they need to feel confident and comfortable about their decision to attend a class at LWTG.