FAQs

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What are the age requirements for each class?
The 2-Day class is for children from ages 2.5 to 3 (children must be 2.5 by September 1). The 3-Day class is for children from ages 3 to 4. The 4-Day class is for children from ages 4 to 5.

May I enroll my 4-year-old child in the 2-Day class? May I enroll my 2.5 year old child in the 3-Day class?
No. Please see above for age requirements. Our classes are carefully structured around what is developmentally appropriate for the children, which is why the number of days they attend is dependent upon their age group.

What are chore days?
Parents share in the care and creation of the school; we have a beautiful space and we all take pride in helping take care of it. Tasks may include gardening, cleaning, organizing, painting, repairing, building, etc. Chore days are held one Saturday each month.  All families are required to attend two a year — one in the fall and one in the spring.

What is the adult to child ratio?
We hold a 1:6 ratio.  We strive to keep a high adult to child ratio to provide the best care for our children.

Does my child need to be vaccinated?
Yes. In accordance with state law, all enrolled children must show proof of current vaccination unless they have a medical exemption signed by their doctor. Required vaccines include DTap, Polio, Hep B, MMR, Hib, and Varicella.

Does my child need to be potty trained? How are bathroom needs handled?
Children are not required to have obtained full toilet learning skills, however, it is recommended for 3 Day and 4 Day. As a child-directed school, we encourage the children to monitor their own toileting needs, especially once the child has fully developed toilet learning. The teachers will be happy to help your child by being observant of their body language and suggesting a visit to the bathroom at appropriate intervals during the learning process. There are no scheduled diaper changes or bathroom visits throughout the day. If a child asks to use the restroom or soils their diaper or clothing, one of the teachers will take the child to the bathroom and assist as needed.

How does the school handle food allergies?
We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and are happy to discuss your child’s needs.