FAQ

HOW MANY STUDENTS DO YOU HAVE A DAY?

We are a licensed for 14 children a day. However, we usually have about 12 students a day. Ages currently range from 1yr -4.5 years.

HOW OFTEN ARE YOU OUTSIDE?

We believe that children also thrive while playing outside so our students spend about two hours outdoors in the morning..

HOW DO WE PAY FOR TUITION?

We currently accept check and we also use Billing through Brightwheel. We are working on accepting payments through our website!

DO YOU OFFER TUITION ASSISTANCE?

We are a proud participator in SF ELS program where low-income families can receive city-funding for early childhood education. 

Please check to see if you qualify here 

https://www.earlylearningsf.org 

DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO KNOW SPANISH TO ENROLL?

All is welcome! No need to have prior Spanish background before enrolling.

HOW OFTEN IS SPANISH SPOKEN IN THE CLASSROOM?

Our students are exposed to Spanish all throughout the day.

WHAT IS YOUR TEACHER STUDENT RATIO?

We have a 1:3 teacher student ratio and some days even a 1:2.5.  Example- we may have 12 children and 5 teachers! This allows very intimate school setting.

WHAT KIND OF MEALS DO YOU PREPARE FOR THE CHILDREN?

We offer two snacks and one cold or hot lunch. We are not a nut-free school but we do accommodate vegetarians. 
An example of an AM snack would be organic plain yogurt with some fresh fruit and granola. 
For lunch we offer a variety of nutritious meals from "Gallo pinto" (a traditional Nicaraguan dish) to "Taco Tuesday" (Usually ground turkey mixed with black beans on a hard taco shell and fix ins)   
PM Snack is usually crackers and fruit or protein. We are fans of LOTS of frutas!

HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS?

Parent Communication is important in our program. Parents are encouraged to be part of our intimate community by participating in our quarterly get-togethers . We are also a daily user of Brightwheel where parents and caregivers are notified about their child's day. We update meals, potty, incidents, accidents and PICTURES!

Please reach out if you have a question  that wasn’t  included or addressed in the information provided.

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