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Frequently Asked Questions
What is immersion?
It's a method of teaching a foreign language by the exclusive use of that language. Therefore your child will be "immersed" in Spanish. It works most effectively, because that's the way you learn your own language.
What if I don't speak Spanish?
No problema. Many parents don't speak Spanish but learn key vocabulary with what children bring home from school.
How old should my child be to start learning another language?
Children who learn another language before age five use the same part of the brain to acquire that second language they use to learn their mother tongue. Start your child learning a second language as soon as possible.
When are your school hours?
The school day begins at 9:00 am and ends with a flexible pick-up from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Do you provide Early Care/After Care?
Yes, Early Care and After Care will be provided for an additional cost. Early Care is 8:00 am – 9:00 am, and After Care is 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
What dates should I be aware of?
Parents will receive a school calendar with all important dates, holidays, and special celebrations. Notices will be sent home if there are changes to the calendar.
Do we need to purchase school supplies?
There will be some school supplies requested for each student. This list will be given to you at the beginning of the school year. Please make sure your child has a backpack for taking home school work and keeping a change of clothing.
Does the school serve school lunches?
The school does not serve school lunches. All students bring their lunch and snacks to school. Parents providing lunch and snacks for their children allows us to focus on the curriculum and better prepare our students for kindergarten.
Do students wear uniforms?
No, not at this time. But it is being considered for the future.
How can I become involved? What if I work full-time?
There are many ways to become involved at our school, and we highly encourage parents to do so! Some of these include assisting with school celebrations or helping plan school trips. If you work full-time, you could help by donating seasonal items and/or garden supplies or mending toys/materials if needed. Please let us know if you have other ways you would like to become involved!
What is the student/teacher ratio?
Our goal is to provide each child with an interactive and personalized learning experience, therefore, we maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 7:1.
How will I find out how my child is doing?
Parents are welcome to communicate with our teachers any time to discuss student progress. There will also be regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences and progress reports sent home throughout the school year.
How do I notify the school if my child will be absent?
Please notify the school if your child will be arriving late or if he/she will be absent for the day. You can call us at (707) 327-2166. Please note that you will still be responsible for tuition during any days absent.
What is your behavior management policy?
We use natural consequences; corporal punishment and “time-outs” are not used. In certain cases, your child’s teacher will meet with parents and implement a behavior plan to address his/her specific needs within a group setting. If the child's behavior becomes a consistent disruption to the class after implementing a behavior plan, your child may be unenrolled.
Can my child bring personal items from home?
Toys, accessories, and electronic devices (iPods/iPads, cell phones, etc.) remain at home. Personal items are not allowed at school.
May my child bring medication from home?
Yes; however, all medication must be in the original container and labeled with your child’s name. Please give all medication to the Director or Teacher upon arrival.
How will I be notified if my child becomes ill or is injured at school?
If your child becomes ill while at school, he/she must be picked up right away. If your child has an accident at school that we believe needs medical attention, you will be contacted immediately.
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