Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page. We hope this section provides you with the information you need, but if you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do you have openings?
We are accepting inquiries for registration at this time. In order to register, you must first take a tour. Contact us to schedule a tour.
What age children do you serve?
We enroll children starting after their 2nd birthday, and they may remain in our care until Kindergarten, they may be 5 or 6 years old at that point.
What are your hours of Operation?
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:00. We follow the local public school calendar offering both part-time and full-time schedules
What are your vacation days and holidays?
We observe all Palos Verdes Unified School District designated holidays, and we close two weeks for Winter Break, one week for Spring Break. There are also special days set aside during the year for teacher-in-service. All these dates, along with planned school events, will be posted on a calendar which will be given to you at the beginning of the academic year.
Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes, we offer 10% off the second child if more than one child from the same family are attending at the same time.
Does my child have to be toilet learned?
How do you help my child adjust to his first school experience?
Before your starting date, we will schedule play days for you and your child. These times can vary according to your schedule. Their purpose is for you and your child to get acquainted with us and our environment at your comfort level and gain the trust needed for open communication. We hope to build strong relationships with both you and your child before the first day of school to help make the transition to school an easy one.
What is the educational background of your teachers?
Licensing requires that teachers have 12 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE). All of our staff exceeds these units in ECE and are actively involved in continuing education via college courses, workshops, and/or ECE conferences.
What is your sick policy?
The health of children, as well as staff, is important to us so each child must arrive at school with no symptoms of illness. If your child should become ill while at school, you will be notified immediately to come pick him or her up, or make arrangements for another person to come and care for your child.
Are your teachers CPR trained?
Every year, all staff members are required to successfully complete CPR and every two years they must successfully complete First Aid Training.
Are you accredited?
We are not accredited by the NAEYC at this time; we plan to begin the process of accreditation once we iron out any regular programming kinks. It is a very rigid process and takes 1-2 years before the accreditation process is complete.
How do you discipline behaviors that are not acceptable?
We believe that all behavior is a form of communication. We also believe that determining what the behaviors mean often takes a team effort. We support each child’s need to express his or her feelings in socially appropriate ways. Because of this belief, we take the time to value each individual circumstance and work through the problems that arise with the children, modeling reflective listening, validation, redirection, and guidance. We know children are capable of coming to positive solutions to problems and with the strong parent partnership. We work with the parents to develop a plan to change behaviors that are undesirable and refer families to additional resources for support as needed.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, but scholarships are limited. Some of our fundraising money is set aside to support our families which include teachers’ children. The financial support is reviewed on a case by case format and the amount of scholarships will depend on the amount raised in our fundraisers.