What scheduling options are available?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to maximize safety and minimize exposure, we currently only offer 4- and 5-day/week options. We are also limiting our enrollment to six families total. In our mind, this is the surest way to help us function as normally as possible during this uncertain time.
Does my child need to be potty trained to attend?
We will be happy to help you support your son or daughter along the path to becoming diaper-free in the manner and on the timeline that works for your child and your family. There is no extra charge for children who are not yet potty-trained but parents are responsible for providing all diapers and wipes.
Do you serve food?
We provide organic, wholesome snacks in the morning and afternoon. Once a week on our cooking day, we plan and make our snack together with the children, using ingredients from our garden whenever possible.
What is the application/enrollment process?
After you and your child visit the school, if it feels like our program is a fit for your family and vice versa, you will be given our enrollment packet, which includes our contract, family handbook, a family questionnaire, and all of the paperwork required by state licensing. As a licensed child care facility, we must have your child's completed paperwork, particularly proof of immunizations, on file before they are able to start our program.
Which immunizations are required prior to enrollment?
As a state licensed child care facility, we are required to comply with all of the same immunization guidelines as public schools, head start programs, etc. The required vaccines vary by age and can be found here.
How many children will be in the class?
As a result of COVID-19, for the foreseeable future our enrollment will be capped at 6 families total and our class size will be six or seven children, with a teacher-to-child ratio of 1:3 (or 3.5, depending on the day).
Do you offer any discounts?
Because our program is small and our teacher-to-student ratio is low, our tuition may be higher than some other programs. In an effort to make our program accessible to a broader range of Encinitas families, we offer the following discounts:
Are you currently open and accepting new students?
Due to the recent increase in cases of COVID-19, we no longer feel it is safe to run the kind of program we believe in out of our home. We are therefore temporarily closed and not accepting new students at this time. If you are interested in being contacted when we reopen, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you and take good care!