Early Childhood FAQs

Should I pack my child’s lunch and a snack?

Yes. Pack more than you think they will eat. We have a no-juice policy, so please send water or a water bottle with your child. Students do have the option to order lunch through our lunch service.

My child doesn’t nap. What should he/she do during nap time?

For those students who do not nap, we allow them to quietly look at a book or play with a puzzle during rest time.

Do you provide extended day for working parents?

Yes. We offer our Extended Day program until 6:00 p.m.

How early can I drop my child off at school in the morning?

7:30 a.m.

What are the pick-up times?

11:30 a.m. for half-day students; 3:00 p.m. for full-day students; by 6:00 p.m. for students who stay for the Extended Day Program.

How long is your morning program?

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

What supplies does my child need for the Early Childhood School?

Every summer we send out a letter with the supplies your child will need for the school year. We do not use markers; instead, we opt for other writing utensils that better reinforce a child’s fine motor grip.

Is the EC a peanut-free environment?

It depends on the year and the student. For those who are highly allergic and cannot fully operate in a peanut environment, we declare the Early Childhood School a peanut-free environment. If we do not have any children with a peanut allergy, then we do allow peanut products.

What is a home visit?

Each newly enrolled Early Childhood School student can expect a 30-60 minute visit from one of our lead teachers. This is an opportunity for one of our teachers to get to know and bond with your child on his/her terms in his/her regular environment. We believe home visits help with the transition and anxiety when your child comes to the Early Childhood School for the first time. Home visits occur in July and August.

What is PIN?

PIN stands for Parent Information Night. The Early Childhood School hosts PIN before school starts. It is an opportunity for you to meet other Early Childhood School parents, get to know all of the teachers, ask questions, and learn more about the schedule, policies, and fun things planned for the year.

What are drop off and pick up procedures? Can I walk my child to the door?

Every morning, one of our teachers will greet your child and you may walk your child to the door. For pick-up, you may park your car and pick your child up at the door. We invite you to come in and see how your child is thriving at the Early Childhood School. This is also a great opportunity to connect with your child’s teachers, see how your child’s day was, and ask any questions you may have.

Also: We have an open-door policy: parents can come in anytime throughout the day.

What if my child has a bathroom accident at school?

We ask that you send in a spare change of clothes and shoes at the beginning of the school year. These items will be kept at the bottom of your child’s cubby in case of an accident. If your child does have an accident, we help him/her become more independent by changing him/herself. However, we are always here to assist if necessary. Above all, accidents happen—it’s O.K.!