About Us: Classes

Two-Year-Old Class

The two-year-old class is open to children who are two-years-old. Children remain in the class until they are at least thirty months to three years of age and there is an opening in a three-year-old classroom. This class distinction is in keeping with state age requirements.

Children in the two-year-old class may come to school in diapers. Our teachers will work with you to help toilet train your child. Children who are developmentally ready are taken to the restroom on a regular schedule. Parents provide all diapers and ointments and are responsible for replacing them as needed. Please bring all items with your child’s name labeled on them. Remember, children who are toilet training need extra clothing that is easy to remove.

Our two-year-old class has an enrollment of twelve students and two teachers. This ensures that your child will receive the love and respect they deserve. Our teachers are well educated and will answer any questions or concerns that you have.

Naptime takes place everyday after lunch. We will provide a clean cot for your child and will work with each child individually in creating the best napping experience as possible. We encourage all our parents to purchase bedding designed for our cots. We recommend the “Kid-Napper” which can be purchased through our school office. If a child should have a continued difficult time with naptime causing a disruption of the whole class naptime and the teacher has worked through all possible solutions with the parent, the child may be asked to be picked up prior to the naptime until they are ready to stay for the duration of the naptime. This is to ensure a quiet and restful environment for all the children in the class.

We encourage new families to schedule a visit with the classroom teacher prior to their first day of school so that they can meet their teacher and visit the classroom. The teachers in the classroom will be able to suggest ideas about making a smooth transition into the new environment.

Three-Year-Old Class

The three-year-old class is open to children who will turn three-years-old before December 1st of the school year enrolled. Toilet training before entering the three-year-old class is strongly advised. Our teachers will work with your child during their first month to complete toilet training while attending the three-year-old class. After a month the children in the three-year-old class should be potty trained to allow for a successful line-up as they get ready to enter into the Pre-Kindergarten class. Any exceptions based on developmental readiness will be made on the teacher and director’s assessment and/or a doctor’s assessment when necessary.

Naps are encouraged for all three year olds every afternoon. Children will be given a clean cot to sleep on. We encourage all our parents to purchase bedding designed for our cots. We recommend the “Kid-Napper” which can be purchased through our school office. If your child does not usually nap, please inform the teachers. While teachers will not make your child sleep, children are required by the state of California to have a rest time at school.

Pre-Kindergarten Class

In order to keep in line with the public school entrance requirements, students may enroll in the pre-kindergarten class if they are four-years-old before December 1st of the school year enrolled. Entry dates are established by the state to ensure a smooth transition into kindergarten after preschool graduation.

Children must be completely toilet trained before entering the pre-kindergarten class. This is a necessity because of the classroom layout and the location of the restroom.

Naps are encouraged for all four year olds every afternoon. Children will be given a clean cot to sleep on. We encourage all our parents to purchase bedding designed for our cots. We recommend the “Kid-Napper” which can be purchased through our school office. If your child does not usually nap, please inform the teachers. While teachers will not make your child sleep, children are required by the state of California to have a rest time at school.