What is your plan for COVID, provided we are still in the current climate?
If we are still in the current climate of COVID when we open, we'll abide by the Department of Human Services guidelines.
Will you be year round?
Yes, we will have our regular session from August 1st - May 31st, and summer session from June 1st - July 31st. We'll be closed for US Holidays, and a 10 day winter break (23rd Dec - 2nd Jan).
What US Holiday schedule do you follow? Also, are there any additional closures such a teacher admin Days?
We'll be closed for Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, 2 days for Thanksgiving, and then Winter Break. There are no closures for teacher admin days.
What will be your plan for school closures due to inclement weather?
Our plan is to follow the Williamson County School inclement weather closures. However, if the driving conditions are favorable, we'll open even if Williamson County Schools are closed. If we have more than two inclement weather days in a school calendar year, we'll reimburse our families for the days we are closed.
What is your tuition?
Our pricing is below -
Program Name Days of the Week Duration Monthly Tuition
Full Day (5 days) Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm $1,350
Full Day (3 days) Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 am - 6 pm $900
Part Time (5 days) Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm $950
Part Time (3 days) Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am - 3 pm $800
Our monthly tuition includes all supplies and equipment needed for STEAM activities, field trips, robotics, art classes, software programming, extra-curricular activities like music and movement, foreign language etc., snacks, uniform shirts, and backpack. For full day students cot sheets and blankets will also be provided. A $250 enrollment fee is due at registration.
Is lunch included in tuition, or just snacks? What type of snacks will be served? Will they be organic?
Lunch is not included in tuition, only snacks are. Organic snacks will be provided. Snacks will be comprise of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with healthy crackers, chips, and dips.
Is tuition the same for all ages? Or is it a sliding scale based on age?
It is the same for all ages.
Do you offer 2 or 3 full day options?
We offer 3 full day option, however we do not offer 2 full day option.
Is there full tuition for the winter break dates?
No, the tuition has all the above holidays factored in already.
What is your philosophy on discipline?
We are committed in developing a positive sense of self-esteem, and independent responsible and caring behavior on the part of the children, we approach setting limits or discipline in a predictable manner. The limits we set arise from two areas of importance: not hurting oneself or others, and respecting everything in the physical environment. We also set up the environment to minimize the necessity of limits and share control with the children in the decision making process. In disciplining a child, our primary goal is to support the child in developing awareness in these two areas and then establishing effective inner discipline or self control. This reduces their dependence on adult-imposed control.
Since developing inner discipline is our primary objective, setting limits is treated as a learning process. If a child's behavior is inappropriate or unsafe, an educative consequence appropriate to the behavior, age, and individual child, is applied. Our first course of action is positive redirection (for instance a child may simply be directed to another activity) and facilitation of win-win problem solving. Generally, these two approaches are successful. If they are not, other strategies are utilized, which may include removing a child from an area or limiting access to materials for a brief time until the child is more in control and able to respond to or follow safety guidelines.
Preschoolers receive many messages and reminders from the teachers regarding what is appropriate and safe. Children who are four and five years old may receive time away, or calming down time, sometimes known as time-out. Time-out is not a punishment and is not intended to be humiliating. It is used as a mechanism to assist the child in calming down, reassessing the situation, and re-establishing some inner control. It also provides the teacher and child an opportunity to talk about feelings. Ideally, the child determines the length of time-out by letting the teacher know she/ he feels ready to participate in an appropriate manner.
At no time will a child ever be struck, roughly handled, verbally abused, or demeaned as a disciplinary measure.