FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Toddle follows a play-based curriculum that supports the organic process of learning and discovery unfolding in each child. Our teachers are credentialed Early Childhood educators and delight in creating an interesting, ever-changing curriculum. See more here.
No. We welcome children in diapers, pull-ups, undies, and everything in between and are happy to assist your child in the potty-learning process.
While Toddle families arrive on a staggered schedule our teachers lead a regular morning and afternoon schedule of group activity time, free choice play, outdoor play and meal/cleanup times. Children can expect the same type of activity (i.e. outdoor time) each day when they arrive and depart, giving them the comfort of jumping right in and the opportunity to develop long-term friendships with children in their session.
8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Free Learning
9:00 - 9:30 A.M. Circle Time
9:30 – 10:00 A.M. Outdoor Play
10:00 – 10:30 A.M. Snack and Cleanup
10:30 – 11:30 A.M. Group project or activity
11:30 – 12:00 P.M. Outdoor Play
12:00 – 12:45 P.M. Snack and Cleanup
12:45 – 1:00 P.M. Circle Time
1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. Free Learning
1:30 – 2:00 P.M. Outdoor Play
2:00 – 2:30 P.M. Snack and Cleanup
2:30 – 3:00 P.M. Group project or activity
3:00 – 3:45 P.M. Outdoor Play
4:00 – 4:45 P.M. Snack and Cleanup
4:45 – 5:30 P.M. Group project or activity
5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Free Learning
*This schedule may vary slightly each day based on the children's needs.
We provide an organic, whole-grain and low-sugar snack. Children staying for lunch should pack a bagged lunch from home.
Like other state-licensed preschools, Toddle follows California's strict immunization requirements. By law, Toddle must require families to provide proof of immunization or the appropriate medical exemption form.
Due to our limited capacity, we do not offer a sibling discount in the morning. However, we do have a sibling rate for the afternoon program.
Please email us to set up an in-person tour at 11:00 am, 2:30 pm, or at your convenience. (Please do not drop by unannounced.) Children are welcome to accompany you on the tour, though we ask that they stay by your side. In the meantime, you may like to check out Our Philosophy for more information.
Families currently enrolled at Toddle may apply for a preschool space for the following school year in March. Open enrollment follows a week later. We require a non-refundable deposit equal to one month's tuition for the number of days you wish your child to attend. See our billing policies for more information.
My child will not be 2 years old by the first day of school. Can I hold a school-year space for my child?
To apply for a school-year space, regardless of your child's start date, families may pay tuition beginning the first day of the school year. For example, if your child turns two in October and you would like to secure a spot, you will need to pay tuition beginning in August.
Our school-year preschool program is "on break" during local elementary school vacation weeks. However, Toddle continues to offer vacation programming during these breaks. Regular tuition will be prorated in vacation months. For our calendar, click here.
Can my kindergartner attend Toddle after school or for a school vacation? Will he/she/they feel comfortable there?
Yes. Toddle is licensed to care for children ages two through entry in first grade. Our selection of toys and learning materials encourage imaginative, child-led play for children of all ages. For example, classic Montessori unit blocks are appropriate for both two- and six-year-old children; children just use the blocks differently depending on their developmental stage. Likewise, our huge sandbox, easel and paints, science area and reading nook will keep your kindergarten learner busy and engaged.
For many families, Toddle serves as their child's primary preschool. Others supplement their regular schedule with once- or twice-a-week Toddle visits. Toddle is also here for families when an appointment or another obligation arises, or when a child's school is on break.