Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to tour The Gratitude Garden Preschool?

Yes. We conduct tours with our Founder Dr.Rey, on Friday’s at 10:ooam. Please view our admission page for more details.


Do you offer part-time care?

Yes.


Is The Gratitude Garden Preschool accredited?

We will be. We are currently enrolled in a self-study examination which begins the accreditation process.


How do I know my child is safe at school?

The only entry to the campus is through the front door which is locked and only opens for parents with the key card.  Additionally, there is a six foot fence surrounding the playground and all safety precautions are taken when visitors are touring the campus.


May I visit my child during the day?

Yes, anytime.


Are all staff trained in CPR and first aid?

Yes.


Is lunch included?

No. Due to various dietary restrictions and allergies, we ask all parents to pack a nut-free lunch for their child.

We provide healthy organic and non-GMO snacks when possible, and fresh reverse osmosis filtered water all day.


How do you deal with food allergies?

We are a nut free campus and if any child has extreme allergies to another food, we ask parents in that child’s class not to bring that item in any bags from home (within reason). All modifications for allergies will be explored on a case by case basis.


My baby drinks breast milk only. Can I send breast milk?

Yes, we encourage breast feeding! Mothers milk will be labeled and kept in the school refrigerator.


Do you provide diapers?

No.


How does The Gratitude Garden discipline children?

We believe in conscious discipline such as setting boundaries, redirecting, encouragement, one-on-one problem-solving, and teaching skills that promote empathy and self-regulation. Our teachers never berate, embarrass, punish, or withhold food or activities in order to discipline children. Click here for more information on Conscious Discipline.


How much is tuition?

Please visit our forms page for our current tuition schedule. Please note that tuition may change from one school year to the next.


Do you offer a sibling or family discount?

Yes. A five percent discount is applied to all siblings after the first child.


Do you offer a scholarship program or sliding-scale pricing?

Yes. We have a limited fund for families who require partial financial assistance. About 15 percent of our school community is on a partial financial assistance program. Please inquire with the office to determine if you meet the requirements for partial assistance or if we have funds left for the year. Funds for this program come from The Satya Kids Foundation.


How often do you require payment – weekly, monthly?

Monthly. All families must enroll in Tuition Express as we do not take credit cards or checks for tuition. All payments are done electronically.


How do I enroll my child?

You may pick up an application in person or download our New Student Request For Invitation. We require a personal meeting and play-date with your child prior to being accepted to The Gratitude Garden Preschool.

Does my child have to be potty trained?

Yes and No. Bathroom training is included in the tuition for our Sprouts Two’s class. Children in the Sprouts Three’s class may enroll in our ‘Bathroom Assistance” program for an additional $100.00 monthly. Parents must provide pull-ups and wipes for their child.

Children who are enrolled in our Kinder-Prep and Transitional Kindergarten programs must be bathroom proficient.

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