FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SESSIONS ARE OFFERED?
For the 2019-20 school year, the following sessions will be offered:
· Part-Day 4 day (M-Th) 8:15AM-12:30PM
· Part-Day 5 day (M-F) 8:15AM-12:30PM
· Full-Day 4 day (M-Th) 8:15AM-4:00PM
· Full-Day 5 day (M-F) 8:15AM-4:00PM
AT WHAT AGE CAN CHILDREN BEGIN SCHOOL?
Children can begin school at Kinderhaus when they are 33-months-old and potty-trained. We accept children up to February 1st of each school year.
DO CHILDREN HAVE THE OPTION TO NAP IN THE AFTERNOON?
Around 1:30, children lay down on cots for rest time. Each child lays down and relaxes for a period of time. After about thirty minutes, non-nappers can get up to begin their afternoon work period. Children who nap may do so near the teacher area of the classroom.
HOW OFTEN DO THE CHILDREN GET TO PLAY OUTSIDE?
Children spend as much time outdoors as possible. We go outside in rain, snow, or shine. Each child at Kinderhaus keeps rain gear and snow gear at school, depending on the season. We go outside in the morning before work time, after lunch, and after rest time. The only time we do not go outside is if it is dangerously cold. We follow the Child Care Aware weather chart to determine weather safety.
HOW DO LUNCH AND SNACK WORK?
Each child brings their own lunch for themselves each day, following DHS food regulations. We eat lunch together in our classroom as a community.
Snack is brought by a different family each day. Families are assigned a snack day at least a month in advance. Snack always includes either a fruit or a vegetable and milk.
DO YOU HAVE A SUMMER PROGRAM?
Kinderhaus does not currently have a summer program. We run on a school-year calendar and are open from September-May.
HOW ARE PARENTS INVOLVED?
The parents support the Head of School and teachers by partnering with them on the administrative duties and volunteering for a wide variety of functions. The day-to-day operation of the school depends on thousands of volunteer hours contributed by all the KMS families. We rely on parents to build and repair classroom furniture, chaperone field trips, assist with registration, shovel snow, donate materials, milk, and snacks, sew and mend, prepare learning materials, provide enrichment experiences, wash laundry, and assist in the classroom as a substitute teacher.
An Executive Board made up of parent volunteers is elected each spring by the entire parent body to direct the major administrative work of the school. The Board meets monthly to conduct school business and implement policies. Meetings are open to all parents and we encourage active participation.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?
A current tuition price sheet can be downloaded here. As a non-profit organization, it is our goal to keep tuition as low as possible.