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preschool faqs

We've compiled a list of the most common questions we receive to help make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Whether you're considering enrolling your child in one of our programs or are a current participant seeking more information, these FAQs are designed to provide you with quick answers to your inquiries. If you have questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to reach out directly through our contact page or by emailing info@thewildschool.org

Does my child need to be potty trained to attend The Wild School's preschool programs?

Yes, we do require that all children attending are potty trained. They need to be able to pull their pants up and down and go on a toddler-sized potty.

2

Is there an indoor classroom?

We do not have an indoor space in most of our locations. In case of inclement weather, we will make our own shelters and utilize pavilions or spaces located in the parks. Each park will have a different plan of action for inclement weather. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities. Details will be provided before the program begins.

3

What is your student-to-teacher ratio?

We have a 15 student cap with two Preschool Teachers and a parent volunteer present each day. 

*If the class size is under 10, we will have 1 preschool teacher and 1 parent volunteer. 

4

Is there a place for parents to hang out at your campus while my child is in class?

We ask that all parents leave the location after dropping off their child unless you are an assigned parent volunteer for that session.

5

How much emphasis is placed on traditional preschool academics within the student-led exploration learning style?

While traditional academics is not our main focus, we incorporate it into our curriculum. We believe foundational understanding is important before introducing symbols like numbers and letters.

6

This will be my child's first school experience and I expect them to feel anxious. Can I stay at school with them for the first few days?

Our teachers are experienced in helping children and parents get comfortable with the transition into preschool. As a rule, we do not allow parents to stay at class, as it often discourages the child from fully engaging with the teacher and other students.

If you are worried, you can enroll your child in one of our parent/child classes to start out and see how they do. See those programs here.

7

Can I request a teacher for my child?

Children will have opportunities to spend time with all teachers and classmates.

8

Will my child swim at class?

We will spend time playing and splashing in the water on good weather days, but we will never swim or go in the water past our knee.

9

Will early drop-off or late pick-up be available?

Classes run from 9am-12:30pm each day, with early drop-off at 8:45am and a 15-minute grace period for late pick-up.

10

What is your cancellation policy?

Program Registration Fees are non-refundable or transferable and are NOT considered to be a part of the program tuition.

Wild Preschool Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days or more prior to the course starting date: 

    • You will receive a full refund of all paid program tuition. (Note: Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to another program or person - i.e. Monthly Programs, Summer Camps, Weekend Classes, etc.)

  • Fewer than 30 days prior to the program start date: 

    • If you have paid in full, you will receive a refund of all program tuition paid minus a late withdrawal fee. If you have enrolled in the installment plan, you will be responsible for paying the amount of your first month's installment. Withdrawal fees vary depending on the program.

  • On the 1st day of class and the 30 days that follow: 

    • If you have paid in full, you will receive a 75% refund of the total program tuition. If you are enrolled in the installment plan and you cancel/withdraw at this point, you will still be responsible for 25% of the total program tuition.

  • 31-60 calendar days after the 1st day of class: 

    • If you have paid in full, you will receive a 50% refund of the total program tuition. If you are paying on the installment plan and you cancel/withdraw at this point, you will still be responsible for 50% of the total program tuition.

  • 61-90 calendar days after the 1st day of class: 

    • If you have paid in full, you will receive a 25% refund of the total program tuition. If you are paying on an installment plan and you cancel/withdraw at this point, you will still be responsible for 75% of the total program tuition.

  • After 90 days from the program’s start date: 

    • No refund will be given. If you are paying on an installment plan, you are required to pay for the program tuition in full and/or continue to make the remainder of your scheduled installment payments.

Cancellation Process: If you need to cancel your enrollment, please email us at info@thewildschool.org

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Can I enroll my child in multiple days?

If this is your 3-year-old's first year with us, we ask that you only enroll in a maximum of 2 days per week.

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Will class be canceled if the weather is bad?

We will run class rain or shine, but will cancel or postpone in cases of severe/dangerous weather. Information will be emailed and texted to parents.

13

What are my payment options?

Please refer to our payment options on our preschool details website.

14

Can I enroll monthly or by semester?

No, this program requires a commitment for the whole school year. We employ full-time staff and rely on this program to fund their pay 

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