Which age groups do you serve?

 

We serve children from 2-6 years old, in preschool (2's, and mixed 3's and 4's) and TK classrooms.

 

How many children will be in the program total?

 

Class sizes vary from classroom to classroom and are determined by Community Care Licensing, which has licensed us for a total of 117 children. We will grow to 5 classrooms eventually. We also have a gross motor room and an art & sensory room as breakout rooms for small groups of children to do activities with their teachers.

 

What is the ratio of teachers to children?

 

1 teacher to every 6-8 children

 

What are the hours of operation?

 

We are open from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday-Friday.

 

What are the scheduling options?

 

5 full days a week to best accommodate working parents. We do not currently offer part-time schedules.  

 

What is the holiday/break schedule?

 

We close for about 2 weeks around the winter holidays, a week for Spring Break (same as SFUSD), and several days in August for staff development.

 

Other holidays are: MLK Jr Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

 

What are the monthly fees?

 

2019-2020 school year: For toilet-trained children: $2266 per month. For children who are in diapers: $2366 per month. This is for attendance 5 days a week 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. We offer a 10% discount for siblings concurrently enrolled. Our tuition will go up around 3% each school year.

 

Are meals provided?

 

Parents provide lunch, and we provide mostly organic, vegetarian morning and afternoon snacks.

 

Do you offer toilet training?

 

We work with 2 year old children and parents to toilet train children once they show consistent signs of readiness. We know that all children develop differently, and observe them to learn their pattern and needs. With consistency and support, they will achieve this milestone when they are ready - body and mind. We provide compostable diapers and wipes service via EarthBaby.  We do not admit children over the age of 3 who are not yet toilet trained.

 

When can I apply?

You may apply the fall before you want your child to start. For example, if you want your child to start in Fall 2020, you would tour and apply in the fall of 2019. We take applications starting when children are 12 months old. Siblings of current and former students get priority. Email info@sftikesacademy.com for more info.