No, we are a preschool and accept only preschool-age children ages 3 – 5.
Yes. Families may select two, three, or five days per week. Each day limited to 12 students.
We do not offer half-days. However, you can choose to send your child for a shorter day, or even plan on slowly lengthening the amount of time your child stays each day. The tuition is still a flat monthly rate, regardless if you choose a schedule that is less than full time.
We have a student/teacher ratio of 12:1.
We see such a benefit in mixing these ages. The children are very aware of the “older preschoolers” or pre-kindergartners and look forward to being one of the older kids the following year. The older children take their “teaching” role very seriously as they are asked to show the younger ones how to do things and they are expected to set the example.
Yes, we offer a quiet time every day. We feel it is important for everyone to disengage for awhile each day and have some “down time” even if they do not fall asleep. We rest for 45 minutes daily, and children who nap have the opportunity to sleep up to an hour and 45 minutes.
Hidden Valley Preschool is open for the School Year Session with start and end dates coinciding with the Duluth Public Schools. However, we do not follow all of their days off. We close for the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving and are closed for 2 weeks at Christmas. We do follow the Duluth Public Schools closures due to weather. We are closed for one week between the School Year and Summer Sessions. Our Summer Session runs for 10 weeks, and is closed for the 4th of July holiday.
We are happy to accommodate food allergies/sensitivities. We are currently a peanut-free building.
Yes, we offer 2 parent/teacher conferences throughout the school year. We also communicate through emails, phone calls, and monthly newsletters.