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Pikopye's Town recognizes the current demand and need for a safer education for our children during this unprecedented times. Unfortunately, for preschoolers, the option of virtual learning is just not the same as in-person and sending them back to their usual preschool may present higher risk versus homeschooling. However, many parents are still working and some are doing it remotely, making it impossible to homeschool. This is why, many parents are now opting to do a nanny-share or join a small group learning pods in other people's homes.
We have created a small group Pre-K Program similar to a private learning pod to offer preschoolers a safer place to learn through play. Better yet, our program includes full access to our Creative Lounge so parents who work remotely have a workspace while their children are in class.
Want to learn more? Read the FAQs below and find out what we can do for you and your family.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What program are you offering and to whom?
We are offering a private small group Pre-K Program at our facility. This program is most beneficial to parents of preschoolers who work remotely as it includes a workspace in our creative lounge while their child is in class.
Pre-K is designed to prepare small children for kindergarten by easing them into organized education. This is when they learn important elements that they will encounter as they enter school life. Attending Pre-K is crucial to a child's success because this is where they get their first real exposure to an educational environment.
What is the schedule like for this program?
The program is a 4-hour session, Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 12:30pm and runs quarterly beginning Thursday, October 1st. This allows a lot of flexibility for the parents to return to their usual preschool when its safer, if they wish to.
What is the cost of the program and what does it include?
The cost for the program is $625/month and it includes materials and supplies your child needs for the class and full access to our creative lounge for all your co-working needs, plus unlimited coffee or nitro cold brew.
Will this be an ongoing program?
As mentioned above, this program is on a quarterly basis meant to bridge the gap, and fill the need temporarily as AISD, preschools and childcare facilities slowly and safely reopen. Our intention for this program is to help families as we await a safer return to the children's usual schools. We will keep offering the program as long as there is demand and need from families. We know how important Pre-K is and we'd hate for the children to miss out preparing for Kindergarten next year.
What age group and how many children max in class?
The age group for this program is 3 to 5 years of age. We are looking at a maximum of 8 students at any given day. We'd like to keep it small to ensure safety of our students.
Is the parent allowed to leave the facility during class?
Unfortunately, the parent must stay on premises while their child is in class. This is why this program is best for parents who could work remotely in our facility as the access to a workspace is included along with many amenities including unlimited coffee.
Are there any other criteria to be accepted to this program?
Due to our very limited capacity, acceptance of all applicants to the program is not guaranteed. Also, much like our Supervised Play policy, the teachers are not allowed to take the children in the restroom therefore, the parent must be accessible so we may inform them of potty breaks. Due to this policy, we require children to be fully potty trained.
We have a quaranteam, can we apply as a group?
Yes, you may, provided the children all fit the age group, and they are potty trained. Also, depending on the size of your quaranteam group, keep in mind that we may not exceed our maximum limit of 8 students.
Who will be teaching the class?
We are currently interviewing for a low-risk Certified Pre-K teacher with extensive experience in Early Childhood Education with high concentration in Pre-Kindergarten. We also require that the teacher have a current Child CPR and First Aid certification. We have been very selective and taking our time with this process. If you know of teachers that fit what we are looking for, please have them reach us via e-mail at email@example.com.
What is the curriculum like for your Pre-K Program?
The certified teacher we are looking to hire will work with us in putting together a customized curriculum for our students. The lessons will be adjusted to each child's developmental levels and educational needs, from learning their numbers and alphabets, to phonics and reading--slowly building from what they already know. This is the beauty of having a small group. The curriculum will be custom to the child's age, learning needs and progress. Furthermore, our facility features a 1500sf indoor play area that includes a child-size town with 10 custom playhouses that resembles real life businesses like a veterinary, fire station, grocery store and many more. This will allow us to facilitate imaginative, cooperative play and create an opportunity for the children to learn more about different jobs and careers.
What is the difference between a learning pod at a hosted home vs your facility?
We don't feel that we should compare the two, after all, we are all just doing our best navigating through the current events as we try to reach one goal; to have a safe place for our children to learn. We have complete confidence that the hosted home you choose will provide the safety and the learning environment that your family needs. If not, our facility is an option. The classes will be held in a large multi-use room that has become our make-shift classroom and with all our amenities on site, the parents will also be able to work, finish a book, sip coffee or relax, worry-free.
Are you open for walk-ins or to the public during the session?
No, we are not. To keep the parents, students and our staff healthy and our facility safe and clean, we will NOT be open to the public when the session is in progress. However, after the class is over, we will go through a sanitizing and disinfecting process to safely open our facility in the afternoon for our Reserved Play Sessions and weekends for Birthday Parties.
What are your health and safety protocols?
First and foremost, we have hired Microshield360 to protect our whole facility. It is a huge step up from just constantly cleaning and disinfecting, which we definitely are still doing. To learn more about all our safety protocols, procedures and guidelines, click the links below:
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We would love the opportunity to make you feel comfortable about attending our program so please do not hesitate to e-mail us any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you and your child are interested in joining our Pre-K Program, please pre-register using the form to the right. This will allow us to see the amount of interest so we may make a final decision to whether offer one or two sessions. Also by pre-registering, you are allowing us to send you updates via e-mail regarding the program, tour schedules, application opening and enrollment deadlines.