FAQ

The Kids Spot Preschool is a year-round school. What does that mean?

School is in session from January through December, with one-week breaks during the spring, summer, and winter (see schedule in the sidebar of our website). When you enroll your child, you make a 12-month commitment.

If my child does not attend class on a regularly scheduled school day, do I still pay tuition?

Yes. As with any private school, tuition for each student is paid in advance, regardless of whether your student misses school due to illness or family vacation.

Is tuition due during school holidays?

Yes. The Kids Spot is a year-round school. Tuition is paid during the following holidays and scheduled vacation breaks:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Spring Break
  • July 4
  • Summer Break
  • Winter Break
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas: December 24-25

If school is canceled due to teacher illness or inclement weather, you will not be charged tuition for that day.

How much is your tuition?

We strive to keep our tuition affordable and competitive with other area preschools. Please call us at 425.870.3315 for more information.

What methods of payment do you accept, and when is tuition due?

When your child enrolls in The Kids Spot Preschool, your $50 registration fee and the first month’s tuition are due. Tuition is paid, in advance, on the first of each month. We accept cash and checks, or you can pay with your credit card via PayPal.

What is your average class size?

Class size averages 18 and is limited to 20 students.

Can I schedule a tour of the facilities?

Certainly. Just contact us to schedule an appointment.

What safety and security measures do you take?

Your child’s safety is our top priority. The director of The Kids Spot is certified with the Department of Early Learning of Washington State, and we adhere to the licensing requirements set by the state.

In addition to undergoing criminal background checks, our staff has received training in the following areas:

  • Child development
  • First Aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogens
  • Safe food handling and preparation
  • Safe storage of medicine, cleaning supplies, and other toxins

Our facility has passed state health and safety checks.

Only parents or guardians are allowed to visit or pick up their child. If a parent or guardian provides advance written permission, a child may be released to an alternate caregiver who presents two forms of identification (one must be a picture ID).

What are your hand-washing and facility sanitizing practices?

All adults and children will wash their hands before and after preparing food, before eating, after playing outdoors, after diapering or using the toilet, and whenever they come into contact with bodily fluids.

We maintain our facility in a manner that exceeds DEL requirements. The preschool director uses a bleach/water solution on all surfaces, toilet area, and equipment. All toys and bedding are washed weekly or as needed. Infant toys are washed daily or after each use.

All cleaning products, chemicals, and medications will be inaccessible to the children.

What happens if I don't pick up my child right after school?

Parents or guardians are expected to pick up their child promptly at the end of the school day, by 1 p.m.  Parents/guardians will be charged a late fee of $10 for every 15 minutes past 1 p.m.

Is The Kids Spot Preschool a non-smoking facility?

Yes! The director is a non-smoker and smoking is not permitted on the premises or within sight of the children.

May I visit my child during the school day?

Yes! You are always welcome to visit or call during normal preschool hours. Our preschool is equipped with a two-way mirror where parents and guardians can observe without the children seeing them.

What does my child's daily schedule look like?

When you enroll your child, you will receive a parent handbook that details the daily schedule. Your child will have his or her own cubby, and a folder in which to store classwork. Once a week, your child will bring his or her classwork folder home.

Do the children play outside daily?

Recess is held in our gym twice weekly. Weather permitting, outdoor play will be at the Boys & Girls Club park at 402 2nd Street in Snohomish — a three-block walk from the preschool.

The preschool director checks daily to make certain both the indoor and outdoor play areas are safe for children and families — free from broken toys or broken glass and other hazards.

Am I required to volunteer at The Kids Spot?

No. We realize parents are busy, overburdened, and in need of a break. Our philosophy is to give you several hours of respite during your week so you feel refreshed and emotionally prepared to be the best parent you can when your child is with you.

Is The Kids Spot Preschool affiliated with any religion?

The director and her family are Christians. We use a Christian-based pre-school curriculum called A Beka plus two additional curricula.

We respect all religions and we do not discriminate in enrollment and hiring practices or in the care of children because of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, religion, communication, learning styles, differing physical or mental abilities, or use of a trained dog or service animal by a disabled person.

What is your discipline philosophy?

Our staff provides consistent, gentle-yet-firm discipline.

  • Our first course of action is to distract the child and redirect him or her toward positive behavior.
  • Step two is to talk with the child in an age-appropriate manner about the issue.
  • If the child continues the negative behavior, he or she will sit in a time-out spot for a short time.

Are your students required to be potty trained?

We prefer, but do not require, that our students be potty trained. If your child is in the process of toilet training, but hasn’t quite achieved a 100% success rate yet, we’re fine with that.

How do you deal with allergies?

When you register your child, we will discuss any known allergies your child has (this includes pet dander, grasses, trees, bees, medications, foods such as peanuts, etc.). If your child needs to take allergy medications during the school day, you will sign a medical release. We make every effort to accommodate children who have allergies, but presently, we are not equipped to accommodate children who have severe peanut allergies.

What food will you serve my child during the school day?

Your child will eat a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. We will post our menu weekly at the preschool, and we follow FDA guidelines for servings of wheat, fruits, veggies, etc. Check out our sample menu.