FAQ's for NLC Preschool in Spokane WA
How old must my child be in order to enroll?
To be eligible for enrollment, your child must be at least three years old as of September 30th and must be able to use the bathroom independently. We do make sure the children get to and from the bathroom safely and we have regular potty breaks. Our teachers can help with buttons, etc. but, please dress your child in clothes that are easy for them.
What are the hours?
8:55 AM - 12:15 Monday thru Friday
What days can my child attend and what is the tuition?
There are three sessions available; (fall 2024)
2 days, Tues. & Thurs. (tuition $170.00 per month)
3 days, Mon., Wed., and Fri. (tuition $250.00 per month)
5 days, Monday through Friday (tuition $420.00 per month)
Will children be given a Progress or Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation?
All older children in the school are given a school readiness evaluation in May before school ends. Younger children are given a progress evaluation.
What are the teachers' qualifications?
The qualifications vary with some teachers having more than twenty years experience, and/or a degree in Early Childhood Development or Elementary Education. Lesson plans are developed by the director who has two years in Early Childhood Education from SFCC.
How do I know what's happening?
You will receive a "Unit Letter" at the beginning of each new unit. Parents may wish to extend the monthly theme at home. Also, contained in that letter will be any important dates to remember and upcoming special events.
Each month, in addition to music, art, and school activities, the children will be working on special Social Studies units. These are designed to help children:
- Improve vocabulary and language development
- Increase their self assurance and confidence
- Awaken new interests and open doors to thinking and learning skills
- Broaden awareness and understanding of themselves and others
- Increase their understanding of the world around them
- To encourage positive self concepts
Can I visit my child's class?
We ask parents refrain from visiting in the month of September as we are all adjusting to a new class environment. Starting in October parents are invited to visit any time they wish. There is no need to make an appointment. We do ask that you keep the visit to less than an hour at any one time, as one parent's extended presence tends to disrupt the class and can cause problems for the other children.