Parent and Child classes

Q: How old must my child be to enroll in Parent and Child classes?
A: Before school starts, your child should be over 2 years and 4 months old.

Q: Must my child be potty trained?
A: No. You are responsible for changing your child.

Q: Does my child bring a snack?
A: Yes. Parents bring a healthy "no trash" snack and water bottle for their child in a backpack.

Q: Will there be parking fees at the park?
A: Some parks have vehicle entry fees which you do need to pay if you are staying in the park.

Q: How far away are the hikes?
A: Parks are around San Jose in Santa Clara County. Locations may change. Current location is Vasona Lake County Park.

Preschool

Q: How old must my child be to enroll at Salamander School?
A: Before school starts, your child is required to be over 3 years old (three and a half is preferable). For safety reasons, appropriate social and emotional development is necessary as we go out on hikes each day.

Q: Must my child be potty trained?
A: Yes. When we hike there are not always bathrooms available. Your child will need to communicate with their teacher about when they need to go to the bathroom. They to do a nature pee or poo. The teacher will have supplies available.

Q: May my child attend one, three, or four days times a week?
A: Salamander School offers two 2-day preschool classes: Monday & Friday or Tuesday & Thursday. (Summer usually includes Wednesdays rather than Fridays, and many children have attended four days a week in the summer). Attending at least two days a week helps the child to learn the rhythm the class. If you are interested in one or three days, this will depend on enrollment.

Q: Does my child bring a lunch?
A: Yes. Parents send a healthy "no trash" lunch and water bottle with their child to preschool in a backpack. The teacher carries and provides a healthy snack and extra during the hiking.

Q: How far away are the hikes?
A: Parks are around San Jose in Santa Clara County. Locations change would be announced in advance. Current location is Vasona Lake County Park.

Q: Will there be parking fees at the park?
A: Some parks have vehicle entry fees which you do need to pay if you are staying in the park. If you are only dropping off your child it is usually not required.

Q: Can parents participate?
A: Parents can contact the teacher in advance about joining the class for a day, possibly once a month depending on availability. Parent must have up to date vaccinations and provide a recent TB assessment.


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