Welcome! Below you can find information on the daily schedule, 2021 operating calendar, enrollment options, tuition, and enrollment information.
Daily Schedule (includes Extended Care times)
Free play and self-directed activities are done both inside and outside as weather permits. Children may freely select from the materials and methods of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia in addition to the environment being facilitated for these learning philosophies.
8:00am-9:30am: Free play and self-directed activities (outside and/or inside)
9:30am-10:00am: Circle Time with Music and Performance
10:00am-10:15am: Morning snack
10:15am-11:30am: Outside (weather permitting) play and nature-based learning.
11:30am-12:00pm: Theme-based learning activity (Music, STEM, Literacy, Arts and Crafts)
12:00pm-12:30pm: Free-time and pick-up for School Day students. Below is for Extended Care.
1:00pm-1:30pm: Story Time
1:30pm-3:00pm: Nap or Quiet Rest Time
3:00pm-5:00pm: Afternoon snack. Free play and self-directed learning activities.
The preschool program for School Day and Extended Care is for ages two years to five years old. We do not currently have an infant program (newborn to 24-months of age) or school age program (six years+) available.
School Day: 8:30am to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Extended Care (includes the school day hours): 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
*Due to the pandemic, we do not currently offer a 2-day or 3-day option or Extended Care. The School Day program will have a maximum cohort group of six children, ages two through five years.
Tuition is due in advance and is non-refundable after the two-week trial. There is no deposit, enrollment fee, materials fee, or annual registration fee. ♥ Subsidized programs are accepted. Complete details of tuition coverage and fees are found in the school handbook.
The tuition for the School Day option is $115 per week.
The tuition for the School Day with Extended Care* option is $185 per week.
*Due to the pandemic, our hours have been temporarily reduced to allow for cleaning and sterilization procedures as well as for providing time for physical distancing of contact (pick up/drop off, and cohort groups). Therefore, only the School Day option will be available at this time. We do not currently know when the Extended Care and Infant Program will resume.
2021 Operating Calendar
Avalon will be closed for the below holidays and events. Regular tuition is still due unless otherwise noted, such as for the tuition-free Summer Break and Winter Break.
January 1,2021,Friday (closed); New Year's Day *No tuition due January 18, 2021, Monday (closed); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day February 15, 2021, Monday (closed); President's Day May 31, 2021, Monday (closed); Memorial Day July 5, 2021, Monday (closed); Independence Day - observed September 6, 2021, Monday (closed); Labor Day November 25-26, 2021, Thursday-Friday (closed); Thanksgiving Day and day after December 24, 2021, Friday (closed); Christmas Eve Summer Break 2021 (no tuition due during closure): TBA in May. Tentative date is for Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16. Winter Break 2021 (no tuition due during closure): Monday, December 27th through Friday December 31st.
- An application for enrollment is submitted by legal guardian. This does not guarantee you enrollment, but does automatically put you on the wait list for consideration.
- You will be emailed a welcome packet that includes the parent handbook and the school interview questionnaire. At this time, we can arrange for the phone interview to go over the questionnaire, handbook, and any questions you may have. At the end of the phone interview, we can arrange for the in-person meeting and tour.
- During the facility tour your child must be present so we can meet him/her. The facility tour is designed to provide you with an in-person assessment of the environment and to meet the teacher in a social setting where you can have one-on-one attention. Observations during operating hours are only available by Zoom, require you to have completed your in-person tour, and are only available if there will be an enrollment opening.
- If we decide to enroll, a contract signing appointment is made and requires all parents to be in attendance. During this appointment, the contract, handbook, and licensing forms are reviewed and signed. Both a digital and paper copy will be provided to you. Once this step is completed, registration has been completed and enrollment is finalized.
You can submit an application for enrollment here: Enrollment Application.