1. When can I plan to hear if I got into the class?
The registrars try to respond to all registrations within a week's time. However, this is a volunteer position and the registrars are parents with busy lives, too. In the summer and during school breaks, the time could be a little longer, as your registrar could be on vacation. All correspondence and class filing is done on a first come, first served basis.
2. Can't I just drop my registration at the church?
No, please don't! The Toddler Group does not have an office at the church, and no one may be there to take your registration OR you could be interrupting a current class in session. WTG operates independently of the church, so please do not mail anything to the school location or use the church office for correspondence. All registrations should be mailed to our P.O. Box at 14241 Woodinville-Duvall Road #138, Woodinville, WA 98072.
3. Where am I on the waitlist? How full is the waitlist?
All this information is kept private. Waitlist length and status can be constantly changing if the class roster changes or people from the waitlist drop their spots. The only people with waitlist information are the registrars, and you will be notified as soon as you have been moved from the waitlist to your desired class.
4. How do I know if the Woodinville Toddler Group is right for my family?
At WTG we pride ourselves on being an inclusive community and work hard at class chemistry - we encourage sharing and support among our families, and offer opportunities for families to have fun and education together. Each class has activities geared for your infant/toddler’s age group, and each child can participate in their own way. If you would like to see our program in person, the best way is to stop by one of our open houses (typically two are held in spring and one in late summer). Open houses allow your child the opportunity to explore our learning environment, and give you an opportunity to learn about the program from one of our dedicated instructors. Once the school year has started, we only arrange visits in classes that have openings. Please contact the registrar if you would like to schedule a visit. Unfortunately, due to our insurance policy, no children can attend the in-class visit with you, but children are welcome at all open houses.
5. Can I visit the school during the summer months?
Unfortunately, no, our classrooms are not set up in the summer as no classes are offered. Woodinville Toddler Group does not have an office at our school location inside the church, so no one can properly introduce you to the Woodinville Toddler Group and what we offer you and your toddler.
6. Can I register for only one quarter?
Woodinville Toddler Group is designed as a full academic year program. The Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters are registered as a block or package at the beginning of our registration period. However, if openings do become available students may register for the remainder of the school year.
7. Do I just choose one class time or does the registering process get me all the times for that age group?
The tuition is for one class a week. If you are interested in registering your child for 2 classes the tuition will be a reduced tuition to the siblings rate. Please indicate your top 2 preferences on class times on your WTG registration form. If these classes are full, the registrar will discuss other options, including other open classes and/or adding your name to the waitlist.
8. Who will I receive information from?
Most emails you receive will come from our registrar. Please save firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list to prevent important emails from becoming filed in your junk mail or spam folders.
9. Does the WTG offer tuition breaks?
Woodinville Toddler Group offers a tuition fee waiver program for families needing financial assistance. A limited number of fee waivers are available and are considered on a first come, first served basis. Contact the registrar at email@example.com for information on how to apply.
10. Is WTG religiously based?
No, and we are not affiliated with the church in which we meet. WTG is committed to providing equal opportunity and non-discrimination to students without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or veteran status.
11. Can I send my application in via email or online?
Not at this time. Currently we require registration papers to be signed. Your signed paper work reserves your spot in the class and is needed by WTG.
12. Can I send my child with my in-home child care provider or with a grandparent?
Yes, a child-care provider or grandparent may attend with your child. However, this person will be the adult who registers with LWTech, not the parent. When you complete the "Parent and Child Reservation Form", please include information about the parent. In the section that asks about "a second adult who will be frequently attending", please write the name and contact information of the child-care provider/grandparent. Then have this adult complete the LWTech registration form. If you have additional questions, please contact the Registrar.
13. When can I register for next year?
Priority registration begins in early February for current students and alumni. Open enrollment begins in late February and everyone may enroll at this time via mail. See the Registration Process page for specific dates.
14. I called / emailed earlier this week but still haven't had a response from anyone. Is someone going to contact me?
Yes, you will be called or emailed back. Our volunteer registrars are parents like you, whose toddlers attend WTG. These volunteers make an effort to check the message line and email once a week, but certain circumstances such as family emergencies or vacations can delay the process. WTG apologizes for any inconvenience; a registrar will contact you as soon as they can.
15. Why would I enroll if I have already had a toddler(s)?
Unfortunately for parents, raising a child isn't an exact science and every child is different! WTG offers parents and their toddler(s) a chance to interact socially and academically with peers. In fact, our alumni will return with their next toddler(s) to "redo" the program for these reasons.
16. What happens during class?
While each class is geared toward individual age groups, all classes follow the same general schedule. Please see Our Class Schedule Page for a description of a typical day
17. Is the program year round?
We generally follow the Northshore School District calendar. Classes are held September to May. Once enrolled, please see the calendar page for specific dates.
18. What are the parent education events? When are they? How many do I have to go to? Can I bring my kids?
The parent education evenings provide valuable information related to your infant or toddler's world. They are an integral part of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology program and one parent from each family is required to attend. Parents must attend a minimum of three events per quarter. For the benefit of the speakers and other families attending, please leave your children at home with another parent, guardian or sitter, unless otherwise noted.
19. Do I stay with my child during class?
As a parent cooperative program, a parent is required to attend class with their child. Our classes allow you to spend time with your child in a playful learning environment. Every other week, parents gather for parent education, which offers the opportunity to problem solve parenting concerns with other parents and a highly-qualified early childhood educator, as well as learn about a variety of parenting and child development topics. Though we encourage children to gain independence by staying in the play areas, they are always more than welcome to join their caregiver in the parent education room.
20. What are my cooperative responsibilities?
As a cooperative program, parents share in a rotation of class support tasks such as providing snack for their class once or twice per quarter, cleaning up the classroom and re-setting it for the next class. Each class (except for Wobblers) has four “reset” responsibilities that are completed by parents after circle. These are pre-assigned on a rotating basis: vacuum, washing, sweep and reset, and hall and bathroom. Detailed instructions are provided. In addition, parents are asked to sign up for one or two additional tasks outside of class. Examples include helping prepare materials for art projects, doing a load of laundry, making playdough, providing refreshments for an evening event, cleaning up the play yard, and helping to set up or tear down one of our fantastic family events when needed. The strength of our award winning program is credited to the collaborative efforts and talents of our families, our Board, Support Team, and Instructors.
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