Frequently Asked Questions
How are you implementing COVID safety guidelines?

We take COVID safety very seriously.  We currently have the following procedures in place to keep our parents and children safe. 

 

  • All volunteer parents are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • All adults and children are required to wear a well-fitting mask at all times, except during snack time.

  • Snack time is currently being held outdoors.  

  • After every activity the children and adults hand sanitize and wash hands. 

  • Hand sanitizing bottles are located at every activity station for additional precaution.

  • During past COVID surges, we have temporarily moved morning calendar time outside as an added precaution.
     

We ask any child that is feeling ill or has been exposed to COVID to stay home.  Our families work hard together to ensure the safest environment for our children to learn and grow.

Are school tours available?

Yes!  See our Open House link for details

When does registration begin?

We will begin accepting registration for the 2022-2023 year in April.  Space is limited, so we encourage you to submit your materials early!

What are the fees?

For the 2021 - 2022 school year: monthly tuition is $200 for 10 months. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $125 and a non-refundable fee of $150 for insurance. All fees are subject to change each year.

What’s involved with registration?

Each working parent (one or both) and each enrolled child must have a physical, provide proof of Tdap and COVID-19 vaccinations, and fill out a set of state-required forms. All documents are required BEFORE the first day of school in order to participate in the co-op.

What is the school’s schedule?

Bayshore Co-Op is in session from 9am to 12 noon each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On scheduled working days, parents must show up by 8:30am for set-up and stay until all children are signed out.  We follow the LBUSD calendar for holidays and school breaks.

How old does a child have to be to enroll?

Children must be 2 years and 9 months to enroll. They must also be potty-trained. This is a two year program for 3-5 year old. Second year students may participate in an extended school program called Lunch Bunch for an additional fee.

How many children are enrolled?

We register a maximum of 17 students and try to maintain a balance of 3- and 4-year-olds.  

What is the ratio of kids to adults?

About 4 to 1; each school day there are three working parents along with our Director, Ms. Cori.

How often are parents required to work at school?

Between 2-4 times per month. A working schedule is released monthly.

When do parents meet?

There is a mandatory monthly parent-only business meeting held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm to discuss the school, fundraising, field trips, etc. Location is the school or a family’s home.  It's also a great way to further build our co-op community!

Do the kids eat at school?

Yes, there is a daily snack time! Each week we rotate a different family who provides snack for all kids and working parents for the three days. Each family will provide 2 or 3 weeks of snack per school year. Daily dishes and weekly school laundry are also the responsibility of the given family providing the snack each week.  All snacks are prepared and served with gloves.  Snack menu must be posted two weeks ahead of time.

What if my child has allergies or dietary restrictions?

We are happy to work with you! We’ve had students with various allergies and restrictions through the years and work with the parents to accommodate their kids.

How does fundraising work?

We plan 3 or 4 big fundraisers each year and participation is mandatory. The money helps us maintain the school, pay for field trips, and purchase supplies. In the past these have included a hot cocoa event, rummage sale, paint ’n’ sip, etc. We always welcome new ideas and plan these events throughout the year.

We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have!

Please send an email to info@bayshorepreschool.com and our Chair of Parents will get back to you.