Children must be three or four before September 1st to enroll in one of our preschool classrooms.
Enrollment typically begins mid to late March for us with applications being due in April, however we continue to accept applications beyond that date until classrooms are filled. Once classrooms are filled, children can be put on our waiting list and are contacted as soon as a spot opens up. If your child is younger than three and you wish to add them to our wait list for a later school year please give us a call! While a child’s position on our waiting list is one factor we consider when making enrollment decisions, we also strive to create a balanced classroom in terms of gender, age range, and diversity.
There are a couple of resources that aid in covering some tuition costs that work alongside RIFC. The Child Care Subsidy Program offered through Washington's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) offered through the City of Seattle. These applications need to be turned in along with our Seattle Preschool Program Application.
We offer program tours each month. If you are interested in attending a tour, please contact us at 206-767-6896 or email our director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Half-Day program is open Mondays -Thursday, AM session is 8:30-11:30. PM session is 12:30-3:30. This session runs September to May.
School Day program is open Monday - Friday 8:30-2:30pm from September to June.
Our Full-Day program is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 5:00pm. This sessions goes all year long.
Our six teachers have over 50 years of combined experience. Most of our teachers have AA and BA degrees and some have MA degrees. All of our faculty receive ongoing training through on-site coaching, monthly in-service training, workshops, and conferences.
Our Full-Day program is open for the summer.
Our Part-Day and School Day program runs from September to June.
We are closed for all major holidays and for the two weeks between Christmas and New Year’s. Our Part-Day program has the two weeks between Christmas and New Year's off while our Full-Day only has a week off.
For our Part-Day program, children are required to be potty trained.
For our Full-Day program, children do not need to be potty trained.
Yes, we hold parent-teacher conferences three times a year where we have scheduled meet ups with parents to create a learning plan for their child and see how they progress throughout the year.