Admissions: Toddler Program

When you apply to our Toddler program you will:

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1. Admissions Tour
Submit an inquiry form or give us a call (707-763-9222) to schedule an admissions tour. You will experience the life and culture of our unique school, get an overview of our curriculum and philosophy, meet teachers, and tour the campus and classrooms. You will also receive a complete packet of information, including program overviews and admissions forms. The tour is for adults only.

2. Application
Once you have attended a tour, complete an application (paper forms are available on request). The application gives us basic information about your student and is an opportunity for you to describe in your own words the kind of educational experiences you value. The application fee is $80 per applicant.

3. Child Visit
If space is available in our Toddler program, we will schedule a visit for you and your child during outdoor playtime. This is a time for us to meet and interact with your child, for you to ask questions, and for your child to have fun and become familiar with the environment. Some toddlers are shy in new environments, and we recommend allowing shy children to watch quietly without pressuring them.

If space is not currently available in our Toddler program, we will keep your application on file.

4. Transitioning
After enrollment we follow a gradual transition schedule for toddlers entering our program. Our focus is on helping your child feel safe, secure, and bonded with our teachers, the school environment, and new friends in the class. We ask our new Toddler families to accommodate this transition schedule because over many years of working with toddlers we have found that it provides the best opportunity for a positive start.

Transition schedule for a toddler entering a half-day program (9–11:30 am):

  • Day 1 – 10:00-10:30 am: Playground visit with parent/guardian
  • Day 2 – 9:00-10:30 am: Short morning without parent/guardian
  • Day 3 – 9:00-11:30 am: Full morning schedule

Transition schedule for a toddler entering a full-day program (9:00 am–3:00 pm)

  • Day 1 – 10:00–10:30 am: Playground visit with parent/guardian
  • Day 2 – 9:00–1:30 am: Short morning without parent/guardian
  • Day 3 – 9:00-11:30 am: Full morning schedule
  • Day 4 – 9:00 am-12:15 pm: Stay through lunch
  • Day 5 – 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Stay through nap – full day schedule
  • Day 6 – full day schedule plus aftercare, if relevant

Questions?

admissions@thespringhillschool.org
(707) 763-9222

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» About the Toddler Program
» Faculty & Staff

• 18 months–3 years

• 1:6 student-teacher ratio

• full-time Spanish- & English-speaking teachers

• art, music, language, outdoor play

• fostering intellectual curiosity and social-emotional maturity