Is Atelier Preescolar a year-round school?
No. Our school year is 11 months from the second week in August to Mid June. The tuition payments are divided into 11 equal payments. We follow most Austin Independent School District (AISD) schedule for most of the holidays and staff development days. We also offer summer camps in July.
Are students allowed to enroll at any time of year?
Yes, if space is available. Please see the enroll page on our website.
At what age can my child enroll at Atelier Preescolar?
You may enroll at any time, however children must be 18 months old to attend our preschool program.
Yes, you may submit an application for your unborn child.
Can I apply before my baby is born?
We have a structured schedule. We believe it’s important to expose children to a large variety of activities throughout the day. Also, structured schedule prepares children for Kindergarten. There are plenty of opportunities for the children to play free as well (ex. outside play, free choice).
Is the day structured or free form?
Yes, Students bring their own lunch. We also have a community snack sign-up list.
Do students need to bring a lunch?
For the 3 year-old class students should be potty trained or wear pull-ups. We are happy to help them transition at school if parents are willing to work within the process. Younger students must wear pull-ups. Children need to arrive to school with clean pull-ups. If potty trained or in the process of potty training parents need to take them to the restroom when they arrive to school.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
Yes. Our focus is on social and emotional skills. Students will be expose to the literacy, math, science, creative, motor and social skills they need in order to succeed in kindergarten.
Will my child be ready for Kindergarten?
Our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Atelier Preescolar follows most days of AISD calendar.
What are your hours of operation?
Yes we do. Visit our enroll page to see the different schedules and fees.
Do you offer part-time schedules?
Please click on the map found on our “Contact Us page”.
How do we get to Atelier Preescolar ?
You must give written consent for anyone other than you, the parents, to pick up your child. Please use the Atelier Preescolar Enrollment form to inform us who has permission to pick up your child. Children will only be released to a parent or a person designated by the parent/guardian after verification of ID.
Who can pick up my child from school?
We believe in “positive discipline,” which focuses on good behavior rather than bad, and follow the guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices set by the National Association for the Education of Children (NAEYC). While some behaviors are typical for a specific “age and stage,” we recognize that children learn appropriate social behaviors at different rates. With that in mind, we observe and make individual behavior plans when necessary. As children get older, we encourage them to resolve conflicts on their own, building social skills and self- confidence in difficult, emotional situations.
What is your policy on discipline and conflict resolution?
Biting is a natural developmental stage that many children go through. It is usually a temporary condition that is most common between thirteen and twenty-four months of age. The safety of the children at the center is our primary concern. If an occurrence happens more than one time in one day the parent will be called to pick up the biting child. The child may return the following class day. If it is deemed in the best interest of the child, the center, and the other children, the child may be terminated from program enrollment for the duration of the biting stage. Written warning will be given to the parents before this action will be taken and no refunds will be given.
No, students do not watch television at Atelier Preescolar.
Do you let the children watch television?
As a Spanish immersion school, our goal is to fully immerse your child in the language, therefore no English will be spoken except in emergency situations. Children will learn Spanish just as they did their first language, through imitation and visual signals. While learning a second language it is common that students use their primary language to communicate to other students, they will be encouraged to use Spanish at school. Communication with parents will be in English.
Is there any English spoken in the class?
No prior exposure or knowledge of Spanish is required by children or parents, but we do welcome those with prior knowledge of Spanish.
Is any prior exposure or knowledge of Spanish required?
Tuition is due on the first day of each month. If payment is not received by 1:00 pm on the 3rd day of the month, a late fee of $25.00 will be applied to your tuition. Cash, money orders, Venmo and checks are accepted. There will be a late fee for checks returned as uncollectible. We do not accept credit cards. First and last month tuitions are due at time of enrollment and are not refundable.
When is tuition due?
If you need to withdraw from the preschool program for any reason during the year, a written statement must be submitted to the school director 30 days prior to your withdrawal date. Failure to do so will require you to pay the following month’s tuition.
What happens if I have to withdraw my child before the end of the school year?
How can I communicate with the program director?
You can call during hours of operation or email. Calls and emails received after hours will be return within the next 24 hours.
August 2019 and June 2020 tuition fees must be paid at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable. Fees are based on an eleven-month school year.
Please note enrollment fees are non-refundable or transferable.