Frequent Asked Questions about Austin Bilingual Preschool

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These FAQs and answers cover commonly asked information, addressing parents’ interests in the daily operations, policies, and engagement at Bilingual Minds Learning Center.

Our center operates from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This includes early drop-off from 7:30 am – 8:30 am, preschool hours from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, and late pick-up from 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The center is closed on specific holidays, including New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Week, and Winter Holidays. Closures are communicated through notices posted in advance.

Physical play is crucial for child development. The center allows supervised physical play, including extended outdoor playtime, dance, and indoor playtime with age-appropriate equipment.

The curriculum is based on play, imagination, and children’s interests. Teachers provide authentic materials to support exploration and investigation. Children learn concepts in both Portuguese and English.

Schedules changes must be requested in writing to the Center Director at least 30 days in advance. The center will review and confirm the feasibility. Withdrawals also require a 30-day notice.

Our center values the relationship between home, child, and school. Family involvement is encouraged, and teachers conduct biannual conferences to discuss the child’s development.

Outdoor play is encouraged in all weather. Sunscreen and insect repellant are provided. Weather-related delays and closures follow Austin ISD decisions. The center ensures children are appropriately dressed for the weather.

Families can submit an extra hours form or email the Center Director 24 hours in advance for extra hours. Absences should be notified to the child’s teacher, though there’s no attendance requirement for enrolled students.

While teachers can offer babysitting services, maintaining a professional relationship is encouraged. The center is not responsible for outcomes outside its premises.

Information is posted in each classroom, and families receive monthly updates from the Center Director. Notifications about calendar updates, fees, and handbook policies are sent in writing.

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Our center believes in learning through play and relationships, fostering the child’s development in various aspects.

The center is committed to fostering abilities and talents through an inclusive and respectful environment. They value diversity, ensuring all children have opportunities for growth.

The staff is experienced, well-versed in childhood education, and possesses excellent communication skills. They create a positive,inspiring, and caring environment for children to thrive.

Our center follows a problem-solving and conflict-resolution approach, avoiding corporal punishment and time-outs. Teachers focus on guiding children to make ethical and respectful choices.

Families are required to sign in and out, and children will only be released to authorized persons. Car seats are mandatory for children under 8 years old, following Texas State Law.

Tuition is due on the first day of each month. Late payments incur a $25 fee, and unpaid fees after 30 days accrue interest. Chronic lateness may result in the termination of a child’s placement.

The center maintains locked entrances for security. In emergencies or closures, parents are notified through various channels, ensuring the safety and well-being of the children.

Security is a top priority. Entrance doors are locked, and proper sign-in/out procedures are mandatory. Only authorized individuals listed on the Identification and Emergency Information form can pick up a child.

Parents must complete enrollment forms, including essential information required by the Texas Department of Human Services. Submission of all necessary documents is required before the first day of care.

Teachers, trained in child development, communicate with families if additional support is needed. The center collaborates with families to provide appropriate services.

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