How long have your teachers been working at O2B Kids?
Most of our teachers have been at O2B Kids for more than a year. We have many 5 and 10 year employees and more than 50 employees who have been with us for 20 years!
Do your Teachers have Credentials?
Our teachers are required to have their 40 hours and CPR/First Aid within 90 days of employment. Many of our teachers have degrees in education, a Director Credential or CDA.
Is your staff background checked?
Our staff is local, state and federally screened.
Can I watch my child from home on the cameras?
We do not offer this service at all facilities. If a region has this program available, it will be discussed in detail at enrollment.
Will my child move to the next class right after his birthday?
We do not move up on a birthday. We do transition to new rooms twice annually and will communicate to families about when that occurs.
Just like the public school system, we use the 9/1 birthday cut off to keep children with their peers. This way, they transition to their new class together at the start of the new school year.
What if my child is sick?
If your child is sick, we encourage you to keep them home until they are symptom free. See our parent handbook “sick policy” for specifics.
Who can pick my child up?
The custodial parent provides caregivers to be listed on the account. All caregivers will be able to pick up. You can make changes in writing to this at any time or online in your parent portal account.
What curriculum do you use?
O2B Kids is proud to have their own curriculum, Funnydaffer.com. We use it ourselves and have made it available to others. Visit funnydaffer.com for more information!
Are meals included?
A morning snack, fresh hot prepared lunch and afternoon snack is included. Some regions provide a more substantial breakfast. Some locations are on the USDA Food Program.
What time do students eat lunch?
Lunch time varies by age. Begins with infants/one year at 11am and ends with 4-5 year olds around 12:30pm.
Can we bring lunch or snacks to school?
Our Montessori School does not provide lunch onsite, students bring lunch daily. At other locations, if there is a need to bring outside food in, such as; allergies or dietary restrictions, please speak with the Director.
When is nap time and do students have to nap?
Nap time occurs after lunch and diaper/bathroom use. Students do not have to nap, but we do encourage resting. The work we do all day is tiring. We use our brains and play the day away! We encourage taking time to rest when we can. This can include reading a book, laying/sitting quietly on a nap mat, or simply resting our eyes.
What time does the learning start?
We believe that children learn through play! If you come early, we play and learn together, but if you need a bit more time in the morning that is ok too. Circle time usually begins around 9am. There, we will explore a letter, number, color, and shape of the month. We will talk about the weather, update our calendar and sing songs. Circle time is a great way to jump-start our day!
Do you give homework or worksheets?
We do not give homework. However, we do encourage continued learning at home and parent involvement.
Do you perform student assessments?
Our assessments include CLASS, ASQ, O2B Kids Assessments, AP1, AP2, AP3 for monitoring VPK progress, and COR Advantage.
Can we drop off any time during the day?
We prefer to have children on-site at school by 8:30am daily. Some VPK Classes start at that time. Circle time in most classes occurs at 9am. We enjoy having students at circle time to discuss the day and set the stage. That being said, we understand that some days are different. If you are going to arrive later than 10am or be absent for school, please call to inform the facility.
Can I stay at school with my child?
We understand that this can be a hard transition. Should you want to stay on-site in the beginning, we can discuss a schedule that would work best. We love parent involvement and volunteering! If you are interested in participating, please speak with the Director.
What are your ratios?
Specific ratio Information can be found in our parent handbook. Please contact our facility for more information.