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The Crayon Box Preschool offers an art-based Spanish immersion program that values each child's creativity. We are open year-round and offer full and part-time care from 8am - 6pm for children ages two through five. We provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. For everyone's safety, we are a nut free school. Sample menu available here.

The Crayon Box Preschool's admission process includes the following steps:

Campus Visit – Call our office to check availability and to schedule an appointment. This initial parent and child visit includes a tour of the school and an overview of what we offer. For Fall admission, please call early January to schedule your appointment. The tours, led by the Admissions Coordinator, are offered in the mornings beginning late January. Tour dates are subject to availability. 

Application – You will receive an application during your campus visit. A completed application requires a $50 non-refundable application fee. Upon acceptance, a $100 non-refundable registration fee and a two-week deposit are required to secure enrollment. The two-week deposit covers the last two weeks of enrollment.

Student Visit – A visit for accepted incoming students is encouraged and provides an opportunity to become familiar with the school by spending time in the classroom and meeting potential classmates.

Open House – An Open House shortly before the school year begins offers parents the opportunity to meet students, faculty, and administrators; hear about our curriculum and extracurricular programs; and meet other TCBP parents!

Next Steps ...
If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please contact us at (415) 821-9008. We'll be happy to help you take the steps necessary to begin the admission process.

Nap Time
Nap time is from 1pm-3pm. Children are not required to sleep, but are strongly encouraged to rest.

Potty Training
We encourage potty training for children entering the three's classroom, but it is not required.

- School opens. Children arrive gradually. Open play
- Breakfast
- Circle time (greetings, songs, stories, theme introductions)
- Activity time
- Free choice activities
- Outdoor Play
- Story time
- Lunch
- Nap
- Wakeup and transition
- Snack
- Outdoor Play
- Indoor quiet activities. Clean up. Children depart
- School closes

Siblings of currently enrolled students are guaranteed a spot. Please notify the Director the December prior to the desired fall start date in order to reserve a spot.

Tuition is due every other Monday. Full time rates for 2020 are $545 per week for 2 year old program and $520 per week for 3-5 year old program. Part time 2020 rates are $130 per day for 3-5 year old program. Children must attend a minimum of four days per week. Fees will be applied for late pick-ups. Please note: A 3% tuition increase will take place annually in January.

Students at the Crayon Box are required to wear uniforms while at preschool. We believe uniforms give every child a sense of equality. The uniform consists of The Crayon Box Preschool t-shirts and khaki pants, shorts or skirts. Many vendors supply khaki bottoms for toddlers, such as French Toast, Sears, JC Penneys, Lands' End, and The Children's Place which carries elastic waist pants and shorts (recommended for potty training). The Parent Association collects and sells gently used uniforms that children have outgrown for a fraction of the cost of new ones. They are available in the Office. We request that all children keep a sweater or jacket and a spare set of clothes in their cubbies in case of accidents or spills.