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2021 Class Sessions

  • In person Learning:                              Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from   9am -12pm for children 3 and up.

  • Virtual Learning: 

    • Large Groups - Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-11am

    • Small Groups - Tuesdays and Thursdays   (30 min) 12:30pm & 1pm

In Person Learning

ACGS has a detailed safety plan in place to help keep everyone healthy and safe during Covid-19. Here is a list of safety measures we have implemented at school. 

To accommodate Covid Safety regulations, All Children Great and Small welcomes a maximum of 11 children per class session.

Each day, during these three-hour sessions, children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old follow their innate curiosity and desire to learn through opportunities that scaffold according to the Progressive model.  Open inquiry and creative exploration abound in the various stations that children may work at each day.  Children move freely from the outdoor climbing structure and sand lot, to the Art and Science Studio on the deck. Currently all of our school activity takes place outdoors. This freedom allows students to immerse themselves in the experiences that suit them developmentally and temperamentally.  One student might choose to spend all day working assiduously in the garden, while another prefers to feel the wind in their hair on the swing set for the bulk of the afternoon.  At age three, a child might be most comfortable digging channels in the sandbox, while at four that same child might be leading a group of experimenters constructing an erupting volcano, and by five will be confidently designing a multi-step large-scale art project.  

All the children in each session gather for two meetings each day—one to open the session and another to close it. At these meetings, teachers read books, lead discussions, and sing songs relevant to the current themes of the school, which range from exploring our bodies and understanding consent to discussing the upcoming school camping trip and learning how to use the tools that help us enjoy nature.

Virtual Learning 

 

Virtual instruction takes place Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am - 11:00am on Zoom. In each session, teachers lead students in activities based on a weekly theme - themes range from more general topics such as Friendship and Gratitude to specific, seasonal topics such as Hibernation, Winter Holidays, etc. Teachers read books, sing songs, play games, lead children in lively discussions and even preside over craft and science projects. Each child is given ample opportunity to share with the group.

 

Virtual students are also invited to take part in a short twenty minute “small group Zoom” on either Tuesday or Thursday, in which one to three students chat with teachers about topics of their choosing. This is a great way for kids to get individual, one-on-one attention from teachers and chat more intimately with just one or two classmates.

 

In addition, each week teachers post bonus content on the ACGS Facebook page for children to enjoy - videos of teachers reading books, sharing songs, recipes etc.

Tuition

  • 2 DAYS                  -Tues & Thurs in person only                $440

  • 2 DAYS + ONLINE  -Tues & Thurs in person + online           $590

  • 3 DAYS                  -Mon, Tues, Thurs in person only          $660

  • 3 DAYS + ONLINE  -Mon, Tues, Thurs in person + online     $810

  • ONLINE ONLY       -2 Large sessions + 1 small session       $150

Additional Fees

  • Application fee $50.00 (via check), $52 online payment with service fee

  • Annual waitlist fee $25.00

  • Annual school fee $400.00

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All Children Great & Small Preschool

4612 Welch Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90027  

 acgsenrollment@gmail.com