Frequently Asked Questions
What do families like most about Newport Children's School facility?

Kids like the covered outdoor play areas that get children outside even on rainy days. Our outdoor playgrounds were thoughtfully designed for children of all ages. There are big play toys for climbing and sliding and sandboxes that give children many choices on where to play and explore.

The inside of our classrooms have a very open-air feel, with appropriately sized furniture for different age groups. Even the sinks and bathrooms are built just for young children making your child feel comfortable and capable in his or her school surroundings.

Parents also like our location with easy access to I-90 and I-405; they can easily drop-off kids and conveniently get to/from our school to work or home.

At what age can children enroll at Newport Children's School?

Children aged one and above have the option to attend either full-time or part-time. Additionally, students can attend our Before-and-After school program up to fifth grade.

Are meals included in the tuition?

Yes. As a convenience for parents, lunch plus three snacks are provided for full-day students. Part-time students receive lunch plus one snack. We serve nutritious foods that kids love.

What are your student/teacher ratios?

Our teacher to child ratio for our one year olds is 1 to 6 and for our two year olds is 1 to 7. For preschool our ratio is 1 to 10, and for kindergarten the ratio is 1 to 15. We can provide excellent care by having superior teachers, quality supplies, a first-rate facility and professional support and supervision.

What about staff turnover?

Our school’s most important assets are the teachers who work with your children. We work very hard to keep them happy. Our wages, benefits and work environment are at the top of the childcare industry. We treat our teachers as professionals and our turnover is low. We have teachers and administrators who have worked with us for decades.

What do parents with children in public elementary schools say they like best about your before & after school program attend?

We provide a snack, give the children a chance to play for a while, and also help with homework as needed. It’s fun and relaxing.

Which elementary schools do the children in your before/after school program attend?

The schools we currently serve for before/after school care are Somerset Elementary, Jing Mei, Eastgate and Newport Heights Elementary (after school only).

Do I need an appointment to visit my child at the school?

Our school observes an open door policy. We ask that you schedule an appointment with our directors to tour our school.

Do you close for vacations or school training days?

We close on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We also have 1-2 teacher training days per year, and typically give at least a months notice for these dates.

What’s your discipline policy?

Our positive guidance approach enhances each child’s emotional development while helping children gain the skills to solve conflicts in a positive manner. Teachers recognize and encourage pro-social behaviors among children, such as cooperation, using words to solve problems, and demonstrating empathy for others. We believe in intrinsic motivation, which refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivation to engage in a behavior arises from within the individual because it is naturally satisfying to you. This contrasts with extrinsic motivation, which involves engaging in a behavior in order to earn external rewards or avoid punishment. We try to anticipate and eliminate potential problems by providing clear, consistent guidelines. The day’s schedule is well-planned and organized, creating less opportunity for conflicts. We use our best professional judgment when conflicts do arise by either intervening or redirecting the child to a new activity to change the focus of the child’s behavior, or by providing individualized attention to help the child deal with the particular behavior. We empower the children to make good choices. Natural or logical consequences of the child’s behavior are utilized as another means of promoting positive behavior.

What about snow day schedules?

We work hard to stay open, but also keep everyone safe. However, if we should have to close, we notify King 5 News as soon as possible and will text and email all parents individually. In the case of an emergency during the school day (i.e. power outages, etc…) we will text parents directly. Please keep all contact information current and up to date.

Have Further Questions?

Families experience deep comfort knowing they can rely on Newport Children's School as an important part of the child's life.

For more information please contact us today. We look forward to meeting you.