FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the hours of operation?
Our school program runs from late August to late May. Our school day is from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We follow APS for school closings and this is our important dates for this school year.
Do you offer before or after school care?
We do not offer before school care, but we do have an hour of after school programs each day of the week for children to participate in.
Can my child attend during the summer months?
CPDS is currently working on our Summer 2019 plans and will have an update soon.
What openings are currently available at Candler Park Day School?
We currently have openings in all classes except the Sprouts, and we will maintain a waiting list. Visit our Admissions page for more information. We also offer Drop-In days if you would like to try it out before committing.
How old does a child have to be to attend Candler Park Day School?
For the 2018/2019 school year, children must be 18 months by September 1, 2018.
How many days can my child attend Candler Park Day School?
Children under 2 years old may attend two days per week (Tue/Thur). Children in our Seedlings (2s) can attend any 2-5 days per week. Children in our Buds and Blooms (3s and 4s) classes can attend 3-5 days per week. CPDS offers 4 and 5 day options for Pre-K.
What are the class sizes at Candler Park Day School?
Our class sizes range from 6-12 students. All classrooms abide by the Safe Sanctuaries policy.
How do you communicate with parents?
We value open communication. A monthly school newsletter is sent out by the Director, LeNaya Smith Crawford, via email. This newsletter includes relevant information about upcoming school wide events, provides highlights from the previous week, and answers commonly asked questions about education and the CPDS approach. Our educators also communicate classroom specific news, updates, and photos to parents via private blog postings or email newsletters.
Do you offer parent-teacher conferences?
Two regular parent conferences are offered each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The informal "chats" are a chance for parents to learn more about a child's typical day at CPDS. Faculty and staff are always available to speak with parents about specific questions or concerns and time can be scheduled for those conversations throughout the year, as needed.
Are there opportunities for parent involvement? Does Candler Park Day School require parent volunteer hours?
While we do not require parent volunteer hours, we encourage parent participation. We have a parent support team in charge of creating events and fundraising opportunities. If you are interested in getting more involved as part of this support team, as a room parent, or in other ways, please contact us.