Frequently Asked Questions
1) What makes Twin Oaks Private School different from other preschools and day care centers?
At Twin Oaks, we know that every child is brilliant and unique! Our teachers work diligently to motivate and educate children in all four areas of development—social, emotional, intellectual and physical—because all areas of development are equally important in growing your little one into the gifted lifelong learner he
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2) What are the hours of operation?
Twin Oaks Private School is open Monday through
Friday, 6:00AM to 6:30PM. We are open year-round except for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
3) When can I come in for a tour?
No appointment is needed—please come by anytime
between 9:00AM and 5:00PM. If you need to tour our facility before 9 or after 5, just give us a call and we will be happy to accommodate you. Also check out our Virtual Tour of our
state-of-the-art Child Care Facility in Allen, TX.
4) What does it cost?
Twin Oaks Private School offers competitive rates and no up front costs to start! Be sure to print the downloadable coupon from this website for extra savings upon enrollment. Refer a friend and get a whole week FREE! Call or come by and ask for details!
What forms of payment do you accept? We accept checks, cash, credit cards, debit cards or money orders as payment for your child’s tuition. Be sure to ask about our convenient automatic payment option Tuition Express! If you choose to pay monthly through Tuition Express, you can save
up to 2% on your child’s tuition!
Are meals included? Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are included with your child’s tuition. We serve whole milk and 100% fruit juices with our nutritious meals and snacks. View our menu.
5) What is a typical daily schedule?
Our classrooms utilize a “heartbeat” pattern
(active-quiet-active-quiet) as they implement their daily schedules, changing activities in developmentally
-appropriate time increments. Infants and toddlers in our Beginners, Wobblers and First Steps classes enjoy varied activities throughout the day in a loving, nurturing environment best suited to meet the needs of their ever-so-important early brain development. From tummy-time, singing, music class and puppet shows to art and sign language—your baby will experience it all!
Daily schedules for children in our Explorers, Discovery and Journey programs include morning and afternoon Circle Times, Learning and Play Centers, Teacher’s Table, Group Games, Outdoor Play, Naptime, Lunch, Snack
Time and more!
Curriculum: Taking advantage of the fact that children learn best when they’re actively engaged, our program is designed to teach critical concepts such as science, math, reading and writing concepts through hands-on, sensory-oriented activities. Spanish vocabulary instruction continues as simple songs and phrases are integrated into weekly lessons! We incorporate the
"High Reach" curriculum in the Discovery program and the "Letter People" for our Journey program, adding to both so that
children receive a well-rounded program that prepares them for kindergarten.
6) What security measures are followed to ensure my child’s safety?
Your child’s safety is ensured through detailed security measures affecting every aspect of your child’s day—from our security-coded front entrance, classroom cameras, front desk monitors to meticulous procedures regarding pick up time and everything in between! All staff members undergo a criminal background search upon hiring and every two years thereafter, as well as an FBI fingerprint background check.
7) How long have the teachers been there?
We are proud to say that the turn-over rate for teachers at Twin Oaks is very low. We believe in taking good care of our staff so that they are available to take great care of your children. The time our teachers spend with us is measured in years – not weeks or months.
8) What sort of training do teachers at Twin Oaks receive?
Our teachers receive a minimum of 15 hours training in Early Childhood/Child Development each year, as well as CPR and First Aid training every other year.
9) How many children are in a class?
We follow state-recommended ratios in our classrooms, and because most of our classrooms have two teachers on duty for most of the day, our ratios are often even lower than the state standards.
10) What items do I need to provide?
Babies need diapers, wipes, three changes of clothes, bibs, pacifier (if needed), 4 pre-made bottles of formula, and baby food or cereal. Older children need two changes of clothes, diapers/pull-ups or underwear, a sweater or jacket for outside play and a cozy doze- naptime pillow and blanket. We ask that all children wear socks and tennis shoes or sneakers that tie. Be sure to remember to label your child's belongings with first and last name.