Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Links

Learning Links Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What hours are you open?

Center Hours

Learning Links  Palo Alto  7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Learning Links Burlingame    7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Learning Links Mountain View  7:00 am  – 6:00 pm

How many children are in each classroom?

Our program provides a low student-to-teacher ratio. Please inquire about a specific center for current ratios.

Is there a calendar available?

Yes. Please inquire about your specific center.

What is your educational philosophy?

The mission of Learning Links is to provide the highest quality care, while creating a nurturing and supportive community of children, parents, and highly skilled staff. We structure developmentally appropriate, language-rich, play-based learning experiences for children of all abilities, temperaments, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. Through an inclusive program that attends to the whole child, we seek to enrich every child’s experience. We believe that inclusion, which teaches the value of diversity in the community, can be learned at an early age. The model community we provide will sustain and enrich our children throughout their lives.

What does a typical day look like?

Here is a sample schedule:

9:00 – 9:30 am

Outdoor Play

9:30 – 10:00 am

Circle Time

10:00 – 10:30 am

Morning Snack

10:30 – 11:00 am

Outdoor Time

11:00 – 11:20 am

Art / Free Play

11:20 – 11:45 am

Small Group Activities

11:45 – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 – 12:45 pm

Clean-up / Story Time

12:45 – 3:00 pm

Nap

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Snack

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Art / Facilitated Play

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Music and Movement

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Outdoor Play

 

Do you provide snacks and lunch?

All three of our centers provide an AM and PM snack. We are currently exploring the option of providing families with a hot meal plan.

Does my child need to be potty trained?

No. We do not require any child to be potty learned at any point in the program. When a child is ready to embark on this milestone, our teachers will provide guidance to the children and families.

Are you a nut-free school?

Yes.

Is there a nap time?

Yes. Nap time is built into the daily schedule, typically, nap is from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

How old does my child need to be to attend Learning Links?

Learning Links Burlingame  – 2 years old

Learning Links  Palo Alto  – 2 years old 

Learning Links Mountain View  – 6 weeks old

Can I visit during the day?

Yes. We believe in providing an open-door policy allowing families to visit throughout the day.

When is school closed?

 We are a year around program; however, we are closed holidays and a few professional teacher development days.

How do I schedule a tour?

As a first step to enrollment, parents are asked to schedule a tour with their child. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to see our center, visit a classroom, and meet our dedicated teachers. To schedule a tour, please fill out a tour form.

Are immunizations required for enrollment?

Yes.

How do you handle discipline?

Our program uses a positive guidance approach to help children navigate challenging moments.

Does your program offer Special Education Services?

Yes, services vary based on each child’s individual needs.

What does Inclusion look like at Learning Links?

For meaningful Inclusion, we partner with families to access appropriate services and provide modifications to meet their child’s needs.

What is the enrollment process?

As a first step to enrollment, parents are asked to schedule a tour with their child. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to see our center, visit a classroom, and meet our dedicated teachers. To schedule a tour, please fill out a tour form.

If you have already visited the school and you are ready to enroll, please visit the enrollment page and fill out an inquiry form.

Contact Us
For any questions, please email us at enroll@learninglinks.org.