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Butterfly Class 4/5 yrs

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The Butterfly class is our Pre-Kindergarten class. They focus on one letter per week, with art, cooking, and phonics around that letter. The children also have choices of classroom and outdoor areas. These are the times when art, dramatic play, science, blocks, bicycles, gardening and play structures are a choice. These activities are often related to a monthly unit the class is studying. During the morning there are 40 minutes of centers. At this time they are rotated between different stations such as Manipulatives, Writing, Math and Listening. The Butterflies have a music teacher on Wednesdays and Thursdays to add to their music experience. Exclusive to this class is monthly Chapel Time for simple bible lessons.


LAPS Butterfly Class


7:45-8:50   Drop-Off and Free Choice Inside
8:50-9:10   Wash-Up / Snack
9:10-9:30   Morning Group Time-
Good Morning/Calendar/Helpers
9:30-10:20   Inside Activities (art, blocks, etc.)
Music Class W & TH 10:15-10:45
10:20-10:30   Clean-Up Time
10:30-11:30   Outside Activities
11:30-11:50   Circle Time
11:50-12:30   Learning Rotations “Centers”
(cognitive game, math game, listening and reading/writing)
12:30-1:15   Wash-Up / Lunch / Potty & Wash-Up
1:15-2:00   Rest Time with Books
2:00-2:45   Outside Free Play
2:45-3:00   Story Time

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SEPTEMBER   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Apples
OCTOBER   Teddy Bears / Halloween
NOVEMBER   Rainforest / Thanksgiving & Fall
DECEMBER   Winter / Christmas (Birth of Christ)
JANUARY   Money / Circus Animals (including a class circus)
FEBRUARY   5 Senses / Health & Safety
MARCH   Sports / New Life (Spring) / Easter
APRIL   Babies / Feelings / Emotions
MAY   Mother’s Day / Kindergarten Review
JUNE   Graduation / Sea Life
JULY   Summer Fun
AUGUST   Fiesta

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Dolores Soto

My name is Dolores Soto and I am the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten Class (the Butterflies). Teaching at Little Angels is a dream come true. I attended the Early Childhood Education Program at Santa Barbara City College and I am First Aid and CPR certified.
I taught at another local preschool for eight years. I knew Mary Lopez for many years and was thrilled when I was able to join the LAPS team in 2003 and take over the Butterfly Class.


My name is Jenny and I am one of the teachers in the Butterfly Class (Pre-K). I have been working at Little Angels since January of 2010. I graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an AS Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also First Aid and CPR certified.  


My name is Savannah and I am the assistant in the Butterfly Class (Pre-K). I am from the Bay Area and I have been living in Santa Barbara for three years now. I graduated from UCSB with a BA in linguistics and a minor in education. I have been working with children of all ages and backgrounds for three years and am excited to be working with 4-5 year-olds this year. I am also CPR and First Aid certified.


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  Annually OR Monthly
5 Days $11,750   $1,175
3 Days $7,250   $725
2 Days $5,100   $510

When drop-in days are available, the rate is $60 per day payable the morning of.

There is an annual registration fee of $150.00 per child and a $300 deposit per child (the deposit will apply towards the first months fall tuition). Both fees are due every spring and are non-refundable.

Tuition can be paid for the year or as a courtesy to you can be paid in 10 monthly installments, August through May (one month in advance). The payments are due on the 1st of the month, delinquent after the 5th. There is no credit for absences, and no substitution days.

*A school year runs September through June, exact dates to be determined annually.

All tuition and the registration fee are non-refundable and subject to change.

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