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Literacy enrichment classes for kids focused on using practical strategies for parents to implement at home. Daytime Playtime was created by a licensed and certified speech language pathologist and fully certified teacher.
LITERACY & SPEECH SCREENINGS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the benefits of literacy classes?
Literacy is FUN! We strive to help your child catch up to age level reading skills or get your child ahead of the curve. Our classes promote play and movements to help our students learn letters and sounds. We explore phonological awareness, phonics, and other reading skills. Students also learn to set goals and work to achieve them. In each class, we review, we practice and we introduce new skills. This can lead to comfort and confidence in many other academic related activities. Literacy classes can provide a lifetime of loving to learn. Your child can also make new friends in our small group classes. We provide a Nearpod literacy lesson on phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness to all of our new parents, so you can understand the reasoning behind WHY we use the strategies we use. We also provide each family with a log in for our online platform. Students will have "homefun" assignments to complete between lessons to help with carryover of the skills learned in our lessons. We truly believe parents can be the BEST teachers if they have the right tools.
How long are the lessons?
Lessons are 30 minutes total in length. The first 25 minutes are direct instruction, and the last 5 minutes are dedicated to the teacher coaching the parent for what to do until the next session. This allows the right amount of time for both young and novice students to learn and practice skills.
What size is the class?
We limit our literacy classes to a 4:1 ratio, students to teachers. Spanish & dance classes have a 6:1 ratio. This allows the students to get the ideal level of attention from their teacher, while still having the opportunity to observe their peers performing their skills.
Should I do private lessons or small group classes?
It depends on your goals. If you are wanting to see faster progress, we recommend private lessons 1-3x week. We are able to focus on your child's individual strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Private sessions are booked in a bundle of 6 paid $50 per session, so the student and parents can get adjusted to the literacy strategies.
If you are looking for a more affordable rate and/or social interaction for your child, we recommend group classes. You can also choose to do a combination of private & small group classes for more practice!
How much is tuition?
Our year-round, once-a-week 30 minute small group literacy lessons are $80/month. Dance and Spanish are $50/month each. Tuition for small group classes is due by the 1st of each month. Our private literacy lessons are $50/lesson to be paid at the beginning of each session.
How do I pay?
We accept cash, checks made out to Daytime Playtime LLC, Cashapp $ daytimeplaytimellc, Venmo @daytimeplaytimellc, and Paypal paypal.me/daytimeplaytimellc
Does Daytime Playtime offer discounts?
Discounts are not available; however, we do offer FREE screenings. If you are enrolled in our private sessions, we also give you a $25 Amazon giftcard for your first referral who books 6 sessions with us!
Do you offer make up sessions or refunds for missing small group classes? No, when you pay for the month, you are taking a spot in the class. No refunds. No make up classes.
Lesson start & end time?
All lessons start & end promptly. If you are late, your lesson will NOT be extended. If you leave for an errand, please return 5 minutes before class ends to get feedback from the teacher.
Should parents be visible during lessons? PRIVATE- If the child is distracted by seeing Mom or Dad and the teacher is having a hard time keeping the child’s focus, it might be better for the parent to be out of sight. The teacher will have an easier time bonding with student if Mom or Dad is temporarily out of view. A parent can watch the session via monitor.
SMALL GROUP- Parents are not permitted in the building due to COVID restrictions.
My child has hit a plateau. What can I do to help?
Plateaus are common, especially when a child gets to levels that tend to be difficult (i.e. the Advanced Preschool). Our teachers are sensitive to these issues and are trained to motivate and guide students though these difficult levels. As a parent, it’s important to remain positive and supportive to help the child work through these times. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, please talk to your student's Master teacher for advice on working through the possible plateaus.
When will my child learn to read?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal answer to this question. There are many factors that play into learning to read and it also depends on your definition of "reading." Every child is unique and therefore learns to read at a different pace. Parents also need to understand REQUIRES a commitment. You MUST regularly practice the skills we teach at home. Learning to read can take children years to accomplish. It is important for parents to have realistic expectations for their children. Please avoid comparing your child to others. Positive reinforcement and consistency are vital for your child’s success. We do not offer a guarantee. Regardless of what the final goal may be, we feel it’s important that the child learns to have a love of learning!
What is your COVID policy?
All students and parents are required to wear masks. If you or your child refuses or cannot wear one for some reason, we encourage you to ask about our virtual options. Anyone entering will also get their temperature taken and given sanitizer for their hands.
$20/LESSON PAID PER MONTH
(TYPICALLY $80-$100 MONTH)
Small Group Literacy Learners
We target letter names & sounds, phonological awareness skills, and more. Classes are 30 minutes. No makeups or refunds.
Private Literacy Learners Sessions
We evaluate your child's current literacy skills. Then, we create a unique plan to help your child. We also help parents implement strategies during daily activities. 25 minutes of direct instruction and 5 minutes of parent coaching & consultation (6 sessions) *Additional sessions can be purchased.
$20/LESSON PAID PER MONTH
(TYPICALLY $80-$100 MONTH)
Spanish Starters Classes
We use songs. stories, role playing, games, and other fun activities to teach Spanish. Prek4-Kindergarten
INTERVIEWING MY AMAZING 16 YEAR OLD ILLUSTRATOR
We have a passion for helping kids shine their lights. Meet Natasha! She is my former student at Green Oaks Performing Art Academy. She illustrated MY FIRST children's book, and she did an AMAZING job. Natasha did all of this with no formal art training and with only using her FINGERS! She did not let limited resources stop her. The Daytime Playtime Kids: Will You Come to Dance Class? Story & Activity Book.
THE DAYTIME PLAYTIME KIDS:
WILL YOU COME TO DANCE CLASS?
STORY & LEARN TO READ ACTIVITY BOOK
The Daytime Playtime Kids are always ready for new experiences, but will Naomi be able to persuade her brothers to put the football down and take up dance classes? She has a lot to say about the benefits of dance on improving their athletic skills. Come along and find out! *Parents: Phonological Awareness Activities are also included for you to practice with your child in helping him/her learn to read. For FREE videos & easy reading tips SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel @Daytime Playtime Kids. A portion of our proceeds goes to providing opportunities for disadvantaged kids.