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Butterfly Class / Age 4

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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 Thursdays and Fridays to add to their music experience. Exclusive to this class is monthly Chapel Time for simple bible lessons.


LAPS Butterfly Class


7:45-9:00   Drop-Off and Free Choice Inside
9:00-9:20   Wash-Up / Snack Outside
9:20-9:40   Morning Group Time-
Good Morning/Calendar/Helpers
9:40-10:40   Inside Activities (art, blocks, etc.)
(On Music Class Days, TH & F, we have music outside from 10:45-11:15)
10:40-10:45   Clean-Up Time
10:45-11:45   Outside Activities
11:45-12:00   Circle Time
12:00-12:45   Learning Rotations “Centers”
(cognitive game, math game, listening and reading/writing)
12:45-1:30   Wash-Up / Lunch Outside / Potty & Wash-Up
1:30-2:30   Rest Time with Books
2:30-3:00   Outside Play

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AUG/SEPT   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Apples
OCTOBER   Rainforest / Story Stretchers / Halloween
NOVEMBER   Teddy Bears / Thanksgiving & Fall
DECEMBER   Winter / Christmas (Birth of Christ)
JANUARY   Money / Circus Animals (including a class circus)
FEBRUARY   Health & Safety / Around the World
MARCH   Sports
APRIL   Babies / New Life / Spring (Easter)
MAY   Mother’s Day / Kindergarten Review
JUNE   Graduation / Sea Life
JULY   Summer Fun

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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 Rosalie and I am one of the teachers in the Butterfly Class. This is my 22nd year teaching preschool. I started teaching with Dolores Soto in 1998 as an assistant at another local preschool, then started teaching here at Little Angels in 2003. I left and spent 4 years teaching at another local preschool but returned to LAPS in 2018 to my former position. I took Early Childhood courses at SBCC and received my Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of La Verne. I am CPR and First aid certified.


My name is Brenda and I am the Assistant in the Pre-K Class. I was raised in Santa Barbara and still love living here! I am currently enrolled in classes at SBCC, including Early Childhood Classes. I am majoring in Psychology and want to be a school counselor someday. I am very excited to be working at Little Angels! I am also CPR and First Aid certified.

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  Annually OR Monthly
5 Days $12,150   $1,215
4 Days $9,600   $960
3 Days $7,650   $765
2 Days $5,500   $550

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

There is an annual registration fee of $250.00. If there are two children enrolled, then one is $250 and the other is $150. A $300 deposit per child is also due (this deposit will apply towards the first months fall tuition). Both fees are due every spring as long as the child is returning for the following school year. The registration fee and deposit are non-refundable once paid.

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 from the middle of August to the middle of June, exact dates to be determined annually.

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


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