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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 Wednesdays and Thursdays to add to their music experience.


LAPS Butterfly Class


7:45-9:00   Drop-Off / Hand Wash / Free Choice Outside in Back Area
9:00-9:15   Good Morning Group Time-
Calendar / Helpers / Today's Activities
9:15-9:35   Hand Wash / Snack Outside in Back Area
9:35-10:30   Inside Activities (art, blocks, etc.)
(On Music Class Days, W & TH, we have music outside from 9:45-10:15)
10:30-10:40   Clean-Up Time
10:40-11:50   Outside Free Choice Activities in Big Yard / Hand Wash
11:55-12:15   Circle Time in Back Area
12:15-12:45   Learning Rotations “Centers”
(cognitive game, math game, listening and reading/writing)
12:45-1:20   Hand Wash / Lunch Outside in Back Area / Potty & Hand Wash
1:20-2:30   Rest Time with Books
2:30-3:00   Outside Play in Big Yard / Pickup Time

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

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My name is Dolores and I am a 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 in Child Development from the University of La Verne. I am CPR and First aid certified.


My name is Michelle, and I am the Assistant in the Butterfly Class. I graduated from UCSB this past June 2021, with a major and minor in Asian American Studies and Education. I hope to be an elementary school teacher one day. I have worked with elementary aged students in the past, and am excited to work with and learn about younger children. I am CPR and First Aid certified.

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  Annually OR Monthly
5 Days $12,600   $1,260
4 Days $10,400   $1,040
3 Days $8,400   $840
2 Days $6,000   $600

When drop-in days are available, the rate is $75 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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