What are my cooperative responsibilities in the classroom? Caregivers share in several class support tasks – cleaning and re-setting the classroom, attending to and observing the children, participating in class discussions, attending evening sessions, and participating in quarterly room cleaning and fundraising projects.
Why do I have to register with LWTech? Cooperative preschools with a parenting education program are typically sponsored by their local community college. The classroom teachers are hired and paid a salary by the college. In our program, you'll be a student of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
What are the requirements for earning credits? You'll earn two credits each quarter when you:
Can I bring my kids to evening parenting ed events? Only non-mobile infants are invited to attend in-person parenting ed classes.
Can I send a family member to evening and/or Saturday events? Yes. Another family representative may attend, and the enrolled adult will receive credit for coming.
How do I know which events to attend? Choose which parenting ed and family events to attend based upon your calendar and interest in the topics.
Do I stay with my child during class? Yes. As a parent cooperative program, a parent or caregiver is required to attend class with their child.
What if my child misses the age cutoff by a few days or weeks? The August 31st date is firm. There are always other children in the same situation, so you won’t feel singled out.
All of the classes I’m Interested in are full, what should I do? Please email the Registrar and ask to be added to the waitlist.
Can I register for only one quarter? Do I have to wait until the next quarter begins to start attending classes? We prefer families join us for the whole year. However, if space is available, new families may join during the first four weeks of any quarter.
Can my younger child (newborn to toddler) attend class with my older child? Yes, however, sibling spaces are limited and increase your tuition costs. Let us know if you need a sibling spot when you register.
I’m pregnant, but won’t have the baby until after class starts; do I need to register for a sibling spot? Yes, please register for a sibling spot as soon as possible.
Can my child’s caregiver attend class with them instead of me, or in addition to me? Yes. If a caregiver – nanny, aunt/uncle, or grandparent – will be attending class with a toddler, the parent and caregiver are required to register.
Can I visit a class before registration? How do I schedule a visit? At this time we are only holding limited open houses, and unregistered children and adults may not attend our classes. To attend our next open house, please contact the Registrar.
LWTG aheres to the following guidelines:
What do I do if my child is ill? Please stay home if you or your child have any of the following symptoms:
What about COVID-19 protocols? We regularly review updates from national, state and local public health officials and follow their guidance.
What is Jovial? Jovial is a family information portal especially designed for preschools. LWTG uses Jovial for family data management, registration, electronic payments, etc.
What is ACH? Automated Clearing House, ACH, is similar to an electronic version of a paper check. ACH payments though Jovial will transfer funds directly and securely from your bank account to LWTG's bank account.
What is ACH account verification, and how does it work? Jovial will perform a quick verification to confirm that it's really your bank account. You only need to perform this verification ONE TIME, when you submit your first payment. As long as you don't remove your bank account information from your Jovial Family Portal profile, you can make subsequent payments without repeating the verification process.
How does the verification work?
Is there a fee for using electronic payments? Not at this time.
How long does it take for my electronic payment to process? Two to four business days.
Why did my electronic payment fail? Sometimes, electronic payments fail after initially being submitted successfully. Common reasons for failures include:
Please correct the issue, and try your transaction again.
Is this process secure? All electronic payments are processed by third‐party, dedicated electronic payment providers and their affiliated banks; they use encryption, secure servers, and have dedicated security teams.
Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about my Jovial payments? Please email our Treasurer.