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Age Guidelines 2014-2015

Questions? Please email our Admissions Coordinator at lappinfo@lapp.coop

Our 10-month school year is divided into Fall & Spring semesters to coincide with the MVLA Adult Education calendar.

Class Day/Time Class Age Guidelines Who Is This Class For?
2s and 3s T, Th
Child must be 2 years old by September 1, 2014
  • older twos & young threes
  • Possibly 1st time separation from parent
3s and 4s M, W, F
Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2014
  • threes & young fours
Pre-K M, T, W, Th
Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2014
  • older fours
  • Will likely attend kindergarten the following year
  • Ready to enjoy more structure and academics

Tuition & Other Fees 2014-015

(monthly rate)
Standard Tuition Flex Option
2s and 3s $198 $247.50
3s and 4s $298 $372.50
Pre-K 398 $497.50

Classroom Materials Fee
$150 per semester OR
$275 annually in advance
Application Fee (non-refundable) $65 per child same
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $295 per child same

*Families with two children enrolled will receive a 10% discount for the second child. Fees are subject to change.


Click here to download the PDF application form.

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To apply, complete the application form, sign the commitment form, and write one checks to LAPP for the non-refundable Application Fee ($65). The Registration fee ($295) will be collected upon admission into the program. Remaining fees will be collected in September 2014 prior to school starting.

Financial Aid

In order to make LAPP financially accessible to all families, LAPP offers financial aid. Applications are due by March 1. Applying families must have a child enrolled in one of our upcoming fall classes. A second financial aid application due date of August 1 will be in place if funds are still available. Contact the Registrar at registrar@lapp.coop for an application and more information.

Participation Requirements

Welcome to Los Altos Parent Preschool, a parent participation school! By enrolling your child at LAPP, you also become a student. Members of LAPP, are expected to fulfill certain responsibilities to operate the school.

As LAPP members, we commit ourselves to the following overall basic membership requirements:

  1. Work in your child’s classroom approximately 1 day per week.
  2. Attend General and Class meetings.
    • Required Meetings: September All Member Coffee, September Class Orientation and the October Conflict Resolution Training Meeting. Families are expected to attend all three required meetings.
    • General Meetings: Two evening parent education lectures. Typically one in the fall and one in the spring. Each family is expected to attend both general meetings.
    • Class Meetings: Monthly meetings of the teachers and work parents of each class. Families are expected to attend all class meetings.
  3. Help run the school by serving on the Board of Directors or filling any position on LAPP’s organizational chart e.g. Hospitality, Scheduler, Desktop Publisher.
  4. Help maintain the building and grounds of the school at 1 of the 3 Major Maintenance Days per year. Approx. 5 hours per year.
  5. Work approx. 5 hours on a special coop event e.g. Open House, LAPP Rummage Sale or Carnival.
  6. Enroll in electronic scrip programs such as eScrip.
  7. Attend some of LAPP’s community building school events, as listed in the school’s calendar each semester e.g. field trips, Sharing Feast, Stories Under the Stars, Spring Sing, Carnival, etc.
  8. Provide refreshments for the adults at one General, Class, or Board meeting.

Flex Plan

Up to 10 families per year may choose to enroll in the Flex Plan. They will pay 25% more tuition than the standard in return for being excused from EITHER one work day per month OR a committee/Board position. Families with two enrolled children may use the Flex Plan to be excused from the second committee position requirement. Flex option will be limited to 10 families per school year. Priority will be given to alumni and returning families, and consideration will be made to spreading the families between the three classes as evenly as possible to lower the potential impact on classroom function.

Los Altos Parent Preschool admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs.