FAQ’s

Little Farmers Preschool FAQ’s

  • Who are the teachers?
    • See our Meet Our Staff page for information about our teachers.
  • What classes are available? How many days a week, hours, and flexibility?
    • See our Class Schedules page for class options
  • What age groups do you accept?
    • Preschool classes are for children age 4 who are preparing for Kindergarten.
    • Children who are 4 before the fall season can enroll in preschool classes. If you have a question about the age of your child and the class that fits them best, please contact Katrina at 801-871-5962.
    • Farm Camp Friday classes are for children 3 and up who are potty trained and ready to learn and grow on the farm.
  • Tuition
    • Two days a week- $115/ month
    • Three days a week- $160/ month
    • Farm Camp Friday Only- $55/ month
    • Farm Camp Friday 3yo- $65/ month
    • Monthly tuition rates are calculated on the entire school year, then divided equally among the 9 months of class. This keeps monthly tuition at a consistent monthly price for you while still allowing us to keep all classes at the same number of sessions.  Each month will have varied vacation days. We ensure that all are classes have the same number of sessions within the school year by adjusting school vacation days and closures appropriately.
    • Tuition is due on the 5th of each month. There is a $15 late fee for tuition paid after the 5th.
  • What is the curriculum?
    • Our focus at Little Farmers Preschool is finding ways to help children learn and grow on the farm. Children attending Little Farmers Preschool attend to early literacy skills as well as build a foundational understanding in math and scientific processes. Little Farmers Preschool also fosters discovery and real world connections through interactions on a working farm. Children experience first hand the important role of farms in their community. Little Farmers Preschool fosters a connectedness between farms and surrounding communities.
  • What is Farm Camp Friday?
    • Farm Camp Friday is our way of providing farm camp learning experiences throughout the year. Teaching and learning are centered around hands-on activities on the farm. We provide in-depth experiences centered on farm life and connect communities and farms together in a real world way.
  • What are the class sizes?
    • Class sizes are limited to 12 kids per class.  There is one teacher each class, often with volunteers.
    • Farm Camp Friday 3YO class is limited to 8 kids per class.
  • How many adults are on the farm with the kids when they go out?
    • Teachers always accompany their students on the farm. Any adult visitors also accompany the students outside.
    • Ms. Hilarie organizes one-on-one time with kids on the farm. She will accompany kids in groups of one or two out on the farm for a more in depth experience with the animals and farm responsibilities.
  • Do the kids get free play outside?
    • Children complete the farm chores as part of their outside time. Free play is done as time permits and is supervised by the teacher. Coming soon- a new outside play area with garden box and climbing equipment!
  • What are the kids expected to do on the farm?
    • Daily Farm Routines may include:
      • feeding goats, sheep, and chickens
      • collecting eggs
      • observing farm animals and other area animals
      • observing planting and harvesting of crops
      • talking with Farmer Luke and Ms. Hilarie about their responsibilities on the farm
      • observing farm tools and machines
      • small group interactions with farm animals taught by Ms. Hilarie
  • What if my child is afraid of the animals?
    • Ms. Hilarie will be spending time with students in small groups of 2 children introducing them to the animals. Children will be more involved with feeding animals and will be able to interact closer with the animals. Ms. Hilarie will be tailoring interactions to meet the needs of each child. Children are encouraged to interact with animals as they feel comfortable and are never forced into a situation where they feel threatened.
  • How do you address safety issues?
    • Please see our Safety Policy
  • What holidays or special events are there?
    • Holidays and celebrations are a very important part of child development. Children learn about how they relate to the world by understanding what is most important to them in a variety of contexts. For these reasons, we incorporate discussions of major holidays into our curriculum. We want children to feel that the major holidays and traditions they are celebrating at home are important to us too. Our teachers discuss and teach using a farm focus on the following holidays and events:
      • Fall Harvest
      • Halloween
      • Thanksgiving
      • Christmas
      • Valentine’s Day
      • St. Patrick’s Day
      • Easter
      • Birthdays
    • Each student at Little Farmers Preschool will have the opportunity to be a Star Student. Each student is given a special day to be honored by their teacher and class members.
    • We love hearing about other family holidays and traditions and enjoy sharing them with our students. If you celebrate a holiday that is significant to your family and child, please let your teacher know and they will happily accommodate your family in the way you would like (i.e., allowing you to come share something about the holiday, providing a story to be read to the class, etc.).
  • Do you go on field trips?
    • Little Farmers arranges as many field trips as possible during the school year.  Possible field trips include:
      • fire station
      • grocery store or farm stand
      • police visit to the farm
      • Texas Road House
      • beekeeper visit to the farm
      • Farmer Luke’s harvest wagon ride
      • Little Farmers does not have transportation available for field trips. As we go on trips, we ask that you transport your students to and from each site and that you or another adult family member accompanies your child while on the trip. Siblings are welcome to join us.