Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers for important questions that we’re frequently asked at Knowledge Tree Children’s Academy

What makes Knowledge Tree different from other schools?
What are the operational hours and how many days during the year is the Academy closed?
Our hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am-6:00 pm. We are closed about 11-12 days per year, which coincides with federal holidays. Please see our Yearly Calendar for closed dates.
What documentation is required to enroll my child?
To enroll your child at the Academy, parents do need to complete our Enrollment Packet, sign our Parent Handbook, and fill out our Tuition Express Form. Our Enrollment Packet consists of required state license forms, an admission agreement, and a few other school policy acknowledgments. Parents need to have their child’s doctor to complete the Physicians Report Form.  Also, we do require copies of the child’s current Immunizations Record to be submitted. We will provide all the paperwork when family tours our center.

What schools do you transport from/to for the Before & After School Program?
We provide transportation to Sunset Ranch, Valley View, Breen Elementary, Harvest Bridge Placer Academy, Antelope Creek, and Twelve Bridges. However, this can vary every year. Please call for the most updated information.
How do the center and the teachers communicate with parents?
The teachers will greet parents at drop-off and pickup. We have implemented KidReports, a communication APP that keeps parents connected with children’s real-time activities through text and pictures. Our director or Assistant director is available daily for parents during pick up and drop off times. We also host Back To School Nights and Open House events each year so parents can spend time talking to their children’s teachers. We see communication as one of our core values. We are always available via e-mail or telephone call. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see some daily activity pictures.
What are the qualifications of the teachers?
All of our teachers are fully qualified with at least 12 Early Childhood Education units. Unlike other centers, we do not have any teacher aids, only fully qualified teachers. Some teachers have a Bachelor’s degree, and a few are working towards a Master’s degree. All teachers are Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid certified, cleared through the Department of Justice, FBI Database and the Child Abuse Index.
How do you keep my child safe?
An assigned door access card must be used for current parents to come in. We practice emergency drills every month. All staff is required to have background clearance before starting employment. Only persons on the Authorized Pick Up List can pick up the child unless written consent is given. Our teachers conduct name to face headcounts multiple times per day and also during each time of transition.
How do you keep the center clean and sanitized?
We take pride in the cleanness of our environment. Our teachers clean and sanitize the classrooms daily. We also have a professional cleaning crew comes to do the deep cleaning. During cold and flu seasons or when there is any sickness occurring, extra sanitizing takes place immediately. We work with Ecolab, one of the largest janitorial cleaning products suppliers. We only use food-safe grade chemicals around children.
What does my child eat daily?
We believe dining should be a joyful experience and also a way of learning cultures. Our tuition prices do include a morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack as well. We have a full kitchen with a full-time cook on site. We design our menus to include a variety of veggies and fruits, and our lunches DO NOT ever repeat during any given month. Our parents especially love our well-designed lunch. We welcome parents to bring their own food, or we try the best to accommodate any particular diet. We are also a nut-free center to protect the children who have allergies.
What type of discounts your center offer?
Here are the discounts we offer: sibling discount; Kaiser employees; Sutter employees; Oracle employees; State government employees; Military families.
Do you accept any government subsidies?
Yes, we currently accept PCOE, Child Action, Child Care Aware of America.