Parking for drop off and pick up is located in the alley behind the school off of Heffron Street. Parking is limited; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Please do not block the driveways and garages of our neighbors.
When you plan to visit the school for a while, please park on Hollywood Way or a nearby street to make room for the Quick Drop Offs and Pick Ups.
Parents are most welcome to have birthday parties for their children at the school. A party can be held at snack time or lunchtime. At least one parent or guardian must be present for a lunch party.
You are responsible for:
Cake only party at snack time (10 am or 3:30 pm):
- Mini Cupcakes/Fruit popsicles
- Carrots, cucumbers, and/or celery sticks w/dip
- Cut Fruit
Lunch party (11:30-12:00 pm):
- Table cloths 3 (optional)
- Plates (for lunch and or cake)
- Pizza/homemade pasta or another homemade dish
- Cake and candles
- Serving the food and drinks with the teachers' help
NO GOODY BAGS PLEASE!
Parents are responsible for cleaning up. Please make sure all trash from the party is thrown in the dumpster in the parking lot. We will provide trash bags.
Please understand that the teachers have to supervise the children at all times and may not be able to help you cut the cake, take photographs, open gifts, or clean up.
Children are not allowed to bring toys to school. The smaller children who nap may have their cuddling toys. Those are reserved for nap-time.
If there is a wet day forecast, children are allowed to bring educational toys to play with during recess.
We have sharing days on Fridays when children are encouraged to bring their educational toys to school. We suggest books, puzzles, coloring books, electronic toys (phonics) and music tapes.
The school is not responsible for any lost items.
Please schedule classroom observations with teachers from November through May.
Written evaluations are completed and handed out in January and June for children over four years.
Annual enrollment begins July 1st and September 1st of each year. If you are interested in starting at another time, please give us a call to check availability.
For the Stargazers classroom, the student to teacher ratio is 5:1.
For the Lotus Room and Buttercups classrooms, the student to teacher ratio is 10:1.
Sign-in is now available through the Brightwheel app. Please contact Ms. Kit for an invitation to the app.
Parents are not allowed past the gate.
Drop off times, unless your child is enrolled in morning care (8am-9am), please do not drop off before 8:40am.
Pick-up times are 12:30pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm. Those who pick up their children late will be charged an additional $5 per minute.
Our staffing is organized according to schedule, we cannot maintain proper student-to-teacher ratios when drop-off and pick-up times are regularly ignored.
If you would like to add morning care, switch to full-day or add afternoon care, please call the office (818) 848-8226.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress, please feel free to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher.
We feel a scheduled conference will allow both you, as a concerned parent, and the teacher to focus on the progress of your child and concerns that you or your child may have.
Please do not take the teacher away from the classroom or her students during class time.
Donations are always welcome. We can put the following to good use:
- scrap paper
- used/new books
- daycare toys
- interesting shoes and clothes for dress up
- toys for the yard (buckets, shovels, paddles, etc.)
Tuition prices vary based on the number of days your child will attend, if they are part-time (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) or full-time (9:00 am - 3:00 pm), if you need morning care (8:00 am - 9:00 am), and if you need extended care (2:30 pm - 6:00 pm).
All payments are due on or before the first day of the calendar month. If payments fail to reach the school within five calendar days after the due date, a late charge of $50 will be charged to your account.
Those wishing to pay online may do so through their banks’ online payment system. Please add Burbank Montessori Academy as a Payee and allow 5-7 days for delivery.
Any checks returned by the bank will be charged the $50 service charge plus the $50 late fee. For any parent whose checks are returned more than twice, you will be asked to pay by cashier's check, money order, or cash.
Children in diapers are welcome to attend. Our staff will assist with potty training as a child indicates readiness or a parent notifies us that the process has begun at home.
The following immunizations (shots) are needed before starting school:
- 3 Polio
- 4 DTaP
- 3 Hep B
- 1 Varicella
- 1 Hib
- 1 MMR
Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof.
For more information on the required immunizations visit Shots for School.
Each classroom has an additional staff member for cleaning throughout the day.
All staff are fully vaccinated and if they chose may remove their mask while outside with the children.
Please follow the local guidelines for safety outside the school.
Children can wear masks IF they are used to them, but we do not require them.
Please do not send your child to school if they are showing any signs of illness.
If anyone in the home tests positive, please follow all quarantine guidelines and notify us immediately.
You can learn more about the current Early Child Education Guidelines for LA County here.