FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you have any current openings?
At Nia House, children begin in our Toddler Program at 18 months - 2 years old. The toddlers then become members of our Preschool Program. Since our toddlers fill our preschool, it is rare for us to have preschool openings. There are occasional preschool openings each year.
Toddler enrollment happens throughout the year. Each opening is different based on our school needs of the child's age and family income. Please add your child to the Waiting List and we will contact you if you match the school's enrollment opening.
We are currently fully enrolled. Please join our waiting list for the chance that an opening becomes available.
How do I get on the waiting list?
Easy! Click the link below. As soon as an opening presents itself, we will call you.
Can we tour the school?
You are welcome to tour the school once there is a potential opening for your child. We will contact you when this is a possibility.
What is your schedule? Can my child attend part time?
We want to provide care for families who need our program. For this reason, we do not offer part-time care. Nia House's schedule was designed to meet the needs of working families. That's why we are a year-round and full-day program. Drop-off time is from 7:30am-9:30am for preschoolers and 8am-9:30am for toddlers. Children can be picked up anytime after 3:30pm. The preschool program ends at 5:45pm and the toddler program ends at 5:30pm.
Nia House wants families to spend time together. Naturally, children will miss a day or get picked up early here and there to spend time with family. We certainly support that.
What is your tuition rate? How do I know if our family is eligible for a scholarship?
Nia House offers a sliding scale of tuition based on family income. If you intend to apply for a scholarship, please include your family size and gross family income (before taxes) in the form provided for the Waiting List (click the "Waiting List" button at top of this page).
Full fee tuition for incoming preschool children in the 2019-2020 school year is $1,811 per month with a full year contract.
Full fee tuition for incoming toddler children in the 2019-2020 school year is $2,011 per month with a full year contract.
As a reminder, we offer a year-round, full-day program.
If your gross family income (pre-tax) is less than 120% of the average median income in Alameda County, you may be eligible for a scholarship at Nia House. (Link to Alameda County Income Categories)
Nia House has openings for families from diverse income brackets. Each of our openings is reserved for specific family incomes. If you need a scholarship, please indicate so on our Waiting List Form. The opening we have may match your family’s income.
What is your food policy?
Nia House promotes healthful eating. Therefore, we have a strict food policy: no sugar, no salt and no nuts (we have students with severe allergies). A healthful lunch includes a protein (often dinner leftovers or a sandwich), fruit, and vegetables. Often, families send multiple proteins options for sustenance through the long and active school day.
Nia House provides a morning and afternoon snack of a seasonal organic fruit or vegetable and bread with cheese or hummus. Every Friday, the children cook. Our cooking often includes greens harvested from our garden. We also cook nutritious treats including muffins, cakes, and cookies.