Frequently Asked Questions

How often am I required to work in the classroom with the teachers?

  • The working parent schedule fluctuates, but often the requirement is approximately one day a month where a parent or guardian is assigned to come in to assist.

Do you celebrate the Children's birthdays in school?

  • Yes! On or near your child's birthday, we will have a few special birthday surprises for them where they will create a birthday crown and sing special songs during circle time. Parents are allowed to bring in a special birthday treat for snack that day also.

What kinds of field trips do you go on? Are they required?

  • Field trips are always optional. Some past field trips have included trips to the DIA, a working dairy farm, Detroit Kid City, the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center and apple orchards. This our-of-classroom enrichment is fun for everyone and the kids really love being with their friends on a special excursion!

Does my child have to be potty trained to attend St. Clare?

  • We do require that children have a strong sense of when they need to use the restroom, however we know that accidents happen and ask that each student bring a spare change of clothes to school for days where they may have an accident, even if it's just getting wet or dirty from the day's projects.