FAQs

Q:

What is the goal of the DVCLC?

A:

It is our desire to help our children discover the many hidden treasures within themselves and also in their peers by lovingly providing a creative learning environment where they can have abundant opportunities to enjoy personal as well as public success.

Q:

Is this a religious group?

A:

Many of our members share a love for God and Christian faith, however, we believe that everyone has a place in our learning environment.

Q:

When does co-op start?

A:

We have three 8-week sessions.  For the 2017/18 school year:

Session One:  Fall 2017 Session September 18th through November 6th

Session Two:  Winter 2018 Session approx January through February  (we will not be observing any Monday holidays, families with children in public school may bring them to co-op those days to remain with the parents, but not drop-in on classes)

Session Three:  Spring 2018 Session approx March through May  (we will not meet the Monday after Easter)

Q:

When does DVCLC meet?

A:

Mondays from 9:30am-2:50pm. We are a parent led program and parents are required to volunteer in some manner. Parents are to remain on-site while their students are participating in classes and activities at DVCLC.

Q:

What are the age groups?

A:

Nursery (ages 0-2)

Little Explorers (ages 1-2)

Tiny Tots (ages 2-3)

Preschool (ages 3-5)

Lower Elementary (K-2nd)

Upper Elementary (3rd-5th)

Middle School (6th-8th)

High School (9th-12th)

Q:

What does it cost?

A:

There is a once a year $32 registration fee per family.  These funds help pay for insurance and website costs. 

The following costs are for the full day of co-op, for an 8 week session. 

The session fee is based on family size.  Only children ages 2 and up count toward family size; nursery (ages 0-2) is free:

1 student – $40

2 students age – $60

3 students – $80

4 students – $95

5 or more students – $105

Some classes that require a lot of supplies have additional fees. These are noted up front when registering.

Parents who volunteer to teach a class qualify for a $20.00 discount.

Q:

Can I use my Charter School funds to pay for DVCLC fees?

A:

DVCLC is a non-profit group and is not affiliated with any charter school and cannot accept Charter School funds, however school funds may be used toward approved vendor taught classes.

Q:

Can I drop my student off?

A:

Due to California licensing regulations and liability issues, we require that a parent or guardian be on campus AT ALL TIMES for every student and child that is in attendance.  Some exceptions can be made, on occasion. Please speak with a Board Member about these exceptions. Board Member approval will be required.

If a student is brought to co-op by a family member, other than their parent, a medical release waiver (found on the website under “forms”) will need to be filled out ahead of time by the parent and signed, giving permission for that person to bring their student to co-op. That designated relative will need to remain on site with the student the entire time and may need to full fill some of the parents volunteer responsibilities unless other arrangements were made with a fellow DVCLC participant.

Q:

How can I participate?  Do I have to teach?

A:

We really do depend on each other to ensure the success of our co-op. Every parent participates. If you’re not quite ready to teach, we have plenty other opportunities for you to pitch in. You will sign up for your volunteer positions at the time of registration.

Q:

Do we have to stay all day?

A:

Our kids take as many as four classes during the co-opday, but they are not required to attend the full day.

Q:

How do I register?

A:

For complete registration instructions, see our guide How to Register for Classes