Inside Scoop: Admissions by the Numbers

QUESTION:
What do you get when you draw names out of a hat?  

ANSWER:
Wonderful and wacky Child’s Play families! That’s right, the process is old-school and low-tech, with families picked at random for admission. Because of that, we have amassed quite a motley crew just by luck of the draw!

Here’s a look at Child’s Play 2015-2016 admissions by the numbers:

68:
The number of duty days completed so far by the Zumstein family, who has the current longest consecutive attendance streak at Child’s Play.  That’s 3 kids, 7 years, and counting…  Next time you see them, give Justin and Erin a high five for their many years of service and commitment to our school! 

59:
The number of years our 4 wonderful and dedicated teachers have been collectively working at Child’s Play. Amazing. 

 

45:
The number of Child’s Play families and teachers who work together toward a common goal--in a world where kindergarten is the new first grade, and preschool is threatening to become the new kindergarten, we as a community have put a collective foot down, and strive to create a school culture that values play and the learning opportunities that come from it.

14:
The number of different zip codes from which our current families hail.  This year, we have families from as close as neighboring Waterman Street and as far away as Australia!

6:
The number of sets of siblings currently attending our school

5:
The number of different languages that are spoken fluently by at least one child in our school (Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, and English.) 

 1:
The number of “grandchildren” Child’s Play currently has in attendance.  This year, we welcomed preschooler August, whose mom, Annie, was a student in the original class of Child’s Play back in 1979.

Contributed by: Angela Simpson, Director of Admissions 2016-12017