Are parents permitted to be in the classroom with their child?
Yes, Yikes Tikes! has an open door policy. We welcome and strongly encourage parent participation so much that we require parents to participate with their child in Yikes Tikes! up to 25% of the time their child is in class.
How old does my child have to be to participate in the program?
Yikes Tikes! provides programming for children ages 18 months through 5 years. Your child will age out of the program by age 5.
What if my child is not potty trained?
Our program does not require children to be potty trained prior to enrollment. We are happy to assist you and your child when he or she is ready to begin potty training, though we do advise keeping diapers and wipes at school until the child is successfully potty trained at home.
My child has recently been diagnosed with autism, is Yikes Tikes! a good fit for my child?
Yikes Tikes! is a therapeutic group for children under age 5 who require clinical support to use social communication to access the environment. Yikes Tikes! is a great fit for children with autism.
Does Yikes Tikes! provide speech therapy and/or occupational therapy services?
Yikes Tikes! is supported by Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists and its curriculum is influenced by the expertise of these professionals. If your child needs direct services in the areas of speech, language or occupational therapy, please speak with the office manager to set up an evaluation with our professionals.