Does Bella Mente offer any discount for siblings?
We do offer a 20% discount off of the eldest child’s tuition.
How long has Bella Mente been open?
We opened in November of 2007
What is your teacher turnover like?
Childcare typically has a very high turnover rate, as it is a very physically and emotionally demanding job. We are lucky to have a very family like atmosphere where our teachers know they are respected for the work that they do and in turn they stay with us for a longer time then in stereo typical early childhood environments.
When will my child move up the the next classroom?
There are many things that contribute to when our children graduate from one classroom to the next that include but are not limited to reaching milestones needed to succeed in the next classroom, availability, birthdate, ratio, etc. Please do not ask for exceptions to when your child will be able to move up. We will make the decision with careful consideration when the time is ready.
When should I keep my child home?
Your child will need to be symptom free for 24 hours after being sent home with a fever or vomiting.
We have been working off of a closed wait list for many years. The way our wait list is working is not equating to families joining us from the wait list. More often then not, by the time we have a space, the families have moved on to kindergarten or gotten into another school. So we will be changing the way our admissions process is working. When a space becomes available at our school, we will post it as an opening for a child in a particular age range. If someone was currently on our wait list and applies for the opening, they will get first priority so that no one feels frustrated that changing this structure was unfair. Once the opening has been taken, it will come off of our website and it will show that we are currently full and not taking applications for new students at this time. So, please check the openings available tab for more information.
Bella Mente is conveniently located at 6007 California ave SW. Seattle, Wa. 98136 near the center of West Seattle and our new location will be at 9051 20th ave SW very close to westwood village. Contact us with any questions at (206)321-6448 or at Lauren.Adams@bellamente.org