Frequently Asked Questions

1. HOW ARE GROUPS MADE UP?

  • Brillando DC is a program that divides children into mixed groups (3 to 8 years old) of 13 students.

2. HOW MANY ADULTS ARE ASSIGNED PER GROUP?

  • Each group of 13 students is designated to 2 guides. (6/7 to 1 ratio).  There are always two adults in charge of children.

  • Each group of 13 students is designated to 2 guides. (6/7 to 1 ratio).  There are always two adults in charge of children.

3. HOW ARE PAYMENTS MADE?

  • Payments are made through the 1Core.  

4. DO CHILDREN GO ON FIELD TRIPS?

  • Children go on field trips as a group. Children explore the city libraries, pools, special events (for additional cost).  Each week children will participate in at least 2 field trips, a day in nature and a day in the atelier.

5. HOW ARE CHILDREN TRANSPORTED TO FIELD TRIPS?

  • Brillando DC has a 15 passenger vehicle to take children to field trips around the city in groups of 13. The vehicle has a car seat for every child installed with all the safety standards for the age group.

6. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CHILDREN NEED TO BRING?

  • Change of clothes in a backpack with an extra bag for storage (label all items)

  • A water bottle that can get lost with their name on it.  Families often buy in the same stores. 

  • Food for breakfast (if they are enrolled in before care) 

  • Lunch (nutritional with vegetables, fruits, grains, and protein) 

  • Afternoon snack.

  • A nap sack if they sleep.  (We follow the child and put them to rest for 30 minutes. If they do not sleep, they go back to the Atelier).

  • Hats, shades, and any protective gear for walking to Rock Creek Park. (label all items)

7. IS FOOD PROVIDED?

  • Brillando DC will provide a morning snack to be prepared by children. You are still responsible for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks.

8. DO CHILDREN NAP?

  • We follow the child and put them to rest for 30 minutes. If they do not sleep, they go back to the Atelier). A nap sack is required if your child naps.