From the very beginning of Lone Star Signers, I have endeavored to make our class culture distinct from other paid children’s activities in the San Antonio area. That is why you’ll find classes are priced per family, not per child. We also chose a price point that would allow families with one income (like ours) to participate. And once students graduate from our program, we encourage them to keep coming back.
When families commit to 14 weeks of Play & Sign classes, we want them to know how much we value that choice. Four months is a long time in a toddler’s life!
We have been excited to see the genuine community that is built in class each week. Children have become playmates, parents have become friends, and the overall feeling of “we’re in this together” support has been unlike any other group I have been a part of. Our families are amazing, and of course we want to continue spending time with them!
After four months of Play & Sign classes, our young graduates have a brief ceremony that includes Pomp & Circumstance and balloons. There’s a photo-op with mini-diplomas and a “Class of 20—“ banner on the wall. In addition, students are given a Graduate Pass: good for a steep discount on future “undergraduate” classes and access to exclusive monthly Graduate-only classes.
When you attend a Play & Sign class, you will find there is a healthy mix of families who are participating for the first time and families who have been attending for two or three sessions. One of our current students is actually our FIRST student who began way back in the summer of 2012. As you can imagine, signing class has different benefits for a child that just turned one and one that is nearing her third birthday!
We love watching our grads reach new milestones in their development. And as our first group of graduates continues to grow older, we hope that the Preschool Sign & Learn classes will become a regular feature on the Lone Star Signers class schedule.
If you have any question about Play & Sign classes, the benefits of signing with children, or our graduate program, don’t hesitate to contact me!