First Congo is in session from early September through late May and observes school holidays in accordance with the calendar of the Palo Alto Unified School District.
The programs accommodate up to 20 children per class in an ideal physical environment that beckons children as they enter through the gate each morning. Two-year-olds attend school two mornings per week, three-year-olds attend three mornings per week, and four-year-olds attend four days per week, with an extended day option on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Parent participation responsibilities at school include assisting the teachers and sharing in the supervision of the children for the morning. Parents are required to participate during the course of the school year as follows:
- 2s class – 2 school mornings
- 3s class – 6 school mornings
- 4s class – 7 school mornings