Q: What should my child bring/NOT bring to school?
A: Parents should send in a small, cot-sized blanket for rest time (except half-day students), a set of extra clothes in a zip-loc baggie, and lunch. Please - no pillows, stuffed animals, backpacks or items from home (with the exception of scheduled Show & Tell Days).
Q: How can I find out about my child's progress, behavior, etc.?
A: We encourage regular communication between teachers and parents. Teachers may be available to speak with you briefly at drop-off and pick-up time, but please be aware that they are also supervising their class. If you need to speak with the teacher for more than a few minutes, please call or stop in the office and we will be happy to set up an appointment.
Q: Do you offer supplemental programs such as music, sports, dance, etc.?
A: Teachers incorporate music daily into circle time (rhyming, singing, fingerplays and movement). In addition, organized outdoor activities with the teacher are part of playground time each morning (parachute, tossing, catching or kicking balls, obstacle courses, etc.). These activities are part of our regular program and there is no additional fee for parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to pay if my child is sick or on vacation?
A: Tuition is based on your child’s program (5 days, 3 days, 2 days, etc.), not the number of days he/she attends. Therefore, full tuition is due even when your child is absent, during holiday weeks, and emergency closings.
Four weeks each school year are designated as "Vacation Weeks” (Thanksgiving week, two weeks for winter break, and one week in the spring). If your child attends school during a vacation week, full tuition is due. If your child is absent for an entire school vacation week (or during the summer months), you may reduce your weekly tuition payment by half.
Extended summer vacations: an amount equal to two full weeks of tuition is required to hold your child’s slot for summer vacations of four weeks or more. Please notify us of vacations and pay in advance to ensure that your child’s slot will be held for his/her return.
Q: How do you handle birthdays at school?
A: Parents who wish to send in a special snack to share for their child’s birthday should speak with the Director first as we are required to follow Health Department regulations. All special treats must be store-bought. Treats that are sent in without prior approval will not be served and will be returned to parents.
Q: What should I do if my child is not feeling well?
A: Please do not bring your child to school if he/she is not feeling well or who may be contagious. Children who become ill at school will be isolated from the other children and a parent will be called to pick the child up. Your child must be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
Any child who appears to have a contagious rash or illness (impetigo, ringworm, pink eye, strep throat, etc.) will not be allowed in school until they have been examined by a doctor and declared “not contagious” in writing.
Q: What should my child wear/NOT wear to school?
A: Please wear comfortable play-clothes, socks and sneakers each day. For safety reasons, children may not wear flip-flops, cowboy boots, sandals, crocs, or party shoes to school. Jewelry is not allowed (except stud-type earrings for pierced ears).
Q: When is tuition due?
A: Tuition is due the first day that your child attends each week (usually Monday). A late fee of $5 will be charged if tuition is not paid by Wednesday. All balances must be paid in full by Friday of each week in order to continue attending school.
If you have other questions, please call 727-791-3333or email email@example.com.
Refer to your Parent Handbook for complete policies.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept cash, checks, and cards. Many parents arrange for automatic payments to be sent to Cornerstone Preschool each week. Please see management for more information.