St. Mary's Preschool

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St. Mary's Preschool

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have any extra programs/chapel offered?
YES!
Weekly Chapel – Led by the Rector of the church and Ms. Brandi. The children learn Bible stories, sing songs, and pray together. We want your children to know that Jesus loves them and He is their friend.

Family Activities – Fall Festival, Spring Field Day, Children’s Christmas Program, Donuts w/ Dad, Muffins w/ Mom, Breakfast w/ Santa, Parents Night Out

Extra-Curricular Activities – Soccer Shots, JB Tumbling, and Dance Station are also available at additional costs. Information on these extra curricular activities will be given out at the beginning of the school year.

Do you offer VPK?
YES!
We have 2 VPK classes that run Monday – Friday 9:00 – 12:00
How do you communicate with parents?
Communication is very important to us. We use email, parent portal, and newsletters so both the teachers and director can communicate with our families. I also send out weekly reminder emails and Wednesday Wisdom emails that contain articles, quotes, and other information on child development.
Do you have progress reports or conferences?
YES!  We are continually evaluating the students progress and twice a year (mid and end) you will receive a copy of the reports.  Although we have an open door policy and you can schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher anytime; we schedule Parent/Teacher conferences in January each year.
Do your teachers use a curriculum and lesson plans?
YES!  We use Beyond Centers and Circle Time curriculum in our 2 and 3 year old classes; and Nemors Brightstart in our VPK classeswith the opportunity to bring other ideas and lessons from supporting materials. Lesson plans are posted in the classrooms and emailed to parents each week. Our teachers educate through play. Your child may tell you all they did today was “play” I assure you there is a reason behind the play that is teaching skills needed for success.  
Do you provide snacks/lunch?
No!  We do not provide any meals.  You will provide snack and lunch (if needed).  We do not refridgerate snacks but all lunches are refrigerated but cannot be reheated as we do not have the means to heat lunches.  
Do you have uniforms?
No, however we do have a dress code that includes comfortable play clothes, close toe shoes preferably sneakers, no dangle earrings, no make up, no crocs, flip flops, or pointed toe boots such Cowboy boots.
When is tuition due?
Tuition is due the first of each month beginning in August.  It is an annual tuition broken into 10 equal monthly payments for your convenience. It is paid August – May.  There is also an annual registration fee of $200 due at the time of enrollment.
Do I have to sign up for the extended hours?
No, you can sign up for our pre- pay program if you know you will use it regularly, but if you only want to use it occasionally it’s a drop in basis.  You just need to tell us the morning you drop your child off with us.  You will be charged the following month for any drop in days your child attended.
What is your illness policy?
We require that you keep your child home if they are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, or fever.  Your child must be free of any of these symptoms for a full 24 hours before they can return to school. If you child begins to exhibit any of these signs of illness we will call you to pick them up.
Who is allowed to pick my child up from school?

When you fill out your enrollment paperwork you will give us names and phone numbers of anyone over the age of 18 you give permission to pick up your child or for us to call in case of an emergency and you can not be reached.  We will always check for ID when a new person that we do not know arrives to pick up your child.

Are you closed during holidays?
Yes, we follow Orange County Public School Closings with a few changes periodically. You are given a school calendar before the start of the school year in July. You can view the OCPS school calendar here: https://www.ocps.net/about_us/calendars/2018-19_school_calendar/.
I hope this answers some of your questions but I would love the opportunity to answer any further questions and give you a personal tour of our preschool. Please call or email me anytime –
407-851-4723 / [email protected]
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