First Friends Preschool

of

First Presbyterian

Church of Dunedin

Please Contact:

Cori LoCicero, director

(727) 733-2111

License # C620524

Proverbs 22:3

Bring up children in the way they will go and when they are old, they will not depart from it.

                                                     


 

First Friends Handbook


First Friends Handbook


 

“First Friends Preschool-Dunedin Florida”

Monday – Friday 7:00 -6:00

 

First Friends Preschool is a mission of the

First Presbyterian Church

455 Scotland Street

Dunedin, Fl. 34698

(727)733-2111

 

 

Serving Dunedin since 1962

A Preschool of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin

First Friends Preschool

"Your First Choice"

 

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PURPOSE AND PROGRAM

 

First Friends Preschool operates under the Session of First Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. We are licensed by Pinellas County License Board for Children’s Centers and Family Day Care Homes under license #C620524.

 

The main objective of our program is to provide a positive and inclusive Christian atmosphere for all children. Based on the theory that children learn through play, we provide classroom routines that encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition. Our children have the opportunity to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually to their fullest potential.

 

Positive guidance techniques are used to enhance children’s feelings of self-worth. The daily schedule includes large and small group interaction, which helps children learn to cooperate and share self-selected activities. This stimulates growth and creativity as well as social-emotional development. The daily outdoor activities develop large and small motor skills. Nutritious snacks and learning experiences appropriate for the developmental age of each child are provided daily.

 

As caregivers and teachers of young children, the staff of First Friends Preschool is required to meet all state and local requirements.

 

Train up children in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:3

 

 

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General Program Information

CURRICULUM:

The main objectives of our school are to help children learn good social skills and to stimulate their intellectual abilities in such a way that they are well prepared for Kindergarten. First Friends Preschool uses developmentally-appropriate, faith-based curriculum in all classrooms.

We provide children with toys and materials, and there is no “right” way to use them. Coming up with different ways to play with a toy or object helps children develop their creativity and solve their own problems.

We provide lots of opportunities for children to build their reading skills. Through reading and re-reading books, as well as dramatizing a story, children learn to enjoy reading.

Our teachers communicate and listen carefully to children’s responses. Conversations help children build their vocabulary and writing skills.

Paper, markers, safety scissors, and crayons are available to children whenever they choose to use them. These materials give great practice for learning to write and enhance creativity. Wooden blocks are available to illustrate math problems.

Small class sizes allow us to provide lots of individual care. We understand that children develop at their own rates.

Children in our program learn to respect others, appreciate the world in which they live, and establish self-confidence. They leave our school with a strong foundation on which to build their academic future.

PRESCHOOL SNACKS:

Children are provided a snack each morning and afternoon, consisting of one dairy item per day, juice, fruits, vegetables, crackers, cheese or cereal. A menu is posted on the bulletin board in each classroom. On holidays or special occasions, parents may be asked to provide a special snack item.

BIRTHDAY SNACKS:

Parents/Guardians may provide a special Birthday Snack to honor their child and share it with the classmates. Each snack must be store bought. Please talk to your child’s teacher or the director for appropriate snack ideas. We suggest muffins, yogurt, fruit cups, or cookies. Please, NO cakes or cupcakes.

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LUNCH:

Parents need to provide their children with lunches Monday through Friday. Our lunches are 30 minutes long. Teachers can warm foods and assist with unwrapping foods for the children in their care. Please remember to send PREPARED FOODS, such as hot dogs (not cut into coins), grapes and grape tomatoes must be sliced length-wise to prevent choking, in your child's lunch.  All lunches packed should consist of healthy food, a drink box, water or sport bottle that fits in the lunch box, and a cold pack, as we have limited cold storage space. Please do not send sweet treats to school in your child’s lunch such as candy bars or candy coated snacks as they will not be served.

No sippy cups in rooms 2, 3, 4 and Pre-K please!

SHOW AND TELL: Rooms 4 and Pre-K

Please do not send toys to school with children until Friday.

A small toy or object may only be brought in each Friday for Show and Tell. This object must fit and be kept in the child’s cubby until Circle Time. Children then share the items with their classmates. After Circle Time, the items are placed back into their cubbies until dismissal. The school cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items, so parents should not send in any valuables.

CELL PHONE USE:

During student drop off and pick up parents and teachers must be able to share information about students, sign any notes from the day or discuss concerns No cell phone use is permitted during this time.

CLOTHING:

Clothing should be comfortable and washable. An extra change of clothing should be kept at school in case a child has a toileting accident. After a toileting accident occurs, parents must replace the clothing the next day. Parents should label these items and place them in a bag in the child’s cubby.

Dresses with ruffles and bows, shirts with spaghetti straps overalls, and pants with difficult belts or fastenings should be avoided. Shorts must be worn underneath dresses. Play clothes should be worn to school, as clothes may become soiled or stained due to art, cooking, or outside activities. Elastic waist pants help children become more self-sufficient dressers and lead to more independent toileting. Children who are potty training should wear elastic waist shorts or pants.

Children should always be dressed appropriately for the weather. During cold weather, a warm sweater or jacket should be worn as we play outside every day, except when it rains. Please label all sweaters and jackets with the child’s name.

Safety First …No open-toed shoes should be worn in school. Children’s shoes should buckle, tie, or Velcro. Shoes must have a back strap (no slides or backless sneakers). Flip-flops, Crocs, Boots or patent leather shoes do not provide enough traction for children to play safely and should not be worn at school.

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BABY-SITTING:

First Friends Preschool staff members are not permitted to provide child care outside of the preschool for any enrolled students. Staff members are also not permitted to exchange personal information with students, parents/guardians or attend private events with students or their families.  All calls regarding students must go through the preschool office.

OPEN DOOR POLICY:

First Friends Preschool has an open door policy for parents. Our staff is always available to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have. We also welcome parents to visit our classrooms. We appreciate all input from parents. We welcome parents to participate during our Community Helper week if you would like to share with the children about your job.

DIAPERS:

Families must provide all diapers/pull-ups and wipes for their children. Please check a child’s file folder for Daily Reports from the child’s teacher regarding any needed supplies in the rooms 1 and 2.  First Friends Preschool will always notify a parent when a child needs more diapers or wipes. If a child runs out of supplies, we will provide up to 3 diapers for the child with no charge. Parents will be charged $ .50 per diaper beginning with the 4th school-provided diaper used.

DISCIPLINE (Expulsion) POLICY:

We help children find acceptable ways to express their anger, negotiate to get what they want or need, and handle aggression directed toward them by peers. Positive redirection is our main source of discipline. When necessary, a child may be given an appropriate Time Out away from the other children. We never discipline children using food, toileting or nap time. Children will never be subject to discipline which is severe, frightening, humiliating, spanking or any other form of physical punishment.

If, at any time, the child expresses overly or dangerously aggressive behavior, the parents will receive a behavior note from the teacher. The director will contact the parent and also meet with the parent to offer suggestions and referrals to local agencies for help.  Failure to respond and/or failure to comply with the recommended corrective action could be reason for dismissal of the child from our program. Unacceptable aggressive behavior includes hitting, throwing things, name calling, spitting, biting other children up to 3 times, pushing, pulling, forcing someone to do or not to do something, destroying property and taking someone else’s possessions.

For a child to remain in good standing with First Friends Preschool, he/she must comply with all rules and regulations that are outlined in this handbook. If a child consistently fails to comply with the rules, he/she may be dismissed from the preschool.

At First Friends Preschool, all staff takes prompt appropriate action to help children elliminate inappropriate behavior. It is our goal to provide a healthy, safe evvironment for all children in our program. We reserve the right to terminate any Registration Contract without notice if a child endangers the safety, well being or education of the group, if any parent or guardian's behavior is deemed inappropriate or if the director and staff of First Friends Preschool feel they are unalbe to meet the needs of my child.

Parents / Guardians have respoinsibility for the actions of their child. Parents must read the First Friends Preschool Handbook and keep it in their possession for future reference.

I _______________________, do hereby acknowledge that I have received and read the Discipline (Expulsion) Policy and the Frist Friends Handbook.  I have also had the opportuntiy to discuss them with the director.  I accept responsibility for my child's behavior.

Sign: ____________________________________________________ Date: ____________________

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Health and Safety Information

 

Please keep in mind that these rules and regulations are for the safety and wellbeing of all of the children at First Friends Preschool. Parents are required to call the school to report any absences. A doctor’s note should be provided to the director in the case of extended absences due to illness.

ILLNESS:

A child who is ill should not be in school. A child who has any of the following is considered ill: diarrhea, rashes (including ringworm), pink eye, head lice, ticks, fleas, difficult or rapid breathing, and a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, an untreated infection, and any other contagious infection. If a child comes to school when he/she does not feel well, he/she is more vulnerable to infection. It is in the best interest of the child, the other children, and the teachers to keep the ill child home. When in doubt, keep them home!

NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCE:

Parents/Guardians MUST notify the director if their child will be absent from school. A doctor’s note should be provided in the case of extended absences. Some subsidizing agencies (School Readiness / VPK) require doctor’s excuses, which the parents are responsible for providing to the director as soon as possible. Please check the agency’s policies if you receive subsidy.

  1. Fever – Children with a temperature of 100 degrees will be sent home and not permitted to return to school the following day. Children are not to return until 24 hours fever free without the aid of medication.
  2. Diarrhea - Children with diarrhea 3 times in one school day will be sent home and not permitted to come back to school the next day. Children are not return until 24 hours diarrhea free without the aid of medication.
  3. Vomiting - Children will be sent home from school after vomiting and not permitted to come back to school the next day. Children may not return until 24 hours after vomiting has passed.
  4. Nose Mucus - Children will be sent home from school if their nose contains green/yellow mucus.
  5. Strep Throat - Children diagnosed with strep throat are not allowed in school until 24 hours after doctor prescribed medicine is administered.
  6. Pinworms – Children with pinworms or ringworm will not be admitted to school until 24 hours after prescribed medicine is administered. A doctor’s note must accompany the child’s return.
  7.  Head Lice, Ticks, and Fleas - Children with head lice, ticks, or fleas will not be admitted to school until treated with over-the-counter or prescription preparations. If problems of this nature continue, the child may be asked to leave the school.

If a child becomes ill while at school, a parent/guardian or authorized adult (18 and over) will be notified. The parent/guardian must be listed as an authorized pick-up person, have a car seat in his or her car, and photo ID available to staff upon arrival. All ill children should be picked up in a timely manner.

 

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Our staff is not allowed to administer medication to children. No prescription or over the counter medication is allowed in school. If a child has a life threatening condition, the parents must teach the staff how to administer the medication and sign off on the teaching. This medication will be kept in a locked cabinet and may not be sent in the child's backpack or lunch box without letting the school know. 

Rules:

  1. No medication in lunch boxes - Children are not permitted to administer medication to themselves.
  2. Medication given by parents - If it is necessary for a child to receive medication during school hours, a parent/guardian may come to school to administer the medication and/or train the staff to administer medication.
  3. A life threatening illness is the only time First Friends Preschool will administer any medication with a completed medical instruction/ training & permission form.

PERMISSION SLIPS:

Permission Slips are required for each of these items to be used on a child. The director or the child’s teacher can give parents’ permission slips upon request.

  1. If a child is in diapers and requires ointment, the parent must provide it.
  2. If a child is sensitive to sun and requires sunscreen, the parent must provide it.
  3. If a child needs insect repellent for out-door play, the parent must provide it.

 ACCIDENTS:

In case of an accident with injury:

  1. A staff member who is trained in first aid will administer first aid.
  2. The child will be kept calm and comfortable.
  3. If the injury is determined to be minor, the parent/guardian will be notified of the injury and treatment within a written injury report.
  4. If the injury is major and requires medical attention, a parent/guardian or authorized person will be called immediately so he or she can make the decision of desired treatment.
  5. If the injury is life threatening, trained rescue personnel will be called through 911 and a parent/guardian or authorized person will be notified.

Please keep all of your telephone numbers, health insurance information, and authorized personnel current with the director if changes need to be made throughout the school year.

EMERGENCIES:

First Friends Preschool follows Pinellas County School Emergency Closings

If there is a public announcement that all Pinellas County Schools will be closed due to an emergency, such as a hurricane, First Friends Preschool will also be closed

In case of an emergency during school hours, children will be taken to a place of safety as we follow the First Friends Preschool Emergency Evacuation Plan, until the emergency is over and/or until the child is picked up by a parent/guardian or authorized person.

 

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  • In-Place Evacuation - The church's "lower room"  is our  in-place evacuation site and safe room for hurricanes.
  • On-Site Evacuation - The church hall, “Hager Hall,” located upstairs in the church building, is our on-site evacuation area for flooding disasters.
  • Off-Site Evacuation - The Dunedin Public Library & First United Methodist Church, Dunedin are our off-site evacuation areas in case of a toxic evacuation

 

School Operation Information

REGISTRATION CONTRACT:

Parents must sign the First Friends Preschool Registration Contract and return it with the $50.00 per child registration fee, along with the first week’s tuition, prior to admission. All payments made to First Presbyterian Church are non-refundable.

TUITION:

Weekly tuition payments are due on Monday before 6 PM, according to the parent registration contract. Any tuition not received by the payment date is subject to a $10.00 late fee the first week. The child’s registration may be terminated if no efforts to clear the account are made by the second week.

Payment by check is preferred. All checks are payable to First Presbyterian Church. Returned checks will have a surcharge of $25.00 for the bank processing fee. After the second returned check, cash or money order payments will be required.

In order to maintain a child’s spot at First Friends Preschool, parents/guardians are responsible for tuition fees even if their children are absent for family events, illness, vacations, Pinellas County holidays, First Friends holidays, or emergency school closings.

An annual supply fee of $50.00 per child is due on the first week of September each year.

If parents are having financial difficulties related to tuition payments, First Friends Preschool has limited, need-based, scholarship support for which they may apply. These parents should see the preschool director for a scholarship request form.

Discounts: A 10% Discount is available to families with multiple students

                  A 10% Discount is available to Teachers/School System employees

                  A 10% Discount is available to Firefighters/Sheriff/Hospital employees

                  A 10 % Discount is avaialable for Hospital/ Health Care workers

                  A 10% Discount is available to Military Personnel

                  A 10% Discount is available to First Church members, immediate family only

 

All church membership is subject to verification by the Church Administrator

The 10% Discounts may not be used together ~ Sorry no double dipping!

VACATION TIME:

After 3 months of enrollment with First Friends Preschool, your child is eligible for a tuition-free vacation week, or two half off tuition vacation weeks within the school year. You must fill out your vacation form to get your free time.  Please ask for a Vacation Form.

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ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:

Arrival:

If a child is going to be absent from school the parent/guardian MUST contact the school that morning BEFORE 10:00 am, as 10:00 am is the cut-off time. Arrival time for all children will be from 7:00 am to 10:00 am NO child will be admitted after 10:00 am. In an emergency, please call the office. If parents arrive earlier than 7:00 am,  they should wait patiently outside. NEVER ALLOW THE CHILD TO WALK INTO THE CLASSROOM ALONE. A TEACHER MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR ARRIVAL AND SEE THE PARENT DROPPING OFF THE CHILD.

LATE PICK-UP FEES: 

 First Friends Preschool is open until 6:00 p.m. A late fee of $1.00 per minute begins at 6:01 p.m. to be paid to the teachers in cash immediately upon pick-up. We recommend that parents try to pick-up their child by 5:45 p.m. so they don’t run into any late charges. Refusal to pay any late fees will result in your child’s dismissal. Accrued late fees not paid completely by the end of that week will be grounds for dismissal.

. PICK-UP LIST:

All pick-up people should be listed in a child’s file, age 18+. If a child is to go home with anyone other than a person on the list, a parent must notify the director and report this information in written form or in person, never over the phone. All people on pick-up lists will be asked for a photo ID before the child is released into their care. If an emergency should arise, please call the school as soon as possible at 727-733-2111 to inform the director of any necessary pick-up list changes. 

IMPORTANT: If a child is left at the preschool 30 minutes past closing and the parents can not be reached, the staff will hand the child over to the Police Department as an abandoned child.

SAFE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:

Please Sign Children In & Out Daily with full signatures!

The Sign In/Out Book is located on the Parent Table in the foyer of the preschool.

According to the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, parents must sign with full signatures, and record days missed as “absent” on the appropriate line. Parents/Guardians should sign their children in and then deliver them to their classroom. Make sure a teacher acknowledges the child’s arrival. When parents/guardians pick their children up, they should always make sure a teacher acknowledges the child’s departure and sign their child out in the same book.

Please inform your PICK-UP LIST people about the Sign In/Out Book as well as bringing their Photo ID.

HURRICANE POLICY:

First Friends Preschool follows the Pinellas County Schools closures concerning hurricanes and inclement weather. Please keep informed by watching the local weather channels or going online to www.baynews9.com, www.pinellascounty.org  or www.pcsb.org  for school closures or for the latest hurricane update information. If the school closes due to damage an E-mail blast will go out to all parents who have given their E-mail addresses to the director.

 

 

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DISMISSAL:

If, at any time, the staff of First Friends Preschool feels they are unable to provide the appropriate environment to meet the needs of a child, the director will meet with the parents to discuss withdrawing the child from our school. If at all possible, our staff will help guide the parents to an agency or school, which will be able to meet the child’s needs.

Failure to pay tuition as outlined in the registration contract is reason for a child’s dismissal.

Aggressive behavior toward other children or staff will not be tolerated and will be cause for dismissal. The preschool director will review each individual case.

CLASSROOM VISITS:

We encourage parents/guardians to take an interest in their child’s development. Teachers will be happy to discuss a child with the parents during a scheduled conference. The director and assistant director are also available to discuss any concerns by appointment during regular school hours. Reminder: During drop-off and pick-up there is a NO CELL PHONE policy in place to make communication with parents run smoothly. Thank you!

PARKING LAWS:

First Presbyterian Church has a large parking area available for parents’ convenience. Please do not park in designated no parking zones or by diagonal lines. Please do not leave vehicles running or children unattended in vehicles when dropping off or picking up a child. It is against the law to leave a vehicle running while unattended.

GATES:

The children’s safety is important to us. Parents should be sure to latch both gates when entering and exiting our preschool. The safety of our children is our number one priority.

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Registration Information

 

AGE & CLASSROOM:

We are licensed child care business. The student will be placed in an age appropriate room. The student’s tuition will be determined by their age and classroom placement.

Room One- Child must be 1 year and 1 day old to enter this classroom.

Room Two – Child must be 2 years of age to enter. Potty training will begin in this classroom for each child. Child may not move up without potty success.

Room Four– Child must be 3 or 4 years of age and successfully using the potty to be in this classroom. Children in this classroom will be VPK eligible for the following year.                 

Pre-Kindergarten Room- Child must be 4 years of age by September 1st to enter this classroom. Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes are free from 9AM to12 PM, Monday through Friday.

CHILDREN’S RECORDS:

These forms must be signed / dated and on file in order to begin school. Any changes in the child’s information must be brought to the director to update file. Note: Not all children in First Friends Preschool have been immunized, we accept Religious Exemption Forms. 

Required records for each child must be kept current in the event of an emergency.

  1. Child’s Enrollment Record - This must be complete and on file the first day of school.
  2. Current Physician & Dentist - The child’s current doctor& dentist with the complete physical address and phone number must be on file.
  3. Physical Examination (HRS Form 3040) – A current health exam form from the child’s doctor must be on file before child can begin.
  4. Immunization Form (HRS Form 680) – A current shot record form from your child’s doctor must be on file before child can begin.
  5. Religious Exemption – An Exemption Form to replace blue Immunization Form (HRS Form 680). Religious Exemption Form must be provided to the director if a child does not have a current record of required immunizations. This form can be obtained from the Health Department and must be on file.

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  1. Emergency Medical Release - A notarized form listing the child’s health care information must be on file.  
  2. Nutrition Agreement - This is a written agreement that defines the responsibilities of the parent/guardian and school for meeting the child’s nutritional needs. This form must be signed /dated by parents/guardians and in the child’s file on the first day of school.
  3. Discipline (Expolsion)  Policy –This form must be signed /dated by parents/guardians and on file the first day of school. This is a written agreement that defines disciplinary action in the event of the following:
    • Non-Compliance with First Friends Preschool policies
    • Overly aggressive behavior towards children or staff
  4. Pick-Up List - A list of people authorized to pick-up the child/children when the parents are not available. All pick-up people will be asked to show photo ID.
  5. Permission Forms - A signed evacuation permission slip for each child must be present. All other permission forms as well.
  6. First Friends Preschool Registration Contract – A signed and dated Registration Agreement must appear in your child’s file.
  7. PCLB Food Experience Permission Form – A written form signed and dated must appear in your child’s file.
  8. ELC Parent Agreement – All parents/guardians of students with Early Learning Coalition, School Readiness Funding must sign and date the First Friends Preschool & ELC Parent Agreement.
  9. H1N1 brochure acknowledgement – All files must contain an annually updated form signed / dated and in your child’s file.
  10. PCLB brochure – “Know Your Child’s Center” handout was received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Friends Preschool and First Presbyterian Church reserves the right to make changes to this document at any time.

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Nutrition Agreement

Young children are growing and the food they eat is the material their bodies use to grow. The food a child eats affects his or her growth, attitude, intelligence, and general health. All food items such as hotdogs, grapes and  grape tomatoes must be cut length-wise to prevent choking.

Each school day, a mid-morning and afternoon snack will be provided for the children. This snack will consist of juice or water and a variety of dry cereal, crackers, raw fruit or vegetables. Parents/Guardians may provide a special snack on their child’s birthday, please no cake. Children are not allowed to share or trade food.

We serve every child the same snack. If a child has food allergies and that particular food is served, we will make every attempt to provide a substitute. We cannot cater to special diets, however. So, if the child has this need, we ask for parents’ cooperation in providing their child’s snack.

In compliance with the Pinellas County License Board’s Rules, this agreement is made between the school and you, the parent/guardian. Please sign below indicating your willingness to work with us in providing good nutrition for your child. This agreement will be kept on file with your child’s records.

 

Child’s Name _____________________________________________________

 

Food Allergies or Special Eating Needs ________________________________

 

 

Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________________________

 

Date ____________________________________________________________

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Discipline (Expulsion) Policy

 

We help children find acceptable ways to express their anger, negotiate to get what they want or need, and handle aggression directed toward them by peers. Positive redirection is our main source of discipline. When necessary, a child may be given an appropriate Time Out away from the other children. We never discipline children using food, toileting or nap time. Children will never be subject to discipline which is severe, frightening, humiliating, spanking or any other form of physical punishment.

 

If, at any time, the child expresses overly or dangerously aggressive behavior, the parents will receive a letter from the Director requesting that they call the school and arrange a parent/guardian/teacher conference. Failure to respond immediately and/or failure to comply with the recommended corrective action could be reason for dismissal of the child from our program. Unacceptable aggressive behavior includes hitting, kicking, cursing, running away, refusing teacher, throwing things, name calling, spitting, biting, pushing, pulling, forcing someone to do or not to do something, destroying property and taking someone else’s possessions.

 

For a child to remain in good standing with First Friends Preschool, he/she must comply with all rules and regulations that are outlined in this handbook. If a child consistently fails to comply with the rules, he/she may be dismissed from the preschool.

 

At First Friends, all staff takes prompt appropriate action to help children eliminate inappropriate behavior. It is our goal to provide a healthy, safe environment for all children in our program.  We reserve the right to terminate any Registration Contract without notice if a child endangers the safety, wellbeing or education of the group, if any patent or guardian’s behavior is deemed inappropriate or if the director and staff of First Friends Preschool feel they are unable to meet the needs of the child.

 

Parents/Guardians have responsibility for the actions of their child. Parents must read the First Friends Preschool Handbook and keep it in their possession for future reference. (The handbook is also online)

 

 

I ____________________________________, do hereby acknowledge that have received and read the Parent Handbook.

                    (Parent/Guardian)

 I have also had the opportunity to discuss the handbook with the director. I accept responsibility for my child’s behavior.

Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________

 

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Student name: _________________________________________________________________________

Sunscreen/Insect Repellent Spray

 

I give permission for sunscreen/insect repellent to be used on my child before outside activities. I will supply the needed sunscreen/insect repellent.

 

Child’s Name

 

_______________________________________                          ____________

Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                         Date

 

 

Publicity Release

 

I give permission for my child to be included in media evaluations and pictures connected with the school program which may appear inside the classrooms, church boards or on our school web site.

 

Child’s Name

 

_______________________________________                          ____________

Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                         Date

 

 

Hurricane Season / E-mail Permission

 

 

I received my Hurricane Season Flyer and understand that First Friends Preschool will be closed when the Pinellas County Schools are closed. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to keep abreast of the current weather during hurricane season. I also give my permission to be e-mailed by the preschool in the event of storm damage / school closures.

E-mail address: ___________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________ Date: _____________

Signature of Parent/Guardian

 

 

First Friends Preschool Parent Acknowledgment

 

The First Friends Handbook has been written to highlight the preschool’s policies, procedures as well as the Pinellas County Licensing Board and The Pinellas County Health Department’s standards.

 

 

Statement: I acknowledge that I have received or read online, the First Friends Preschool Student Handbook as well as the “Know Your Child’s Center” brochure.

 

____________________________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Parent / Legal Guardian’s signature

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First Friends Registration Contract

 

A special place has been reserved for my child, beginning ____________________________

I realize I am responsible for the entire tuition fee in spite of absences due to illness, holidays, scheduled school closings or family vacation; apart from First Friends Yearly Vacations given to students enrolled over 3 months. All payments made to First Presbyterian Church / First Friends Preschool are non-refundable.

Weekly tuition payments are due on Monday each week by 6 PM.

I am enclosing a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00.

I will pay an annual $50.00 supply fee due the first week of September each year.

First Friends Preschool Tuition Fees

Room One ……….. ……………………………………….. $190.00 per week

Room Two …………...……………………………………. $175.00 per week

Room Four ………… ……………………………………... $160.00 per week

Room Pre-K ……… ……………………………………..... $105.00 per week

VPK Class 9AM-12PM …………………………………. . FREE

VPK Wrap-Around Care

M- F ………………………………………………………... $105.00 per week

M-W-F …………………………………………………..…. $85.00 per week

T & R ………………………………………………………. $75.00 per week

Summer Camp ………………………………………….…. Priced by Room

Tuition Includes: 2 healthy snacks per day including a dairy product.

Please see Tuition Rates for “Part Week” pricing for rooms: 2, 3, 4 and VPK Wrap-Around Care

Payment: I understand it is preferred that I pay by check and that all checks are made payable to the First Presbyterian Church. All checks are to be deposited into school safe in the front foyer. I also understand that tuition is due regardless of student attendance; even over holidays, school closures, student illness of family time off/vacations.

Late Tuition Payment: If I am late with my tuition payment, I will pay a $10.00 late fee the first week. My contract will terminate if I fail to make payment arrangements by the second consecutive week.

I agree to pay a $25.00 processing fee if the bank returns any of my tuition checks to the First Presbyterian Church for non-sufficient funds or an unsigned check. If this situation occurs a second time, I will agree to pay all subsequent tuition payments in cash or money order. I will make all cash payments to the office staff. I will not give tuition payments to teachers.

Late Pick-Up Charges: I agree to pay $1.00 per minute per child for students picked up after 6 p.m. to the staff members on duty. I will pay immediately in cash.

Two Week Notice: If I plan to withdraw my child from First Friends Preschool I will give a two-week notice to the director and pay any overdue tuition. I acknowledge the fact that First Friends Preschool reserves the right to terminate my contract without notice if my child endangers the safety, wellbeing or education of the group, if my behavior is deemed inappropriate, if I fail to pay tuition or if the director and staff of First Friends Preschool feel they are unable to meet the needs of my child.

 

I have read and understand all the aforementioned conditions and agree to the tuition policies stated in this financial agreement.

 

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First Friends Preschool and First Presbyterian Church reserves the right to make changes to this document at any time.