Policy and Procedures

Promptness is important.  We function as a classroom, not a day care.  When a child is late he/she misses out on the introduction to the day’s activities.  Children should arrive no earlier then 10 minutes before class is to begin.  This allows the teacher time to prepare for each day.  Also, please be prompt in picking up your child.

Sickness
We try to maintain a healthy environment.  Most children, however, will experience a normal number of sicknesses over the course of a year.  In an effort to protect all children, please do not bring your child if he/she is ill; especially if your child exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • temperature over 100 degrees
  • intestinal disturbances such as vomiting or diarrhea
  • any undiagnosed rash
  • sore and/or discharging eyes or ears
  • abnormal nasal discharge

If your child has been exposed to any contagious diseases, please notify the school immediately.

Discipline Procedure
We have designed the environment, lessons, transitions and a daily schedule to help reduce the possibilities of discipline situations.  However, all children test the boundaries and need to be held accountable for their actions.  Preschool-aged children are also just starting to develop social skills among their peers and we want to help them develop healthy strategies and skills.  We will use these opportunities to teach problem solving strategies, strategies to help them look at consequences and make good choices, and also as a chance to bring in God’s Word about obedience and loving one another.

  • If a problem comes up between two or more children, we will act as a mediator to help them come up with multiple solutions and then they pick one that would work for all of them.
  • If a child makes a poor choice in behavior, we have a designated spot for them to go for a few minutes to reflect on that behavior and to come up with one or two better choices for their actions.  Our goal is to teach self-regulation of behavior without breaking their spirit.
  • If a child’s behavior doesn’t begin to change, or the child continues to make bad choices, parents will be notified either by phone or in a short note.
  • If the child’s behavior begins to endanger the safety of the other children, parents/guardians will be asked to come in for a conference.
  • If the child’s behavior doesn’t change after modifications by the teacher and the conference and the other students are in danger, that child will be asked to leave.
  • Bullying, harassing, or any physically aggressive behavior toward another student or teacher, beyond what would be age appropriate, will not be tolerated.

Tuition Procedure
Payment is due by the 25th of each month prior. Payment is considered delinquent if not paid by the 25th of each month.   A $25.00 late fee will be charged to accounts that are not paid by the 25th of the month prior. If payments are not paid by the 10th the child will not be allowed to attend their class until the tuition is paid in full. Tuition is figured on a yearly basis. Tuition is the same each month for the nine months your child attends The Preschool Academy.

If a parent/parents or guardian removes a child before the full nine month program, the parent will be liable to pay for one extra month after removal.

Snacks
A healthy snack will be served daily. These snacks must consist of 2 of the 5 food groups. A snack calendar will go home monthly. We have a refrigerator in the preschool so cold items can be kept. Listed below are examples of items that would be acceptable.

  • Pudding cups
  • String cheese
  • Crackers and cheese
  • Muffins
  • Jello cups
  • Gogurts
  • Fruit cups
  • Fresh vegetables
  • 100% juice
  • Rice cakes
  • Popcorn
  • Fresh fruit

Communication and Concerns
I ask that we have a mutual responsibility in communicating on a regular basis.  This includes any concerns you may have with The Preschool Academy or the care your child is receiving.  Feel free to contact the director immediately so we can best meet your needs.  The Preschool Academy director is Darci Larson and can be reached at 686.5145 or 299.8287.  If you feel your concerns are not being adequately addressed, you may contact the Department of Family Services.  Department of Family Services has records concerning the licensing of The Preschool Academy and is open to public inspection.  You may contact Erica Hatzenbihler at 307.682.7906 for any concerns or questions.

Registration
The registration form and registration fee must be turned into the school to secure your child a place in the class.  The remaining items will be required prior to your child starting the fall session.

  • Registration Fee
    • $125 new families
    • $100 alumni families
  • Medical and Release information form
  • Immunization record