Parent Teacher Handbook

Mission Statement:
To bring Christ into the lives of children.
What we want your child to learn while attending Faithful Heart Preschool:
Learning is fun, to build friendships, getting ready for Kindergarten, but most important is that Jesus loves us and cares for us.

Enrollment Procedures:

All necessary forms must be completed and returned to me before I will assume the responsibility of caring for your Child. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please inform me of any changes in phone numbers and addresses. Listed below you will find the list of forms that you need to return to Faithful Heart Preschool before or on your child’s first day.

*Registration Form

*Registration Fee

*Immunization Record

*Parent Handbook signed     

Ages Served:

We serve ages 3-5 year olds. They need to be potty trained and able to take care of ALL of their bathroom needs.

Admission Policies.

Faithful Heart Preschool LLC admits students of any race, color, national ethnic origin. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin.

Hours of Operation:

Classes start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. The doors will be unlocked 5 minutes before class time (8:25). Classes end at 11:30 and we allow a 5 minute grace period for lateness. If it extends beyond the 5 minutes then you will be charged a late fee of $1 a minute per child for every minute late.

Sign-in Sheet:

Custodial parent’s have access to Faithful Heart Preschool LLC. We have an open door policy during regular school hours. If any restrictions apply regarding visitors or persons who may or may not have contact with your child, you must make this known in writing to the school. If there is a court order we have to have a copy on file. This will only be viewed by myself.
Parents will be required to sign-in and sign-out your child on the sheet provided each morning. Please instruct Grandparent’s and babysitter’s of this. Student’s should be picked up promptly when class is end. If you are detained please call 541-974-2096 to inform us. Faithful Heart Preschool does not provide day care. Late fees charges are & 1.00 per minute.
Make sure that those who are picking your child up are introduced to your child’s teacher. The first time a person is picking up your child he or she will be asked to show identification; i.e. drivers license, and or parent’s called for verification.

Tuition and Fees:

Tuition is due by the 15th of each month. If it is late then there will be a late charge of $10. A fee of $30 will be charged for returned checks. When tuition is not current then children will not be admitted. Registration Fees are non-refundable and will hold your child’s spot.

Tuesday/ Thursday class 3 year olds $100 per month

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4 year old class $120.00 per month

Tuition allowances are not made for months that we have shorter or longer attendance days due to vacations, conferences, etc.

Holiday’s:

Faithful Heart Preschool LLC will be closed for these Holidays. New Years Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Christmas Vacation, and a Spring vacation.


Proper Attire:Preschool fun can be messy while we are learning because of this we request that your child wear play clothes. We do try to take precautions to prevent messy clothes. We will not be responsible for “Cute” clothes getting messy. Please have an extra change of clothes that your child can change themselves if they have gotten wet from play or “accidents”. Please dress your child for the weather also. We will be playing outside when it isn’t raining. Please bring a coat each day. Flip flop sandals are hard to keep on your child's feet while running outside. Because of this I ask that they not be worn to Preschool.        Please dress your child in clothing that makes it easy for your child to be independent. Please no overalls, hard to buckle belts, etc. If there is a need because of an accident we will call you or someone from your emergency list to come and help your child clean up.

Illness:The health and well being of all the children here are the utmost importance to me. If your child has a fever, vomiting, rash, or diarrhea, they need to be free from these symptoms for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol. If your child is at School when they become ill then you will be notified and you or one of your emergency contact persons will need to pick up your child as soon as possible.

Discipline:My philosophy is that you use discipline to teach a child. I achieve this through love, consistency, and firmness. I stress two main patterns of behavior: respect for others (everyone in class is your friend and will be treated with kindness), and respect for property. The children are explained the rules and we frequently go over them, so they are very familiar with the rule.

The following methods of discipline will be used:

*Encourage children to solve problems themselves while  a teacher is nearby to intercede if need be.

*Intervention and discussion

*Redirection to another play area

* Loss of privileges

*Time out – this is reserved for severe issues and is used VERY little in class. In most cases we never get beyond the discussion stage.

If I feel there is a chronic behavior issue that needs attention, I will let you know so that you and I are handling it in the same way and your child has continuity in discipline.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will there be any spanking or physical or verbal abuse.

 

Smoking:This facility is a smoke free School. Please be respectful of the area by not smoking on the property.

Birthdays:If your child has a birthday during the year please let the teacher know a couple of days ahead of the date if you want to bring in a snack to share. If you do want to bring your child’s class a snack it needs to be  store bought. It can be small cupcakes or your child favorite snack. We have even had fruit or veggies for our special snack.


EMERGENCY:In case of an EMERGENCY I will administer first aid. In the case that 911 needs to be called you will also be notified ASAP. If an ambulance is called to transport your child, the cost of the ambulance will be covered by the parent or guardian.

Parent/ Teacher communication: Communication is very important to me. I welcome questions, feedback or discussions that are oriented towards a positive outcome for your child. Sensitive issues will be discussed in private after class or by telephone. All communications between you and I will remain private.

Miscellaneous:

1Please make sure to send along extra clothes in case their clothes become wet from accident's ( I will have them change themselves even when it has been from spilling snack juices onto themselves or from bathroom accidents).

2.Please be prompt in picking up your child to avoid a late fee.

3.Please share information with me that will me better care for your child. For example: child was sick over the weekend, a loss in the family, etc.

4.Please do not wear any perfume in the classroom if you plan on spending time with us. This also, includes cologne, scented lotion, etc. I am allergic to these and they cause me a headache, also includes not allowing your child to wear perfume to prevent severe headaches.

Medications:Faithful Heart Preschool LLC does NOT administer medications at school. If a child needs to have their medications during class time a parent is welcome to come and administer the medications.

Trial Period and Withdrawal: A two week trial period will be given- upon enrollment, to determine the suitability of the arrangements. If at any time during the two weeks, you feel that the arrangement has not proven workable, then you will be required to give a two week notice in writing. I will also have the right to terminate, with the same notice. If there is a problem where I feel that for the safety and well being of the other children, I have the right to immediate dismissal. If after the two week trial we both feel that this is a good fit for both of us then your child will be enrolled as a permanent student. If for some reason that you need to remove your child I will need a two week written notice.

Open Door Policy:At Faithful Heart Preschool LLC we have an open door policy. This means that you are always welcome to stop in and check on your child. Please keep in mind a child just adjusting to a new surrounding will want to leave with you if you pop in for a visit. I do ask that while you are in the classroom that and I am teaching that you out of respect to please refrain from talking with the other Parent’s. We try to use every minute of our class time for the purpose of learning and this becomes difficult for the children and teacher to concentrate.

Bad Weather: In the event of bad weather if the Lebanon Public Schools are closed then Faithful Heart Preschool will also be closed. In the case of delayed starts, our morning classes will be canceled.