Below are some commonly asked questions about Faith Prep:
Why only half day preschool?
Students as young as 3 and 4 exercise peak performance in the morning hours. We try to utilize this time with learning through play. The activities and lessons are structured to keep children moving, engaged and learning non stop from 9 am to noon. Most children are pretty worn out by noon and many times require going home for a nap and some rest time with family.
Is there a dress code or uniforms?
Except for Kindergartners and Homeschoolers, there is no required uniform. You may purchase a gray Faith Prep tee shirt for the school year that your child is encouraged to wear on the last day of the school week.
While there isn't a strict dress code, we do encourage your child to wear comfortable clothing that will move with them throughout the day as they travel from classroom to playground and around campus.
Closed-toe shoes are not required, but your child will be playing on the playground where there is mulch and sand. So shoes that are comfortable for running, climbing and playing are encouraged.
Girls may wear dresses, but we recommend shorts underneath them so they are able to move and climb around the playground easily.
Is lunch or snack provided for my child?
Snack time happens for the children mid-morning. We ask that you pack a healthy snack option and a drink for your child in their lunch box. Children eat snack in their classroom together with their teacher. We do not provide snack for the students because different students have varying preferences on what they like to eat for snack time. Wanting to make sure students eat during snack, we ask for you to pack something you know your child will eat. This way you as the parent are able to see what comes home in their bag and know your child has eaten while in school. Please remember we are a NUT FREE school, so no foods with any forms of nuts, please.
For preschool classes that end at noon, we do not provide lunch. For classes ending at 2:00pm, and Kindergarten and Homeschoolers, you provide a healthy lunch for your child. As with snacks as described above, lunch is eaten in their classroom together with their teacher.
When is tuition due?
Tuition is due on the first of each month, and is counted as late if not paid by the 5th of the month. You may pay via cash, check, money order, or autopay. There are payment options through our online childcare management platform. Consider having your bank make automatic monthly payments! Convenient and always on time!
How do I drop-off and pick-up my child?
All students are walked to their classrooms, giving you an easy way to
connect with your child's teacher, say hello to other parents and see some of
the work your child has been doing in class. This is also when tuition payments,
forms and anything else may be turned in.
You will walk with your child through the preschool playground, after the gate is opened, and continue to your child's classroom. At the classroom door, you will electronically sign-in or sign-out your child using the posted QR code or the provided teacher's tablet. Parents may not enter the classroom.
May I volunteer to help in my child's class and at school?
YES! We love volunteers and always have projects and activities we could use help with. We welcome parents to be involved in their child's school world as much as possible as it engages both the parent and the child in the learning environment. Parents may not volunteer in the classroom.
What supplies are required for my child?
Each year an updated class list of supplies will be sent out. Please visit the "Forms" page (and scroll to the bottom) to see the latest supply lists. If you have any more questions, please visit the Contact Us page to send us a message.
What are mask requirements?
Masks are optional. We do not expect teachers or students to wear masks all day. We will (to the best of our ability) encourage children, whose parents want them to wear a mask, to keep them on...but we do not expect them to keep them on.
How will Playground/Recess time be administered?
We will alternate playground and patio play for the children, depending on the weather. Multiple classes may be on the playground at the same time.
How often are classrooms cleaned?
Classrooms are cleaned and sanitized daily.
Dress-up clothes will be kept to a minimum and switched out periodically.
We will limit the number of cloth play items like baby dolls.
What is policy if someone in the Faith Prep family tests positive for COVID-19?
We have been instructed to follow CDC and FLDOH recommendations for anyone testing positive for COVID-19.
What does Faith Prep continue to do, even before the pandemic?Sanitize hands upon arrival. We wash hands throughout the day.We clean and sanitize toys, tables and bathrooms daily.
We don’t mix students, and we maintain small class sizes.