Frequently Asked Questions
Operations and Procedures
Community Presbyterian Preschool is open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. Children may arrive as early as 8:45 AM and should be walked into their classrooms. They will be picked up at 12:00 from their designated outside door. We request that our preschooler’s siblings not be left in your cars in the parking lot unattended while the preschoolers are walked into the building. Classes start promptly at 9:00 AM. A period of center time and free play is provided to help transition into the school day. Children arriving late to school are deprived of this crucial time to unwind. If your child will be leaving the building with anyone other than their parent or normal caregiver, a written notice should be sent to school with the child or phone contact MUST be made with the Director or the child’s teacher in advance. Anyone other than the child’s normal caregiver should bring an I.D. in order to pick up a child. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up promptly at noon.
Parents must specify, on the enrollment form, which program they desire. Children must meet the age requirements of that particular program. Children must be at least three years old prior to Dec. 31 to be eligible for enrollment. Final placement of children will be the responsibility of the Director.
An enrollment form must be filled out in its entirety and a $60.00 non-refundable registration fee must be submitted. The parents or guardians will be required to present one of the following: the child’s birth certificate, notification of birth (hospital, physician, or midwife record), a birth registration card, or the child’s passport. In addition, we will need a current copy of the child’s record of immunization by August 1st. If you are able, please bring those documents with you at the time of registration. Documents must be submitted in order for your child to start school.
Tuition is based on an annual fee. You may pay for the entire year by August 1 st or you may take advantage of our 10-month installment plan. If you utilize the installment plan, your first payment is due
August 1, and the final payment will be due on May 1. Payments are due on the 1st of every month. Your non-refundable registration fee of $60.00 is due immediately upon returning the enrollment forms and will “reserve” your child’s position in a given class until June 15. At that time the non-refundable material fee is due. If these fees are not received by June 15, your child’s name may be removed from the roll. In the event of military orders prior to September, the material fee will be refunded. The “Tuition Contract” is included with your enrollment forms.
All children enrolling must be completely potty trained. They should be able to use the bathroom independently. The bathrooms are monitored by the staff. The staff will be available to assist the children with buttons and snaps. Occasional “accidents” should be an exception. An “accident” is a slip in the child’s normal ability to control themselves.
Community Presbyterian is a FUN school! We will be painting, playing, and getting messy on a regular basis. Please dress children in clothing that is comfortable and in outfits that they can be “messy little children” in! Children should also be dressed appropriately for outdoor play. Please refrain from open-toed shoes (sandals) as they are a hazard on our playground. Unless it is raining or we deem the temperature too cold, the children will participate in outdoor playtime year-round. Tennis shoes should be worn on PE days.
Snack time is set aside daily for the children. Please send a light snack in with your child each day. Some suggestions include: fruit, granola, cereal, vegetables, 1/2 sandwich, cheese, crackers, or popcorn. Any non-sweet snack will be acceptable. You may also include a fruit juice drink or milk (either in a box container or thermos with a flip-top lid). No sodas, please. Lunch boxes are encouraged but not required.
We respectfully request that parents keep a child who is ill at home. If your child has a fever, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, or any other contagious illness, they will not be admitted to school. Your assistance in helping us prevent the spread of disease to others is appreciated. If a child becomes sick while at school, the parent (or a friend/relative listed on the emergency card) will be called to come and pick up the child from preschool. Your child should not return to school following an illness until they are fever free for 36 hours and/or 24 hours have passed since beginning an antibiotic. Likewise, if your child has thrown up or has had diarrhea, they should not return to school prior to 36 hours from the last time they vomited or had a loose stool.
Inclement Weather Conditions
Should inclement weather arise, we will follow the decision Hampton City School makes with regard to closing school or opening late. If the television or radio announces that Hampton is closing school, you will know we will also be closed. If Hampton City School announces a one (1) hour delay, we will also open one hour late. If Hampton City School announces a two (2) hour delay, we will not be opening at all. If Hampton City Schools announce an early release and we are already at the school, we will remain open until our regular pick-up time.
Send a Message
School office hours are
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
We can be reached by phone: (757) 851-1292,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org