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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If you have questions that we have not answered, please feel free to call or email the Director.

Q1. What do we need to do to register our child?

Q2. When is registration?

Q3. Is the tuition the same for each month, even if there are school breaks or my child is sick?

Q4. What is the minimum age to enroll?

Q5. Does First Step Preschool provide the snacks and meals for the children?

Q6. How do I tell if my child is too sick to go to school?

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Q1. What do we need to do to register our child?

We ask that parents visit the school with their child so they can have a brief tour of the classrooms and grounds. This visit will enable the child to explore the classroom environment first hand. We will have some time to visit in the office and have an interview. We can discuss the school services, expectations, policies and any questions.

A Physician's Statement of Health medical form, a Colorado Department of Health Certification of Immunization form, and First Step Preschool Registration paperwork must be completed and signed by parents for each child every school year the child is enrolled in the program. We must have this before your child will be accepted at the center. To reserve space in any class, a $65.00 non-refundable registration fee shall be paid upon enrollment for each child. If there is more than one child in the same family, the registration fee for the second child is $55.00.

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Q2. When is registration?

There are two types of registration: in-house (for students already attending First Step Preschool) and open (for new students). In-house registration for the next school year occurs February 1-14 of the current school year. Open registration for the next school year begins February 15 of the current school year.

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Q3. Is the tuition the same for each month, even if there are school breaks or my child is sick?

Tuition is based on the estimated operating expenses for the entire school year. The calendar includes approximately 35 weeks of school. Prompt tuition will be expected as long as your child is enrolled in a class, regardless of how many days he/she actually attends the school that month. No credit on tuition is given for scheduled school holidays or vacation periods. Special arrangements may be made only once during the school year for credit on a tuition payment if a child misses two or more weeks of school due to an illness. The Director must be notified of this absence in order to approve a tuition reduction. The Director must also be notified two weeks in advance if you decide to withdraw your child for any reason. This notification, along with two weeks' tuition payment, is necessary upon disenrollment of a child.

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Q4. What is the minimum age to enroll?

Children must be 3 years old by October 1st of the current school year and must be toilet trained in order to enter the program. This applies to regularly scheduled classes as well as "Friday Fun!" extended care sessions.

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Q5. Does First Step Preschool provide the snacks and meals for the children?

Due to food allergies, First Step Preschool does not provide food items. Children need to bring a morning or afternoon snack (including drink), and a sack lunch when they are signed up for lunch. We encourage you to provide your child with nutritious food such as: fruit, vegetable and protein. We also encourage sugarless snacks and lunches, and reducing high-fat content items, as we feel this is nutritionally sound for better learning. Please do not send gum, candy or soda. We cannot refrigerate the children's lunches. Small ice packs are useful to keep things cool, if needed. We do encourage good hygiene habits before and after snack and lunch time. We encourage the children to "eat their own food" and we do not allow the sharing of food. Please let us know of any food allergies your child may have.

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Q6. How do I tell if my child is too sick to go to school?

Children with one or more of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until the symptoms have cleared:

If your child is not feeling well enough to enjoy being at and/or participating in preschool activities, we encourage you to keep them at home where they can rest.

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