Fees and Requirements
Entrance Requirements & Fees
Pinellas County License Board requirements:
- Complete all forms in enrollment packet.
- Have emergency form notarized. (Our school has a notary on premises.)
- Have physician’s forms completed (health and immunizations).
Registration and tuition:
- Pay initial registration fee (non-refundable). These fees include an accident insurance policy.
- Pay initial supply fee.
- The registration and supply fee for each child is renewable one year from registration date.
Our program exists on the tuition paid by the participants. All weekly fees are to be paid in advance on Monday, There are no deductions or refunds from the stated fees for absences as charges are for space reserved for your child in our school.
Tuition is payable by personal check or money order to First Baptist Church/Promiseland. In order to insure your child’s continued enrollment, tuition fees must be kept current. If for any reason your child has to be taken out of school, Promiseland requires a two week notice. Full tuition is to be paid until such notification is given.
Severe Weather Policy
In the event of severe weather, Promiseland will be closed when the Pinellas County Schools are closed. This includes camps and summer programs. You can contact www.pcsb.org or call (727) 588-6424* for information regarding emergency school closings.
*We recommend saving this phone number to your phone.
Preparing Your Child
Let your child know that his/her school is a safe, secure and loving place for him/her to grow and learn. Speak of going to school as a joyful, pleasant event. Visit the school with your child before they begin coming so that they are somewhat familiar with our facility.
Meet your child’s teacher. Your child will be happy and secure if he/she knows that his/her teacher and parents have a good relationship. With your support, caring teachers and a well-planned program, our activities will help develop your child’s self-confidence and sense of security in our program while you are away.
Your reassuring attitude can make the first days of school a smooth and happy experience. This will be a period of adjusting and adapting to a new routine for some children. We suggest that you confidently leave your child with his/her teacher. Assure him that you will return for him and then leave promptly.
Children can work and play easily in play clothes. This allows freedom to paint, crawl, tumble, run and participate in daily activities without the fear of getting them dirty. Please encourage independence in your child by having him/her wear clothing that can be fastened and unfastened easily. Sneakers are preferable when possible. High heels, clogs, Croc’s, and flip flops are not to be worn. Our bikes are heavy so we recommend closed toe shoes. All removable clothing should be labeled with your child’s name, especially sweaters and jackets. Necklaces, dangling earrings, rings and drawstrings on necklines of clothing are dangerous and should not be worn.
Each child must keep a complete change of clothing, including socks and shoes, in his/her cubby. Please be sure to label them with your child’s name.
Your child may bring books, CD’s, and/or items that pertain to the unit of study to share at any time. Do not allow your child to bring gum, candy, money, or toys (with the exception of a sleep toy for nap) to school.
Licensing requires a two hour rest period. While we know that not all children will sleep, we do require them to lie quietly on their cots. These cots and a cot sheet will be provided and cleaned by the school. You will need to provide a small blanket. A small soft “sleep buddy” and a travel sized pillow are optional.
SNACK AND LUNCH:
You will need to provide your child with two snacks and a lunch. The two snacks are determined from two different groups of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Please be sure it includes healthy choices.
The staff will use methods of discipline which encourages self-control, self-direction and self-esteem. Methods include encouragement and praise for appropriate behavior, redirection and an explanation of inappropriate behavior. Teachers will inform parents of behavior problems. Parents are encouraged to use these methods of discipline also.
With documentation, children who continually act aggressively or disrupt classroom procedures will be asked to leave the program.
Promiseland Christian School will adhere to the regulations set forth by the Pinellas County License Board, governing Pinellas County children’s centers.
1. Many discipline problems can be prevented through:
a. Scheduling and structuring the day
b. Appropriate expectations
c. Giving clear directions
d. Telling children what to do, rather than what not to do
e. Listening to the child
2. Appropriate behavior is encouraged through:
a. Positive reinforcement
All children must have a State of Florida School Entry Health Exam Form (Form DH 3040, 6/02) and a Florida Certification of Immunization Form (Form DH 680 7/10) completely filled out and signed by the physician or County Health Department before attending school. This form must be renewed every two years.
The school complies with all Pinellas County License Board regulations governing children’s centers.
Please keep your child home when the child:
- Has had temperature of 101 degrees or more within the last 24 hours.
- Has had vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- Has a sore throat.
- Has a severe cough.
- Has difficulty or rapid breathing.
- Has unusual colored urine or stool.
- Has a stiff neck.
- Has an unidentified rash.
- Has open or exposed skin lesions.
- Has yellowish skin or eyes.
- Has Pink eye.
- Has any other unusual symptoms or signs of illness.
We will insist on your abiding by these above-mentioned symptoms. This helps us greatly in preventing an epidemic of the same. Children have an informal health inspection upon arrival each morning. For a child who becomes ill during the day, parents or other authorized persons will be notified so the child can be picked up immediately.
Only minor first aid treatment is given at school. Parents will be informed of such treatment. All accidents/incidents (scrapes, bumps, scratches, illnesses etc.) are logged on an accident/incident report. A copy is given to the parent and a copy is placed in the child’s file at the school. Parents are notified by phone if an injury occurs above the shoulders, the parent will then determine if further action needs to be taken. Parents are required by the Pinellas County License Board to sign the accident report upon arrival the day of the accident/incident.
A signed and notarized emergency form is mandatory for your child’s file. In the event that an emergency arises where it is necessary for your child to be treated, other than by your own child’s physician, you have given your permission to have your child treated by another physician or hospital staff.
Please do not ask the staff to give medicine. Dosages and times of day can be changed by your child’s physician so that giving medicine at school would not be necessary.
Notify the teacher if the child has a contagious disease. The school must have a signed note from the physician indicating that the child is free of disease before he/she may return to school.
Please inform your child’s teacher about allergies or any other pertinent information about your child’s health.
Hours & Holidays
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Our school opens at 7:00 a.m., please remember that our staff is not allowed to let children in the building until that time.
DAILY ARRIVAL AND PICK-UP:
Please walk your child to their classroom or playground. Be sure that a staff member knows when your child arrives at school. Our staff is not responsible for your child until he/she is signed in. When your child is leaving at the close of his/her day a member of our staff must see you personally, as the parent or caretaker is required to sign the child out. Parents, for your child’s protection, we require that the children may only be picked up as specified on the registration form. A written note is required if a child is to be picked up by a person who does not regularly pick up the child, or by a person not listed on the registration form.
It is important that your child attends regularly and always arrives at school on time. Erratic attendance and arrival time promotes problems for your child, other children, and the teacher. Your child should arrive at school no later than 9:00 a.m. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
REMEMBER: Full day children must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. and half day children must be picked up by 12:30 p.m. A one dollar per minute fee will be charged after the designated pick up times. Parents habitually arriving late will be asked to find alternate child care.
The center will be open Monday through Friday all year, with the exception of the holidays and Staff Development days that are listed below. At the beginning of the school year, you will receive a “Calendar of Events” with a complete list of closings for the school year. The tuition remains the same during a week with a holiday in it. Please note: that Promiseland follows the Pinellas County School System for Emergency School Closings. The tuition remains the same.
- New Year’s Day (January)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January)
- Good Friday (March/April)
- Memorial Day (May)
- Independence Day (July)
- Labor Day (September)
- Thanksgiving Day & the day after (November)
- Christmas Week (December)
- Staff Development Days (TBA)
When your child has a birthday, you may want to have him/her share the celebration with classmates. If you would like to plan a party at school during school hours, please notify the child’s teacher of your plans a minimum of three days in advance to allow your child’s teacher to make arrangements for students with dietary restrictions.
We will have class parties to celebrate special holidays. These parties will be planned by each class. Parents are always welcome to attend.