FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESCHOOL
What ages do you serve?
Students must be 3 years old on or before August 31st of the academic year they will enter our preschool. Children between the ages of 2.5 to 3 years old on or before August 31st of the academic year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Our maximum age cut-off is 5.5 years or older by August 31st of the start of the academic year.
If you have a child who will be between the ages of 2.5 to 3 or older than 5.5 by August 31st of the requested academic year, contact Jasmine Berry here to inquire if your child is ready for our program before applying for enrollment.
What is the monthly tuition?
Our preschool only offers half-day availability from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. The tuition varies depending on the child’s schedule. We offer two, three, and five-day attendance options.
The schedule below reflects tuition fees for the 2021/2021 school year.
2 days … $320
3 days… $455
5 days… $755
Are there other fees besides tuition?
There is a one-time application fee of $35 ($26.25 for additional siblings) and an annual $250 supply fee.
Does the supply fee cover all of the supplies, or will I be asked to send in school supplies?
If we are doing special projects, we may ask parents to collect items such as boxes, pouch caps, etc., and send them in with their child. However, our basic school supplies will be covered by the student's annual supply fee. Basic school supplies include but are not limited to glue sticks, writing notebooks, markers, etc.
Do you offer before and/or after-care programs?
Our preschool program does not operate any before and/or after-care programs. However, My Little Farmer offers camps and classes that may run after preschool hours, and families can register separately. Head over to their website to register or email The My Little Farmer team here with questions.
Does the cost change if I have more than one child at your school simultaneously? Is there a family discount?
If you have more than one child at the preschool during an academic year, there is a 5% discount on each child’s tuition. Families still must pay a $250 supply fee for each child.
Does the cost change if I come back next year?
If your child returns to the preschool, you will not need to pay an application fee to reserve your spot for the following year. However, tuition and supply fees will remain the same.
Do children have to be potty trained? Can children wear “Pull Up” Diapers?
All children entering the preschool program must be completely toilet trained. Pull-Ups or diapers of any kind are not permitted in the classroom.
Do you provide snacks or lunch for the children?
No. Children should bring a healthy snack, a packed lunch, and a water bottle each day. They will have an opportunity to eat a snack about mid-way through the scheduled class time, and we will eat lunch as a class before the end of our school day.
What are the student-teacher ratios?
The student-teacher ratio is between 4-6 kids per teacher. We keep our ratios intentionally low so that we can create close relationships between our teachers and students.
Is there any curriculum differences in between ages?
As we will have one mixed-age classroom, our curriculum will not differ by age group. We will be following the North Carolina Foundations of Early Learning and Development framework to make sure each child is hitting developmentally appropriate goals and skills. For our older children, that will include kindergarten readiness tasks.
When is the Open House?
We typically hold an Open House at the end of January. Please check the website around that time for updates or join our mailing list by emailing us at email@example.com.
How does enrollment work?
If you want to enroll your child at Little Flock Preschool, you can fill out an application and pay a $35.00 fee. We reply to families within a few weeks to let them know whether we have the requested spot. When creating our roster, we take into consideration which families already have children enrolled, families on the waiting list, and balancing schedules. If there is not a spot for your requested year, you will have the option to enroll and secure the spot by submitting a deposit equal to one month's tuition* by May 1st. Please note, all deposits are non-refundable after May 1st.
*This deposit will be credited to your account and cover the first month's tuition.
How do I get on the waiting list?
If you apply and there is no spot available for the requested academic year, you may be offered a spot on the waitlist. There is no fee to be added to the list, and it doesn’t bind you to our school. If an opening does become available, you will be notified by phone and email. You will have until May 1st prior to the academic year of enrollment or 1 week before your offered enrollment date, whichever comes first.