Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re looking for information on school policies and procedures, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve answered some of the questions we’re asked most frequently. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to refer to the parent handbook, which you’ll find in the Quick Links on the Home page. And, as always, you’re welcome to contact us with any queries you may have.
What is the student/teacher ratio at PVUMC Preschool?
We strive to have small classes in order to promote the one-on-one teacher/child interaction that is so important in early childhood development. Our classes for two-year-olds typically have 13-14 children to two teachers and one aide. In our classes for three-year-olds, we average about 16-19 children to two teachers and one aide. Our classes for four- and five-year-olds average about 18 - 20 children to two teachers and one aide.
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How do you incorporate faith into your learning environment?
At PVUMC Preschool, we’re committed to the spiritual development of our children, and we encourage the sharing of all faiths. Some of the ways we incorporate faith into our activities include prayer before meals and snacks and the celebration of religious holidays (including our Christmas pageant). We also offer the opportunity for spiritual enrichment outside of the classroom with our Littlest Angel’s Chapel time and our Godly Play program.
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At what age can I send my child to PVUMC Preschool?
Students who reach the age of two years prior to September 1 may attend PVUMC Preschool. Our children range in age from two to five years. We also offer a parent-toddler interaction program once a week for children 18 to 24 months and require that one parent attend the program with the toddler.
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Does my child need to be potty trained to start at PVUMC?
No. We don’t require children to be potty trained if they are enrolled in a class for two- or three-year-olds or in Mom’s Morning Out.
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Do you offer tuition discounts?
Yes! We offer sibling discounts: The second and each additional enrolled child in a family receives a $15 per month tuition discount. We also offer discounts for PVUMC preschool employees. You can refer to the parent handbook, located on the Forms page, for specific discount details.
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Do you offer scholarships?
PVUMC Preschool does offer partial scholarships for families who need assistance. Please speak to the preschool director for further information and applications. Scholarship opportunities are limited.
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How do you establish tuition rates?
Our PVUMC Preschool Board establishes tuition rates. These rates allow us to continue to operate at our current level of excellence as well as meet the growing demands of our school. Your tuition money pays for excellent lead teachers and assistants, a music teacher, our ;motor perception program, a nutritional snack program, new equipment, and supplies, and it allows us to upgrade our facilities as needed.
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When should I pay tuition? Do you charge fees for late payment?
You may pay tuition annually, monthly, or by semester. Annual tuition is due on September 10. Semester tuition is due on September 10 and again on January 10. Monthly tuition payments are due by the 10th day of each month from September through April. We do not prorate tuition for shorter months, and we do not offer refunds for temporary absences due to illnesses, vacation, accidents, etc. We will charge a late fee of $25 if tuition is not paid by the 10th day of the month. You may refer to the Financial Policies document under the Tuition tab for further details.
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What if my child becomes ill while at school?
If a child becomes ill at school, we will first attempt to contact his or her parents. In the event we are unable to reach the child’s parents, we will call the emergency person designated on the child’s emergency forms. All PVUMC Preschool staff are trained and certified in pediatric first aid and CPR. If a medical or dental emergency occurs, we will first contact the paramedics and then follow first aid/CPR procedures as appropriate. We will also attempt to contact a parent (or designated guardian if the parent is unavailable).
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Do you allow parents to volunteer?
We’re so glad you asked! We encourage parents to participate in their child’s classroom. Classroom teachers appreciate your help and support and will provide specific guidelines or suggestions for being a helper in their classroom. Teachers may vary their helper schedule throughout the year; for example, some teachers may not utilize helpers during the early weeks of school or after vacation periods. We also love to have parent volunteers for special events such as fundraisers and school socials. For more details about how you can volunteer at PVUMC Preschool, please contact our office.
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