Parents Handbook
School Policies
      1. The Preschool program will be conducted in an accredited manner in accordance with Department of Children and Families and the First United Methodist Association of Preschool guidelines.
      2. In accordance with State Legislature, a child must have reached the appropriate age on or before September 1st to enroll in each age group.
      3. Preference for enrollment will be as follows:
        • Methodist Church Members… girls & boys
        • Children presently enrolled
        • Siblings of children presently enrolled
        • Children on the waiting list
        • Open to the public
      4. All information on the registration form must be completed. A discipline consent, child placement form and contract should be signed and placed on file with the child’s record. Physical and immunization forms, meeting the requirements of the Department of Children & Families, must be signed by a physician and placed in the students file.
      5. Students are not permitted to wear GPS Kids Tracker wristwatches.
      6. Use of media; such as video or iPad, during classroom time will be limited. A video, to be used to enhance the subject matter, will be permitted on occasion.
      7. Goals of religious education of Preschool age children should always be kept in mind. No apologies are necessary for religious education in a church-related Preschool. Bible stories and bible verses will be taught weekly. Particularly those stories about Jesus, will be used often. Once a week, the chapel will be attended by all classrooms in the church sanctuary.

School Hours will be as follows:

VPK: 8:15am – 11:45am
3 Year Olds:  8:15am – 11:30am
2 Year Olds: 8:15am – 11:15am

(Security doors will be opened at 8:15am and closed at 8:30am. Children will be considered tardy after 8:30am)

  1. CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT ENROLLED AT FUMP WILL NOT BE ALLOWED…in the classroom, outside class or school events, and in the church kitchen; and under no circumstances will the preschool be asked to serve as a nursery due to DCF rules and regulations. However, we welcome siblings and families to our chapel time and siblings are welcome to attend parades in a stroller or held.
  2. Parent visitation or other observers in the classroom will not be allowed unless arrangements have been made ahead of time with the Director.
  3. An individual conference with each parent is recommended the latter part of the year for every child.
  4. A traffic pattern will be strictly adhered to each year. AT NO TIME SHOULD THE HALF-CIRCLE BE USED FOR PARKING YOUR CAR. Parents must park in parking lot, walk their child to class and sign them in.
  5. All children must be signed in and signed out of class. Two’s will be picked up in their classroom at 11:15 a.m. Three’s will be picked up in the car line at 11:30 a.m. located in the semi-circle in front of the school. VPK will be picked up in the car line on the side of the school at 11:45 a.m.
  6. Extended Care hours will be observed by the parents. Pick up is by 5:30 p.m.  If a parent is late, they will be charged $5 for the first minute and $1 per minute for every minute after that. After 3 times of being late the child will not be permitted to stay in extended care.
  7. Teacher requests will not be honored.
  8. Tuition is due on the first of each month and will be considered late after the tenth of the month. If tuition or extended care fees have not been paid by the thirtieth of the month, then your child will not be able to attend school until your balance has been paid in full.

*In regard to policies, special circumstances may be dealt with on an individual basis.