Admissions Policy

Admission to First Steps Preschool is open to any child between the ages of 2 1/2 through 5 years old. A child will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, or national origin. Authorization for admission is made by the Director and based on the following criteria:

•           2 1/2 -5 years of age at time of admission (potty-trained)

•           Readiness for the type of group experience the program offers

•           Social, Emotional and Physical readiness

•           Able to benefit from the program

•           Space available

•           Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.

•           Paid registration fee & registration paperwork completed

School Tours

We welcome any prospective parent to take a tour of our program.  Tours are offered by appointment.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

We are closed for most holidays, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break. We will follow Huber Height City School District for our holiday schedule. We may also have a couple teacher workdays and a parent/teacher conference day scheduled during the school year. These dates will be given to you during Open House or at time of enrollment.

Registration

Registration for our fall enrollment is open to current students in January. The registration packet is to be completed along with the registration fee before admission to our program. Each child is required to have a Child Medical Statement (physical form) from a physician. The Child Medical Statement must be completed within 30 days of your child’s start date.

Registration Fee

A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment, if paid by June 1st. After June 1st the fee is $60. The registration fee holds your spot in the class until your child starts school and all registration forms are complete.

Waiting List

When all classroom spaces are filled, a parent may request to be added to the waiting list. With the waiting list, we will fill any vacancies as they occur.

Termination

First Steps Preschool reserves the right to discontinue service to a family if financial commitments are not met, if it becomes apparent that the program is not equipped to meet the psychological or developmental needs of the child, or if a parent is continually not satisfied with the policies and procedures of the school. Written notification will be given to the parents to allow for ample time to find alternative care. The staff/director will make every effort to resolve any problems prior to termination. Documentation will be provided upon request prior to suspension or termination. Parents and children are given advance notification when suspension will take place based on child’s behavior.