At the Sonshine Patch, we aim to create an organized and safe environment for every family. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures of the Sonshine Patch Preschool.
Because of expenses that must be paid on time and limited budget, fees must also be paid on time. If circumstances prevent fees from being paid by the due date in a particular month, the director must be notified in advance of the due date and a payment date must be agreed upon. If the director is not notified by the due date and the fees are not paid on time, a late fee may be assessed.
If a check payment is returned for non-sufficient funds or closed account, a $25.00 fee will be assessed and all future payments shall be made in cash or cashier’s check.
All checks should be made payable to The Sonshine Patch. If you send cash, please be sure it is in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on it.
Since our expenses are fixed, no refunds can be given for a child’s absence on days when school is in session. If circumstances should occur that require you to withdraw your child, you must notify the director at least two weeks in advance. No refund of fees is guaranteed.
Children are dismissed by the teacher one at a time as your car reaches the front of the line. To help us shorten long waits, each parent will be provided with a dismissal card on which you should print your child’s name in bold letters. Display this as you drive up in the circle drive to pick up your child. After you have picked up your child, please pull forward to fasten safety belts, so the line can move faster.
In order to keep the system running smoothly, please try to avoid coming to the school door to get your child unless you have a concern you would like to discuss with the teacher. In this case, you may need to wait until the drive-ups are completed. If the line is long and you are unable to wait and must come in and pick up your child, please park in the parking lot and do not take your child until the teacher is aware that you are doing so.
PLEASE INFORM ALL AUTHORIZED PERSONS OF OUR DEPARTURE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
If you are planning to keep your child home from school, please call the school and speak with a teacher or leave a message. If your child has a contagious disease, such as chicken pox or lice, your child obviously cannot attend school; and, you are required to notify the school so that other parents may be notified of possible exposure to their child.
If a child becomes ill at school, he/she will be separated from classmates and the parent, or emergency contact person, will be notified as soon as the illness is discovered. You must then make arrangements to pick up your child.
No medication will be given by staff. In extreme cases, an exception may be made at the discretion of the director, provided a signed, dated and written authorization of the parent is on file.
In case of accident or injury, superficial, minor wounds will be cleaned with soap and water and treated with first aid supplies at school. If the child needs to be seen by a doctor, you will be notified (or your emergency contact person, in the event you can not be reached) as soon as possible. The child will then be transported to Mercy Hospital Emergency/Urgent Care by a staff member, yourself or an ambulance.
Please make sure emergency contact numbers are listed and correct and personal cell phone numbers are listed, if available. Please keep us informed of any changed numbers or information.
We encourage children to accept responsibility for hanging up their own outdoor clothing on hooks. Also we try to encourage children to develop independence in putting on and zipping their own coats. We will help if they need help, but we do encourage them to try. It is helpful if you try this as well to maintain a consistency of expectations.
Your child will need a large school bag for artwork and home notes. It is best if this does not have a lot of buckles, zippers or compartments, such as some backpacks do. Your child should bring this to school daily. Please check this daily for notes sent home and art projects.