Preschool FAQ

Q: Can I visit the preschool?
 
A: Yes, visits are always encouraged! Before registering, parents and children are invited to tour our school. Once enrolled, we have an open-door policy and parents are always welcome to visit!
Q. What is the enrollment process?

A. You begin the enrollment process with a with a call to our office to schedule a visit. Once all your questions are answered and everyone is comfortable, you will complete the registration form and pay a non-refundable $300.00 deposit.  This deposit is applied to the first month's tuition.

Q: Can my child spend some time in the preschool before enrolling?


A: Yes, there are three ways your child can spend some time with us:

1. Children are welcome on the initial visit with their caregivers.

2. All children and their parents are invited to meet their teacher and attend a "Meet the Teacher Open House" if you are enrolling at the start of the school year in September

3. When a child begins our program during the school year they are welcome to spend some time in a transition day before their first day.

Q: What are the hours of operation?
 
A: We are ready to have fun with your kids from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. 
Q: I heard that the preschool received Keystone Stars.  Can you explain what they are and how many the Preschool received?
 
A: Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs.. We are so happy to be recognized by Keystone STARS as a Star 4 facility. 
Q: I heard that the preschool is participating in a United Way Program called SUCCESS BY SIX. Please explain?

A: We are fortunate to have two consultants working with our staff weekly. The outcome of this program is that we move on to receive a fourth Keystone Star.
Q: Can you tell me about your staff?

A Every classroom has a certified early childhood teacher who cares about our children! Each staff member is warm, loving, creative and experienced. Many of our teachers have been with us for a long, long time and each one is CPR certified in pediatric first aid.  
Q: Are you an accredited facility?

A: Yes!  In Pennsylvania the agency that licenses preschools, and has accredited us is the Department of Public Welfare. An annual inspection is very comprehensive, involving assessments of our facilities, classrooms, student records and teacher credentials.
Q: What are the costs associated with the Preschool, early care, late care and more?

A: We have flexible scheduling, Parents may enroll their children for 2, 3 or 5 days with half, full or extended days options. Please contact us for price schedule.
Q: Is there an active Parent Teacher Organization?

A: Yes! Our PTO is dedicated to our school and our students.  These fun and creative folks build a supportive and loving community for kids and their families. The PTO holds  regular meetings and social events and welcomes your involvement!

Call Us: 215-887-3625   / earlylearning@bethsholomcongregation.org   /  8231 Old York Road Elkins Park, PA 19027

 

 

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