PRESCHOOL/CHILDCARE DEFINITION

Childcare is defined as any time before or after academic hours, and/or a Childcare Day

(determined by the Pasco County School Calendar when preschool classes are not held due to public schools not being in session.)

  1. Morning-only attendees are considered Preschool.
  2. All-day attendees are considered Childcare.

PUNCTUALITY

Punctuality is very important for your child as a sense of structure, and a sense of respect to the other students. Program start and end times are as follows: 

  1. Toddler/Twos     8:30 – 12:15
  2. Threes                  8:30 – 12:30
  3. Pre-K                     8:30 – 1:00
  4. Kindergarten      9:00 – 3:15


TUITION

Payment for the current week is due by WEDNESDAY evening

A $10 fee is applied to ALL late payments received

A $40 fee is applied for each returned check

In the event two checks are returned, all future payments must be made by money order, cash, or credit card

  1. NO CREDIT FOR ABSENCES IS ISSUED FOR ANY REASON

ABSENTEE/VACATION POLICY

Full tuition is required even when your child is absent. 

Children enrolled in PRESCHOOL ONLY do not attend the childcare days.

Preschool children do not attend the week of Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas and the  week of spring break and do not pay for these four weeks.

Children enrolled full-time (CHILDCARE) are entitled to two weeks of vacation per year after 90 days of continuous enrollment (beginning in August).

Vacation credit is not provided for those enrolled after March 31, and for summer only.

  1. YOU MAY NOT USE VACATION CREDIT IF YOUR CHILD IS AT SCHOOL.


GENERAL HEALTH

Please keep your child at home when they exhibit any symptoms of illness

Please do not send your child to school unless he/she can participate in ALL school day activities.


TOYS

Please do not allow your child to bring toys from home. We are not responsible for loss or damage to items brought to school.


HANDBOOK

Please see Helpful Links to download a copy of the Handprints Kids' Stuff Handbook.

         KIDS' STUFF

Parent Resources

HELPFUL LINKS | SAFETY | FEE SCHEDULES

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE


AUGUST
​10              hILLSBOROUGH  bACK TO SCHOOL
10              Teacher Prep/KS CLOSED
10               Meet & Greet/4:00 – 5:30
13               Back to School/
                   KS & Pasco Co.    

SEPTEMBER
 3               Labor Day/KS CLOSED

OCTOBER
15               Childcare Only
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
19               Fall Festivities/Pumpkin Hunt
31               Halloween Parade/
                   Class Parties

NOVEMBER
16               Thanksgiving Family Feast
19-21           Childcare Only
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
22,23          Thanksgiving Holidays/
                   KS CLOSED

DECEMBER            
4                 Cookies & Carols
                     (Toddlers & Twos)

TBD              Holiday Performance
                   (3s, Pre-K, & K) 
21                Santa Visit/Pajama Day
24 & 25        OBSERVANCE OF Christmas                                 Eve/Day KS Closed
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
26-28          Childcare Only/
                   (Pasco Co. Winter Break)
​31               New Years Eve KS CLosed
            

JANUARY 2017
1                New Year’s Day/KS CLOSED
2-7              Childcare Only
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
8                 School Resumes; regular                                schedule at KS & Pasco Co.
21               childcare only
                   (pasco co. schools closed)

FEBRUARY
14                Valentine’s Day Parties             18                Childcare only                                              (Pasco co. closed)

MARCH  ​

18-22          Childcare Only/Spring Break                         (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
25                childcare only (pasco co.                            schools closed)                         26                SCHOOL RESUMES; REGULAR    
                     SCHEDULE AT KS & PASCO co.
​  

APRIL
  18               Spring Hat PARADE
  19               Ks Closed /Good Friday

  ​
MAY
TBD          PRE-K GRADUATION
27            Memorial Day/KS CLOSED
29              last day of school, ks                                  kindergarten/first, pasco co.                    schools
  30              Childcare only                             31             ks closed teacher work day 



june            
3                first day of summer camp  

july            
4               ks closed independence day



  1. KIDS’ STUFF OFFERS SCHOOL READINESS ACADEMICS EVERY MORNING FOR EVERY AGE GROUP, FROM TODDLERS THROUGH VPK, TO HELP PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL.

“Children need the freedom and time to play.
Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity."

Kay Redfield Jamison,
Contemporary American ​Professor of Psychiatry