CALENDAR AT A GLANCE


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

SEPTEMBER
4                 Labor Day/KS CLOSED

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

NOVEMBER
17               Thanksgiving Family Feast
20-22           Childcare Only
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
23,24          Thanksgiving Holidays/
                   KS CLOSED

DECEMBER            
5                 Cookies & Carols
                     (Toddlers & Twos)

TBD              Holiday Performance
                   (3s, Pre-K, & K) 
22                Santa Visit/Pajama Day
25 & 26        OBSERVANCE OF Christmas                                 Eve/Day KS Closed
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
27-29          Childcare Only/
                   (Pasco Co. Winter Break)
            

JANUARY 2017
1 & 2          oBSERVANCE OF New Year’s Eve/                      Day/KS CLOSED
3-8              Childcare Only
                   (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
9                 School Resumes; regular                                schedule at KS & Pasco Co.
15               childcare only
                   (pasco co. schools closed)

FEBRUARY
14                Valentine’s Day Parties

MARCH  
​16                Childcare only Pasco Co.                                Schools closed (Vpk still in                          session) 

19-23          Childcare Only/Spring Break                         (Pasco Co. Schools Closed)
26                SCHOOL RESUMES; REGULAR    
                     SCHEDULE AT KS & PASCO co.
  30               Ks Closed /Good Friday

APRIL
13               SPRING HAT PARADE
  ​
MAY
TBD          PRE-K GRADUATION
25            lAST dAY PRESCHOOL, KS KDG.,                           PASCO CO. SCHOOLS
28            Memorial Day/KS CLOSED
29-31        CHILDCARE ONLY
        

JUNE
1               KS closed/teacher work day
4               First Day KS Summer Camp

JULY
4              Independence Day/KS CLOSED
  1. KIDS’ STUFF OFFERS SCHOOL READINESS ACADEMICS EVERY MORNING FOR EVERY AGE GROUP, FROM TODDLERS THROUGH VPK, TO HELP PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL.
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.

“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 

         KIDS' STUFF

Parent Resources

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