Preschool Club FAQ
Is this Preschool?
This will run in many of the same ways as our Stepping Stones Preschool runs; however, it is meant to be more relaxed. There won’t be assessments or report cards. The class will enjoy circle time, read-aloud books, centers, crafts, and a few intentional learning activities sprinkled in.
When & Where will this be offered?
The Preschool Club will only be offered twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30am. We will be at Covenant Church in the Stepping Stones Preschool’s main room (Room 100) in the Children Center. We will follow Central Bucks School District’s lead for any snow days and/or school closings. Our first day of Club will be on Jan 5, 2021.
Do parents need to remain with the children?
No! This is not only meant to be a fun experience for your children but a break for you as parents too. We will have a CAR LINE drop-off / pick-up (as we do for regular preschool).
Can I pick and choose which days I drop my child off?
No, consistency and stability are key for any child’s success and security. Thus, this is much like our preschool – we will ask you to register for the entire 5 months (January to May) and pay the tuition/fee at the start of the month.
How old does my child need to be?
Your child will need to be 3 (and potty-trained) by January 1, 2021 to participate.
Will this be one class or two?
This depends on the responses we receive. Currently, we are planning on simply having one combined class for both 3s & 4s. If we find that we have many who are interested, we will split the 3s and 4s into their own groups.
What about snacks and supplies?
Snacks: we would like to start off the club by asking you to send along a simple, no-mess, peanut/tree nut-free snack that your child can enjoy during the morning.
Supplies: We will provide a short list of supplies your child should bring along on the first day of club – these supplies will be kept at the preschool and only used by your child.
What about safety procedures?
Covenant’s Children’s Ministries has implemented a set of guidelines based off of CDC and the PA Department of Health’s recommendations. We will be abiding by these guidelines as best as we can. Here are a few of those guidelines:
MASKS / FACESHIELDS: Masks will be required by all children and staff. There will be “mask breaks” throughout the day.
TEMPERATURE: We will take all the children’s temperatures upon arriving. If a child has a temperature 100° or greater, we will not permit that child to participate that day.
HANDS: We will be taking time for the children to wash their hands or rub some hand sanitizer on their hands throughout the day.
DISTANCING: We will do our best in keeping the children spaced apart – from lining up with arms outstretched to sitting in designated spots on the floor and at tables. Keep in mind, though, that children of this age will not understand or remember to keep their distance, so there will be times when children will be close together. Also, if a child is sad or needs a little comfort, our teachers will still give hugs of reassurance. Touch is still important during this time.
If you feel that the measures we are going to take are not going to work for your family, we ask that you enjoy activities at home. and return to Stepping Stones in the fall of 2021!
How much is the Preschool Club?
We are charging $200 per month for this club. The club will run for five months (from January to May), thus totaling $1,000 for the entire experience. As we progress through the season, if we offer any extra outings, camps, or other events, we will let you know in advance any extra cost you may need to pay for that.