We, at Liberty Preschool Daycare, know that you trust us with your most valuable treasure, your child, and we strive to serve our families the absolute best in preschool education and childcare. We believe that excellent early childhood development is the foundation for a bright future for our children at Liberty Preschool Daycare.
PARENT'S REFERRAL PROGRAM
The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the
referral of family or friends for childcare at our school. In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we are excited to share our Parent Referral Program. You will receive a $75.00 Tuition Credit for every new enrollment as a result of your referral, once the new family has used our childcare services for a period of 90 days.
Liberty Preschool Daycare does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in admittance, education, or other administrative policies and extends to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school.
Liberty Preschool Daycare is licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The following policies are required by Child Care Licensing per The Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers 746.501.
We welcome parents at any time, in any area of our school. Liberty Preschool Daycare is a privately owned and operated facility. We have the right to refuse service at any time to anyone.
If parents have questions or concerns about our program, we encourage you to have open communication with your child’s teacher and the Center Directors. Through open communication, we can ensure that all parties are well informed and working as partners in the child’s education. From time to time, the Center Director may complete a Parent Concern Form. Parents will receive a copy of this form with the appropriate outcome.
Liberty Preschool Daycare is open from 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, year-round. We close to observe the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the following Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Full tuition is due for holiday weeks. Dates of all holidays are on Liberty’s School Calendar.
NOTE: In some cases, if the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, Liberty Preschool Daycare may close the day before or the day after the holiday. Parents will be updated on each year’s holiday schedule.
Upon selecting Liberty Preschool Daycare to meet your child’s educational needs, all enrollment paperwork is required before the child can start our program. Incomplete paperwork will not be accepted. Paperwork required for enrollment includes:
– Enrollment Form
– Authorization for Emergency Medical Attention
– Physician’s Statement
– Tuition Agreement
Parents will be notified within 30 days of any policy change in writing. Signatures from parents may be required.
Liberty Preschool Daycare provides breakfast for all children present from 6:30 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. Lunch is served at 10:30 – 11:00 A.M. Afternoon snack is served after the rest period around 2:30 P.M., and again at 3:45 P.M. for the school-age kids as they arrive after school. Menus are posted at the beginning of the month. Please advise the center of any allergies. Liberty Preschool Daycare is a Peanut-Free School.
From time to time we know that children prefer bringing lunch from home. Please remember that Liberty is a Peanut free environment. When you are packing a lunch it must contain a fruit, a vegetable, and a protein. No soda or sports drink type products are allowed.
Children should dress in comfortable, washable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. Regulations forbid open-back shoes and shoes that come off feet easily (flip flops, clogs, and heels). Children who wear sandals please wear socks. Socks help keep children’s feet safe from small twigs, insects, and sand.
Please no belts for children five and under. Children must have a complete change of clothing, left at Liberty Preschool. Please put a complete change of clothes in a clear gallon size zip lock baggie and write the child’s name on the baggie. Children need to be dressed for the weather, part of our daily activities are outside playing.
Parents, grandparents, and relatives are always encouraged to attend all of Liberty’s school parties and programs. Special school parties are indicated on the Liberty’s School Calendar. Parents are asked to help provide one item (ex. food item, party favors, party plates) for each event. Liberty’s teachers will have a volunteer sign-up sheet available for this purpose.
Liberty has a Formal Cap and Gown Graduation Program for our Pre-K class at the end of the school year. Location and time will be announced a month before Graduation.
Most children enjoy celebrating special events with their preschool friends (birthdays, new babies, and holidays). Parents may send a “store-bought” treat to share with the class. Please make arrangements with the teacher in advance.
– Newsletters, note, and reminders sent home in your child’s weekly folder
– Daily memorandums posted on the doors
– Verbal communication with the child’s teachers and director
A non-refundable annual registration fee is due at the time of enrollment and every August. Supply fees are due in August and January.
Tuition is due and payable by check or credit card, cash every Monday, and is considered late on Wednesday.
The only exception is when there is a Monday holiday when the Center is closed. These dates are on the school calendar. Your tuition remains the same each month. There is no reduction in tuition due to holidays, school breaks, illness, A.I.S.D school closing, or natural disasters. There are no tuition refunds for any reason. Every parent is responsible for the tuition agreement and must agree to this policy. Make checks payable to ‘Liberty Preschool Daycare’. Print your child’s name and the purpose for the payment (i.e. tuition, registration, party, etc.) in the memo part of the check. We do take credit card payments with a 3% extra added to the amount for the convenience fee.
A twenty-five dollar ($25) per late fee per week beginning the following Wednesday will be automatically assessed on your account if not paid by Wednesday. A child’s enrollment may be terminated if the tuition is consistently late.
A non-refundable annual registration fee is due at the time of enrollment and every August.
Tuition is paid by check or cash on the first day of the month August through May (10-month commitment) and is considered late on the second of that month. The only exception is when there is a holiday
and the Center is closed. These dates are on the school calendar. Your tuition remains the same each month. There is no reduction in tuition due to holidays, school breaks, illness, A.I.S.D school closing, or natural disasters. There are no tuition refunds for any reason. Every parent is responsible for the tuition agreement and must agree to this policy. Make checks payable to ‘Liberty Preschool Daycare’. Print your child’s name and the purpose for the payment (i.e. tuition, registration, party, etc.) in the memo part of the check.
A twenty-five ($25) late fee beginning the following day that tuition was due will be automatically assessed on your account if not paid on time. A child’s enrollment may be terminated if the tuition is consistently late.
Preschool children who would like to stay for a full day the charge are $15 extra.
Transportation of School-Age Children
School-age children will be transported to and from public school and during the summer on field trips. Liberty Preschool Daycare does not transport children under the age of 5, except in emergencies.
State law requires:
-Vehicles transporting children shall be in safe operating condition and drivers shall have a current Texas Driver’s License.
-Children shall be loaded and unloaded at the curbside of the vehicle, or in a protected parking area.
-A child shall not be taken on field trips unless a parent or guardian has signed permission forms.
Our program is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.. Liberty Preschool Daycare is only licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to care for children during these specified times. If you are late picking up your child, a $1 PER MINUTE per child penalty will be charged to your account. Late penalties must be paid to Liberty Preschool Daycare at the time of pickup, no exceptions.
Return check fee of $35.00 is charged to your account and must be paid in full with the amount of the return check before your child returns to the Center.
We greatly appreciate your business and know that you will be so pleased with our service that you will tell all your friends and acquaintances about us! If one of those families decides to enroll their child(ren), we will credit your account $75, after that family has been with us for 90 days. The referred family must mention the referral at the time of the initial visit to our program. Our greatest advertising asset is you!!
Liberty Preschool Daycare staff members are trained to use a positive method of discipline and guidance that encourages self-esteem, self-control, and self-direction. Just a few examples used in this situation are praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon unacceptable behavior; reminding a child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements and redirecting behaviors. Liberty Preschool Daycare does not use “time out” as a form of managing behavior. Liberty Preschool Daycare staff will never use Corporal Punishment or negative discipline that may hurt or humiliate a child.
Research has shown that positive guidance teaches children skills which help them get along in their physical and social environment. This aim is to develop personal standards in self-discipline, not to enforce a set of inflexible rules. Giving children understandable guidelines and redirecting their behavior helps them to develop internal control of their actions and encourages acceptable behavior. Positive cooperation is required from the family when dealing with disruptive behavior. We feel that consistency from all parties involved is the best way to handle these issues. Liberty Preschool Daycare reserves the right to terminate care for the child for discipline problems at any time.
Please understand, young children are present in our building. Some adult language is not appropriate for young children. Liberty Preschool Daycare prohibits swearing or cursing on our property.
Threatening staff, children, or other parents will not be tolerated per Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Liberty Preschool Daycare has the right to terminate care in the event of disruptive behavior from a parent or guardian.
Liberty Preschool Daycare must follow particular rules on discipline and guidance as outlined in Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers. All adults, including parents, must follow these rules while on our property.
Liberty Preschool Daycare staff are REQUIRED by Texas State law and licensing requirements to report immediately to the police or Child Protective Services (CPS) any instance when there is reason to suspect the occurrence of physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse, child neglect, or exploitation. Our staff receive annual training on recognizes and preventing abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse. Liberty Preschool Daycare has made a commitment to help increase awareness and prevention techniques to employees and parents through trainings, memos and monthly newsletters. Liberty Preschool Daycare will also coordinate with community organizations on strategies to prevent abuse and neglect.
The staff may not notify parents when the police or CPS is called about possible child abuse, neglect, or exploitation, except on the recommendation of CPS or the police when they are called.
Some examples of abuse and neglect are: leaving a child in a vehicle unattended, not securing a child in a seat belt or booster seat, unexplained marks or bruises on opposite sides of the body, and child hygiene issues.
If parents feel they need assistance with possible child abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse, we encourage you to get help. Please call the National Parent Hotline at 1-855-427-2736 or visit www.helpandhope.org/find-help.html
The statewide Abuse & Neglect phone number is 1-800-252-5400, if you would like to report any suspected abuse or neglect.
Parents need to personally escort their child(ren) inside the building to sign in and out when their children enter and leave the facility. Parents are welcome to visit the center any time during the day to observe their child without prior approval. However, if you would like to stay and spend time with your child during activities, please see the office so we can do a proper criminal history check, as required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
You will be notified of any incidents other than minor scrapes or bumps with a phone call. We will also give you a written report at pick up time. First aid will be applied to minor incidents. In the event medical attention is required, we will notify you immediately. Parents are responsible for all medical fees.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services does not allow smoking on the premises, either indoors or outdoors.