Parent Information

Important Information and Documents for Parents

Below are links to documents parents of enrolled students may find helpful. Please refer back to your parent folder given at orientation for even more information. If you still have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher or email us at info@preschool.schwarzwalducc-pa.org

Preschool Health and Safety Plan

Health and Safety Plan Amendments

Parent Guide

Parent Concern Form

Frequently Asked Questions

If my child or someone in my family has travelled out of state, do we need to quarantine?

The Secretary of Health has issued an order requiring Pennsylvanians that have visited another state, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the state. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state. The travel restriction state list has been eliminated, and all states now fall under these rules. 

This does NOT apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment. The specific travel exemptions are:

•Individuals traveling to and from the commonwealth for work

•Individuals traveling to and from the commonwealth for medical reasons (including providing comfort and support to a patient)

•Military personnel traveling to the commonwealth by order or directive of a state or Federal military authority

•Individuals in transit through the commonwealth to another destination, provided that the time spent in the commonwealth is only the amount of time necessary to complete the transit, make use of travel services, such as a highway rest stop, or make necessary travel connections

What is the definition of a family member or caregiver?

A close contact individual who has spent more than 15 minutes and closer than 6 feet from the child.

How old must my child be to attend?

We have classes for children age 2-5. Please see our class offerings for the minimum age requirements of each class.

How large are each of the classes?

Due to COVID for the 2020-2021 school year, class sizes are limited to eight students in the Pre-K M-F, seven students in the Pre-K MWF and Tuesday/Thursday classes, and seven in the 3's class. Normal class sizes are fourteen students in the Pre-K classes, and twelve in the 3's class. As we value teacher-child interaction, each of our classrooms have a teacher and an assistant to promote positive teacher-child interaction and care.

Does my child need to be potty-trained to attend?

Yes, a child attending a class independent of a caregiver (ages 3 and up) must be potty trained to attend the Preschool. We understand occasional accidents happen, and we are prepared. However, an accident should be the exception, and not the norm.

Are snacks provided?

A snack calendar is sent home monthly. We ask that families provide snack for the entire class once or twice a month. The snack should be healthy and substantial. All snacks need to be store bought, and individually pre-packaged with a full ingredient list enclosed. Please no grapes, peanuts/peanut products, tree nut products or popcorn.

Can we send treats in for special occasions?

Special occasion snacks are permitted on birthdays and holidays. These include cupcakes, cookies, brownies, candy, etc. All snacks must be store bought and individually packaged with an ingredients label.

What if I am late picking up my child?

Being on-time at the end of class is important to your child. If unforeseeable circumstances keep you from arriving on time, please contact the preschool. Someone will stay with your child until a parent arrives. The parent will be contacted after a 15 minutes delay to determine the reason for the delay.

What if I can’t pick up my child? Can someone else do it?

If someone other than the regular pick up person is coming to pick up your child, please let your child and the staff know. We will ask for ID before we release your child to the person picking up your child.

What should I do if my child is sick?

If your child is not feeling well or is not acting like him/herself, please do not bring your child to school. If your child has been ill for any reason, do not send your child to school until symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.) have ceased for 24 hours. Do not medicate your child to reduce a fever and then send him/her to school.

I have a concern regarding my child.

We encourage you to speak to your child's teacher first. If the issue still isn't addressed, please refer to the "Parent Concern" form in your parent folder. The form can also be found HERE. We are always open to suggestions that would enhance our program.