Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does my child have to be trained in order to attend school? No, we will change your child’s diaper or Pull-ups. We will also work with each family to help train your child , using the same phrases and utilizing a similar routine.
  2. Are you a licensed preschool? Yes, we are licensed by the state of New Jersey and certified by the town health department.
  3. Do you have staff who are CPR and First Aid trained? Yes, as mandated by the state, there is always a staff person on site who is CPR and First Aid certified.
  4. What are the costs of the programs and how do I make a payment? Please follow the link below for our affordable fee schedule.  Payments may be made by check (made out to POPPS) or in cash. Payments may be mailed to our address or in person to the church office.
  5. When should I register? Registration for the fall starts in January on a first come, first   serve basis with current students, church members, and alumn given a week of priority registration. Mid-school year registration is also accepted as long as there is space allows.
  6. What forms do I need to complete the registration process? You will need a registration form, emergency contact form, personal history form and a universal medical form. (See our forms section to print them)
  7. What are the hours and days of the programs?  Our Pre-K 4 program is offered Monday-Friday from 9:00-12:00. Our Pre-K 3 program is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday with option to add more days. It is from 9:00-12:00. Our Stepping Stones Program is offered Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-12:00. Our Playmates program is Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00.
  8. What is your sick policy?  State licensing mandates  that no ill children are allowed to come to school. Parents are required to keep their children at home if they observe any of the following symptoms, and staff are authorized to contact parents to take child home if any of these conditions are observed during class:

    A. Vomiting in the past 24 hours

    B. Temperature exceeding 100.1 F.

    C. Severe pain or discomfort

    D. Severe coughing

    E. Eye Discharge.

    F. Skin Rashes, infections or open sores

    G. Two (2) or more episodes of diarrhea within the past 24 hours

    H. Heavy nasal discharge

  9. Do you take the kids outside every day?  Yes, weather permitting. Playing outside is an integral part of our program.
  10. What is your policy regarding peanut and other allergies? We are an allergy friendly school and our staff is trained annually on how to deal with food allergies and an allergic reaction. Parents of children with food allergies are asked to complete a Food Allergy Action Plan from FAAN and go over it with your child’s teachers.  At this time safe snacks will be discussed. We kindly ask that you alert the classroom teacher to any allergies your child develops during the year so that we may avoid inadvertently exposing your child to foods and other materials that may cause allergic reactions. In addition we are a nut free school:   we do not serve nuts or anything made with nuts and children are not permitted to bring nut containing products for lunch. However, as the preschool utilizes a shared space, there is the chance that some residual nut products used by the church in our space.
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