FLC Registration Form-16-17

First Learning Center
“I will comfort you there as a child is comforted by its mother.”
Isaiah 66:13, NLT
 
2016/2017 School Year
Marcy Byrd, FLC Director: 337.527.5534
Marcy has over 25 years experience with FLC.
Purpose of Program
First Learning Center is for preschool children, and is designed to help them develop mentally, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually by CONNECTING with preschoolers and their families to EXPERIENCE and EXPRESS the love of Jesus Christ.
Days, Times, and Fees
 
First Learning Center: One and two-year-olds who come two or four days a week.
Preschool: Two and Three-year-olds who come two days a week.
Preschool 3 & 4: ABEKA program for three and four-year-olds who come four days a week.
Days and Times: Tuesday through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
 
2017-2018 Registration Fees: (Non-refundable) – Registration fees listed below are for the first child. There is a $5.00 discount for the 2nd or more.
1 year olds
2 days per week
$35.00
4 days per week
$50.00
2 year olds
Preschool A Beka Program – 2 days per week
$35.00
$30 A Beka Book Fee
Preschool A Beka Program – 4 days per week
$50.00
$30 A Beka Book Fee
3 year olds
Pre-K 2 A Beka Program – 2 days per week
$35.00
$30 A Beka Book Fee
Pre-K 3 A Beka Program – 4 days per week
$50.00
$40 A Beka Book Fee
4 year olds
Pre-K 4 A Beka Program – 4 days per week
$50.00
$55.00 Preschool 4 Book Fee
 
2017-2018 Tuition: (Payable in advance on the first of every month)
1-2 year olds
$115.00 per month – 2 days per week
$195.00 per month – 4 days per week
3 year olds
$115.00 per month – 2 days per week (Pre-K 3 A Beka Program)
$195.00 per month – 4 days per week ( Pre-K 3 A Beka Program)
4 year olds – Pre K
$195.00 per month – 4 days per week (Pre-K 4 A Beka Program)
 
Mid-Term Supply Fee: (Payable any time during January)
$20.00 for 2 days per week
$30.00 for 4 days per week
 
Friends and Visitors: (Accepted occasionally if permission is secured in advance form the individual teacher.) $15.00 per day
Late Tuition Fee: Any tuition not paid by the 15th will be considered late and there will be an additional charge of $10.00.
Returned Checks Fee: All checks returned to us for insufficient funds will be charged a $15.00 handling fee. Any person having a check returned more than one time for insufficient funds will be asked to pay in cash thereafter.
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School Objectives
The objectives of First Learning Center are:
 
CONNECT:
To provide First Baptist Church with an effective outreach ministry and;
 
EXPERIENCE:
To provide preschool children a beginning educational experience in a Christian atmosphere and;
 
EXPRESS:
To stress God’s love in all aspects of life – including home, nature, and social relationships.

School Policies
Any child attending our program must have a registration card and a health card filled out and placed in our files.
We must have the parent’s signature giving the school permission to administer first aid to the child. We will always attempt to contact parents first in case of an accident or emergency.
Each child is to bring his own food and drink for lunch. We will provide a snack in the afternoon. Please always include a flexible straw, a napkin, and a paper towel for a placemat in your child’s lunch.
The school must be notified by parents in advance when anyone other than a parent will be picking up your child.
If you are a guardian of a child attending First Learning Center, we will need to have custody papers on file.
ALL three-year-olds attending First Learning Center MUST be potty-trained.
Discipline shall consist of constructive and positive guidance of a child toward acceptable behavior and a positive self-image. Neither corporal punishment of any kind, nor abusive, verbal or emotionally damaging punishment shall be used. Children who are out of control shall be temporarily removed from the group, but shall never be out of sight of a caregiver/teacher. A timeout chair may be used in the room for a period of time which is developmentally appropriate. Physical violence, disruptive behavior and inappropriate language will be unacceptable toward any child or teacher. A parent/teacher/director conference shall be held if a child exhibits continual discipline problems. If a child’s behavior does not improve, you may be asked to withdraw your child from our program. The goal of all discipline shall be to guide the child toward self-discipline and positive self-esteem.
Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy – First Learning Center admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to our students and does not discriminate on the basis of race in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
Parent’s Code of Conduct – As my child’s most important educator, I understand that I teach my child best by my own example of reverence, responsibility, and respect. I understand that First Learning Center (FLC) is dedicated to serving my family. In order to show my cooperation, support, and thankfulness…
I will set a good example in my own speech and behavior.
I will show respect for the teacher and any other adult in authority in front of my child at all times regardless of what I may think of their actions or say to them in private.
I will stop rumors. I will go through the proper channels when I have a problem. (See Page#8 of the FLC Parent Handbook or the Parent Exception Policy below.)
I will speak respectfully, with kindness and courtesy to other parents in front of students, especially when there is any disagreement.
I will follow the school’s rules, calendars, and deadlines even when I may disagree.
I will supervise my child at drop off and pick up time.
I will supervise my child even when I am socializing outside after pick up time.
I will abide by this code of conduct while my child is enrolled in First Learning Center.
The FLC Parent’s Code of Conduct was developed to promote a Christian learning environment based on respect for the rights of students, teachers and parents. Students learn best when they are free of interference from others and know what is expected of them. Teachers are most effective when they use a consistent approach to student behavior and know that the administration and parents support their handling of students. Therefore, parents and students both need to be aware of these rules and their relationship to the rights of other persons in the school.
At no time shall inappropriate language be directed toward staff members and or other parents. Threats of any kind, verbal, written or social media, will not be tolerated. While apologies for such behavior are appreciated, the center will not assume the risk of a second chance. Immediate termination will be necessary.
While it is understood that parents will not always agree with the employees of FLC or the parents of other children, it is expected that all disagreements be handled in a calm and respectful manner. Confrontational interactions are not an appropriate means by which to communicate a point and are strictly prohibited. Immediate termination will be necessary.

FLC reserves the right to dismiss any child at any time. PARENTS MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND IN CONTROL OF THEIR BEHAVIOR AT ALL TIMES.
Parent Exception Policy
The FLC Director shall take all steps necessary to create an environment where parents are encouraged to make their exceptions known to their children’s teacher or to the FLC Director by completing a Parent Exception Form. See the FLC Director or the Teacher for a form.

The Teacher or the FLC Director shall attempt to schedule a conference to resolve the exception as soon as possible.

If the exception cannot be resolved, the FLC Director or the Teacher shall inform the parent as soon as possible of the action taken, if any, by FLC.

It is the policy of the Board of Directors that parental exceptions and grievances are best handled and resolved by the Teacher and the FLC Director. If necessary, the FLC Director may refer the parent to the Minister of Children and/or the Board of Directors.