FAQs

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Q?

Where do I sign my child up for DP’s enrichment/extended day programs?

A.

Sign-up sheets are located at Parent's Place. You are required to sign up your child for all activities except early bird drop-off. Sign up a day or two in advance, please.

Early Bird

$5

Daily: 8:15 – 9:00 am

Late Bird

$5

Daily: 11:30- 12 noon

Lunch Bunch

$10

Daily: 11:30 -12:45 pm

KickStart

$20

Daily: 12:45 – 3:15 pm

Creative Enrichment

Varies by class

Wednesdays

Q?

Where is Parent’s Place?

A.

Parent's Place is located beside the purple room in the middle of the classroom hallway (in the alcove beside the purple room).

Q?

How old does my child need to be to attend an enrichment program?

A.

Children must be 3 to 5 years of age to attend all enrichment programs.

Q?

Can my child attend an enrichment program on a day he/she is not going to class?

A.

YES. Please make sure you sign him/her up in the Paren't Place before hand.

Q?

If I forget to sign my child up for an enrichment program and I want them to attend the next day, what do I do?

A.

Email the DP office (derrypreschool@gmail.com) and express your interest in your child attending the next day. Please specify: Child's name, Activity(s) & Form of payment. Do not forget to sign your child up at Parent's Place that morning!

Q?

Do Enrichment Programs ever “fill up”?

A.

Yes. While we do accommodate sign-ups that morning, we cannot guarantee there will be space in Kickstart or other programs. This is how we offer small teacher to student ratios.

If you want a guaranteed spot in Kickstart, please sign up a day or two before hand.

Creative enrichment programs often have a limited number of spots available and this will be specified on the sign-up sheet(s).

Q?

Why are there limited spots and different prices for Creative Enrichment programs such as Bitty Ballet and KIMA?

A.

These classes are taught by outside instructors who set their own rate for a 4 or 5 week program.  These classes are limited in size to ensure we are adhering to state requirements for student to teacher ratios while providing your child when an interactive and fun learning experience.

Q?

Do you offer enrichment activities on days that there is a snow delay, early dismissal or conferences?

A.

We do offer Kickstart and creative enrichment on days that we have a snow delay. E-mail and facebook announcements will be made regarding offered activities on snow delay days.

Q?

Where do I purchase Punch Cards?

A.

Punch cards can be purchased at the downstairs office Monday-Friday mornings immediately following drop off. As well as at pick up in the yellow room.

Q?

How much are discounted Punch Cards?

A.

KICKSTART : $90/5 sessions OR $180/10 sessions
LUNCH BUNCH : $90/10 sessions
ZUMBA : $36/4 sessions

Q?

Where do I keep the Punch Card(s) after I purchase them?

A.

Derry Preschool will hold onto your Kickstart and Lunch Bunch punch card in a binder. A note will be sent home in your child's backpack when there are only 2 sessions left on specified card. Zumba punch cards will be attached to your child's backpack.

Q?

If my child does not have a Punch Card, can he/she still attend an enrichment program?

A.

YES. Just place your child's cash or check payment in his/her lunchbox.

Q?

If I send my child to an enrichment program and I forget to send payment, what happens?

A.

Your child will still attend the activity. You will receive an envelope in your child's backpack with instructions to place payment in the envelope and put the envelope in the 'missing extended day payments' box, which is located on the wall by Parent's Place.

Q?

Can a child attend a DP enrichment program if they are not enrolled at Derry Preschool?

A.

YES. Please contact the DP office and let them know what program(s) you are interested in.