Frequently Asked Questions
How old must my child be to attend RSP?
Children enrolling in Running Start Preschool must be ages 2 through 5 and potty trained.
What time is the school open?
The center is open from 7:00am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday. To maintain a quality experience for all children, 10 hours per day maximum per child is encouraged. For more details on this policy, please speak to the center director at time of enrollment.
What do I need to enroll my child?
Running Start Preschool requires the following documents in order to enroll your child:
Child's health history
*Physician's report (infants - pre-k)
Personal rights form
Parent's rights form
Parent handbook agreement
Consent for medical treatment form
Emergency information sheet
Photo permission form
Each of these forms must be completed and returned on or before your child's first day. Please read the handbook thoroughly so you have a clear understanding of our policies and procedures.
*Children are required to have a physical and a TB test may be required if children possess certain risk factors which are listed on the physician's report.
What holidays does RSP observe?
RSP is closed for the following:
Winter Break - Christmas (To be Scheduled Each Year)
Martin Luther King Day
Thanksgiving-Three days, Wed. Thurs. Friday
In-service Training and School Preparation for the new year
Parents/guardians will receive a yearly calendar upon enrollment. Please keep all pertinent dates in mind. Remember to check the parent board for more information and dates. If there are additional closures due to natural disaster, weather, fire, death etc. RSP will provide parents/guardians with as much advanced notice as possible given the situation. Monthly tuition rates are not adjusted for holidays. Monthly tuition is calculated based on the amount of days we are open throughout the year, therefore we have already taken into consideration any school closures.
Do I need to pack a lunch for my child?
RSP provides breakfast and mid-afternoon snack, which consists of items from the four food groups. Breakfast is accompanied with milk and afternoon snack is accompanied with milk. Please refer to the menu for breakfast/snacks and let us know if your child is allergic to any of our planned items. Children bring their lunch each day. They enjoy opening their lunch box and discovering what their parents have packed just for them.
Will my child have a naptime?
All children who spend a full day with us will have a quiet rest time. For naptime, parents are to provide a small blanket/beach towel, small pillow and stuffed animal/doll. All napping items go home at the end of the week or as they are soiled during the week to be laundered.
What curriculum does RSP use?
Each of our classrooms at RSP have a variety of learning centers. This allows your child to explore with his/her own environment at his/her own pace. Curriculum is posted in your child's classroom. For further information regarding curriculum, please see the center's director.
What programs does RSP offer?
At RSP we offer flexible programs for all families. Whether your child needs full or half days, we offer several different options for both. Please see the center's director for more information.
I'd like to be involved from time to time, when can I drop in to observe my child?
At RSP we have an "open door" policy. Parents of enrolled children are encouraged to visit the center at any time, announced or unannounced. Parents are more than welcome to join us for lunch, help with projects or circle time or just come and observe, as appropriate.