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In the case of inclement weather, FPP follows Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) with respect to school closings or delayed openings.If FCPS is closed, the Preschool will be closed.
If FCPS has a two-hour delayed opening, the Preschool will open at 11:30 a.m. and dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Note that the dismissal time is extended one hour to make-up for the delayed start time.
The Preschool does not dismiss early for inclement weather. If FCPS closes early, the Preschool will continue to close at the normal time of 12:30.
The Preschool’s answering machine will carry a message regarding any school closings by 8:30 a.m. Please call the Preschool Office at 703-273-4333 after 8:30 a.m.
Days missed due to snow or other inclement weather will not be made up.
At FPP, we know how important it is for our preschool families to be informed about their children’s activities. To facilitate communication between the school and parents, teachers send home weekly, written progress reports for each child, and a weekly email from the Director highlights important events and information. FPP also holds individual Parent/Teacher conferences twice a year, and parents may request a meeting with a teacher or staff at any time.
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FPP offers parents the option of either walking their children into the building or using Curb Service during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Curb Service allows parents to remain in their cars while an FPP staff member assists the children in exiting or entering the vehicle. Curb Service is optional and can be used at any time during the school year. Many parents find Curb Service to be especially helpful on inclement weather days or when a younger sibling is asleep in the car.
To minimize the threat of allergens, we are a peanut- and tree nut–free school.
We require families to contribute 5 hours/semester in volunteer work to support the preschool. These volunteer hours can be fulfilled by helping in the classroom, working at fundraising events, serving as a room parent, or performing at-home tasks for teachers. We strongly encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom, which gives the unique opportunity to be a part of the school day, getting to know the child’s teacher, classmates, and other preschool parents.
FPP offers childcare services for younger siblings of enrolled children when a parent is serving as a Parent Helper in the classroom. Nursery service is provided as needed for a nominal fee. FPP’s Nursery is a two-room suite stocked with cribs, activity tables, toys, books, and movies. If you are a Parent Helper and have a nursing infant, arrangements can be made for you to nurse your child during the school day.
FPP offers a daily lunch program where children may stay an additional hour (12:30 pm–1:30 pm) to eat lunch (packed from home) and play. Later Gators pricing ranges from $30/month (for 1 day/week) to $100/month (for 5 days/week).
Students wishing to extend their day at FPP may stay after school to attend various enrichment programs that have included language, music, and acting classes. The church also offers an extended day of care through before school and after school options, as discussed below.
Fairfax Presbyterian Church offers three paid childcare options:
Before Care (8:00 am–9:30 am) Depending on enrollment
Extended Day (1:30 pm–3:15 pm) Depending on enrollment
After Care (1:30 pm–5:15 pm) Depending on enrollment