Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are you a licensed facility? Yes, we are licensed by the Office of Child Care and Licensing in Delaware. Our license number is 522-396. We are a 5 star level in Delaware Stars! Learn more about the Delaware Stars program.
Is your staff trained in CPR and first-aid? All staff members (teachers, assistant teachers, and office staff) are required to have up-to-date certification in both areas.
How do you keep the children secure? All outside doors leading to the preschool and kindergarten classrooms are locked during school hours. Security cameras are located throughout the building. To gain access to the school once classes have started, a staff member must let you in.
When is the best time to schedule a tour? We are available daily from 9:30 – 11 a.m. for tours. Call our office at (302)478-5359, to set up a date and time.
Do you have a registration fee? We have a non-refundable registration fee of $75.
When are the class hours? Class hours are 9 a.m. – noon for our two-year-old, three-year-old and pre-kindergarten classes; 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. for our Kindergarten class.
When do the doors open? The doors open at 8:55 a.m.
Do you offer Before Care? Yes! Before Care is offered everyday (unless otherwise noted on our calendar) for all of our students. You may drop your child off anytime between 8:00 and 8:40 a.m. Advanced registration is not required.
What is Lunch Bunch/Stay-and-Play? Lunch Bunch is an additional time for children to interact with each other and is available from noon – 1:15 p.m. for an additional fee. Children are responsible for bringing their own lunches. Lunch Bunch is available for children in our two-year-old, three-year-old, and pre-kindergarten classes.
Do you offer extra-curricular activities? During Lunch Bunch/Stay-and-Play, several extra-curricular activities are offered. Examples include Soccer Shots, Gymnastics, and Music. Each activity requires a separate permission slip and may have additional fees. Extra-curricular activities are not available for our two-year-old students.
Do you hold parent-teacher conferences? Parent-teacher conferences take place twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.
Do you follow the Brandywine School District (BSD) Calendar? We follow BSD’s calendar in regard to major holidays and unforeseen school closings (see below).
How are school closures handled? At the beginning of each school year, a calendar is issued to all parents, listing scheduled closures (i.e. holidays). In the event of inclement weather, we follow the schedule of Brandywine School District (BSD). If BSD is open, we are open. If BSD is closed, we are closed. If BSD has a 2-hour delay, we are closed. We will also post closings on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BVCPreschool, and this website. In the event of an emergency closing, each family will receive a phone call and email.