Introduction

Welcome to Future Scholars Preschool, Founded in 1991. Over the past 25 years Future Scholars Preschool has supplied ultimate care to our children and families. In August of 2016, the center underwent many levels of renovations to update not only the facility but the equipment and procedures for exploring and creating. Moving forward with the same nurturing team of caregivers, our children make lasting friendships in an innovative learning environment where family satisfaction is priority. We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality childcare experience to the community.

Philosophy

Our philosophy incorporates a whole language and development approach to education through a center based curriculum. These centers offer: literacy, math and science, creative art and music, blocks and trains, and dramatic play. Throughout our innovative areas the children develop social skills as well as academics while building their confidence and self-esteem.

Future Scholars Preschool, Inc. provides an honest commitment to each child’s individual differences and an understanding that young children learn best when the learning is meaningful to them. Our learning and exploring is based on inspiring first hand experiences that are designed to foster a Love for Learning.

Our environment is enriching, encouraging and nurturing. We believe in promoting a healthy life style and a sense of peace and security in their daily surroundings. We encourage a positive outlook with a never ending desire to grow and achieve. Here our children experience an adventure in life and learning.

Admission & Tuition

A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee is needed to secure your child’s enrollment. School day includes: Operation from 7:00am-6:00pm with two healthy snacks.

Tuition by Program

Toddler ages 18 months+

  • 1 Day $44
  • 2 Days $88
  • 3 Days $132
  • 4 Days $176
  • 5 Days $220

Preschool 1 & 2, Ages 3 & 4

  • 1 Day $44
  • 2 Days $88
  • 3 Days $132
  • 4 Days $176
  • 5 Days $220

Pre-Kindergarten, Age 5

  • 1 Day $44
  • 2 Days $88
  • 3 Days $132
  • 4 Days $176
  • 5 Days $220

Methods of Payment

Future Scholars Preschool accepts cash, personal checks, or money orders. If a check is returned to the bank, the parent will be charged an additional service fee of $35.00. Future Scholars Preschool uses the Re-Submit Service for recovering bad checks. After two returned checks, no personal checks will be accepted. Cash, certified checks or money orders will be the only forms of payment allowed.

Policies

Termination Policy

Future Scholars Preschool has the right to terminate a child or family from the center if necessary.
The center leaves the discretion up to the directors for termination. The following reasons are included, but not limited to:

    • Lack of tuition payment
    • Lack of updated physical examination form in child’s folder
    • Lack of following through on Center Policies
    • F.S.P. operates with a healthy family trust and relationship. Lack of maintaining this professionalism can result in family termination.

Illness Policy

Mildly Ill Children

The child will be kept in a quiet, supervised area. Food, drink and rest will be available upon request (liquids given more often). Play material will be made available to the child and indoor activity will be minimal (close monitoring will take place).

Illness Plan

Staff members shall be knowledgeable about the symptoms of childhood illnesses and be responsible for observing the children for illness. Any child with symptoms of a short term contagious illness shall be placed in a designated area away from the rest of the children, with continued visual and auditory supervision by staff. The parent/guardian will be notified immediately to remove the child from the center.

School Snow Policy

Future Scholars Preschool follows the Tiverton public school schedule for snow conditions. In the event conditions have been labeled a state of emergency, the center will close for the safety of our children, their families, and our staff. In keeping with this policy, Future Scholars may opt to delay the opening of the center or close earlier in the afternoon, if we feel that conditions are not safe. All school closings, delays and updates, due to extreme weather conditions will be broadcast on local Rhode Island channels.

Center Guidelines

  • Tuition is due and payable on the first day of each week the child is enrolled in the school regardless of attendance, i.e. sick days, vacation, holidays and center closings.
  • Adding days will not be allowed unless your account is at a current balance.
  • Any tuition payment received after the last day of the week will result in a $10.00 late fee. After two weeks of non-payment, a conference will be requested and your child’s secured slot will be at risk.
  • After two checks returned from the bank for non-sufficient funds payment must be made by money order, bank check or cash.
  • A child may be suspended or terminated due to lack of tuition payment.
  • No reduction in tuition is made for illness, vacations, holidays, center closings or other withdrawals.
  • You are responsible for the days you have registered for.
  • Due to staffing and the number of children allowed per day, we cannot allow for make-up days or switching of scheduled days.

Parent – Teacher Relationship

Future Scholars Preschool has an “Open Door Policy” so parents are welcome to visit the center at any time without any prior scheduling.

Monthly newsletters are available to keep parents informed of the center’s activities and are available on our website or at the front desk.

Parent conferences are also available upon request, and for your convenience, evening conferences may be scheduled.

Meals & Nutrition

Meals Overview

Diet is an important part of child’s development. Future Scholars Preschool Inc. serves two (2) nutritional snacks; a mid-morning snack and a mid-afternoon snack that is included in the tuition. We also serve a cold breakfast which includes cereal and whole milk for those children who arrive early. Breakfast is served between 7:00-8:00AM and the fee is $2.00.

Lunch time begins at 12:00 noon and ends approximately at 12:30pm. The children are required to bring their own lunch. In order to maintain a healthy diet, please have children bring a nutritious lunch and drink, and please do not allow them to bring candy, gums or an excessive amount of sweets to school. Please send drinks in sealed containers only: i/e juice boxes, juice pouches, milk boxes.

If food is prepared at home and sent to school in a microwavable container we are able to re-heat. Please no glass containers. Again, if there are any dietary requirements, allergies, etc., please note on the Pre-Admission History of Child form.

  • The Center supplies a nutritional breakfast of toast, cereal, and milk from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. upon request for a $2.00 charge.
  • An array of nutritional snacks cereal mix, craisins, veggies & dip, corn chips or pita bread and hummus and/or salsa & veggie sticks are served in the morning and the afternoon.

Suggested Meals

The following is a list of suggested meals children can bring in their own lunch.

Cold
  • Sandwiches
  • Carrot & Celery Sticks
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit
  • Hummus
  • Bagels
  • Sun butter & jelly
  • Salad
  • Apple Sauce
  • Jell-o
  • Pudding
  • Raisins
  • Rice cakes
  • Smoothies
  • Go-gurt
Hot
  • Soup
  • Stew
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Pizza
  • Fish Sticks
  • Pancakes

Serving Schedule

  • Breakfast: 7-8am
  • Lunch: 12pm
  • Snacks: 10am & 2pm

In order to maintain a healthy diet, please do not allow children to bring candy, gum, or an excessive amount of sweets to school.