Children enrolled in Pre-School Minds are expected to maintain regular attendance. School starts promptly at 8am and dismisses at 6pm sharp. Therefore, all children should be in class no later than 8am. No parents are allowed in the classroom after 8:30 a.m. No exceptions. If your child is absent, please call the office at (718)284-9392 to notify school personnel of the reason for his/her absence. A written excuse is required to verify absences longer than 3 days. This written verification is to be provided for each day your child is absent from school. Excessive unexcused absenteeism may result in your child being dismissed from the program.
Sign-In & Sign-Out
It is mandatory that you sign your child in/out of the program each day using. Our staff assumes responsibility for your child once they are signed into the program and walked to the child’s teachers. Parents must bring children all the way into their classrooms and acknowledge a staff member upon arrival and pickup.
Authorization to Release Child
Your child must be picked up by an adult who is at least 18 years old and listed on your emergency card. Only those individuals listed as authorized pick-ups are allowed to pick up your child (this person may be asked to show ID.) In order for your child to be released to a person other than parent/legal guardian or authorized pick-up, permission must be given to the office in writing. Verbal permission is not enough but, we can accept e-mails.
A late pick-up fee will be assessed for any child who has not left PSMDCC after 6:00 pm. between 6:00 and 6:15 pm, $1.00 per minute per child will be assessed. At 6:16 PM, it will increase to $1.50 per minute per child and will continue to accrue until that child is picked up. Parents, if you are unable to pick up your child at these allotted times, please call the office ahead of time. Please note at 5:45pm we will begin calling the parent(s) of children who are still in school to notify them that pick up time is arriving.
The center is closed for the following holidays:
Registration now Open for 2017 – 2018
At Pre-School Minds we strive to provide a clean, safe and educational environment for young children.