Frequently Asked Questions
We are committed to providing a healthy environment; promoted through hand washing, rest time, and washing toys and tables. However, children will get sick. Therefore, children need to remain at home if any of the following are present:
Covid, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, severe coughing, pink eye, head lice, chicken pox, or any other contagious disease. Children need to be symptom-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Children with infectious disease shall be excluded from school. In the event that your child should become sick or injured at school, you will be notified to pick up your child. The sick child will be kept in a quiet, isolated area until the parent or emergency contact person arrives. It is to the benefit of all children that a sick child is kept at home. A recovering child is more susceptible to illness if appropriate rest and care are not provided.
Family Visits/Parental Access
Families are welcome to visit the program. Please contact the preschool teacher to arrange visits. Please sign in at the front desk and get a visitor’s pass.
Evergreen Academy Preschool is permitted to dispense medications with parent/guardian authorization. If a child needs medication the parent must fill out a medication consent form (available from the office). All medications, including inhalers, sunscreens, over the counter drugs, and prescription drugs, should be furnished by the parent/guardian in the original container and labeled with the child’s first and last name, date, name of medication, dose, time to be taken, and date to be discontinued. Any medications given will be logged in on a chart with the child’s name, time, date, dose, and signature of the staff person who administered the medication.
Staff members will use communication, redirection, role-modeling appropriate behavior, and problem solving techniques when helping a child deal with conflict. Each child will be met at their specific stage of learning in regards to their emotional and social development. A child may be redirected to independent play until they are ready to rejoin their classmates in an appropriate manner. Parents will be notified if a child is endangering the health and safety of him/herself and others. If the child continues to engage in harmful behavior, parents will be asked to meet with staff to formulate a behavior plan. Children may be dismissed or suspended from the program with no warning for major infractions where the safety of the staff or other children is compromised such as violence.
Potty Training Policy
Children enrolled in our preschool classes, 3-5 year old room, must be potty trained before attending preschool. Children must be wearing underwear with very few accidents. A child having accidents daily would not be considered to be potty trained and wearing Pull-Ups is also not an indicator of being potty trained. Why do children need to be potty trained before attending Evergreen Academy Preschool? The Arizona Department of Health has strict standards for changing and disposing of wet or soiled diapers and our 3-5 classrooms are not licensed or equipped for diaper changing. Of course, even potty trained children will have an occasional accident. “Accidents” are considered to be incidents that are infrequent and unusual. Our preschool staff members offer many opportunities throughout the day for the students to use the bathroom and will assist if necessary but children should be able to use the toilet independently.
Evergreen Academy Preschool does not currently provide daily snacks for children enrolled. All lunches and snacks will need to be provided by the family each day the child is in attendance and any special snacks requested by the child. Students will be required to have at least 2 healthy snacks a day and a healthy lunch. If your child is at the center between the hours of 6:00 am-6:00 pm they will need to have 2 healthy options for snacks, and a healthy lunch provided to them.
Accident and Emergency Procedures
In the case of a minor injury, such as a scraped knee, splinter, or nosebleed, the child will be treated in accordance with First Aid procedures. In the case of an emergency, parents or emergency contact persons will be notified immediately and authorized medical attention will be given. Information regarding any allergies, medical conditions or special needs must be listed on the child’s enrollment form.
Application of pesticides may be done on the Evergreen Academy Preschool premises as necessary to control pests. Written notification will be posted at least 48 hours prior to pesticide application.
As required by law, fire drills will be conducted no less than once every thirty days. Emergency evacuation plans are posted in each child’s classroom.
At this time Evergreen Academy Preschool will not participate in any field trips. Instead, Evergreen Academy will bring fun, exciting, and educational activities to the preschool.
At this time Evergreen Academy Preschool will not provide transportation to any student other than their own family.
Inspection Report Policy
Inspection reports are available in the Evergreen Academy Preschool office.
Special Needs Screening
Who: Parents who are concerned about their child’s development in speech, language, cognitive, motor, adaptive or social skills.
To Qualify: Must reside in the Flagstaff Unified School District and be at least three years of age, but not have reached the required age for Kindergarten.
When: Screenings are conducted once each quarter.
How: Call the FUSD Preschool Evaluation Team at 928.773.4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org or for children under the age of 3 Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) at 928.779.1679 (Northland Rural Therapy Associates).