Are Pineview Preschools Licensed and Inspected?

We are licensed and inspected by the Florida Department of Children and Families meeting or exceeding their ratios, class sizes, staff qualifications, safety, and cleanliness requirements. The local Fire Department also inspects equipment and ongoing safety measures.

What are your operating hours?

We are open Monday – Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Morning care is free to all of our students starting at 7 a.m. and we offer aftercare programs until 6 p.m. Program schedules vary per location.

What programs do you offer?

We offer infant (starting at 8 weeks), toddler and preschool programs. We also offer summer camp and enrichment programs. School Readiness and VPK programs may not be offered at all locations.

What forms do I need to register my child?

You will need to ask your child’s pediatrician for his/her current immunization and physical forms. You will need to complete the registration packet provided by the school and pay the registration fee. The annual registration fee includes materials and supplies for the school year.

Do the students wear uniforms?

Yes, uniforms are mandatory at Pineview for children ages 1-5. Uniforms are available for purchase in the school office. Children enrolled in the full day program will need nap linens, which are also available for purchase in the school office.

Do you have other components that enhance your curriculum?

Yes, we use a character-building curriculum including monthly life skills; computers, smart boards and iPads in the preschool classrooms; a Spanish immersion program; sensory experiences and gardening for outdoor science activities.

What enrichment programs and activities do you offer?

Our enrichment programs vary at each location. The following are some of the programs offered: dance, piano, soccer and karate. These activities take place each afternoon on campus for full day students.

What methods of discipline do you use at Pineview?

Teachers redirect children and encourage children to find a solution to the problem within the appropriate developmental expectations of each child. This problem-solving approach helps develop social skills and become more aware of the impact of their actions on others.

How do I find out how my child is progressing in school?

Our infant and toddler parents receive a daily report that informs them of their child’s feedings, diaper changes, mealtimes and naptime. All students receive quarterly progress reports and parents attend three formal parent-teacher conferences throughout the school year. Each classroom has a private webpage where teachers document activities by posting pictures of the children’s activities. In addition, parents are always welcome to speak to the teacher or director if there are any concerns.

Do your teachers help with potty training?

Absolutely, toilet training is a big part of our two-year-old program as we teach independence and self-help skills. In order to achieve potty training, parents must also continue daily potty training at home. All efforts by children are positively acknowledged with praise and encouragement.

Are children expected to nap in your program?

Although children are not required to nap in our program, we encourage them to use that scheduled time to rest. Children will rest on age-appropriate cots using their nap linens, while teachers play soft music or read a story. Half-day students will depart before nap/rest time.

What is your sick policy?

It is in the best interest of our students, as well as our staff, to stay home if they are sick, not feeling well or lethargic. Children who come to school sick are not permitted to stay. In the event that a child becomes sick while at school, parents are notified and expected to pick-up their child immediately. A note from the child’s physician will be required to return to school. However, a child who is sent home with fever of 101 Degrees Fahrenheit or higher, will not be permitted to return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours in order to ensure the well-being of the rest of the children in the class. Upon enrollment, parents will receive a parent handbook with specific guidelines regarding our sick policy.

Do you administer medication at school?

Yes, a doctor’s note from the child’s physician is required, along with a signed authorization form by the parent if it is necessary for the child to receive medication during school hours. However, we will not administer certain over-the-counter medications, such as fever suppressants and other drugs that may have potentially adverse effects on the child.

What happens if my child gets hurt at school?

In the event that a child has an accident, a qualified staff trained and certified in First Aid and CPR will administer the appropriate treatment. We will notify parents immediately about the accident and they will receive an incident report at the end of the day. For minor bumps, parents will receive an incident report at the end of the day. In the event of a serious injury, the school will contact the Fire and Rescue Department for necessary treatment.

What type of security and emergency procedures does Pineview have in place?

  • A digital code entry system to gain access to building
  • Closed-circuit security cameras are in place throughout the campus and parking lot routinely monitored by our administration
  • Secure fence around school perimeter
  • Fire alarm in place and monthly fire drills to instruct children with proper procedures in the event of an emergency situation
  • Locks down drills are done periodically for the safety of the children.

How can I become involved at Pineview?

At Pineview, we encourage parent involvement, because we believe in forming strong partnerships with our parents and families to ensure the success of our students’ learning experiences. We invite parents to spend time in the classroom, volunteering during special events such as book fairs, fundraisers, and charitable events or simply reading a story to the children. Room parents coordinate volunteers and support the classroom teacher during special events.

Are meals provided at Pineview?

We cater our meals including morning snack, lunch and afternoon snacks. Parents have the option of purchasing catered meals or providing meals and beverages for their children.

What is the peanut policy at the school?

Yes, Pineview is Peanut Aware! Therefore, we ask parents not to send any foods containing nut/peanut products. This includes: peanuts, peanut butter, walnuts, peanut oils, pecans, almonds, pistachios, macadamia, etc. Many food packages state, “They are processed in a facility that processes peanuts.” We ask that parents not bring those food packages.

What time should I bring my child to school?

Pineview opens at 7 a.m. for those parents who need early drop off. To take full advantage of our learning activities, we recommend that you have your child at school no later than 9:00 a.m. each day. We serve morning snack before 9am. Please check with your school for a mealtime schedule.

What if I arrive late to pick up my child?

Pineview closes at 6:00 p.m. If you know you will arrive late to pick-up your child, please notify the school as soon as possible. Late pick-up fees will apply.

Please contact one of our schools to schedule a personal tour. We look forward to your visit.