Common preschool policies and procedures include guidelines for communication with parents and families, steps to complete the enrollment process, forms of payment and late fees assessed, and guidelines for arrivals and departures. Some preschools assess the family additional fees for not picking up children by the designated time and require all children to be signed in and out with adults showing a form of identification.
Preschools may also establish policies that mandate families to pay for days when their children are absent or are allotted a certain number of no-pay vacation days throughout the year. Parents may also be required to sign a contract noting the amount of tuition, due dates, and late fee or bounced check policies.
Many preschools also create policies restricting children from bringing valuables or personal belongings to the center to prevent potential theft and eliminate problems that could arise when children do not share their toys. Preschools commonly institute a policy that states the facility is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Preschool policies and procedures may also cover items parents and families are required to supply for the child, such as formula, diapers, extra sets of clothing, socks and shoes designated for play times.