We operate during the school year; September through May, and in the summer; June and July. During the school year children may attend Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday, or Monday through Thursday. Kindergarten kids must attend all four days. In the Summer we operate Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
INCLEMENT WEATHERDuring the school year NSCP follows the same calendar as Weatherford ISD for all holidays, closings and late openings. In cases of bad weather, go to the NSCP Facebook page. We will also send out a Remind about closings/delays. If the Weatherford Public Schools are closed, we will also be closed. If WISD has a 2 hour delayed start, NSCP will open at 10:30am. Children will go outside to play if the temperature and wind chill are above 50 degrees so please dress your child accordingly during colder months.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
Children must be dropped off at each classroom door. Please do not enter the classroom when dropping off children or linger at the doorways to talk to teachers. If a teacher conference is needed call the office to schedule an appropriate time to meet.
We also ask that you not talk on your cell phone while dropping off or picking up your child. Often the teachers need to communicate with you at these times and this is difficult if you are talking on your phone.
Drop off time is 9:00 a.m. and class starts immediately. The main doors will be locked at 9:15 a.m. For access after 9:15 a.m., press the NSCP button on the phone at the red desk to enter. Anyone entering after 9:15 will be considered tardy and must sign in at the office before taking your child to the classroom. Children arriving late may be asked to remain in the office and the teacher or director will take them to class to avoid distractions.
Many of the classes have free play or center time at the beginning of the day and while it seems like this time can be easily skipped, it is very important for children to interact with each other. They learn and practice social and communication skills that cannot be taught.
Late arrivals also can cause distractions when the class has already begun and children can feel left out having missed activities.
In the afternoons, our doors will be unlocked at 2:00 p.m. Pick-up time is between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Unless necessary, please do not pick up children early as this will interfere with classroom activities. If early pick up is necessary, please call in advance.
RELEASE OF CHILDREN
Parents must sign their children in each morning and sign them out each afternoon. No child will be released to anyone other than a parent/guardian or persons listed on your child's information sheet unless the Director is contacted by a parent/guardian.
Picture identification will be requested if anyone other than the parent/guardian picks up the child. I.D. will be requested from all persons picking up children until the teacher/sub is familiar with them. If the scheduled pick-up person for a particular day changes please call the NSCP office.
ABSENCESPlease inform the office at 817-596-9808 if your child is going to be absent for the day. We occasionally have drop-ins and it is important that we know how many (if any) spots we have available.
All parties will be held in the classroom and will be for children only. Parents are asked not to attend since this often causes disruption and distraction for the kids. Our schedule allows for Monday/Wednesday kids to have two parties, Tuesday/Thursday kids to have two parties, and all kids to have a Christmas party.
All food brought for a classroom party must be store bought with ingredient labels attached. This is to protect those that have food allergies.
The schedule for classroom parties is as follows:
Wednesday, October 31 – Fall Party
Thursday, November 15 – Thanksgiving Feast
Wednesday and Thursday, December 19 and 20 – Christmas Parties
Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Party
Wednesday, April 17 – Easter Party
For a printable copy of our complete Parent Handbook including policies and procedures, click here. This information is also available on the menu to the left.