Welcome to Strawberry Fields Prep School!!


Welcome to your child’s first classroom!  We provide your child with a first-class early childhood education.  We focus on children from the time they are walking to 6 years old.  Our classroom maximum in the toddler classes are 7 (seven) children and our maximum in our 3-6 year old classrooms is twelve (12) students, with most classes not exceeding (10) students.

Put your child’s future first!  
We encourage you to come in for a tour and see what we have to offer 
in terms of facilities and curriculum.


Our Early Childhood Prep School focuses on problem solving, decision making and self-help, while promoting interpersonal communications.  These are key elements which contribute to the child’s development, self esteem, and confidence.  Do you want your child to attend a preschool that focuses on life-long, authentic learning that stays with him/her forever?

Below you will find our online Parent Handbook!

Curriculum

Strawberry Fields uses the Randi Writes Curriculum!  Our methods are exemplified in the activities we do with our students.  What a joy it is to see children learn to read when they are just three years old!  We would love to have your child join this exciting process.  We will have two parent-teacher conferences per year.  One will be in the Fall and one will be in the Spring.

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Our activities are in the fields of:
  • Reading Phonetics (Learning the keys of reading through letter recognition/letter sounds)
  • Reading Comprehension (Acting out stories to improve retention)
  • Math (Working with manipulatives to gain number sense and mathematical concepts)
  • Science (Going to the science lab and conducting age appropriate science experiments)
  • Social Studies (Learning all about ourselves and the world we live in through projects)
  • Music (Learning about, and even creating, personal instruments and singing in a choir loft)
  • Outdoor Play (Playing freely in one of our two playgrounds)
  • Art (Painting, gluing, and coloring their way to an appreciation of art concepts and famous  artists)

We like kids to learn by doing things themselves and provide them with an endless amount of enthusiasm as well as tools with which to explore. Strawberry Fields is filled with books, games, musical instruments, toys, and computers.  All of this is awaiting your child!

 We also conduct four performances each school year!  
Our Christmas program is always fantastic!  Every child in the school participates as we are singing and acting as we learn the true meaning of Christmas!   
 The other performances are for our Upper Rotation. They are Live Museum, Easter Concert, and Graduation. All of the graduates have the opportunity to show off their knowledge and talents as they move on to the next step in their education!!  It is a blessing to see all they have learned as they walk across the stage in the graduation caps and gowns.  

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 Contact the Director
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Randi or Mrs. Jessica!

Randi - randi@twa.net    281-549-6500
Jessica - jessica@strawberryprep.org    281-549-6500   
School Cell Phone: 832-444-7776
Discipline

Strawberry Fields uses positive reinforcement as the primary way to promote desired behavior.  Each day students wear a red bracelet and earn stars throughout the day.  These stars then act as "money" as they go shopping in the STAR STORE every afternoon.  Based on the number of stars earned,this determines what may be purchased.  Tangible items, as well as privileges, may be purchased by the students.  Our STAR STORE is graciously replenished by the small toys that our parents so diligently donate.  What a great way to  recycle all those Happy Meal toys!

We also send home a Daily Doings Report (for the younger students) so parents can see all of the great accomplishments their child has had throughout the day.  

Tuition

Strawberry Fields is not a "daycare."  We are an Early Childhood Prepatory School.  We do offer Extended Care as a convenience for those parents who need care for their child beyond the school hours.  Since we are a school, consistent and frequent attendance is paramount to the success of students.  Tuition is required even if your child does not attend, unless there are extenuating circumstances that are communicated with us in advance.  After 6 months, each student earns one (1) free week of vacation time in which the child does not have to pay when the child is out.  This is customary across the industry, as we still need to make payroll for our fabulous teachers who are here even when your child is not!  :)

We offer 3-Day and 5-Day programs.  

We highly encourage 4 year olds to attend the 5-Day program 
due to preparation for entering Kindergarten.

Full Time Student Tuition
Monday-Friday 
Drop-off can be as early as 8:30 am and pick-up can be as late as 4:15 pm.
$155 per week
Lunch Fee: $15 a week
or Pizza Friday only: $20 a month

Part Time Student Tuition
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 
Drop-off can be as early as 8:30 am and pick-up can be as late as 4:15 pm.
$115 per week
Lunch Fee: $9 a week
or Pizza Friday only: $20​

Baby & Toddler Room
For our youngest learners we offer 3 different programs!
Lunch is included in tuition.

Full Time
Monday-Friday 
Drop-off can be as early as 8:30 am and pick-up can be as late as 4:15 pm.
$180 per week

Part Time Student Tuition - 3 Day Program
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Drop-off can be as early as 8:30 am and pick-up can be as late as 4:15 pm.
$145 per week

Part Time Student Tuition - 2 Day Program
Tuesday/Thursday 
Drop-off can be as early as 8:30 am and pick-up can be as late as 4:15 pm.
$115 per week

Extended Care
You may select from one or both of the options below if you need Extended Care.
This option can be used only on the weeks when it is needed.

Mornings
Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 8:30 am
$15 per week

Afternoons
Monday-Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$15 per week


Volunteering Opportunities
Should you like to volunteer at Strawberry Fields of Learning, please see our Calendar of Events for dates. Also if you have a special talent that can benefit and educate our children please let us know, we would love for you to share with us.

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Qualifications

Qualifications for enrollment are: 
Children who are walking - to six (6) years old
Completed Application for Enrollment
Completed Registration Form
Completed Certificate of Immunization Status
Completed Consent for Medical Treatment Form

We do not discriminate in employment practices or client services because of creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age or any other status protected by law. 


Probationary Period
There will be a probationary period of thirty (30) days for each child/parent and for the prep school providers to ascertain whether the child fits into the program. Parents will be notified if their child is not adjusting. Every attempt will be made to resolve the problem.  This is very rarely instututed; however, cases where we will utilize this option would be in events of extreme biting, hitting, or any other repetitive action that is harmful to other students.  Our students are very kind and thoroughly enjoy learning.  We feel an obligation to protect that!!!


Dressing for Success & Participation

At Strawberry Fields of Learning we stress self-help skills. Dress your child in clothes that they can easily manage by themselves. We dress for safety and sun protection. We have many activities that include painting, gluing, coloring and outdoor play, so always dress your child appropriately. Save the beautiful clothes and shoes for going out and special occasions. Please make certain their clothing makes trips to the bathroom easy. Complicated fasteners, suspenders, and too many buttons may cause frustration and accidents. If parents and caregivers reinforce this requirement consistently, this helps children more easily comply. Keep it simple.

Dressing Your Child for a Day at Strawberry Fields of Learning
Dress them in anything that is comfortable.
Label their coats with the child's name
Dresses may be worn only with leggings or pants underneath
No strapless shirts are allowed

Please provide at least one (1) change of clothes including socks and undergarments in a bag or backpack. 

Shoes

Most children would rather run than walk. Wearing appropriate shoes at the Strawberry Fields of Learning is extremely important. Good shoes provide support, but more importantly, prevent accidents. Therefore, tennis shoes, or other rubber-soled shoes, are required. No exceptions. For safety reasons, if your child cannot tie shoes, Velcro fasteners really help out! 

Toilet Training 

Children who are not trained are admitted to Strawberry Fields of 
Learning. We are very proficient at providing an atmosphere that promotes potty training.  By getting into a routine, providing hourly attempts at potty training, having encouraging teachers, and by making it "popular" to potty train, we have a very high success rate!

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A Day in the Life….
Typical Schedule at Strawberry Fields of Learning!
6:30-9:00 Opening Activities 
(Breakfast, Station Rotation, Reading Theater, Library)
9:00-9:15 Pump You Up Pep Rally
9:15-9:30 Restroom Break *
9:30-9:45 Community Circle - Reading Comprehension (own classrooms)
9:45-10:00 Math (classrooms or Station Rotations)
10:00-10:15 Snack (with math emphasis)
10:15-10:30 Reading (classroom or Library)
10:30-10:45 Station Rotations
10:45-12:00 Dining in The Realistic Restaurant
12:00-12:15 Restroom Break *
12:15-2:00 Nap Time (Rest and Relaxation)
2:00-2:15 Gymnasium or Outdoor Play
2:15-2:30 Amazing Art (curriculum driven & free art)
2:30-2:45 Music Mania (1/2 of class)
2:45-3:00 Snack (with writing emphasis)
3:00-3:15 Social Studies
3:15-3:30 Full Circle Student Teaching with a Friend/Writing
3:30-3:45 Sensational Science (1/2 of class)
3:45-4:15-Parent Pick Up-Station Rotation (10 minute segments) 
Restrooms are available at all times, these are simply the scheduled breaks.

Free Play Time
The children have a choice of age-appropriate activities and toys. 
Circle Time
We read stories, perform plays, sing songs, play or listen to music, have puppet shows, do stories on the flannel board and participate in seasonal activities.

Animals

Strawberry Fields of Learning does have animals in our science lab for your child to enjoy! They are:

Lion-head rabbit
Leopard gecko
African claw frog
Beta fish
Corn snake
Tarantula
Fire-belly toad
Blue Crayfish
Fish

Children do not handle the animals, other than the rabbit. All animals are in fully enclosed cages.

Nap Time

Texas State law requires children under five (5) years old have a rest time provided. We require that this time period be uninterrupted to ensure quiet time for all children in our care.  Napping mats are provided by Strawberry Fields of Learning.  Each child will be assigned his/her own numbered mat,  This will help to insure that children are not sharing napping mats.

Dining 

Breakfast

We provide a light breakfast (individually prepackaged) for every child; however, you may bring food until 8:30 am. Please bring items that are easy to clean up and that your child can eat without assistance. After this time, we are cleaning up and preparing projects for our school day.

Lunch

Strawberry Fields of Learning serves a hot lunch every day consisting of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats, pasta, and more.  Pomodoro's caters all of our meals and snacks.  

Snacks

We use snack time to teach children good nutrition, emphasizing fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It's also a good time to introduce new and unfamiliar foods (fruits/vegetables are offered each day at snack time). Our policy is that students don't have to eat anything they don't like, but we encourage them to give new foods a try. We also use this time to teach mathematical and reading/writing concepts in a fun way!


Special Occasion Foods

Parents may wish to provide special birthday treats. In keeping with our nutritional policy, please send fruit trays, veggie trays, yogurt, or homemade cupcakes (which contain ABSOLUTELY NO PEANUTS OR TREE NUTS). 
Illness

Children must be kept home if they exhibit any signs of fever, diarrhea, or have communicable diseases or viruses. Any child who becomes ill at Strawberry Fields of Learning will be isolated and parents informed to come and pick up their child as soon as possible. For the benefit of your child and others, please be sure your child has recovered completely before returning to the  prep school. 
For fevers, a minimum of 24 hours is required to ensure the health of your child as well as the other children in the prep school.

Medication
We encourage all medications to be administered at home when at all possible.  Morning and evening doses are REQUIRED to be administered at home.  Strawberry Fields of Learning will only administer the mid-day dose.  This will be done between 11:00 and 12:00 noon.  Parental consent is required per Texas Administrative Code for any prescription or non-prescription medications.  Non-prescription medicines include antihistamines, non-aspirin fever reducers/pain relievers, non-narcotic cough suppressants, decongestants, anti-itching ointments, diaper ointments and sun screen. These non-prescription medications shall be dispensed only from an original container with dosage information, duration and method of administration specified on the manufacturer's label for the age or weight of the child.  Please do not leave any medications in backpacks.

Prescription medications must be brought into the Strawberry Fields of Learning in the original container with all of the specific administering information provided.

Security

Access to Your Child
Parents or guardians have full access to their child and their records during school hours. You must advise us in advance if someone else is to pick up your child.  Please DO NOT give your personal code to someone who is only picking up your child on a one-time basis.
We also have video-taped surveillance throughout all student rooms.  If you want to check on your child, please feel free to stop by and watch your child from the Director’s office video monitor.  Of course, you may take your child home at any point during the day, but sometimes you may want to see your child’s progress during the day, without letting him/her know that you are in the building.  Please feel free to stop by and we will be happy to show you how well your child is doing!

Administrative Notices

Contact Licensing
Please feel free to look at the purple bulletin board by Casey's desk to view our latest state accreditations. 
This can also be viewed online at: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
Licensing can be contacted at 409-766-5924, or at the website above.

Gang Free Zone
Strawberry Fields of Learning is a gang free zone, that within 1000 ft. criminal offenses face harsher penalties under the penal code.

Breastfeeding
Strawberry Fields of Learning is a breastfeeding friendly zone, as you also have the right to breastfeed. Should you require the time/space to nurse your child, please ask and we will make a private space available for you.

State Minimum Standards
The minimum standards are available for review at the front desk, next to the tuition box. The most current Inspection Report is posted on the bulletin board with purple border.

Preventing & Reporting Child Abuse:
A. Our employees will complete at least 1 hour of annual training in child abuse/neglect focusing on prevention, recognition, and reporting child abuse.

B. We will increase your awareness and the awareness of our employees on issues regarding child abuse and neglect by routinely sharing information on the types of abuse and neglect, causes of abuse and neglect, the warning signs of abuse and neglect and other related information. 

C. Primary methods of prevention will include the general distribution of information related to child abuse, including how to recognize and report abuse and what resources are available for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse.

D. We will utilize strategies to coordinate with community organizations who offer services for high risk families.

E. You must take action if you are aware of abuse or neglect:
  a. 1-800-252-5400
  b. www.txabusehotline.org

Staff Vaccinations
There are no vaccine requirements for employees at our childcare center.

Medical Emergency
In the event of an emergency, we would assess the child's condition, reassure them that we are trained and can help. If necessary, we would activate the Emergency Medical System (911). We would then administer appropriate treatment as needed. Parents will be notified as soon as possible. If parents cannot be reached, we will contact the doctor listed on your Medical Release form.

Vision and Hearing Screenings
Please bring in current vision and hearing screenings for your children ages 4 and up.

Parental Communication
There are a multitude of methods we use for communication. We utilize the following:
Door announcements, Physical letters in mailboxes, Extras on the Crayon wall, Emails, and Text. Please sign up for the texting program, if you have not already done so.

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Overview
Children naturally love to learn. Our school encourages learning and understanding on many levels. First, we want to instill in children self-awareness and self-esteem - a feeling there are no limits to their possibilities. Having children of various ages and abilities teaches social skills, cooperation, and caring for others. It's important to develop their independence. They learn to make decisions, control their behavior, and do things for themselves, such as putting away toys, going to the bathroom, and choosing activities -- all of which instill independence and responsibility. We learn about caring for our planet and respecting its creatures. 

Strawberry Fields of Learning kids are interested in exploring their world and they are sponges for new knowledge.  Most of all, we love to watch them develop their own sense of humor and express their creativity and imagination through their art, music, and play. Seeing them grow and develop the skills and abilities that will move them forward is the best part of a challenging and very rewarding career of working with children.

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 281-549-6500

 902 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah, TX 77565


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Strawberry Fields of Learning
an Early Childhood Prep School
Director Randi Whitney
902 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah, TX 77565  281-549-6500