FishCreek Kids Academy FAQ
Is FishCreek Kids Academy open year-round?
We are open every week during the year except for the last calendar week of the year (usually December 25th through the 1st of January). We also provide all-day camp activities during the school year for school-aged children. We observe the following school holidays: Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and the Thursday and Friday of the Thanksgiving week.
What is your age limit for child care?
We are licensed from 6 weeks through 12 years of age.
What materials are provided by FishCreek Kid Academy?
All materials are provided by the school except for infant formula, diapers and nap pillows/blankets.
How do you ensure the safety of students at your Academy?
There are several Emergency Procedures and Protocols in place that each employee is required to follow. We perform staff trainings regularly and have drills monthly.
Is transportation included for before and after-school programs?
Transportation is provided for both our before and after-school programs. The bus drivers are also our teachers who know all the students. Formal training and re-certification are every two years.
Can I schedule a tour of FishCreek Kids Academy?
We have an open-door policy. You can call to schedule a tour, or stop by anytime. The best time to see the school in full operation is from 9am-11am and after 2:30 in the afternoon.
How do I enroll in your programs?
To enroll in our programs please call or fill out your information on our wait list and we will contact you via e-mail or phone within a few days.
What is the payment schedule of your programs (i.e. monthly, weekly, etc.?)
With our Tuition Express program, you can have your bank account automatically drafted or credit card charged weekly or on the schedule of your choosing. We also take cash, checks and point of service credit/debit payments.
How will we be notified of school delays or cancellations?
We follow the Magnolia ISD school weather-related closures and their closures or delayed openings are posted on their website. We also post closures and/or delays on our website and Facebook page. A parent calendar is posted in the lobby and copies are available at the front desk and on PDF for scheduled activities and closures.
What should I do if my child has severe allergies to foods like peanuts, soy, tree nuts, wheat, etc.?
We are a peanut free school. If your child has any other allergies they will be posted in their classroom and in the Café. Our Cook will provide a substitute meal when appropriate if requested. You have the option to bring in any meals and snacks. Our menus are posted on the kitchen door, in the lobby, and in the Café.
What are some ways I can be involved in my child’s learning experience?
We provide Parent engagement events every month that gives you and your child a chance to interact at school. We also encourage families to participate in Homework, Monthly Scholastic Book Flyers, Parent Conferences, and Holiday Events.
What is the educational philosophy of your school?
Our educational philosophy and approach to early child development are unique. Our holistic learning program emphasizes and promotes a love of learning, physical activity, healthy habits, social skills and community involvement through teaching styles that meet every age group’s needs.
How will I be notified of my child’s progress in class?
We provide daily and weekly feedback to parents at pick up and have implemented a formal, and structured assessment process each school year in September, December, and May. Each child is assessed on a variety of age-appropriate developmental and academic skills after which we encourage parent feedback and individual conferences upon request.
How does the school and/or teachers handle discipline?
Discipline and structure are very important in the early years of a child’s development and the education initiative at our school. Proactively, we have a very structured day and diverse curriculum and we feel that helps every child feel safe and secure. We take our responsibility to teach respect for one another and adults very seriously. We recognize that every child is different, so we use various techniques that work at different times and for different children such as re-direction, teacher shadowing, room helper duties and reward programs to give each child an equal chance to be “their best.” At FishCreek, follow behavioral chart systems that are monitored and signed by parents weekly. Collaboration between parents are encouraged. Additionally, teachers will use timeout, (1 minute per age), when appropriate and effective. Lastly, we encourage parent involvement with conferences, daily updates, and behavior modification logs.
Are there any other expenses I will need to cover aside form tuition?
There is an annual supply/curriculum fee of $130 every September 1st and pro-rated by start date.
Do you accept financial aid (NCI) or offer discounted pricing?
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not accept NCI financial aid. We do offer a 5% discount on the first child to teachers, first responders, military and veteran families. In addition, we offer a 10% discount to all families for additional children.