Preschool Quick Facts

  • The FPDS preschool was founded upon developing a child spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically through both small and large group learning opportunities.
  • Children must be three or four years of age by September 1 and potty-trained.
  • The preschool offers K3 and K4 five-day a week classes only and maintains the same calendar schedule as FPDS.
  • K3 and K4 runs 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with drop-in Crusader Circle (preschool’s own after-school program) available until 6 p.m.  
  • The Under the Oaks summer program is open in June and July for rising K4 and K5 students. (Students must have attended FPDS one year prior to enrolling.)
  • The cost of Crusader Circle from 12:15 to 6 p.m. is $4.75/ hour. Parents are only charged for the time that their child spends on campus and are billed at the end of each month.
  • K3 and K4 students are not assessed prior to entering FPDS.
  • K3 students focus on developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, concentrating on a letter sound each week. K4 curriculum includes SuperKids Happily Ever After and developmentally appropriate math. Science and social studies topics are woven throughout for all ages.
  • Bible stories, characters, and concepts are taught daily. Special subjects such as movement, Bricks for Kids, and TOTS are included during weekly class time.
  • FPDS believes in a balanced approach to technology. We view technology as a tool to learning and as an important resource in helping students collaborate and create. However, we also believe that holding a book in your hands and turning the pages is essential to the learning process. Therefore, FPDS reinforces the skills preschoolers are learning with an appropriate amount of technology.
  • For children staying for Crusader Circle, a hot lunch is available for purchase and delivered to the classrooms from the cafeteria. Lunch may also be brought from home. FPDS provides a morning and late-afternoon snack.
  • Students are required to wear uniforms.
  • A variety of after-school, extra-curricular activities are offered to preschool age students.
  • Students and their parents will be invited to a Welcome Party in the spring prior to the first day of school.