Children are grouped according to their age as of September 30. This is the same cut‑off date used by Lafayette Parish Public Schools. Our children are therefore grouped as follows:
Infants Ages 6 weeks ‑ 12 months
Toddlers Age 1 by Sept. 30
Gloworms Age 2 by Sept. 30
Cadets Age 3 by Sept. 30
Swallowtails Age 4 by Sept. 30
Juniors Grades K ‑ 1
Seniors Grades 2 ‑ 3
Monarchs Grades 4 and up
Because our goal is to maintain continuity of care, our children usually remain with their group until the entire group moves up together in mid‑August. Infants are the exception. When space in a Toddler group exists, we try to move them up as soon as possible after they turn one.
Bottles must be brought full prepared to give. All bottles must be covered with a nipple cover. Both bottle and nipple cover must be fully labeled with the child’s name. We will not give a child a bottle to which medicine has been added.
There is no dress code. But there are a few clothing guidelines. Children are asked to come to school in play clothes, so that they can enjoy the messy play that’s found in a quality preschool. Girls over age 3 are asked to wear shorts or bloomers under dresses. All children are asked to wear non‑skid solid shoes–no open toes, no open heels. This means no slippery boots or moccasins, no flip flops, no sandals, no crocs, slides, mules, etc.
We prefer to use redirection as a first choice. When a child’s behavior calls for a follow‑up action, we’d rather use a logical consequence than a punishment–a consequence that fits the behavior and changes a child’s future behavior. A child that refuses to obey would simply cease play until they comply.
Parents may bring their child as early at 6:30 am when we open. The formal learning program begins at 8 am. We do ask that all children routinely arrive by 9:00 or call if they will be late.
All preschool children need a small blanket and a change of clothes. Younger children need diapers and wet wipes. Infants need bottles and jar foods until they’re older enough for table foods.
No, children may not bring toys from home. However, books are always welcome.
No. Licensing requires a USDA menu be prepared in a kitchen inspected by the health department. If we ask for holiday party treats, they must be store‑bought with the ingredients listed on the package.
We ask for a courtesy call when a child will be absent. However, we require that parents of school‑agers call us by 2:00 if their child will not be coming after school. Otherwise our buses will be delayed at the school until all children are accounted for.
Parents need to sign in using their full name and drop‑off time. They need to sign out the same way at the end of the day. Full name only – NO initials.
Parents may pick up their child anytime.
Only custodial parents and those adults (18 & up) listed on the Third Party List may pick up a child. All adults who pick up a child (including parents) must show their picture id.
No, names may only be added in person by a custodial parent.
The late pick‑up fee is $1/minute per child for any student that is picked after we close at 6 pm.
Parents will be called to pick up their child in a timely manner (usually within an hour).
Children must have one full well‑day before returning after an illness. This means they must be symptom‑free for 24 hours without taking any medicines for fever, diarrhea, or vomiting. Children may not attend if they have taken any medicines that can reduce fever, diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours.
Yes, if a child is not contagious, we administer medications within the guidelines available in the parent’s manual.
Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas eve at 12:30; Christmas Day; New Years Day, Mardi Gras Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and any other days that the local weather bureau mandates for hurricanes or other storms.
Butterflies and Beyond provides breakfast, lunch and snack every day.
We make reasonable accommodations for children who cannot eat certain foods due to allergies. We need either the written results of the allergy testing or a note from the doctor.
We will make reasonable accommodations, and require a written statement from the parent.
Parents must talk to the Director prior to beginning potty training. When parents and teachers agree that a child is ready, parents need to send several changes of clothes and cloth training underwear. NO PULL‑UPS.
Yes. A professional photographer takes individual pictures every Fall and class pictures every Spring.
Yes, we offer a homework time and simple assistance everyday afterschool.
Our current afterschoolers may attend full‑time during the holidays for a small additional fee. Past students may also attend during the holidays.
No. Children must be enrolled on a continual basis.
Yes, up‑to‑date shot records are required for all students.
Yes. We charge a registration fee to cover supplies twice a year–for the school year and for the summer.
Yes. To compute the monthly rate, simply multiply the weekly rate by 52 weeks in the year and divide by the 12 months in a year.
Yes, there is a multi‑child discount for all children over one (infants not included.) Parents can call 981‑3333 for rates.
Tuition is due in advance – on Monday if paid weekly, on the 1st if paid monthly.
Tuition can be paid with cash or checks, but not with debit or credit cards.
There is a late fee of $10 per day if not paid in advance on Mondays or on the 1st of the month.
Services can be terminated if not paid by the end of the week.
Yes, parents will be given a W‑10 at the end of each year in January.
Parents may withdraw at anytime during the year by submitting a two‑week’s notice in writing. If notice is not given, two week’s tuition will still be due.
Yes. Tuition is always due whether a child is in attendance or not. This includes holidays, illness or vacation. However, after attending for one full year calculated from their first day of attendance, a preschooler may be absent for one week without paying. School‑agers may take off any number of whole weeks (Monday ‑ Friday) ONLY during the summer, IF AND ONLY IF we are notified of all such weeks in writing by April 20th.
An NSF fee of $25 will be charged to the account, and the returned check will need to be paid in cash. After 2 NSF checks, all future payments must be made in cash.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.