Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from parents. If you have questions that aren’t addressed here, please contact us at 686-7187.

Can I download the Handbook?

Little Shepherds Handbook

You absolutely may download the handbook! We encourage you to do so. Let us know if you have any questions.

Do I have to be a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland to send my child to Little Shepherd’s?

No, however church members are given priority in registration. If you are considering a new church home we would welcome you to consider FPC.  We would be happy to give you a tour of the campus and share the great things that are happening through Christ at FPC.

Do I have to pay any money up front to be placed on the waiting list?

No, you do not have to pay any fees until your child is enrolled.

Does your school calendar follow the public school calendar?

Yes, we observe the same calendar as Polk County Public Schools.

How is it determined in which age group my child is placed?

Children are placed in a classroom according to their age as of September 1st of that school year.

Do children move classrooms after their birthdays?

No, children stay in the same classroom the entire school year.

Does Little Shepherd’s use a curriculum?

Yes. Little Shepherds uses “wee Learn” curriculum in all of the classrooms. The four year olds also use “Ready Readers” to support Kindergarten Readiness.

Is lunch provided to my child?

No. You must pack a healthy, nutritional lunch for your child. A mid-morning snack and juice is provided by the school.