2022-23 School Year Kick Off


I hope everyone is finding ways to stay cool. I'm looking forward to getting the school year started and getting to know our new friends!!

See you soon!!
Ali & Family

Drop Off

During the first week of school, parents will be allowed inside for drop off. Masks are required. Starting September 1st, we will resume front door drop off. Drop off must be completed by 855am, programming begins at 9am.

Please text me at 850-525-0159 when you arrive

Pick Up
During pick up times, we are typically outdoors. There will be a sign on the front door when we go to the backyard. You may walk around to the gate located under the deck stairs. If there is no sign on the door, please text to let me know you have arrived to pick up and I will bring your child to the door.

There are two spots if you pull in directly from the road facing the house.  Two additional cars can fit side by side in front of the basketball hoop & garage door area. Please pull forward to the so that there is room for an additional car. 
Please keep in mind that the public school bus will be stopping for pick up/drop off at 845am and 330pm.

What do you need to bring to school?
1-2 extra outfits to keep in their bathroom bin (we often get dirty while playing!)
shoes they can comfortably play in while indoors (we keep shoes on)
jacket or sweatshirt
special nap item (if your child has one)
a 5x7 family portrait
your child's enrollment paperwork

What can we leave at home?
AM & PM snacks, diapers, pull ups, wipes, and masks are now provided by gfc
boots, gloves, mittens, snow pants, water shoes - I keep multiple on site
Please ensure all adults dropping off know what to keep at home:
- toys
- candy, gum, medicine, cough drops, hand sanitizer
- chap stick, perfume, lip stick, nail polish, etc
- money, real or pretend
- electronic devices, phones, iPads, Kindles, cameras, computers/laptops, etc

Masking at gfc
The first two weeks following a vacation week or extended weekend, all persons ages 2+ will be required to wear masks indoors. Following that time period, mask use might be reduced based on children's rates of vaccinations against covid and influenza and the current recommendations from the CDC. 
Initially, August 25 - September 16 masks will be used indoors. gfc has medical grade children's masks on site. 
I will be wearing a clear mask indoors daily throughout the year.

Covid Testing
Weekly PCR testing is available starting Tuesday August 30th. Children enrolled and their immediate families that live in the same household are able to participate. Children enrolled at gfc are tested during the school day. If you would like to participate, please let me know the full names of all persons you'd like tested. An invite will be sent to your email for each and a permission slip will need to be completed for any minors. 
NOTE: Family members participating must test at drop off on Tuesday mornings. Materials are left on the porch and you must complete the swab on yourself. 

Rapid Tests are provided by the state on a quarterly basis and will be distributed to families once available. Best practice is to test if you were a close contact. For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was less than 6 feet away from you for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. An infected person can transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, starting 48 hours (2 days) before they have symptoms or before they were tested.

Referral Bonus
gfc offers a referral bonus for families that refer a friend. $100 will be reduced from your tuition the second month of the referred families enrollment. 
Currently there are spots available on: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri.