Frequently Asked Questions


Why is a quality preschool so important?

Most of the brain’s development occurs in the first five years of life, during the preschool years.

Where is Ivy Prep Located?

1655 South Belcher Road

Clearwater, Florida 33764

Ivy Prep is located on Belcher Road, between East Bay Drive and Belleair Road. Ivy Prep is the first driveway south of Belleair Road. It is the two-story green house that sits back from the road. The sign is low and is very easy to miss. 

How long is the waiting list and how does it work?

The waiting list varies for each classroom, the children are grouped on the waiting list by their date of birth.


When an opening comes available we go down the waiting list for that age group. At that point, the first family from the waiting list that e-mails their registration, will receive the spot.

When are tours given at Ivy Prep?

Tours are given Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 6:00pm. No appointment is necessary for a tour.

If I have an emergency, how do I quickly reach my child’s teacher?

Please feel free to use the emergency number on the voicemail, this is the director’s cell phone, (727) 641-0929. Upon enrollment, each family is also given the cell phone number to their child’s teacher.

What days is Ivy Prep scheduled to be closed or close early?

Ivy Prep scheduled holidays / planning days:

· New Year’s Day - January 1st

· Martin Luther King Day – Parent Teacher Conference Day 

· Good Friday

· The day after Easter

· Memorial Day 

· Teacher Planning Day in June 

· 4th and 5th of July

· Labor Day 

· Close at 5:00pm on Halloween 

· Wednesday – Friday of Thanksgiving Week 

· A Week at Christmas (dates vary each year)  

· New Years Eve - December 31st 

What are the withdrawal requirements?

We realize at times, families need to withdraw their children for job relocation, financial reasons, etc.  For withdrawal, we require 2 months written notification, as this allows us to continue to provide quality education and care, while we fill the vacant spot.   

Waiting List

To be added to our waiting list, please follow the link below.