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Old 08-13-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Vienna
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I was wondering if anyone knew if churches- specifically their preschools- were considered private or public (following state regulations for preschool).. does anyone know? is there a way to find out?
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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I would think and hope that anything church related (including preschools) were private. But this comes from a gut feeling..
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Prince William County, VA
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Do you mean as far as health and safety regulations? I believe they do have to follow health and safety liscense regulations
Licensed Child Care - Virginia Department of Social Services

All of the church run pre-schools I know of are listed here, so I imagine they have to be.

But as far as curiculum and activities? They are private.

*edited to add: I take that back, I can't find a few of the church run pre-schools on that list...sorry
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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Any childcare provider licensed by the state needs to follow the health and safety regulations. That does not make them public vs. private. Church preschools would be considered "private" as they are not funded through public money. The only preschools that are public would be county-run, I believe. Anyone else want to weigh in?
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Vienna
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Hi- thank you for all the input- I just did a quick search and I guess my question is more regarding church preschools and their tax status- do they tend to be not for profit or for profit? I know montessori school's are for profit- how about church based preschools? (like the half day ones- not even with kindergarden etc.) thank you..
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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Ok, the answer to that question would surely be not for profit, as churches are not for profit entities.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Vienna
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so non profits are bound by federal laws.. that explains a few things- thank you!
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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I would also just double check with the schools you are interested if this is important to you. Sometimes churches have preschools that use their facilities that are really just renting and not actually affiliated directly with the school. In these cases they may be for profit. Should be pretty easy to find out when you get the info on each school.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Vienna
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Thanks again- the preschool is affiliated with the church..
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone knew if churches- specifically their preschools- were considered private or public (following state regulations for preschool).. does anyone know? is there a way to find out?
Huh? Of course church pre schools are privately run, not run by the government.
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