What Your Child Will Need
We ask that you bring a blanket, pacifier and bottle(s) when your child first joins our room. On a weekly basis, please make sure your child has enough of the following:
- 2 to 3 changes of clothes
- Breastmilk or formula
- Solid foods (if baby is ready)
We will send home a note if we are getting low on any of these supplies.
These are the logs that will tell you what time your child had a bottle, changed dipaer, ate, and so froth. These will go home at the end of each day. If for any reason you did not get to see the daily log, you are more than welcome to look in our green foler which is located by the changing table. Also new to the logs are "activities" which include tummy time, stroller ride, and outdoor play as required by DHS.
Suggested Clothing for School
Young children should come to school in clothing that is easy to slip on and off. Please take care when selecting clothing for school so that it will not restrict your child's natural movements. For example, dresses inhibit crawling babies and tight jeans do not allow for easy climbing.
It is extremely important that we keep the lines of communication open between us because your baby thrives on consistency of his caregivers. If you decide to change your baby's routine at home (or your baby decides for you!), please remember to tell us these changes. We will support you and will also relate any changes that we may see in your infant at school to you. Our program has an "open door policy" which means you may come in at any time and visit your baby.
- Any child who has a fever more than 100 will be sent home. They may return to school if the child has been fever free for 24 hours.
- All factors are considered when looking at the health of the child. Does the child have a green runny nose? Are they acting fussy? Parents may be called to pick up their child if they are not feeling well.
- We do ask now, for the safety of all the children and staff, that you bring a doctor's note, if they have a contagious illness such as RSV or strep throat, saying that they are able to return to school.
- In order to respect the child's workspace, please remove your shoes or use show covers when entering the infant environment. We have littles ones crawling throughout the room and we would like to keep them healthy and free from any illnesses.
Next Step - The Toddler Phase
Your child will need to be 1 and steadily walking for at least a week before moving to the Toddler 1 room. As your child approaches his first birthday, Victoria will give the parents a call and discuss what we should do in order to have a better transition to the toddler room (for example, eating at the same times the toddler room does, napping on their schedule, etc). This stage in your child's life will not only be a transition for them but for you the parent as well. We want to reassure you that we are here to help you and your child make a smooth transition. If you have any concerns or questions about the transition, don't hesitate to ask.