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Preparing for Your Child's First Day

As you prepare for your child's first day, here are some tips. Each child has a cubby in their classroom to keep personal items. Notes to go home to parents/guardians are also placed in these cubbies.

  • Bring a small blanket. Label it with your child's name, and make sure it is large enough to cover your child at naptime. You will take this home on Fridays for cleaning.
  • Bring a sleep animal. If your child sleeps with an animal, you can bring it with them. It should be small enough to fit in their cubby.
  • Bring 2 total changes of clothes. Accidents and messes happen, it's best to be prepared.
  • Label all of your child's clothing. This will help us avoid misplacing any clothing. 
  • Dress your child in comfortable, washable clothes. Let your child know it is okay to get dirty.
  • Tennis shoes and socks should be worn. Please leave flip-flops, crocs, clogs, and boots at home.
  • In winter, hats and gloves/mittens and warm jackets are needed. Children of all ages go outside every day, weather permitting.

What not to bring:

  • Toys
  • Backpacks
  • Large pillows
  • Food