How to Make a Smooth Transition from Home to Preschool
What Should I Remember?
All oral medication must be administered by a parent or adult guardian. Allergies or special instructions regarding sleeping, feeding, and toileting must always be written and communicated to the teacher.
Toddlers and older preschoolers are served a snack of water and goldfish crackers in the classroom. Snacks and food activities are a common occurrence during our preschool teaching sessions. The snack is not only a time for socialization, but it helps to keep up the children’s energy level. If your child has a food allergy you may provide an alternate snack for them. Also make the teacher aware of the food allergy.
Please leave personal toys at home. The church provides toys that are designed for the teaching lessons.
What Should My Child Wear?
Because preschoolers love to run, jump, and play, we suggest that your child be dressed in comfortable, loose-fitting, machine-washable clothing. This will allow them to enjoy unrestricted movement. It is usually best not to dress boys in suits and ties or girls in stiff dresses with lots of frills and lace.
Preschoolers beginning to learn how to use the bathroom need to bring an extra change of clothing in a labeled bag. Please provide clothing that is easy to take off and put on.
Preschoolers love art activities and going to the playground. Although smocks are used to protect clothing in art activities, occasional stains from tempera paint or from the playground will occur.
Should I Bring Food?
Infants will be fed formula, milk, or water as provided by the parents in plastic bottles. All bottles need to be labeled. (Ex. John Smith/Apple juice) Feeding young children is a serious responsibility. Time and circumstances do not allow for any other type of feeding.
Toddlers and older preschoolers are served a provided snack of either juice or water and goldfish crackers in the classroom.
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