What To Bring On Your Child's First Day:

PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS WITH CHILD'S NAME

 

  • Diapering Items (wipes, ointment/cream, diapers)
  • Intake Form
  • Formula/Breast Milk - Prepared formula bottles or instructions on preparing breast milk/bottles
  • An Extra Empty Bottle
  • Ready to Serve Formula in Original Container (for emergencies)
  • Sippy Cup
  • Foods - Jar Food, Cereal in a sealed container with child's name and type of cereal
  • Pacifier/Blanket/Favorite Item
  • Sleeping Bag
  • A Complete Change of Clothes (At least 3 for infants) - Shirt, pants, socks and underwear
  • Outdoor Clothes
  • Food for Children Who Require a Special Diet

 

Potty Training:

Many parents begin thinking about potty training when their child is between the ages of two and three. We are here to be your partner during this challenging time and would like to offer some helpful advice and signs of readiness to watch for.

 

 

Your child may be ready if:

 

  • Stays dry for 2 hours at a time
  • Wakes up dry from nap or through the night
  • Seems uncomfortable when they are in a wet or soiled diaper
  • Can pull down their pants and remove their diaper
  • Shows an interest in the potty, may ask to sit on the potty
  • Follows simple instructions, doesn't refuse to sit on the potty
  • Can understand and verbalize the word "potty"

 

Some tips to make potty training easier:

 

  • Be consistent! Switching back and forth between underwear and diapers can confuse your child.
  • Don't rush a child who isn't ready. Children are likely to create a power struggle when they are forced into potty training before they are prepared. Girls are generally ready a little earlier than boys, usually between 2 and 2½ years old. Most boys are ready between 2½ and 3 years old.
  • Dress your child in clothes that are easy to pull up and down (exclude onesies, overalls and jumpers).
  • We have found that Pull-Ups are not usually proven to be a successful tool in the potty training process. We feel strongly that they are too similar to diapers and would rather use thick training pants or underwear with several sets of spare pants for accidents.
  • Begin limiting liquids at night and in the early morning. If your child still sleeps with or carries around a Sippy cup, consider restricting these practices.
  • Communicate regularly with the teachers. They are always willing to take time to address your questions and concerns.

Remember, all children have accidents during this process! Let's stay patient with our little learners!

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