Not only can you pack your child’s backpack with the day’s necessities (diapers and a change of clothes), but the teachers can also use it to send home artwork and school notices.
2. Lunch- 1 Snack is provided
If you are not part of our meal program, pack plenty of food so your kid doesn’t go hungry! You may have to come up with some nut-free options, depending on the if we have a nut sensitive child enrolled.
3. Milk or juice
California state law dictates we cannot provide juice or milk to a child so if you would like to provide that yourself, you can do so.
4. Spill-proof water bottle
Whether it’s a sippy cup or simply something spill-proof, pick a water bottle your child can easily open on her own. She’ll need to stay hydrated with all that running around!
5. Extra set of clothes and socks
Preschoolers aren’t known for their careful cleanliness, so pack an extra (seasonally appropriate) outfit, including a second pair of socks (we will let you know ahead of time if there is an especially messy art project coming up).
6. Extra underwear
Even if your child is potty-trained, accidents are bound to happen.
7. Diapers, wipes and cream
If your little one isn’t quite ready for the potty, you’ll need to send along a plentiful stash of diapers, wipes and diaper cream. Please put them in a labeled ziplock bag to be stored at school.
8. Seasonal outerwear
We let the kids enjoy some time outdoors, so pay attention to the weather. Chilly outside? Send your kid in with a coat. Sunny? Pack a hat.
9. Indoor shoes
We have a "no shoe inside" policy so if you prefer they wear something, please provide indoor-only shoes in the classroom to keep things clean.
10. Nap time essentials
If you child is enrolled full-time, we will have naptime after 4 hours of attendance as CA law mandates. We are equipped with cots, so a blankets and pillows are required as we will not provide those. They will be sent home at the end of the week to be washed.
11. Comfort item
Packing your child’s favorite stuffed animal or other comfort item can help ease preschool jitters. Tip: If forgetting said comfort item at school would lead to a full-blown bedtime disaster, have one for home and one for school, or pick a second-favorite item to pack.
12. Art supplies
This is included in your annual "supply fee" but if there is a special project we may ask for you to provide a roll of toilet paper or empty box of tissue ahead of time for example.
Whether it’s winter or summer, the sun’s strong rays can still wreak havoc. We have our own and you will be informed with a waiver to allow us to use it, but if your child has sensitive skin, please provide your own.
14. Any necessary medication
California state law mandates against providing any medication without a parent present. Please speak to us if this is a problem and we can discuss the necessary paperwork,
With the change in weather this spring comes the perfect opportunity to teach your preschool children about the seasons we experience throughout the year. Why do the leaves change color in the fall? Why is there so much rainfall in the spring? If you’re trying to explain the reason for the season to your little ones, here is what you need to know.
The Earth has a tilt.The Earth sits on a slight tilt of about 23.5 degrees. Because of this tilt, different areas of the world are hit with more (or less) sunlight and warmth than others throughout the year. These changes in weather are broken up into four seasons: summer, fall, winter and spring.
Summer lasts from June to August, and brings long, hot days along with it. Warm, dry temperatures occur during these three months, which can often lead to droughts in areas where water is in short supply. It’s especially important to help your loved ones stay hydrated and healthy through this sultry season by drinking plenty of water and wearing sunscreen when outdoors.
September, October, and November are the three months of fall, which is sometimes called autumn. During the fall, the weather begins to cool off, leaves start to turn a golden hue, and preschool children across the nation head back to school. The excitement of choosing Halloween costumes and planning spectacular Thanksgiving feasts occur throughout these months. With such cool temperatures, there is no better season to take a walk through the park with the ones you cherish.
Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentines Day all fall within the winter season. From December to February, temperatures drop to an icy low. Northern states typically experience snow, some even encountering a blizzard or two. Just remember—dry, cold air can have negative effects on any plant life in your lawn. To protect your plants from frost, try covering them with a plastic sheet overnight. This should provide your crops with a bit of warmth while acting as a barrier from the frigid winter air.
Finally, spring lasts from March until May, and brings many positive changes to the environment with it. Flowers are in full bloom, the days last longer, trees are bursting with new leaves, and rainfall is much more frequent.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, you can celebrate the seasons year round by teaching your preschool children about the changing temperatures, weather patterns, and other distinguishing characteristics such as holidays and seasonal activities. Get started today by heading outdoors to enjoy some springtime sunshine.
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