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,