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Useful Information for Parents
We like to think that we’re all in this together! So we want to come along side you and partner with you to raise up a child that is unique and curious, well-mannered and full of character, and most importantly, their own little person. With that in mind we are constantly striving to improve parent communications both in and out of the classroom, and expand parent resources. We are here for you, whether you are trying to overcome separation anxiety, learning delays, or behavioral issues, we hope to have information that will help. Please don’t ever hesitate to ask for more, while we may not have MD or PHD behind our names, we have a combined total of over 40 years dealing with unique children and challenges. You're not in this alone!
Behavioral/Redirection and Positive Reinforcement Tips
First Day/First Time Help
So it’s your first day! We are so excited to meet you and learn all about you, here are just a few things to bring for your first day at school:
- Extra change of clothes (when we’re having fun, we can get pretty messy)
- Swimsuit/Towel/Swim Diapers as needed (if its in the summer, we do water play twice a week!)
- Diapers/Wipes/Diaper Cream (if you are still in diapers/potty training)
- A small blanket for naptime (we all need some extra support)
- A jacket (with the child’s name on the tag)
- Sunscreen (if you’re under 2, otherwise ABC provides sunscreen, you just need to stop at the front and fill out a form)
- Medication (as needed)
If it’s your first time EVER! Here are some things you should keep in mind.
- We have new germs! Not to worry, your child’s immune system is going to be stronger than ever after a few months, but in the meantime, it’s important to expect a little case of the sniffles, or even a cough or runny nose. So we suggest lots of sleep, vitamins, and hand washing to minimize the spread of germs.
- The first two weeks are usually the toughest as we feel each other out and get to know one another. Even the most outgoing children can experience some separation anxiety when they enter school for the first time, so don’t be surprised if your little one is a little emotional. We’re here to help and we know the drill, we work with you to establish a morning routine that gets you to the classroom and ready for the day with the least amount of anxiety.
- Remember that open door policy? We don’t want you to ever wonder or worry about how your child’s day is going, so call us if you even start to stress. You can speak with your child’s teacher in most cases, or have a member of our administrative staff check in to see how their doing in class. We also have monitors in every room so you can peek at how their doing after drop off, and go on your way feel at ease.