CLOTHING AND TOYS
Please follow these guidelines for our clothing and toy policy. These are very important rules you must follow.
Play clothes are encouraged—simple, washable, sturdy and easy-to-manage clothes are recommended The school has many activities that include paints, oils and solutions that stain clothes. Montessori environments are “hands-on” classrooms—clothes get dirty and stained. Clogs, “flip flops,” and other fashion driven footwear or jewelry are potentially dangerous and a deterrent to active participation in all aspects of school activity.
PACK EXTRA CLOTHING
Children can spill food on their clothes. They can have a potty accident or get water on their clothes. So pack an extra set of clothes and some socks and maybe even shoes. For winter time make sure your child has a undershirt or T-shirt, under his shirt or her dress and a warm jacket. A hat is also a good idea to keep them warm. Pack cool clothes for summer and a summer hat. Put on sun block before you send your child to school.
When children play they get hot. When they get hot they take off their jackets! Unfortunately without a jacket and only one layer of clothing for protection, your child is likely to get sick. in winter The best way to reduce illness from this problem is to dress them with layers of light underclothes. These cannot be removed in a hurry, they absorb sweat and provide a good degree of comfort and protection even if your child removes their jacket.
Have No Mercy Using a permanent market, write your child's name on the inside label tag of your child's clothes. Mark it on every piece of clothing whether it is a dress or shirt or a jacket or a hat. Children in a preschool setting can get up to all kinds of mischief that may require us to change their clothing. When this happens to 5 kids at the same, properly marked clothing helps the teacher put on the right clothing on the right child. Whenever you buy new clothes, label it with your Child's name immediately. Mark all shoes, lunch boxes and virtually anything your child might bring to school. It help us to help you! And you don’t have to spend a fortune on replacing clothes that have been lost for lack of a label.
The law requires us to provide sleeping facilities for children under 5 years of age. This takes the form of comfortable foldable cots which are covered with a cot sheet and blanket. Parents to supply and keep one (1) cot sheet and one (1) blanket for your child. Parents are asked to take these home every Friday, washed and returned on the following Monday. Nap time is usually after lunch for a period of 2 hours. Sleeping facilities are available to all children including Kindergarten students although children in this group very rarely want to sleep.
Please ensure that your child does not bring toys to school. The reason for this rule is to ensure the safety of toys for your child and other children. When children bring toys to school, the concept of sharing can be much harder to teach, not to mention searching for lost toys takes away from our teaching time. The school maintains an adequate supply of toys that are regularly cleaned and disinfected. We also have provisions for breakage and loss of these toys, but we cannot ensure the same for toys that you might want to bring to the school. For those children starting school for the first time, we do allow your child to bring a favorite toy or item. This is to ensure the smooth transition into the school. Once your child gets used to school we ask you go back to the no toy policy.