The following items should be provided to the school on your child’s first day of class. Please label all personal items in permanent marker with your child’s name. A note will be sent home when supplies need to be replenished. If soiled clothing is sent home, please send replacement clothes the following day.
Two complete sets of extra clothes, including socks. If potty training, bring an extra pair of shoes as well. Washable shoes like crocs are great! Remember: ALL CLOTHING MUST BE LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME!!
A plastic container for storing clothes – The clear plastic boxes with latching lids are preferred and readily available at Wal-Mart and Target. Feel free to stop by our bathroom and take a peek at the size or check our website under ‘toddler lists’
A family picture (4X6) we can place in our room for the children to look and talk about.
Please bring a pair of “inside” slippers or shoes that will stay at school (like crocs). The children will change into these when they come into the building. Please choose plain washable shoes that are comfortable and most important, very easy to put on. During our morning, we will change into these shoes for our work and then change again before we visit the garden each day. Our “outside” shoes will be the ones your child wears to school in the morning. This pair needs to be the athletic type that has a sole that grips so we can run outside and not slip on the stone walkway.
One regular size (not jumbo) package of the type of diapers your child needs – this helps us preserve storage space. Cloth diapers are welcome too, please discuss with me. If your child is working on or has mastered the toileting process, please include several pairs of underwear or cloth training pants.
Four containers of baby wipes or refills. (Will be shared among the children to expedite the changing process, so no need to label these).
Two containers of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (to be shared)
One pump bottle of hand soap (to be shared)
Clothes should be comfortable and allow for freedom of movement and independence in dressing. Please do not send in clothing with characters from TV shows or movies as these can be quite distracting. Clothes that can be easily laundered are highly recommended, since we never know when there may be a leftover puddle at the bottom of the slide or when your budding Picasso gets paint somewhere other than the paper! For shoes, see the description above in our class supplies list.
In conclusion, please do not send your child to school in anything that will not survive mud, paint, tomato sauce, or yogurt. Making messes is a constant part of toddler life – of course, you already knew that! Also, please label every item of clothing, down to mittens and socks, with your child’s name! We simply can not keep track of everyone’s clothes, and young children just don’t know the difference between what is theirs and what they wish was theirs! Labeling clothes helps us get them back to the right child.