PreSchool & Kindergarten

  

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Keeping your preschooler and kindergartener safe and happy at school
 

 
Change Of Clothes
Even if your child has never had an accident, we strongly recommend that a complete change of clothes be provided and kept at school, clearly labeled with your child’s name. You may wish to keep the clothes in a Zip-Loc bag in their cubby at school or in their backpack.

Did you know that preschoolers need 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night?
While your child is still growing, developing  and learning new things, help them to be successful by getting to bed early.
 
 
Believe it or not, your child needs to eat breakfast everyday. Little ones have small tummies and burn a lot of calories quickly, needing to refuel often. Your will child feel well and energetic all morning by starting with a nutritious breakfast each day.
 
The new USDA's ChooseMyPlate for Preschoolers can help you make better choices for your 2-5 year old at a time when food habits and taste preferences are being established.
 
Shoes
While at school your child will run, jump, climb, sprawl, skip, hop and sometimes even sit in a chair. Closed-toe, flat shoes are the safest for school wear.They will help your child perform and feel comfortable, as well as avoid falls and injuries to self or others.
 
Snaps, zippers, belts and overalls
Consider how challenging clothing can be to unfasten when you select attire for school. Your child should be able to remove clothing to go to the bathroom independently and quickly.
 
 
Hand washing is the most effective measure to prevent spread of illness. We will encourage your child to wash their hands before eating and after using the restroom, Please reinforce healthy habits, including blowing runny noses, covering coughs, brushing teeth and keeping hands away from mouth and face. 
 
Attendance and punctuality is very important, but staying home to recover from illness is important as well. Children who come to school sick will spread their illness to others and delay their own healing time getting worse instead of better.  Please refer to when to keep your child home question.
 
Please share your suggestions, questions or concerns with your child’s teacher, counselor, nurse or principal. We look forward to an exciting healthy year of learning and growing together!


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