Regulations & Dress Code
Drop-off & Pick-up Times
Drop-off time is from 8:00-8:30
We kindly ask all parents to adhere to drop-off time for several reasons:
*It makes a huge difference in the child's day when he arrives at the same time to class, rather than at a different time each day. It helps him settle in more smoothely.
*We try to provide the child with at least 1 1/2 hours of uninterrupted play each morning; so being late will not allow him to have that opportunity.
*It is usually very distractive for the children who are already in the class when other children keep coming in for the whole morning.
Our aim is to foster a peaceful environment; sometimes only small changes can make big differences.
There is no specific pick-up time, however we do recommend that if a parent chooses a certain time to pick their child they adhere to it.
In this way the child will predict everyday day that after he or she eats (for example) their parent will pick them up (or after they wake up, etc). This is important for building security for the child and creates a trustworthy relationship between the child and the parent.
We usually finish our play cycle around noon and start lunch, then washing and changing and getting ready for nap time; so any consistent time each day will work fine for the child.
“WE HINDER INFANTS’ MOTOR DEVELOPMENT WHEN WE DRESS THEM IN WAYS THAT MAKE IT HARD FOR THEM TO FIND THEIR NATURAL POSITIONS AND BALANCE. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE GOAL IS THE CHILDREN’S FREEDOM TO MOVE”. EMMI PIKLER
We have chosen that all children in the center wear uniform, knowing that it may be hard sometimes to find the correct and comfortable type of clothes the child needs for everyday.
Our Uniforms include regular plain polo shirts -long sleeves and short sleeves (available in purple and turquoise) with a choice of pants, shorts, or skirt s(available in khaki and grey).
We also ask that every family send with their child a soft pair of slippers or moccasins to be kept in class.
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPPORT OUR CHILD'S FREEDOM TO MOVE WITH THE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING, AND THE INVITATION TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN HER ENVIRONMENT.
POINTS TO CONSIDER AT HOME
1) AVOID BUTTONS ON THE BACk. THE CHILDREN SHOULD FEEL AT EASE LYING ON THEIR BACK.
2) FABRIC SHOULD BE SOFT TO SUPPORT FLEXIBILITY OF JOINTS. DENIM IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
3) CLOTHES THAT PROVIDE NECESSARY WARMTH OR COOLNESS ACCORDING TO THE CHANGING SEASONS.
4) CHILDREN DO NOT NEED OUTDOOR SHOES WHEN EXPLORING THEIR INDOOR ENVIRONMENT.
5) NON-MOBILE INFANTS CAN WEAR BOOTY SOCKS FOR ADDED WARMTH.
6) BARE FEET ARE RECOMMENDED FOR MOBILE INFANTS LEARNING HOW TO CRAWL OR WALK. IF WEATHER IS COLD, SOCKS WITH NON-SLIP SOLES OR SOFT LEATHER MOCCASINS CAN BE WORN.
7) DRESSES INTERFERE WITH A CRAWLING BABY’S NATURAL ABILITY TO MOVE AS HER KNEES CAN GET CAUGHT IN THE FABRIC.