Which Items am I Responsible for Providing for My Child?
It should come as no surprise that the quality of a daycare is the top concern for parents when researching a new childcare center here in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie. We couldn’t agree more! We are here to make sure you know and approve of exactly how your child is taken care of.
All daycare centers should provide a list of what parents/guardians are responsible for bringing to the center for their child, and a list of items to keep at home upon enrollment. The required items may vary slightly from center to center, but the reason behind these items may be unclear. We’ve broken down our list to give you a better idea of how your child is taken care of while you’re away.
Things can be hectic in the morning while you’re getting yourself and your kids ready for the day. Some days, things happen and there are disruptions to your morning routine. We understand! On those days, the goal is to get the kids dressed, into a coat and shoes, and run them from the car to school quickly without incident. Then, you’re able to make it to work on time — whew!
When our children go outside to play, though, that jacket alone isn’t enough to keep them warm while they play in the snow with their friends, and they often feel like they’re missing out on the fun if they don’t have the appropriate gear to join in the fun. At Kiddie Kare, all parents are asked to bring a coat, mittens, snow pants, and boots so that all of the children in our care are able to learn through play together safely.
This is the most frequently forgotten item.
Most guardians remember to provide one change of clothing when a child is enrolled, and that’s a great start! There are a few things to remember, though, when considering spare clothing:
- Things get dirty
- Seasons change
- Kids grow
Kiddie Kare parents are asked to bring up to two changes of clothing for all age students that are changed out when they are soiled, when the seasons change, or when you find yourself buying your child the next size up. Don’t forget: these clothes are meant for play time!
Every child –and parent– needs a bit of quiet time in their day. Kiddie Kare employees know that personal blankets and other nap items make rest more comfortable. When nap time is over, children who have rested easily are able to not only return to their day in a great mood but also learn better with a rested mind! We encourage you to bring a blanket, pillow and/or stuffed animal that will encourage your child to relax during nap time.
At Kiddie Kare A’Kademie, each child’s safety is very important to us! Please keep in mind, children under one year old may not have stuffed toys in their crib, but swaddling blankets from home are the perfect way to help them feel at ease as if they were rocking in your arms.
Diapering Items (As Needed)
All parents have experienced the dread of reaching the bottom of the diaper bag, only to realize you forgot to pack them. What a nightmare that can be! Our teachers thoroughly communicate when diapers and wipes are running low so that you don’t have to guess when to replenish them. When it comes to creams, ointments, and powders, a special form is filled out so that every care provider understands what your child needs.
Here at Kiddie Kare A’Kademie, we strive for learning, parent communication, and safety above all else. If you have any questions about the other ways Kiddie Kare is the best possible start to your child’s education, contact us today.