If you are going to be enrolling your child in an early learning centre, you might be planning on sending certain things along with your child. For example, you might want to send along a change of clothes, diapers (if your child is still wearing them), snacks and other essentials. If you want to know a little more about the ins and outs of sending things with your child when they go to an early learning centre, these tips should give you a little bit of insight.
Find Out What is and is Not Allowed
First of all, you should find out from the early learning centre what is and is not allowed. For example, many facilities don't allow foods that contain nuts because some of the other children in the facility might have a serious allergy. Someone from the early learning centre should be able to give you a list of what you can and cannot send, but if you have specific questions about something that you aren't sure about, you should not hesitate to ask.
Consider Investing in a Small Backpack
If it's allowed at the early learning centre where you are sending your child, you may want to think about investing in a small backpack for your child. This will make it easier for you to pack up their items. Your child can pick out a backpack that they like the appearance of — such as a backpack in their favourite colour or that features their favourite cartoon character — and they can start wearing it each day. They might like it, and it should be easier than carrying everything in. Plus, your child can start getting used to wearing a backpack, which is something that they will probably have to do when they start kindergarten.
The hardworking professionals who work at child care centres often do their best to keep up with each child's belongings and to keep track of what belongs to each child, but it's possible for them to make a mistake. To make things easier for them and to help ensure that nothing of your child's gets lost, it's not a bad idea to label everything with their name. You can purchase labels that are designed for this purpose or make your own at home. Your child can even be a part of the fun by decorating the labels or learning how to write their name on them.
For more information, contact an early learning centre near you.