Personal Possessions

All items, clothing and other belongings, must be labeled with your child’s name. Your child
should have a complete change of clothing in his/her cubby at all times. The Center has a
limited amount of clothing to be loaned for emergencies (for example, to clean up after clothes
are soiled by sudden illness or a toileting accident). Center clothes that are loaned to your
child must be washed and returned to the Center by the following week. When the weather is
warm, you may send a bathing suit and towel for water play.
For naptime, your child will need a crib sheet and crib-size blanket. The sheet and blanket
must be labeled with your child’s name and taken home each Friday for laundering.
(Crib/mat sheets are laundered daily in the Bunny class by housekeeping staff.) If you wish, a
comforting stuffed animal or doll may be brought to the Center for naptime.
Children are often eager to bring toys from home to the Center; however, the risk of damage,
lost parts or misplacing the toy is great. The Center staff cannot be responsible for toys or 11
games brought from home. For “sharing”, we encourage bringing age-appropriate books,
tapes and “discoveries” such as corncobs, seedpods, feathers, interesting leaves, sprouting
onions, shells or pebbles. These treasures are often displayed in the science area where they
stimulate discussion and exploration. Be sure to label any items your child wants back;
otherwise the Center and its staff cannot be responsible for them.