WHAT TO BRING
Here is a basic checklist of what to bring for your child, depending on age, but please feel free to modify this list according to your child’s needs and discuss any personal preferences or specific requests with our team.
• Three changes of clothing (including socks or booties)
• Receiving blankets
• Diapers, wipes and ointment
• Bottles and sippy cups
• Enough prepared (and labeled) formula or breast milk for one day
• Jar food and cereal (when applicable)
• Sweaters and/or jackets to accommodate indoor/outdoor temperature changes
• Mosquito repellent
• Diapers or Pull-ups
• Rash ointment
• One extra change of clothes
• Nap mat (ask office for specifics)
• Mosquito repellent
• Sippy cups (one for water and one for milk)
These items will stay at the daycare center Monday-Friday and will be sent home every weekend to be washed and brought back on Monday. Keeping 2 sippy cups on hand will expedite the breakfast process. They will be sanitized at the end of each day. Please let us know if you prefer other arrangements.
Weekly menus are posted every Monday on site as well as on our website. Modifications can be made according to children's allergies and/or needs.
Spanish is taught every day at Swiss Learning Center. We start with basic concepts and words (good morning, hello, good-bye, thank you, my name is, etc.) and move on to colors, numbers, shapes, days of the week, body parts, songs, and phrases (I want to use the restroom, I want to go outside, how are you?, what is your name?, etc.). Classes are complemented with dances, activities, games, arts and crafts. Periodically parents will receive a summary of the words the children worked on that week so they can encourage use of them at home. Each month more words and concepts will be added to the curriculum.
At the end of each day, parents are provided with a written report of each child's activities, including what was eaten, if/when the child slept, number of wet and dirty diapers or potty visits, what kind of day the child had in general, what outdoor and/or indoor activities the child participated in, and general comments or questions for the parent from the child's teacher.
We understand that parents rely on good communication for a clear understanding of their child's day while in our care. We welcome conversations between parents and teachers any time, but we also value each parent's time and understand that busy schedules don't always permit inquiries on a daily basis. Our daily reports provide basic information that can be communicated quickly and easily without requiring the parent to ask.