Children 3 years old and older must be potty trained. If you don't anticipate your child will be fully potty trained by the first day of class, please contact the office to discuss. The teachers will observe all children during the first month of attendance. If after that time it is determined that your child is not fully potty trained at school, you will be contacted to discuss your child’s continuation in that class.
Children 2 years old and younger who are actively potty training must wear velcro side or easy open side pull-ups (not diapers or "big kid pants") daily until the teachers determine that he/she is fully potty trained. Though a child may be "fully" trained at home, it often takes a little longer at school where there are more distractions and more children in care. Teachers will discuss with parents when it is appropriate to bring their child in panties/underwear. If children are not quite ready for "big boy" or "big girl" pants and have accidents in the classroom it not only requires the teachers to provide extended one on one time with that child cleaning them up but it presents a health concern when the rooms are contaminated. Accidents are understandable and expected at first, but these measures will help benefit both the child and the teachers.
The following are the signs to look for in determining a child's readiness:
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