It is important for toddlers to have a trusting relationship and healthy attachment to one or two adults who takes primary responsibility to meet their basic care needs. We assign a primary caregiver and a secondary caregiver for each child. We assign these caregivers by the caregiver’s availability and the child’s preference. We maintain a 4 to 1 ratio for children to staff in this classroom. During the main part of the day the ratio typically goes to 3 to 1.
Communication between caregivers and families: We use an app “Kaymbu” to send you daily reports, an update of your child’s day, the director’s newsletters, and messages home. Once you accept an invitation email from Kaymbu, you will receive these updates via email or text message. To get hold of us by phone, please call the school office and ask for toddler room, or leave a message and the office staff will relay your message to us.
One of this classroom’s main goal is, to assist your family in toilet training. This will ensure that they are prepared to be diaper free for the preschool room. We do this by gradually having your child sit on the toilet. When your child’s primary care giver notices that they are constantly peeing on the toilet and having dry diapers either the lead teacher or the primary caregiver will contact you to come up with a plan to transition your child into underwear. If your child is not exhibiting those behaviors by 27 months than we still will contact, you to come up with a plan.
SonShine ECC does not provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner while your child is in care. Parents can choose to send their child already fed in the morning, send a sack breakfast, or purchase breakfast through the Holt Lutheran Food Program. Lunches can be packed or purchased. Hot lunch is provided by Holt Public Schools and must be purchased before 8 am on the day it is to be eaten. This can be done at www.hls.schoollunchchoice.com. Hot lunch is only available when Holt Lutheran School is in session. A morning and an afternoon snack will be provided for each child in care. These snacks will be in accordance with the nutritional guidelines of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Each snack will consist of items from two of the following food groups: fluid milk, vegetable, fruit, grain/bread, meat or meat alternative. All children will feed themselves promoting fine motor skills.
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*if your child is transitioning from bottle to sippy cup, please feel free to bring milk in as many bottles as your child needs. Please be aware that we do not have a bottle warmer. Also, please put ice packs in your child’s lunch bag. We do not put children’s food and cups in refrigerator.