Play clothes are encouraged—simple, washable, sturdy and easy-to-manage clothes are recommended
The school has many activities that include paints, oils and solutions that stain clothes. Montessori environments are “hands-on” classrooms—clothes get dirty and stained. Pre-school children should be able to manage their own clothes—take them on and off. Belts, leotards, and overalls are often too unwieldy for young children. Avoid “accidents” with clothes they can remove. If they can’t yet tie their own shoes they should be wearing velcro-closing shoes. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are recommended.
Clogs, “flip flops,” and other fashion driven footwear are potentially dangerous and a deterrent to active participation in all aspects of school activity. (Clothing motto: Function not fashion!)
Children can spill food on their clothes. They can have a potty accident or get water on their clothes. So pack an extra set of clothes and some socks and maybe even shoes. For winter time make sure your child has a undershirt or t-shirt, under his shirt or her dress and a warm jacket. A hat is also a good idea to keep them warm.. Pack cool clothes for summer and a summer hat. Put on sun block before you send your child to school.
Simple Steps to Minimise Illness Children can spill food on their clothes. They can have a potty accident or get water on their clothes. So pack an extra set of clothes and some socks and maybe even shoes. For winter time make sure your child has a undershirt or t-shirt, under his shirt or her dress and a warm jacket. A hat is also a good idea to keep them warm.. Pack cool clothes for summer and a summer hat. Put on sun block before you send your child to school.
Using a permanent market, write your child's name on the inside label tag of your child's clothes. Mark it on every piece of clothing whether it is a dress or shirt or a jacket or a hat. Children in a preschool setting can get up to all kinds of mischief that may require us to change their clothing. When this happens to 5 kids at the same, properly marked clothing helps the teacher put on the right clothing on the right child. Whenever you buy new clothes, label it with your Child's name immediately. Mark all shoes, lunch boxes and virtually anything your child might bring to school. It help us to help you! And you don’t have to spend a fortune on replacing clothes that have been lost for lack of a label.
During the hot summer months, parents are asked to apply sunscreen before they send their children to school. Also consider sending a hat to protect them from the sun.
The law requires us to provide sleeping facilities for children under 5 years of age. However we have sleeping facilities available for all children.
Parents to supply and keep one (1) cot sheet and one (1) blanket for your child. Parents are asked to take these home every Friday, washed and returned on the following Monday.
Buying shoes with laces is a disaster waiting to happen. Preschool children can very rarely master tying their own shoe laces because they simply do not have the motor skills to tie their own shoe laces. Besides shoe laces also get entangled in a manner of equipment and furniture and is a serious tripping Hazard, resulting in bloody noses or worse, fractured hand or head injury.
Please try to buy good shoes that can fastened with Velcro. Ideally shoes should have good grip, a flat hard bottom. Because shoes outgrow kids so fast, many parents are tempted to buy shoes that are too large for their child, hoping they will grow into them. This is a terrible idea as you child will learn bad walking habits or be too afraid to play because they are scared their will come off. Buy good quality used shoes, disinfect them and use them carefully.