Dear Butterfly Class families,
Welcome to Mom ́s Day Out! My name is Rachel Beere and I am the Butterfly Class Coordinator. The class assistants are Evonne Johnson and Alex Rieger. We count it as a joy and a privilege to have the opportunity to work with your child. The Butterfly Class staff is committed to providing excellent care for your child. It is our goal to nurture an environment where our little learners will have the opportunity to participate in the first steps towards a whole life of intellectual and spiritual growth. We are looking forward to working with you and your child as we start a new year of excitement and learning.
Trusting God ́s provision for an excellent Mom’s Day Out year,
|9:00am||Time to welcome parents and children. Children will interact with other children and teachers.|
|10:00am||Time for Bible stories, crafts, puzzles, Instruments, singing, or walks around the church or to the gym.|
|10:15am||Interactive play and first diaper check. (All children are checked twice and changed at least once.)|
|10:30am||Time will be used for Circle Time, books, songs, puzzles, movement to songs/video.|
|11:25am||Time for Prayer and lunch|
|12:00pm||Final diaper change, free play, movement to CD’s or a visit to our “Tumble Room” Indoor Playground.|
|1:00pm||Parents arrive and we bid our precious little ones good-bye for the day.|
What to bring to class:
- Change of clothes (including socks and underwear) in a gallon size LABELED zip lock bag. We will lock this up under the Butterfly counter. You may want to change this out as the weather changes.
- Please wear socks
- 2 diapers labeled.
- Lunch box- Please do not send messy foods that are hard for your child to hand like pudding, Gogurts or yogurt. They can handle fruit cups better if you could please drain the juice first. Please cut grapes or hot dogs into small pieces for them to eat safely. We want lunch time to be a fun time and not tearful over spilled yogurt or pudding.
- 2 drinks labeled in “COMPLETELY spill-free cups” please.
All other things please leave in labeled cubby in the hall.
Important things to remember as you come to MDO each day:
Before entering the classroom, please wash your child’s hands with soap and running water in the bathroom next to the MDO entrance. When you sign in for the day, check the box next to your child’s name to confirm that your child has washed his or her hands. Hopefully this will help or Butterflies and our teachers stay healthy all year. Your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of germs is greatly appreciated.
It is very common for children at this age to have separation anxiety, during the first few weeks of Mom’s Day Out. We find that the best way to calm the child is for mom or dad to say a quick goodbye and let your child know you will be back after lunch to pick him or her up. Many children cry as mom or dad are leaving but quickly calm down after your departure. Please be assured that we will make certain your child is loved and helped through this transition. We will contact you if your child cannot be calmed. If you must peek please be discreet or ask a friend to look for you. PLEASE be sure that I have the correct phone number to contact you.
Please keep your child home if they are sick. We really can’t stress enough the importance of following the MDO guidelines and policies that are posted on the counter. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, we will call you to pick up your child early. If your child is on antibiotics for a communicable illness, he or she must have been on the medication for at least 24 hours before returning to class. If your child becomes ill during class or is running a fever we will call you. Please be sure the phone number you write on the sign-in sheet is a number where you can be reached.