Preparing your child for Lullabies and Laughter Day Care

APPLICATION PROCESS

Personal tours are offered by appointment. Please contact our office at 392-6216 or 422-6211 to schedule an appointment.

Enrollment is accepted year-round as long as there is sufficient space. The application process for prospective families is as follows:

  • Schedule a personal tour of the school facility.
  • Submit a registration form and the yearly $70.00 registration fee which includes Mandatory Insurance for the first term. Second term fee will be renewed by parents.
  • Return all school forms and medical forms before the start of school.
  • Doctor’s forms may be returned within 7 days of your child’s first day.
  • Uniform purchase at school (Physical Education Kit is sold at school as well as uniform shirts pants depends on while supplies last)

Lullabies and Laughter’s Day Care Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, or national or ethnic origin. All students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Preparing Your Child for LLDCC

We will set up a visit prior to your child’s first day at Lullabies and Laughter’s Day Care (LLDCC). You and your child will come for half hour in the morning to explore his/her new environment and to meet the teachers. This is a great way for your child to explore his/her environment on their own without feeling overwhelmed. Establishing trust with the teachers enables children to become comfortable with the separation from their parents. The younger the child, the more intense the feeling. Encouraging children to participate fully in saying I will see you later, hugging, kissing, crying, waving, and saying, “I’ll miss you”, are all ways of bringing feelings out in the open. Once in the open, they are easier to deal with. At this time parents may leave. Just as it’s important to let your child know that you are leaving, it is important to let them know that you will be back.

The suggestions below are to aid your child’s adjustment to his/her first regular experience away from home. We have one objective, which is to have your child enjoy school.

  • Tell him/her what to expect-simply and in your own words; the teacher’s name and that he/she is there every day to help him/her.
  • Do not paint an extremely alluring or exaggerated picture of fun and joyous games.
  • Do not drill her/him in advance and do not ask your child to be a “good boy” or “big girl.” If she/he is upset, acknowledge the reality of her/his feelings.

The parent is encouraged to act relaxed, cheerful, and unconcerned in these first days at school. Your child is very perceptive of your feelings and senses if you are anxious about his reactions to school.

Remember, each child is different. Some children are happy and well-adjusted at school after three minutes and for others it can take three days or three months. If your child adjusts immediately-consider yourself lucky. If not, don’t worry. Many children take several months until the transition is complete especially those who have never attended a day care center before or is surrounded by other children. Rest assured, the day will come, sooner or later, when your child will run into school with barely a glance backwards, looking forward to the exciting day ahead!

Each child is given a personal cubby to use during the year. These cubbies are placed at the child’s level and they hold lunch boxes, books and extra clothing etc. The use of the cubbies encourages the children’s sense of responsibility and independence.

On the week before school, we ask that you bring along extra changes of clothing (labeled with your child’s name): pants, shirts, underwear, and socks. These should be washable and easy to put on. You will need to check these items throughout the year to ensure that they still fit. Should we need to send home the dirty clothing you will need to replace the “cubby clothes”. Your child will also need 1 child-size blankets for nap time. During the hours of 12:40 PM and 2:00 PM, all classrooms lights are dimmed, soft music is played, and teachers read appropriate books. This is considered our rest time and all children must rest their bodies to re-energize for an exciting afternoon. Should you have any additional questions, we would love to answer them for you.

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