Dropping Off Your Ch
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  • Leave labeled child's coat and extra clothing on hooks in the hallway
  • Children go to sink to wash hands after entering the room
  • Parents sign child in at the desk
  • If in diapers, potty training or needs reminders, note on the clipboard by the door
  • Bring extra diapers or pull-ups as needed in a bag marked with your child's name
  • Put Show & Tell item in bin under sign up sheet
  • Put lunch in either no-nut or has-nuts bin (or indicate on sign-in sheet to buy a lunch. The cost is equivalent to half an hour of care.)
  • Give your child a hug and enjoy your time while they enjoy theirs


Picking Up Your Child

By the end of your child's stay, most children are tired, ready to eat and/or ready for a rest time. Here are some suggestions to make this transition time easier for your child.
  • Have your check written or make change before you come
  • Check the cubbies or paint rack to see if your child has a craft to take home
  • Pick up your child's lunch box
  • Pick up Show & Tell item
  • Pick up child's coat and extra clothing from hooks in the hallway
  • Remember when you come to pick up, you are responsible for your child. The staff is watching the children whose parents have not yet arrived. Please understand if we can't chat at the moment. Please check with the program supervisor to find a mutually convenient time for a parent/teacher conference. We are happy to arrange a time to meet.
Dress for Success
Art projects and playgrounds are messy, as well as fun and educational. Make sure your child wears clothes that are washable and shoes that are practical. Any valuable jewelry or small items that could be misplaced or be a choking hazard for smaller children should be left at home. Trettin assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Show & Tell
Show & Tell is always a highlight for the children. Though children are welcome to bring any non-weapon item to share, it's fun to have your child bring an item related to the curriculum for the day/week. The curriculum can be found online and posted in the classroom. Weapons are not allowed at Trettin.

Snacks and Lunch Time
We provide snack in the morning and afternoon. If your child has an allergy, please let us know. None of our snacks contain nuts or meat. If you would prefer your child eat something from home you are welcome to bring it. Lunch time is from 12:15-12:45pm. Please provide a finger-food lunch. It's okay to have nuts and nut butter for lunch. Be sure to put your child's lunch box in the correct bin - marked Nuts or No Nuts - when your child arrives at school. If needed, a lunch time snack may be provided for your child by making a notation on the sign in sheet. The cost for lunch is equivalent to half an hour of care. Check our menu to find out what's being served.

Toileting
We DO accept children in diapers. Parents must provide disposable diapers or "pull-up" disposable training pants. Sorry, we are not equipped to handle cloth diapers. Please leave these in a labeled bag on the coat hook in the hallway with your child's coat and/or extra clothing. We use Kirkland brand wipes from Costco for diaper changes, unless your child has an allergy/preference.

Discipline Policy
There are times when a child may become angry, in an inappropriate manner, and need time and assistance to learn how to handle the situation.
  • If a child is hitting, they are told to stop. We suggest that they use their words to communicate their anger (we help with words if necessary), and try to arrange a solution.
  • If a child is biting, we tend to the injured child first, and then walk the child who is biting to a quiet corner to discuss their need to let us know when they need help with a situation. All adults are there to help.
  • If a child is kicking, biting and hitting in an out of control manner, they are walked or carried to another room, or the hall, until they regain control and an alternative solution is agreed upon.
Illness
If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. If a child becomes sick while in attendance, the parent or designated contact person will be called on to pick up the child immediately. The Keep Me Home If... document provided by Seattle & King County Public Health is your key for whether or not your child should stay home.

Daily Schedule

 9:00 - 11:10
 Area Play Provided
Starts at 10:35  Story Time
Starts at 10:45
 Show & Tell
10:50 - 11:10
 Snack Table Available
11:10 - 11:15
 Cleanup
11:15 - 11:30
 Music
11:30 - 12:00
 Indoor Gym Time (O Hall)
12:00 - 12:15
 Count and Return to Room*
12:15 - 12:45
 Lunch, Calendar, Weather Chart
12:45 - 1:55
 Area Play
Starts at 1:35  Story and Show & Tell
1:55 - 2:00
 Clean Up
 2:00 - 2:20  Snack
 2:20 - 2:50  Floor Toys, Group Activities
 2:50 - 3:00  Travel to Playground*
 3:00 - 3:30  Outdoor Playground Time
 3:30 - 4:00 Travel to Room*
 3:40 - 4:00 Puzzle Time in Room 105

* Staff cannot stop to sign out students while traveling between locations. If you arrive to pick up your child(ren) at these times you may walk with us or wait for students and staff at the next destination.