Information about Teens & Tots

  • What to Expect

    Starting preschool is exciting, but it may take time to adjust. Some children may be uncomfortable in the group setting at first, some may miss their family while others will be completely fine. These are all normal reactions by preschoolers. You may notice that your child is tired or grumpy after their first few days of school, this is normal too. Once a routine is established, most children will adjust quickly. To encourage positive feelings about school, talk to them about their day and display their artwork at home.

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable clothing that is ok to get a little dirty and allows them to be able to dress themselves.
    • Sneakers and socks (if they wear sandals or boots, please have sneakers and socks in their backpack).
    • Clothing appropriate for the weather.

    What to Bring to School

    • A backpack to carry home projects and notes about their day.
    • A complete set of labeled clothing in a zip lock bag (including socks and underwear). Please label outerwear.
    • One large box of tissues and a bottle of pump handsoap.
    • A leak proof water bottle labeled with your child’s name.

    Toys From Home

    Are not allowed except for Show and Share day.


    • Children can use the bathroom whenever needed.
    • If your child wears pull-ups, please provide at least 2 per day in their backpack.
    • Please send in a container of wipes to keep at school if your child is in pull ups.
    • Please inform us if your child is in the process of toilet training, and we will work with the plan you have in place.
    • Reminder, this is a diaper free class.

    Medication & Illnesses

    • We do not administer medications at school, with the exception of emergency medication.
    • If your child shows signs of illness such coughing, stomach ache, diarrhea, etc., please keep them home!
    • Please inform us if your child contracts an infectious/ contagious condition (pink eye, strep throat, head lice, COVID etc.).


    • In the event of an emergency concerning your child, you will be contacted immediately.
    • Please keep all emergency contact information up-to-date by notifying us of any changes.

    School Closings

    • Weather-related closings will be announced on the following stations: TV (channels 8-WROC, 10-WHEC, 13-WHAM and YNN News TV) and radio (WBEE, WCMF, WHAM, WPXY and WRMM)
    • We follow the East Rochester School District calendar.

    Child Dismissal

    We will only dismiss children to the adults you’ve identified on your registration form. You must notify us in writing in the event your child is being picked up by an individual not listed as an emergency contact. When this happens, please make sure the person picking up your child has photo identification!

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