Essential Things to Send With Your Child to Daycare

We’ll provide you with a list of items to bring for your child when they come to Little Sunshine Childcare Center in Clarksdale as part of your enrollment process, but here are a few general things to pack for your child! We provide a safe, inclusive environment for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and school-age children, and what you send with your child will, of course, depend on the age of your child. If you have any questions, feel free to call us! We’re more than happy to provide you with more information.

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Spare Change of Clothes

It’s always a good idea to pack an extra set of clothes for your child just in case! Accidents happen, and daycare providers aren’t miracle workers, unfortunately. Make sure that the spare change you decide on is age-appropriate and weather appropriate. Depending on the child, it might also be a good idea to pack two pairs of clothes. Be sure to put your child’s name on everything you bring to daycare! If you have any questions about what clothes to bring, contact us.

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If your child needs medication during daycare hours, it’s important to let your daycare provider know. Make sure you discuss dosage, administration, and storage with the daycare provider beforehand. You should also include any instructions for administering the medication in case of emergencies. We will ask about your child’s health information and allergies in the enrollment process, and we’re happy to talk with you about our process for caring for children who need medications and our emergency health procedures.

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Sunscreen & Hat

It gets hot here in Clarksville! If you plan on bringing your child to daycare during the summer months, it’s essential to protect them from the sun. Send sunscreen, hats, and other weather-appropriate clothing with your child to daycare in order to make sure they’re safe while they play outdoors.

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It’s okay to send a special lovey with your daycare provider. This can be anything from a stuffed animal or blanket your child loves, to a favorite book or toy. It’s helpful for daycare providers to have something that will help soothe and comfort the children if they get homesick. Just be sure to send something that isn’t one-of-a-kind, as things can get misplaced or damaged at daycare.

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Overall, daycare centers like Little Sunshine Childcare Center are here to make sure your child is safe and comfortable while they’re in daycare. Sending the right items with your daycare provider can help ensure that you have a great daycare experience, so be sure to familiarize yourself with daycare policies and ask questions if you need more information!

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