Toddler Twos Room - What To Bring
- Clothing – Please provide changes of clothing with all items clearly labeled. Your toddler will be exploring many new activities where clothing will be exposed to water, paint and toileting.
- Picture – We tape your child’s picture in their cubby to help them identify their space.
- Blanket – Your child will need a blanket for naptime. We send blankets home each Friday for laundering.
- Naptime – Children in the Toddler II Room do not use bottles, sippy cups or pacifiers at naptime (we use open cups at snacks and at lunch and teach the children how to use the water faucet during the day). Stuffed animals are welcome for naptime comfort.
Teachers offer children a morning and afternoon snack consisting of milk, water and one of the approved snacks provided by parents. Children remaining in the classroom shortly before closing are offered an additional snack of crackers, muffins or other surplus supplies of bread exchanges
SNACKS… please bring a total of five of any four or five of the following:
- Fresh fruit (no more than 1 serving per week, no apples or cantaloupe): 16 ½ -cup or ½ -piece servings. Ex: ½ peach or pear, ½ strawberries, grapes or honeydew.
- Applesauce, no sugar added, 2 jumbo jars (50 oz +1).
- Canned fruits in light syrup, 3 large (26 oz) cans.
- Low-fat yogurt, any flavor, no aspartame or NutraSweet, 2 quarts.
- Cheese and crackers, 1 # cheese, 1 # box of crackers.
- Quick breads… zucchini, banana (no cranberry or nuts). 1st listed ingredient should be flour, not sugar, 2 large loaves.
- Corn, bran, blueberry, banana or other fruit mini-muffins… 1st listed ingredient must be flour, not sugar, 2 dozen.
- Raisins: one large box or 16 individual boxes.
- Fresh bread… (whole wheat, 7 grain, oatmeal, pumpernickel, etc.), 2 large loaves.
- Frozen waffles, French toast and pancakes (size must fit in standard toaster). 2 dozen regular servings.
- Frozen French bread pizza… vegetarian or cheese (no meat).
- String cheese or cheese cubes. 1 ½ lbs.
- Mini bagels & light cream cheese, 2 bags of bagels, 8 oz. cheese.
- Graham or animal crackers, 2 approx. 1-lb. boxes.
- Goldfish. 3 regular bags or 1 jumbo pack.
- Various snack crackers… club crackers, vanilla wafer, Whole Wheat Saltines or Ritz etc. 2 approx. 1-lb boxes.
- Mini pancakes, waffles, French toast, pizza bites, bagel bites. Microwaveable. 8 regular servings or a count of 64.
Peanut and Nut Policy
Many food products pose problems for children with allergies, but the most dangerous in a school setting are peanuts and tree nuts. Tree nuts include almonds, walnuts, cashews, filberts, etc.
As Small Savers is a peanut-free Center, we want to ensure that no peanut or nut products are introduced into the classrooms. This is because children do not necessarily have to ingest peanuts and tree nuts, but exposure, even in the tiniest amount, through inadvertent contact (nose, eyes or mouth) can cause a serious reaction.
Strict avoidance is the only means of preventing an allergic reaction. Therefore, we require parent and staff cooperation in the following ways:
- Please make sure that your classroom teachers are aware of your child's food allergies;
- Do not bring food items to school, including snacks, gifts, etc., for children or teachers containing peanut or nut products;
- For food items that are brought to school to be shared by all the class, please bring only products that have been purchased in a store and have a clear and readable list of ingredients. Staff will refuse distribution of food products that are not properly labeled.
- For labeled food items which are brought to school to be shared by all the class or school, please do not bring in products with labels containing peanut or nut products, OR warnings about cross-contamination with peanut and nut products, such as:
- "Processed on shared equipment with peanut (or nut) products";
- "Manufactured in a facility that also processed peanuts (or nuts)";
- "May contain traces of peanuts (or nuts)".
Staff will refuse to distribute any of the above-mentioned products.
Small Savers will not be responsible for food that is not distributed by the Center itself. When a child is present at a potluck (or party/function where non-Center food is provided), the child's teacher or the Lead Teacher will not permit the child to eat food not provided by the Center unless otherwise specified by the parent. We thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.