What To Bring

In our group environment, we want to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible. But having too many items from home can actually cause problems with sharing and space. Here's some items your child will need while in our care. If you have a question about a specific item, please be sure to ask your child's teacher.

Each child has a designated space to keep his/her personal belongings safe and organized. 

For more information our procedures, please visit our procedures page.

Toys/Electronics/Cell Phones

Children may not bring toys from home. If an item is brought to the center, it will be kept in the office and returned to the parent at pickup. All videos will be provided by the center and must be approved by the director.

Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed at the center. If you would like to speak to your child during the day, please call the office. 

Clothing

  • All children must have an extra change of clothes at the center at all times.
  • Clothing and bedding must be labeled with the child’s name, not initials.
  • Dress your child(ren) for comfort and play.
  • Make sure clothes are washable as some activities can become messy.  All supplies used in the center are washable; however, they have been known to stain some fabrics.
  • All children are required to wear shoes.
  • Weather permitting (temp. 40 degrees or above) children 1 year old or older go outside daily for large muscle development.
  • Please check your child’s cubby daily for dirty clothes.
  • During the winter, be sure that your child has the following items:  Coat, hat, mittens or gloves, and boots.
  • If your child is ready to be (or is already in the process of being) potty trained, bring several pairs of training pants or underwear and at least 2 extra changes of clothes.
  • If your child is not potty trained, you should provide enough disposable diapers for one (1) week.  The rule of thumb is one diaper for every 2 hours your child is in the center.

Infant Class

  • Diapers
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small Blanket 
  • Bottles

Toddler One Class

  • Diapers
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup

Toddler Two Class

  • Diapers
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

2/3 Combo Class

  • Diapers (if not potty trained)
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

Three-Year-Old Class

  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

Four-Year-Old Class

  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handbook

For full details about Gateway Christian Education Center's Policies and Procedures, refer to the Handbook.

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