Little Ones’ Luggage
Little children need lots of things during the day!
Use this list to help make sure little ones have everything they need while they’re with another caregiver.
- You might hang up this checklist on your front door as a reminder of what to have on hand each time you drop off your child.
- If older children will be spending time with a caregiver, you might ask them for help packing their things to get them excited for their time in care. You can build independence by giving them a choice between changes of clothing to bring, and offer comfort by letting them pick out a special stuffed animal or book to keep them company while they’re away from you.
- You might keep copies of each child’s list in folders or cubbies to refer to throughout the day, and to remind parents of anything they should bring more of next time.
“First/Then” Boards: Managing Daily Routines
A printable tool to help children know what to expect in their daily routines and activities.
Planning for Play in Daily Routines
A printable page to plan moments of playfulness during daily routines.
Provider-Parent Communications Log
A printable page to help parents and caregivers communicate about a child’s day.
Lesson Planning Practice
A tool to plan opportunities for learning connected to monthly and weekly themes.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Around Routines
An article offering strategies for communication with parents/caregivers.
Shaping an Engaging Learning Environment
Your space is full of opportunities for children to learn and grow!
Planning Our Days: Creating Schedules for Children
Planning ahead can help you be intentional about the learning of the children in your care!