P & ME DETAILS
What to Bring
The weather is beautiful but you still might need layers!
Easy on-off shoes to move indoors and outdoors!
Simple Snack (no juice, and please avoid messy snacks)
Stroller/Push Car/Bike with Handle to make it up the hill to the campus
Beeplanet Classroom Policies & Procedure
Parking: Under some circumstances, Ms. Laura may allow some parents to park at the cabins. Please park in the lot down the driveway and walk up to the campus. Please never park next to the bathrooms.
Caretaker Policy: Only with permission can a caretaker bring your child to Beeplanet. Both parties must sign all forms with the understanding that they are fully responsible for the well-being of your child. They must also understand where to park, and what to expect for the day to be prepared. No other children may accompany your caretaker. forms are different
Sibling Policy: Siblings may come to class ONLY by request, or if enrolled in a class which permits bringing a sibling. Please advise Laura ahead of class time before bringing a sibling. If you need to bring your older child on a more regular basis you must ask permission to see if there is room and pre-pay for your child to attend.
Guest Policy: Beeplanet welcomes grandparents and spouses to come and visit for the day. For all other guests, please request permission from Laura prior to class time. You may drop-off grandparents up top before parking.
Be on Time: Allow yourself at least 10 minutes after you park to get to the campus. Playtime is an important part of the Beeplanet Class, and is necessary for your child to enjoy before the more structured class activities.
Illness/Makeup Policy: Lets all stay healthy this season by staying home with our children if they are sick. If you miss class, you are more than welcome to schedule your make-up during the session based on availability. Makeups are limited to 2 per child as class space is limited.
Rainy Day Policy: Parking at Campus: Only if it is truly raining may you park at the campus. Given the class size, parents may park on both sides of cabin #2. Please be mindful and pull forward to make 3 rows of cars doubled up, one behind the other. Larger SUV’s, please pull into the campus for drop-off, then park outside of the green gate on the right side of the road. Please do not block the entrance into the campus. Classes will be held indoors, and if the rain stops we will explore outside. Please bring: Rainboots, Rain Jackets, Umbrellas.
Changing Table and Potty Etiquette: There is a changing table located in side the classroom. However, the potties are put out as a reminder for your little ones to try or use.
Disposal: Please dump out the potty into the toilet in the restroom (located by the green gate). All poopy diapers may be disposed in the outdoor waste bin to help eliminate odors indoors.
Clean-Up: Please sanitize the potty or changing table with a wipe when finished using. Do not count on anyone else to clean out the potty, this must be a done by you so that it is clean for others to use.
Please bring extra wipes.
Indoor toys stay indoors, Outdoor toys stay outdoors. This is an excellent way to help your child understand boundaries, which can help in grocery and toy stores.
Toys In Mouth: Please supervise and redirect your child as to another way to use the toy, shift your child’s attention to a different activity, or change your environment ( indoors or outdoors) to shift their persistence.
Art Table: Please engage with your child in these activities; it is a tremendous part of the learning process. Remember, there is no wrong way to do art. Have fun with it! Please remember to put the caps and lids back onto the supplies.
Outdoor Campus: One of the beautiful, treasured aspects of Beeplanet’s campus is its location in nature. This allows for the freedom to play without boundaries, however, this brings an extra responsibility. Please accompany your child at all times! The space is beautiful but there are Squirrels, Snakes, Owls, Butterflies, Birds, Deer, Coyotes, and lots and lots of bugs and flowers... Lets be respectful of the environment, and learn to redirect when necessary.
Activities- Last 5 minutes: At the beginning of class your child gets to determine what they want to do during the 20 minutes open play time. Most often they choose what is familiar. With 5 minutes to go before clean up, I will recommend that you encourage your child to try something they have not explored... art, indoors, sports, etc. This last 5 minutes is a wonderful way for you to guide your child gently towards an activity that they might enjoy with your encouragement.
Cell Phones, Snack Time and Circle Time:
Please have Cell phones on Vibrate. Parents please use quiet voices as we transition into the room. This helps settle the children immediately! Its okay that your child wants to move around; we encourage curiosity.
Please brings a snack to enjoy with your child and for potential sharing. Please advise of any allergies prior to enrollment so we may alert other parents. Sometimes offering to sample or make a trade encourages awareness and social skills.
If your child is overwhelmed and starts to cry during Circle time, please walk outdoors into nature for a private one-on-one moment with your child. This is the best way to soothe. Once your child has settled, invite your child to participate and come back in.
Please no talking during Story time and Music. We are teaching adaptive behaviors and this is not helpful. I cannot compete with you. Circle time is broken down into 2 minute increments: Snacktime, Storytime, Bubbles, Discover the Sound. Instruments. Dancing. Bah Bah Bears. Sing along.
Outdoor Time: After Circle time we have outdoor play to wind-down and then Stickers.
Remember to gather your art work.
Remember to gather all your belongings!
After Sticker time, be clear on your intention to leave. Otherwise, your child may become confused and will want to stay