Policies Po - T



Potty Training

We will work in conjunction with parents during potty training. If you have a method that has been working for you, please let us know and we will adopt it for your child. We will work with you - but not for you. Should you discontinue potty training at home, please let us know. If a child shows no interest in potty training, we may choose to discontinue and try again at a later date. Please do not ask us to offer “treats” to the child for going “potty”.


Resting/Napping Practice

In support of a child’s natural rhythm, there will be a daily resting period. This rest period will range from approximately forty-five (45) minutes to two hours, depending on the group of children assembled at rest time. Rest time may begin as early as 12:45pm and end no later than 2:00pm. Beginning and end times will depend on the age of the children, the events of the day, and the seasons. Each child will rest on a school-provided mat and a small pillow that you can make with your child. Children should bring a favorite blanket to snuggle with. If a child is not asleep after 15 to 45 minutes (depending on the child), he/she will be allowed to get up and play quietly in the playroom, or go outside. Napping is not required if the parent feels that it is not appropriate for their child. Children who are sleeping will be allowed to wake up naturally, unless otherwise advised by the parent. Children who are not awake by 3:00 will be gently awakened.



Rhythm is very important for your child. Please read the recommended books on rhythm and its importance. It is important to make sure that your child gets plenty of rest at night. Please see that they have early bedtimes and early rising times. This will help them be awake for school and ready to rest at nap time. Please do not be afraid to gently wake your child in the morning to help him/her adjust to a healthy rhythm.


Termination and Withdrawal Procedures

Sunflower Preschool reserves the right to suspend or terminate care of any child without notice, should it be deemed necessary for the overall safety and well-being of others.A minimum notice of one full month (notice to given on the first of of the month) will be given for permanent withdrawal of any child from care or agree to pay one month’s fee in lieu of. No exceptions will be made.