Children attending Serendipity Learning Center are actively engaged in learning experiences. All children should be dressed comfortably. We provide many opportunities during the day for active play with projects that include paint, water, play dough, clay, and other “messy” activities. While the teachers will provide smocks for organized activities it is quite typical for spills and smudges to occur during a fun-filled day. Play clothes are recommended, closed toed shoes that children can run in are mandatory for safety. In addition, Crocs are an outdoor shoe and are a tripping hazard on tile/wood. You will be called to bring safe shoes if they come in sandals or Crocs. Jewelry is a safety hazard and will be kept in a safe place if a child wears it to school.
While we provide flexible scheduling, children thrive from routine. They will flourish when they are kept on a schedule that they can predict. Schedules that fluctuate tend to confuse children which result in misbehavior. Misbehavior disrupt the entire classroom. Drop-offs are required before 10 a.m. as it is a disruption and not in the best interest of the arriving child. Pick-ups at nap time are NOT PERMITTED; as it disrupts the other children's much needed rest time.