The most important thing that you could do as a parent is create a consistent and reliable routine that your child can get used to. We all like routine, and we function better when that routine is the same every day. Your child is no different. By creating a predictable and regular routine for your child they will be more at ease and happy to come to Mia’s Sprouts.
We do the same thing with our daily schedule. We read at the same time every day, we go outside at the same time, we eat at the same time, and we nap at the same time. This helps your child’s “internal clock” get adjusted and allows them to know what to expect when they show up everyday.
We also ask that all parents bring the basic essentials that your child will need on a regular basis: diapers, wipes, blanket, stuffed animal, and sunscreen. We do provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks at the usual times according to our schedule. If your child requires a special diet we would ask that you coordinate with us to determine what items you will bring and what items we will be able to pick up on our regular trips to the store.
Lastly, we get dirty. We know that fresh air and the outdoors helps facilitate the growth and development of your child’s mind and body. So we try to go outside every day (weather permitting). Don’t be surprised if your son or daughter has a little bit of dirt on their knees when you pick them up. Because of this, we also ask that you bring a change of clothes for them in the scenario that we need to change their outfit. In this event, we will have the soiled clothes in a bag ready for you to take home and wash at the end of the day.