Acceptance & Onboarding

ACCEPTANCE
& ONBOARDING

WELCOME TO PLAYFUL LEARNING

We look forward to having you join the Playful Learning family! Below are a few important documents that you may find helpful throughout your time with us.

ACCOUNT SET-UP

Please set-up your Playful Learning account by ompleting the following tasks in order to ensure that we have everything we need to proceed:

1

Brightwheel is a tool for classroom management, attendance, communication, online bill pay, and much more. We encourage you to create a free parent account using either the web or mobile app. Also, make sure to use the same email address or cell phone number that the invitation was sent to. Here is a quick video overview.

2

You will see your child’s profile after you create an account.

3

Confirm information regarding allergies, birthday, and emergency contacts. If you do not see your child’s profile, please contact us with the email address or phone number you used to register.

4

You can adjust your notification preferences within your profile settings on the app. See a video tutorial HERE!

BEFORE THE FIRST DAY

Please complete the following forms
and upload all information into your
Brightwheel account.

  1. Review and sign the Playful Learning Release Form, here.
  2. Have your doctor complete: Health Form.
  3. Upload completed Health Form in Brightwheel, here.
  4. Upload Covid-19 results (more information to follow).
  5. Upload your child’s photo, here.
  6. Schedule a tour for your child. Give your child the opportunity to see or reacquaint themselves with the studio before the first day of school/summer lab. This will go a long way towards a smooth transition for the children who have not separated yet. Schedule, here.

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

WHAT TO BRING

In an effort to minimize exposure, we are asking families to refrain from
bringing in personal backpacks, water bottles, etc. We will provide a tote bag for each child to store their personal items. Please bring the following items in a Ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name on the first day of camp.

  • Complete change of clothes
  • 2 pairs of socks (preferably non-skid, as we will be asking children to remove their shoes when inside the building)
  • Diapers and wipes (if needed)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray (please apply thoroughly in the morning and we can reapply if requested)
  • Transitional item: if you think your child may have a hard time separating please send them in with a family photo or other item that may help comfort them during the transition (blanky, favorite toy, pacifier, etc.)
  • Face mask: As of now, we are requiring ALL children to wear face masks. We will be following local cases and CDC and NYS guidelines carefully and will let you know if anything changes.

SNACKS

We provide a hearty, organic snack midway through our morning. This gets
the children happily through their time with us. They are usually just getting
hungry for lunch when you arrive for pick-up. Lunch is not provided by Playful Learning. Please make sure you inform us of any allergies in your Brightwheel account.

PARKING

There is parking on Pantigo Rd. (right in front of our building) and all along
Methodist Lane (the little side street next to the church). There is a small parking lot on the property, but those spaces are reserved for faculty and
the neighboring business owners. Please do not park in the back parking lot.

Arrival and Dismissal

Each morning you will be emailed a health screening questionnaire that must be submitted before arriving each morning. This questionnaire requires you to take your child’s temperature and confirm that they do not have a fever.

We will be staggering arrival and dismissal times and checking children in one at a time. If you have siblings in the program or conflicts with this timing, please reply to this email and we can work out a plan. This does not have to be an exact science, it’s just a way for us to stagger parking and avoid the bigger crowds.

When you arrive you will see green numbered markers on the ground showing where to wait until it’s your child’s turn to enter. Please explain this process to your children, so that they know they will have to wait patiently with you at each number.

Once it’s your child’s turn to enter, we ask that you say good-bye at the door or back fence and do not plan on entering the building unless necessary. All adults who enter the building must wear a mask and sanitize their hands.

At the entrance there will be a teacher who will:

  • Check to make sure each child’s screening was submitted
  • Help each child sanitize their hands
  • Conduct a temperature/symptom check
  • Help child remove shoes and change into socks
  • Guide them to the correct classroom

DROP-OFF & PICKUP TIMES

MORNING PROGRAMS

TODDLERS - YOUNGER 2’S

09:00 AM

Drop-Off

IN THE BACKYARD

12:00 PM

Pick-Up

AT FRONT DOOR

PRESCHOOL - OLDER 2’S AND 3’S

09:15 AM

Drop-Off

AT FRONT DOOR

12:15 PM

Pick-Up

IN THE BACKYARD

PRIMARY - OLDER 3’S AND 4’S

09:00 AM

Drop-Off

AT FRONT DOOR

12:00 PM

Pick-Up

IN THE BACKYARD

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

TODDLERS - 18 MONTHS - 2 YEARS

02:30 PM

Drop-Off

IN THE BACKYARD

04:30 PM

Pick-Up

AT FRONT DOOR