Earthplace Preschool Policies and Procedures

Birthdays

We ask that parents  talk with the child’s teacher before bringing in a birthday snack.  We can then communicate with the  parents of children who have food allergies or food intolerances, so that they can bring a similar snack for their child that is safe to eat.

Birthdays at school - donate a book!
Instead of bringing in goodie bags we ask that families choose a book from our Book Wish List to donate to the class. We also invite families to come in to read the book to the class.

Birthday snacks - healthy and safe choices
In accordance with our food policy we encourage all families to pick healthy alternatives to traditional large cupcakes.  For example, small muffins and fruit with yogurt are favorite birthday snacks.

To create a safe envrionment for children with food allergies, we ask that you NOT send birthday snacks and/or holiday party snacks containing either peanut butter or nuts. Also, please do not send popcorn, which is considered a choking hazard in groups of children.