Frequently Asked Questions
We hope you find these FAQs helpful. Also a quick reminder to mark ALL sweaters, jackets, coats, backpacks, lunch kits, etc. with your child's name so that lost items may be returned to the owner. Thanks!
Who is eligible to attend?
Our program is opend to all students who will be 12 months of age by September 1 of the CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR, regardless of gender, race, creed, religious preference or ability as long as we can meet the child's needs. Questions regarding eligibility are referred to the Wee Wuns Weekday Ministries Board.
When is drop-off and pick-up?
Arrival is between 8:40 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Dismissal is between 2:20 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. All Toddler students must be dropped and picked up at their classrooms. Upon drop-off and pick-up, please remember to sign-in and sign-out your child on the attendance sheet. We encourage Preschool children to use their car-line. In order to ensure students get the best possible beginning of each day, please be sure to be on time. Children arriving late often have difficulty assimilating into the group and older children may miss morning rituals and instructions for the day. If your child arrives late or leaves early, they must be signed in/out at the office.
Do I need to send a snack?
No, the school will provide snacks that consist of a variety of nutritional foods such as crackers, cheese, fruits, and raw vegetables; as well as treats that children love. Classroom cooking activities are also a regular part of our program, helping children develop eating habits that are nutritionally sound. Parents should notify the office of any allergies mild or severe. Teachers are notified of any allergies and a note is made on the class list and posted in the classroom. Allergy lists are also posted in the kitchen where snack is prepared.
Does my child need to bring a lunch?
Yes, lunch is provided by the family. Lunch should consist of finger foods that your child enjoys eating and a beverage, either in the form of a juice box, water bottle, sippy cup or thermos. We ask that you cut your child's food into small, bite-sized pieces. Food containers need to be child friendly and easy for them to open. Canned drinks are discouraged. Texas State Licensing requires those children in care for more than four hours be provided with 1/3 of their daily food needs. Please include a portion of dairy products, bread, protein, and fruits/vegetables in your child's lunch. Teacher's will periodically send home "lunch tips" in their weekly newsletters.
Is Wee Wuns a peanut-free school?
No, but we do our best to accommodate for mild or severe allergies. If you have any question or concerns, please contact us.
Will my child take a nap?
Toddler students will have an afternoon nap time before dismissal. These students will need a nap mat. Preschool students will have a full day or learning and fun!
What is your dress code?
We suggest that children come to school dressed in play clothes and closed toe shoes (ex. tennis shoes) that will allow them to run and play. Children wearing flip-flops or loose sandals will not be permitted to play on climbing equipment to ensure the child's safety. We discourage dressy, non-washable clothes as we do a lot of "creative" art and paint activities using smocks and washable paints. We do not want to ruin good clothes when spills do occur. During cold weather, please provide your child with a jacket and layer for warmth.
What is your birthday policy?
With your cooperation, we like to celebrate each child's birthday at school. Parents provide snacks-donuts, cupcakes, cookies, etc., no peanut products please. We discourage favors such as balloons or party bags. Special birthday cups, napkins and plates are welcomed, but not required. Your child's teacher will contact you about the scheduled date for the celebration. Please do not ask us to send party invitations unless the entire class is invited. We will provide each family with a class list.
What if my child needs to take medication?
We prefer that the parent give any prescribed medication to the child either before or after school. However, if medication during school hours is necessary, the medicine must be brought to the Director's office. A medication-request form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian and accompany the medicaion. No medication will be given without written request of the parent/guardian with written instructions. Medication must be in original container. No type of medication or vitamin should be in the child's backpack or lunch box.
Sunscreen and insect repellant should be applied at home before your child comes to school. The Department of Family and Protective Services suggests using a suncscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater and one that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Children are encouraged to drink plenty of water before and after they go to the playground. The toddler and preschool playground provide shaded areas for the children to play and our preschool playground has a water fountain for the children's use.
Do you offer before or after school care?
We do not offer before or after school care. We take pride in the level of care we are able to provide during our school day, and at this time, we do not feel confident the same level could be achieved with the addition of before or after school care.