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.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

STUDIO HEALTH & SAFETY

FIRST SEPARATION GUIDE

ACCOUNT SET-UP

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

Create Your Brightwheel Account

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.

CONFIRM YOUR CHILD’S PROFILE

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

CONFIRM IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT PREFERENCES

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

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE FIRST DAY

BEFORE THE
FIRST DAY

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

FOR THE FIRST DAY

  1. Review and sign the Playful Learning Release Form, here.
  2. Review and sign the Playful Learning Health and Safety Protocols, here.
  3. Have your doctor complete: Health Form.
  4. Upload completed Health Form in Brightwheel, here.
  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.

WHAT TO BRING

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 their first day at the studio.

  • Complete change of clothes
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 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 (optional)
  • There is no outside food allowed in the studio unless approved by the administration.

SNACKS

We provide a hearty, organic snack midway through class. This gets the children happily through their time with us. They are usually just getting hungry for lunch (or an early dinner) 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 & DISMISSAL

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.

At the entrance there will be a teacher who will:

  • Welcome your child to school
  • Conduct an informal symptom check
  • Help each child sanitize their hands
  • Guide them to the correct classroom

DROP-OFF/PICKUP TIMES & LOCATIONS

MORNING PROGRAMS

TODDLER LAB I

09:00 AM

Drop-Off

FRONT GATE

12:00 PM

Pick-Up

FRONT GATE

TODDLER LAB II

09:00 AM

Drop-Off

BACK GATE

12:00 PM

Pick-Up

FRONT DOOR

PRIMARY LAB

09:00 AM

Drop-Off

FRONT DOOR

12:00 PM

Pick-Up

BACK GATE

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS

BEGINNER LAB I

2:30 PM

Drop-Off

FRONT GATE

4:30 PM

Pick-Up

BACK GATE

BEGINNER LAB II

02:30 PM

Drop-Off

BACK GATE

04:30 PM

Pick-Up

FRONT DOOR

PRIMARY LAB (SUMMER ONLY)

02:30 PM

Drop-Off

FRONT DOOR

04:30 PM

Pick-Up

BACK GATE