Resources on Creating a Handbook for Parents

Creating a parent handbook serves the purpose of not only communicating the policies and goals for your school but also building a supportive relationship with families. Handbooks should include the following information:

  • An overview about your preschool
  • Calendar
  • Philosophy and curriculum
  • Communication, including emails, telephones, newsletters, etc.
  • Arrival and departure policies
  • School closing and inclement weather
  • Rest-time
  • Toys from home
  • Clothing
  • Toileting
  • Healthcare policy
  • Medication policy
  • Emergency pick-up
  • Late pick-up policy
  • IEP’s
  • Field trips and walks

Below are links on how to create a preschool handbook for parents

A Spoonful of Learning
 All Things Childcare
Childcare Central
PTO Today
Small Business Chron

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