Toilet Training Policy

When you feel your child is ready for toilet training, we ask that you begin teaching at home. We will follow through and encourage your child while they are in our care. Daily communication between the parent and day care provider is very important.

  • The child must be showing signs of readiness and able to control their bladder and bowel movements.
  • The child must be kept in a diaper, pull-ups, vinyl training pants, or underwear.
  • Please keep in mind that the high activity level here at the Center may distract your child from responding to the urge to use the potty more so than at home.
  • Staff will never put a child on the potty unless the child is willing.
  • Staff cannot wash out soiled clothing per regulations set by the Center for Disease Control. They are required to put soiled clothing in a plastic bag for you to take home and wash.
  • Please send them to daycare with loose fitting clothing that your child can manage independently. Try to avoid tight clothing, pants with snaps or buttons, overalls, and tight leggings.
  • The child will be encouraged to use the potty every 30 minutes.
  • Parents are required to supply the diaper/pull-up or vinyl training pants and extra clothing (including socks) daily.
  • A pull-up or diaper will be put on the child during naptime.
  • We encourage every child to be toilet trained before transitioning into the preschool room.
  • We encourage parents to communicate with your child’s teacher throughout the potty training process.