Welcome Check List

We are pleased that you have chosen Safari Learning Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade Academy as your learning and care center, There are many other schools in Tuolumne County, so we appreciate that you chose us.

Make sure children are here at least by 8:15 a.m. daily.

Adults and children: Because we deem it important to keep a very clean floor inside, no street shoes will be allowed inside the center – (And parents, no high heels or cowboy boots are allowed on our rubber playground surface!). If you choose not to remove your shoes, blue shoe covers will be provided in the lobby.

For children: For in side wear, children can go barefoot or wear socks or an inside pair of ‘crocs’. No flip-flops or open-toed shoes will be allowed anytime, inside or outside.

ITEMS TO PURCHASE: We ask that you provide a shoe-sized plastic bin with a lid (for preschoolers) or a sweater sized bin (for toddlers) for your child including:

  • A complete change of clothes: pants/shorts, shirt, socks, underwear
  • “croc” type shoe (closed-toe) – (no tennis shoes or anything the child cannot put on alone)
  • If your child is not potty-trained, please send in diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, as well as a complete change of clothes
  • If your child is napping with us, please include a crib sheet. If your child requires a special blanket or stuffed animal that is okay to bring. however please make sure this things are small and can easily fit in their folded bed.

In an effort to help you keep track of your belongings please label everything!
There is a permanent Sharpie Marker always available in the office.  Anything that is not labeled or claimed will be put in the -‘lost and found” box outside the lobby. If things are not picked up in the lost and found within a week, they will be donated to a local thrift shop.

If clothes become soiled or wet, we will put them in a plastic bag in the lobby and place the child”s name on the white board. Also, don’t forget to collect your child ‘s work in the files in the lobby!

Make sure you pick up your Zoo-phonics materials and Parent Handbook.

We look forward to working with your child! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us! We are here for you!


Charlene A. Wrighton Ed.D., Director, CEO
Katie Edwards, Co-Director, Business Mgr.