It is sometimes difficult for young children to come into the classroom during morning circle time. We encourage all children to arrive at school by 8:30am daily.
Everything brought to Country Village Day School should have your child's name on it in permanent ink, including clothing and school materials. We ask that children wear either tennis shoes or other sturdy shoes to school. The children should wear clothing to school that can get messy. Please do not send them in their best party clothing for everyday. We paint, play outside, cook, and go on nature walks, and these activities do not mix well with cherished clothing. Each child should have another full set of clothing in his/her cubby at all times in case his/her other garments become soiled, wet, or uncomfortable while at school.
Birthdays are special times at Country Village Day School and we enjoy celebrating them. Please arrange with your child's teacher what/when you can celebrate. If bringing birthday treats, please keep in mind that we have a "low sugar" policy and a Nut-free policy at CVDS. * All treats must be store bought!
CVDS provides lunch through the FareStart School Meals Program. FareStart offers a fresh, seasonal, and ethnically diverse menu. CVDS is also a
Snacks are provided by CVDS along with parent participation for morning snacks.
Lunch and Snacks
At Country Village, we feed babies on demand within the reasonable judgment of your child's caregiver. We feed your child what you bring for breakfast and lunch and ask that before you bring any type of foods to Country Village Day School for your baby, you introduce it to them first at home. If a child is rejecting certain foods we will keep you informed. It is also our policy that any food opened and requiring refrigeration must be sent home at the end of the day, or thrown out. This way we ensure that your child is receiving fresh foods and liquids.
Infant Feeding Policy
Upon enrollment, you will receive a Baby Room Handbook listing all the rules and guidelines we have to give the very best and most consistent care to your child. We will attempt to emulate your baby's home environment as much as our guidelines allow. You will have the opportunity to inquire regarding specific policies as you read through the handbook.
As a non-profit early childhood education program, fundraising is a necessity. Annually, Country Village Day School’s Board of Trustees, Executive Director, Families and Staff work together to determine the next school’s year’s Fundraising efforts.
If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to LindaTepper@countryvillagedayschool.org.
Our primary means of communication at CVDS is through e-mail, ClassDojo posts, verbal communication, and your child's cubby.
Country Village Day School also publishes a weekly newsletter on Friday’s. Weekly classroom newsletters are shared to update families on what happened that week in the class and upcoming happenings. Younger children also receive daily sheets detailing their day.
You ask... how can I get involved?
• Become a Room Parent
• Offer Classroom Assistance for Special Projects
• Assist on Field Trips
• Volunteer to Chair Committees
• Become a Board of Trustees Member
• Read Notices Posted at the Parent Information Table
• Take Time with Your Child to Notice What Is in His/Her Room