Before You Begin

Appropriate Apparel

People who work with children know that their day consists of many different activities ranging from art projects to outside play. All staff members, including students, should be dressed comfortably, yet appropriately, for participating in diverse activities with children, meeting the public, and supervising the playground in all seasons.

Please use your judgment and dress professionally. Baseball caps or similar hats should not be worn indoors. Shorts are appropriate for warm weather, but please wear shorts that allow you to sit on the floor comfortably and modestly. Be sure to always have appropriate footwear for playground conditions.

Early Childhood students and are expected not to wear jeans. EC students are considered to be student teachers and should dress accordingly. We suggest EC students model their dress after the regular staff. The last Friday of each month has been set aside as “Casual Dress Day” and jeans may be worn on that day, provided they are in good shape and have no holes.

Nametags must be worn at all times when you are in a classroom.

CPR and First Aid

All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Students are not responsible to administer First Aid or CPR.

Fingerprint/Criminal Records Check

Each student who works with the children on an extended basis is required to complete a Fingerprint/Criminal Records Check for the State of NH prior to their first day at the Center.  The cost of this process is the student’s responsibility.  Please see the program assistant for information.


Unfortunately, there are no parking arrangements at the Center for students. You must park in your regular parking area on campus. If you park on Cummings Street or in the hospital lot across the street from the Center, you will get a parking ticket from the town of Plymouth and may very well have your car towed.

Staff and students should not park in the front driveway, in the Visitor space, or in the Handicapped space (unless you are permitted by law).

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