In order for a child to master potty training, consistency between home and school is essential. It is a partnership between parents and teachers to ensure your child is getting the same message from both sources. We recognize that schedules get busy and families may be on the go at night and on the weekends, but children will often regress if they switch between diapers and underwear frequently. We also want to use the same language to talk about bathroom time, so your child does not get confused by different vocabulary. If you use special words, please share them with us so we can provide continuity. Also, be sure to dress your child in clothes that are easy for them to get on and off. Avoid things like leotards, overalls and belts while your child is new to going potty so they can avoid having accidents while trying to get their clothes off.
Both at home and at school, these are things we want to keep in mind while potty training:
Instead of using age as a readiness indicator, look for other signs that your child may be ready to start heading for the potty, such as the ability to: