Pre-K Teacher Dress Code

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  1. luvteaching25

    luvteaching25 Rookie

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    Hi everyone,

    I know this might be a stupid question, but I was wondering if anyone can give me tips on dress code.

    I know the obvious--Business casual, but I wanted imput from you guys.

    I will be teaching Pre-K so I know I am going to be on the floor a lot, but don't know if capris are appropriate or if wearing tennis shoes everyday is ok. I remember when I was in elementary school, some of my teachers wore jeans, dresses and heals. I am used to wearing a uniform for work and am going to need to buy new clothes.

    Any input is welcome.
     
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  3. chicagoturtle

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    I think it is school dependent.

    At my school I can get away with tennis shoes though they aren't really allowd except Friday.

    I say wash and wear clothes and you may want to think about getting darker colored pants that hide paint etc...
     
  4. MsWK

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    At my center, teachers wear anything that is not ripped, revealing, low-cut, or otherwise offensive. So, jeans, capris, and sneakers are the order of the day. We take the kids on lots of long walking trips, and our playground is covered in dusty mulch, so we would probably laugh (politely) at anyone who wore heels to work--and they would probably only do it once! To be honest, most of the time I'm inside the center I'm barefoot, because I'm in and out of the baby rooms all day. My advice is to wear anything you're comfortable in, that you don't mind being covered in bodily fluids. And keep an extra set of clothes at work! You never know when you'll get puked or peed on. :) Gotta love the little ones!
     
  5. carlea

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    I taught kinder for several years & got paint, glue, & dirty hands all over my clothes - I'd sit on the floor a lot so I wore comfortable clothes that I didn't mind getting dirty. So if it's fine with your school, I say go for the capris and tennis shoes!

    One of my kinder co-workers always dressed beautifully & I could never figure out how she stayed clean!
     
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    Check with your school's dress code policy first. I know that you'll need skirts longer than your knees for circle time, because the kids are right at your lap level. Also, you bend over a lot picking up things and it's awkward with a short skirt. We can wear jeans, but it looks better if you wear nice jeans and a dressy shirt, imo. Capri pants are great and look more professional than shorts. I like long dresses and skirts with casual tops.
    Have fun! pre-k is great!
     
  7. childcare teach

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    we can wear jeans and shorts all long as they are not tight. i can wear sneakers and sandels and in the winter i even can wear slippers in the class room.
     
  8. Azula Fleur

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    I suggest the follwing:
    -Jeans
    -Cardiganes
    -Sneakers
    -Sandals
    -Boots
    -Long/knee length skirts
    -Something you wouldn't mind getting messy in
    -Nice tops that you can't see through, or when you bend over

    Things not to wear:
    -Leather (You wouldn't want to get dirty in this)
    -Long earrings
    -Big neckalaces
     
  9. clarnet73

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    I wear cords almost every day as soon as the weather is cool enough. I love love love them. And khaki's.

    Anything that can be bought inexpensively but still looks nice :)
     
  10. scooby

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    teacher to be

    im studying to be a teacher any tips
     
  11. mstemple05

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    what's imo?
     
  12. dianafish

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    I would also check with your school for the dress code. In my school we have the same policy as an earlier poster. As long as it isnt ripped, low cut or is one of those "attitude" type shirts (which I can not stand) anything is fine. I live in capris or jeans and t-shirts. Skirts are just too uncomfortable on the floor.
     
  13. clarnet73

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    imo - in my opinion.
     

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