A child who is carrying and protecting ownership of his or her own toy is not available to use the classroom environment to its fullest. Therefore, we ask parents to help children leave home toys behind, in the car, or in their cubbie. If your child depends on a special object to help with transitions, please discuss how to handle it with your child’s teacher. Violent toys, such as guns or other similar weapons, are never permitted. Whenever possible we avoid commercial and media tie-ins.