School Requires Children Wear Slippers (Warning a bit of a long read)
I have written previously on this topic in my near psychotic search for appropriate footwear for my chilren while at school. It is a daycare/preschool and my children are ages 4 and 5. They have always had a policy requiring rubber soled slippers, however, knowing that parents complained that slippers were hard to find, they relaxed the rules a bit to include flexible soled shoes. (Their reasoning is a cozy home feel.)
For over a month now I have searched for new acceptable school shoes for my DD. We have been unable to find any that fit - every single pair slips too much, hurts, feels funny, etc. So, I went to the school and asked for help. I don't know what else to do as I can't find any shoes that fit her. Their response??? I was given 1 week to bring in slippers for my children or they will not be allowed to attend class. This has also now been told to every other parent that had their children in shoes.
The only way they may consider accomodating my children is if they can have a medical doctor's note stating their special needs. Seriously? Tax payers $$$ to tell the school that they can't wear slippers as they don't fit right? I do have an appointment, but am hoping that I do not need to go that route. I can find info on how to choose a shoe but I am finding it difficult to pull resources from respected sources indicating that slippers are not appropriate footwear for children. They don't fit well, they make their feet sweat, offer no support, and aren't durable. Can anyone assist?