A Take Your Child to Work Day Checklist

Stay on top of your schedule and it’s sure to be a success.

This year, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day falls on April 26th. To get you ready for the most adorable day at the office all year, we prepared this easy, essential checklist. Take note of the following steps to motivate the future workforce, create an educational experience and make it worthwhile for all parties involved.

 

  • Ask your manager if your company will be participating and if you need to sign up your kids in advance. If you don’t have children, you can always reach out to a niece or nephew, neighbor or family friend.
  • Offer to assist in planning activities. For ideas, ask your kids what they would like to do or consult this guide.

 
  • Talk to your kids about the day, your responsibilities, their interests, work/life balance, etc.

  • Call school and let them know your children will be absent on April 26.

  • Make sure to complete any important work assignments that will be due that day.

 

  • Run through the day's agenda with your kids and give them a sense of what they'll be doing and who they'll be meeting.

  • Have a conversation about proper office etiquette.

  • Work with your children on questions to ask your colleagues about their specific roles.

  • Pack a backpack of snacks, toys and/or homework for the commute.

  • Pick out their best outfit.

 
  • Eat a big breakfast together and leave the house early—traffic may get in the way!

  • Show your children what you do, introduce them to your colleagues and give them an office tour.

  • Round out the experience by taking your kids to a local restaurant for dinner (bonus points if you frequent it during the workweek) and talk about the best part of their day.

 

  • Ask your manager if your company will be participating and if you need to sign up your kids in advance. If you don’t have children, you can always reach out to a niece or nephew, neighbor or family friend.

  • Offer to assist in planning activities. For ideas, ask your kids what they would like to do or consult this guide.

 
  • Talk to your kids about the day, your responsibilities, their interests, work/life balance, etc.

  • Call school and let them know your children will be absent on April 26 (if they’re old enough, they can notify their teachers themselves).

  • Make sure to complete any important work assignments that will be due that day. 

 

  • Run through the day's agenda with your kids and give them a sense of what they'll be doing and who they'll be meeting.

  • Ask them which departments they would most like to learn about. 

  • Have them create a list of questions to ask your colleagues about their specific roles.

  • Help them pick out the perfect outfit.

 
  • Eat a big breakfast together and leave the house early—traffic may get in the way!

  • Show your children what you do, introduce them to your colleagues and give them an office tour. (You can also have them help younger kids with activities).

  • Round out the experience by taking your kids to a local restaurant for dinner (bonus points if you frequent it during the workweek) and talk about the best part of their day.

What to Wear 

Pearl Sleveless Dress
Hopewell Top Handle Bag
Clasp Bangle