What really gets me is the teacher that sends the child to the clinic, with their extra clothes in hand! Is my bathroom more special than yours? geesh! The little kids have a Teachers Aide in each class; that is part of their job (really!).
I've started a new thing this year, and it seems to help. I do give the little ones (Pre-K through 2nd) extra clothes for accidents and spills. For the older ones, especially for spilled milk or juice (sometimes even water) I hand them a bunch of paper towels and tell them how to clean themselves up. We also have a dress code - no spagetti straps, midriff covered, skirts no shorter than 2" above the knee, etc. I got tired of giving these kids clothes - the parents sign an agreement at the beginning of the year acknowledging they understand the dress code. So, when I get "violators"
, I call the parent or, if the child is 4th or 5th grade, I have them call the parents themselves to bring a replacement it. That's the only way that seems to work; it makes an impression on the parent when they have to come bring clothing in!
For the ones with "wiping" problems, I get a baby wipe for them and ask if they can do it themselves. I don't do nooks and crannies
. If it's that bad, they probably need a bath anyway, and I call home and tell Mom. I never, ever, ever, change a child without a witness present the whole time.