Our Policies & Contract


Below you will find my standard Daycare policies regarding discipline, meals,  illness, naps and rest time, child pick-up, clothing, emergencies, maternity leave, vacations and holidays, fees, returned checks, and termination.  I will be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you may have concerning  the Agreement and I’m always open to suggestions.


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DISCIPLINE | MEALS | ILLNESS POLICY | NAPS & REST TIME | CHILD PICK-UP
RATES INCREASES | CLOTHING |  EMERGENCY POLICYMATERNITY LEAVE | VACATIONS & HOLIDAYS


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DISCIPLINE:
It is important that all children be taught what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior in their early years.  Although ideas vary from person to person on how a child should be taught the difference between right and wrong, it is necessary to have some sort of agreement between parents and provider.
This agreement concerns behavior in this facility only.  In this facility, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, will a child receive corporal punishment, be restrained by harness, tied in any way, or confined to a locked room.  Also no child will be refused food as a means of punishment.  It is recommended that a child be separated from the other children for a reasonable amount of time for poor behavior.  Time-outs will vary from child to child, depending on age (usually one minute for each year of the child).
Inappropriate behavior is determined by the provider.  In instances where behavior is a threat to the child or other children, a parent/provider conference will be necessary and documented.  Severe habitual behavior may lead to the termination of the child care agreement.
Examples of severe behavior are “habitual” biting, kicking, hitting, or deliberate destruction of property.  Open communication regarding behavior concerns, between parents and provider will take care of most problems.  Communication is essential to a good disciplinary agreement and is always open to discussion.

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MEALS:
The provider will supply two meals; breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Meals & snacks may be provided by parents if desired.  Breakfast will be served to children scheduled to arrive before 8:00 A.M.  Lunch will be served around noon.  Dinner will be served around 6:00 p.m.
Also snacks will be served in the A.M. around 10:00 and in the P.M. at 3:00 and at 9:00.  If your child arrives after a meal or snack has been served the provider will assume that the child has been fed unless otherwise advised.  PLEASE DON’T SEND YOUR CHILD WITH FOOD FROM HOME as the other children don’t understand when someone eats in front of them.
Special treats may be brought by children on their birthdays if desired, just let me know in advance.

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ILLNESS POLICY:
The parents agree to notify the provider of the child’s illness or suspected illness and to make other arrangements.  Parents agree that their child will be sent home if the provider’s judgement is that the child should not be around the other children.
Your child will not be allowed to stay at the daycare if she/he has symptoms of a contagious disease, is vomiting, has diarrhea or a temperature of 100 degrees or higher.
Parents will be notified if I detect any of the above symptoms during the day.
According to state law, the provider must have written permission before administering any medications to your child(ren).  I can only administer a prescription if the child’s name appears on the label.  A dated permission slip from the parent must include the name of the medicine, the amount to be given, and the time/s to be given.  Special handling of the medicine must also be noted.  If possible it is best if medicine is given at home. 

*****The provider is entitled to five paid sick or personal days per year;  the parents will be given as much notice as possible of the days off.

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NAPS AND REST TIME:
Infants and toddlers usually sleep on demand.  Older children will have a nap or quiet time after lunch; around 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
The provider will furnish blankets and linens for the infants, individual mats, sleeping bags, pillows and blankets for the toddlers.
Please try not to pick-up the children during nap time as this can disturb the other children’s rest time.  If necessary let the provider know in advance,  as I can have your child away from the others for less disruption.

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CHILD DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:
IT IS PREFERRED THAT CHILDREN ARE NOT DROPPED OFF OR PICKED UP DURING NAP TIME, as it is disruptive to other children’s naptime.  It is very important to your child’s emotional security that you are here when expected.  If for some emergency a parent will be delayed, please have a back-up plan and call me as soon as possible.

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RATE INCREASES:
The provider reserves the right to increase all rates and fees in this facility.  A one month notice will be given, in writing, of all increases.

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CLOTHING:
Children should have the proper clothing for the weather, (boots, snow pants, mittens, swimsuits, etc.) Parents will supply an extra change of clothes (in the correct size and season).  This is very important as children of all ages have accidents.
Parents will provide disposable diapers, to be left at the day care.  When toilet training; the provider will need an ample supply of pull-ups and  changes of clothes in case of accidents.  For cleanliness please do not move children into underwear before fully trained as accidents still happen

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EMERGENCY POLICY:
For life threatening emergencies, the provider will call 911 for emergency assistance (and an ambulance). For non-life threatening emergencies, the parents or listed adults will be called to take the child to the doctor or emergency room.
This is a good example of why I need to know where at least one parent is at all times. If you are not at work, let me know who to notify so time is not wasted if an emergency occurs.

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MATERNITY LEAVE:
If maternity leave is taken and you wish to hold your child/children’s place at daycare, payment must be made in full each week for the days and times you wish to reserve for the length of your maternity leave unless other arrangements are made.

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VACATIONS AND HOLIDAYS:
*Parents are entitled to two weeks (full weeks only) vacation with the charge of one-half weeks tuition per week.  A notice of two weeks must be given, and the tuition MUST BE PAID BEFORE LEAVING FOR VACATION.  This also pertains to Part-timers.  The provider will  give one months  notice before taking a vacation and is also entitled to two weeks paid vacation
Please make alternate child care arrangements for these holidays; unless other arrangements are made, I will be closed.  Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve/half-day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve/half-day and New Years Day.

*********FULL TUITION WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE HOLIDAY WEEKS. THIS INCLUDES PART-TIMERS ALSO.
If your child’s scheduled day falls on a holiday you are responsible for full payment for that day.

*****If the week between Christmas and New Years is taken off, it may be used as a vacation week and a half weeks tuition is required, otherwise it is considered a full week and full tuition is due.

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