When a new family is accepted into our daycare, we like to be sure that we can share openly about any concerns or questions that may arise. It is important that there is a similar daycare philosophy between us and the parents. We welcome questions, feedback, or discussions of any kind that are oriented towards a positive outcome for the child(ren). Sensitive issues will be discussed in private at a mutually beneficial time.
Open Door Policy:
We maintain an open door policy. Parents may visit their children in our facility any time they wish. We do ask parents who plan to visit their children frequently to follow the classroom routine to avoid disturbing classroom schedules and activities.
Drop-off and Pick-up Policy:
It is normal for children to have difficulty separating from parents, or cry when dropping off. Please make your drop-off brief. The longer you prolong the departure, the harder it gets. A smile, cheerful good-bye kiss, and a reassuring word that you will be back is all that is needed. In most cases, children are nearly always quick to get involved in play or activities as soon as parents are gone.
Please be brief at pick-up times, as well. This is a time of testing, when two different authority figures are present (the parent and the provider). All children will test to see if the rules still apply. During drop-offs and pick-ups, we expect children to back up our rules. Please be in control of your child during pick-up times.
In order to protect the health and well-being of the children in our care, we expect parents to assist us by keeping children at home if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within 24 hours:
PINK EYE, SEVERE COUGH, FEVER, INFECTED SKIN PATCHES,
GRAY/WHITE STOOL, DIARRHEA, UNUSUAL SKIN PATCHES,
VOMITING, SORE THROAT
If the child becomes ill with any of the above symptoms while in our care, you will be contacted and expected to take your little one home. Please keep in mind children are welcome back 24 hours after symptoms no longer exist or final medication has been administered for any diagnosed condition.
No medication may be in a child’s possession or cubby including cough drops, Vitamins pills etc. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Cleanliness and Hygiene:
We do our best to maintain strict cleanliness and hygiene standards. Children's hands are washed before and after meals and after toileting and outdoor play. We use paper towels for drying hands, so children do not have to use the same towel.