When a new family is accepted into our daycare, we like to be sure that we can share openly 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
We provide Breakfast, Lunch, and two snacks each day. We also give milk to kids. If your child has any special needs regarding food or milk, then you must provide enough for each day
If your child has any particular dietary needs or has allergies, religious beliefs, or non-religious beliefs, etc., then we must be informed, and when applicable given a doctor's note stating the fact
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 scheduled 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 goodbye kiss, and a reassuring word that you will be back are all that is needed. In most cases, children are nearly always quick to get involved in play or activities as soon as their 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
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 the final medication has been administered for any diagnosed condition
Occasionally, a child will experience some difficulty in adapting to the daycare's environment or abiding by the daycare rules of behavior. We will work closely with you to see if the problem can be resolved. If the child's behavior continues to be disruptive to the group, we reserve the right to ask you to withdraw your child from daycare
You must give a 30-day notice when voluntarily withdrawing your child from Awesome Kidzz Daycare. You will be responsible for all final payments through the end of the notice period, whether the child is in attendance or not. Awesome Kidzz Daycare reserves the right to give written notice of immediate termination when there are extreme circumstances that
affect the well-being of the provider or other children in attendance.
Covid Guidelines for kids and Families:
Due to the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, any single symptom of Covid-19 will warrant a test. Please do not send your kid to daycare with any sign of illness. NOTE: If you have had Covid-19 in the past 90 days, regardless of vaccination status, and are experiencing symptoms of illness you must follow Covid guidelines and test with an antigen test only (do not test with a PCR test).
Covid-19 Symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue/weakness, headache, body/muscle aches, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, the new loss of taste and smell, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Symptom Infographic.
To return to in-person daycare after a reported illness, your kid must either get 1.) a COVID test, 2.) a written clearance from their medical provider, or 3.) complete a 10-day quarantine. Please consult with your medical provider. A PCR lab-confirmed test, antigen test, or an at-home rapid test is accepted for this purpose.
Test Results, Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines
Negative Result (not a close contact to a Covid positive person)
Remain home until symptoms have improved and fever-free for 24 hours without medication use.
A negative Covid test is required to return to daycare. A PCR lab-confirmed test,antigen test, or an at-home rapid test is accepted for this purpose.
If using an at-home rapid test, please record the kid's name, date, and time on the test
If you are symptomatic and tested negative shortly after the onset of symptoms, consider retesting with a rapid antigen test a few days later to confirm test results.
Positive Result: Isolation Guidance
For kids who test positive for Covid-19, there is an option to reduce isolation and return to daycare on Day 6 if symptoms are resolving and they have a negative Covid-19 test on Day 5.
Isolation can end after Day 5 if:
The kid is without a fever for 24 hours (without medication),
Symptoms are not present or are resolving,
And a Covid-19 test on Day 5 or later is negative. Public health officials recommend a Covid-19 rapid antigen test (NOT PCR) for the 5th day of testing. At-home tests and rapid antigen tests are accepted for this purpose.
Please record the kid's name, date, and time on any at-home test.
Test results should be reported to your daycare via email; a screenshot or photo is acceptable.
Day 0 is when symptoms began or the date of the positive test if the kid had no symptoms when tested.
Kids who return after Day 5 must continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others through day 10, whether indoors or outdoors.
Kids unable to get tested during isolation should remain at home for 10 days.
If the test on Day 5 is positive, kids should remain home for 10 days.