Transportation and Field Trips*
- Parents are responsible for transportation to and from my home.
- I have 5 seat belts in my car. Everyone over 60 pounds is buckled at all times. If your child is under 60 pounds or under 6 years old, please provide a car seat or a booster appropriate to his/her age, on planned field trip days.
- Children's medical release forms, a first aid kit and my first aid/CPR certification will be in the vehicle on all field trips.
- Parents who volunteer on field trips will not have unsupervised access to the children (excluding their own child) unless they have been fully qualified as assistants (criminal background check, TB test and First Aid, CPR classes).
- Parents will need to sign an authorization giving me the permission to transport their children on off-site trips.
Meals and Snacks*
I participate in the USDA Food Program.
It is your responsibility to notify me of any allergies or adverse reactions your child may have with certain foods or beverages. Typical menu items are listed below. I will work closely with you on your child's transition to solid foods when appropriate.
Two snacks and one meal, or two meals and one snack (depending on the hours in care) will be served to your child/children.
I will provide your child with balanced, nutritious and tasty meals and snacks, making this a healthy and enjoyable learning experience. Please provide a written list of food your child/children is/are allergic to.
Sample of meals served:
Policies For Food Brought From Home*
- Orange juice or banana
- AM Snack
- one fruit or one vegetable
- Snack crackers
- Chicken nuggets
- French fries
- PM Snack
- One kind of vegetable
The child/children can bring food from home on special occasions, enough to share with other children in the daycare
Permission for Free Access*
You have the right to access any areas of my home used for child care. You are welcome to visit or drop-in unannounced to observe your child. Please schedule time in advance if you would like to have a meeting with me.
Child Abuse Reporting*
I am required by mandatory reporting laws to report any suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation to Child Protective Services (CPS) or my local law enforcement agency immediately (without prior notification to the parents involved). I will also inform my licenser.
Behavior Management and Discipline*
Spanking or any form of corporal punishment, physical or mechanical restraint, the withholding of food, or any form of emotional abuse is prohibited by anyone on the premises.
Discipline and guidance at my home is consistent and is based on individual needs and development. I strive to promote positive reinforcement techniques. The least restrictive discipline technique is positive redirection. The most restrictive is a brief separation or time out from the group. Repeated serious infractions of my rules will be dealt with in a conference with the parents. In extreme cases, this may result in the suspension of the child for an entire day, or termination.
Children are never subjected to harsh treatment such as shaking or, striking and punishments are never associated with food or naps.
I do not discriminate in my enrollment and hiring practices or in the care of children because of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, marital status, veterans status, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, religion, differing physical or mental abilities, use of a trained dog or service animal by a disabled person, communication and learning styles.
I will respect and facilitate the rights of the child/children to observe the doctrine of the child's faith.
Communication and Parent Conferences
Parents and provider can have conferences as needed if either party asks for it.
Checklist of Child Care Supplies
| || I Provide || You Provide || Item || Comments|
| 1.|| || || Bottles|| |
| 2.|| || || Bottle Liners|| |
| 3.|| || || Formula || Non-opened cans|
| 4.|| || || Nipples|| |
| 5.|| || || Diapers|| |
| 6.|| || || Pacifiers|| |
| 7.|| || || Teething devices|| |
| 8.|| || || Toilet training diapers|| |
| 9.|| || || Car seat (on field trips days)|| |
| 10.|| || || Change of clothes|| |
| 11.|| || || Cold weather clothes|| |
| 12.|| || || Blanket and sleeping necessities|| |
| 13.|| || || Toothbrush|| |
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