Do I have to pay for days when my child is absent due to illness or vacation?
At ABC Daycare, we offer up to five nonuse days per year. For example, if your child is enrolled for two days per week you’ll get two nonuse days for that year. They expire at the end of each year. When your child is sick or you’re on vacation, you can use a nonuse day and be free of charge for that day. Drop a note in the cash box when you want to use one.
Do you have a sick care option?
Working parents have the additional stress of determining what to do when their child is sick. At our center we care for children who are mildly ill. In the case of a fever children are not allowed back until 24 hours after the fever has broken. (If your child has a fever of 101.5 degrees you will be called.) The same applies for vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, severe coughing, unusual fatigue or irritability, pink eye, or other communicable diseases.
What is your discipline policy?
At ABC Daycare Center we praise, reward, and encourage the children. We reason with and set limits for them, and model appropriate behavior. We modify the classroom environment to prevent problems before they occur and provide logical consequences for their behaviors. We use short, supervised time outs when appropriate to allow the child time to calm down and reflect.
What types of meals and snacks do you serve?
You can be certain that your child will not only be well fed, but will receive nutritionally balanced meals throughout the day. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and includes bread/cereal, milk, and juice or fruit. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and includes a bread component, milk, fruit and vegetables, and a meat or other protein component. Snack is served at 3:00 p.m. and includes two of the four food components and water. Our meals are CACFP approved.
Do you charge extra if I’m late picking up my child?
Overtime fees are charged at the rate of $5.00 for every fifteen minutes late.
What is your child care philosophy?
Our staff encourage the children to interact, explore, and experiment in our stimulating, active, and organized environment. Accommodated by qualified teachers, this allows the child’s hidden talents to blossom and have Room To Grow. Our classroom is set up to promote developmentally appropriate practices. During designated times the children are allowed to explore and play in the various classroom learning centers, the playground, and gym. We also provide structured activities according to a structured schedule throughout their day. These activities include circle time, gross motor time, art/activities time, science and math time, lunch time, and nap time. We strive to make learning fun so your child enjoys these activities.
What are your security policies?
At ABC Daycare we have a state-of-the-art access control system. Each parent is given a key fob to gain access to the building. A designated person responsible for the delivery of the child must accompany the child into the facility and be acknowledged by a supervising staff member. We will not release a child to a person whose behavior or health appears to endanger the health or safety of the child. In the case of an illness in which we cannot reach the parents or guardians, registration forms must be completed by parents to designate people other than themselves to pick up the child. The parents are required to inform the staff in the event that an alternate will be used, per occurrence. The alternate must provide identification and sign the alternate pick-up sign-in sheet.
Can I visit my child whenever I like?
Parents are encouraged to visit their child at the center during the time your child is in attendance. An appointment is not necessary.