Enrollment is open to all children without regard of color, race, religion, national origin or ancestry. The welcome package (provided by us) is to be completed and accompanied by:
Contract completely filled out with a check or cash to cover the registration fee of $25.00 (non-refundable) plus the deposit and the weekly rate.
Pre-admission Health History-Parent Report Form (LIC702).
Identification and Emergency Information Form (LIC700).
Copy of child’s immunization record, up-to-date.
Acknowledgement of Notification of Parent Rights, signed (LIC 995A).
Tuition is weekly and always due in advance. One or more weeks may be paid in advance. Payment must be made the Friday before care begins. If payment falls behind there will be a $10.00 charge late fee per each day up to 5 days after the 5th day. The child may not come back to care until payment is made in full, if you decide to not come back to daycare you will loose your deposit automatically.
Payment can be made by check and a $25.00 charge will apply to any returned check. The parent who signs the contract and other forms for their child takes ultimate financial responsibility for any payment and any other expenses related to the child. No tuition allowance will be made for holidays falling within a given month. This fact is taken into consideration at the time prices are established. Holidays are as follows:
Presidents Day /February
Labor Day /September
Veterans Day /November
Thanksgiving Day / November
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day /December 24th & 25th
New Years/December 31 & January 1
There is NO care provided after 6:00 p.m. and all children must be picked up. If you have an emergency and are unable to pick up your child before 6:00 p.m., you must call and notify me of the situation. Parents who pick up their child after 6:00 p.m. will be charged a $10.00 fee per hour. A parent who is consistently late in picking up their child will have to make different arrangements for the child to be picked up on time.
You may take up to 2 weeks off a year with a 2 week notice at a 50% off weekly rate, to be paid in advance before the child leaves the center on the last day before vacation.
Termination of Services
A one week notice must be given when services will be terminated. If I don’t receive a one week notice, you will lose your deposit.
Your Child's Health
It is important that every parent cooperate fully with the daycare's health regulations. Regulations are designed to protect the well-being of all children and to guard as much as possible against avoidable absences for health reasons. When there are symptoms of illness or other indication that a child is not well enough for group activities, arrangements must be made for the child to be cared for at home. I do not provide for children who are ill. Proper care at the beginning of an illness can often shorten its duration. PLEASE call me to let me know that the child is staying home due to illness. A child needs to stay at home if any of the following symptoms are present:
A fever higher than 99.0.
Green discharge from the nose/constant runny nose.
Heavy cough not able to control with over the counter medication.
Vomiting more than once in one day.
Diarrhea more than once in one day.
Yellow-greenish discharge from the eyes (pink eye).
Any suspicious rash.
PLEASE do not give medication to the child to cover up the symptoms of being sick, you will be called to pick your child up from day care. If your child becomes ill at daycare he/she will be isolated and you will be called immediately, so you can make arrangements to have him/her picked up as soon as possible. If I am not able to contact you within 2 hours of your child becoming ill, I will call your emergency contact. Exposure to communicable diseases and infectious illnesses of other family members should promptly reported, so that I may be alerted to early symptoms. I will send notes home to let the other parents know when their child has been exposed to an infectious disease.
Fire Drills/Earthquakes Preparedness
In accordance with California State Law, we will have a fire and earthquake drill once a month. According to the Federal Emergency Agency, the requirements for an individual center fire/earthquake safety program and an effective fire/earthquake response plan are based on the following assumptions:
A major fire/earthquake can occur without warning and could occur during the time your child is here.
This event would cause widespread damage, resulting from fire/ground shaking and other hazards triggered by the emergency.
Transportation routes, telephone communication and other utilities services would be interrupted.
Medical, fire and rescue personnel would be severely overtaxed and would not be able to respond to every call within the affected area for several hours.
Release of children
Children will be released only to those who are on the emergency contact form. Identification will be required of the persons picking up the child. Parents should call me and let me know in advance if a person not listed is to pick up the child. If you have a restriction for anyone to pick up your child I must have a copy of your court order on file.
What to bring and what to wear?
What does the well-dressed child wear??? In daycare, fashion means washable clothes: comfortable, sturdy, playclothes. Painting, mud, playdough, etc. are part of our curriculum and fun time. Whether you wash with TIDE or GAIN, some colors of paint just won’t wash out. To decide if your child is appropriately dressed before you leave the house, ask yourself, “Will I be upset if he/she comes home with dirt, paint, or chocolate pudding on this outfit???" If the answer is yes, please change your little one's clothing to something more appropriate.
Clothing that is easy to manage encourages independence and self-help. Many toilet accidents are prevented if children can unbutton or unbuckle pants and belts without struggles. All items need to be labeled with your child’s name please! A jacket/sweater is recommended for all children since weather changes from morning to late afternoon.
If your child comes home with paint on their clothes...
Be Glad!!! Look at what they are achieving. We use washable paint and put little smocks on your child, but sometimes you may find paint in some place you never imagine...so just remember they are positively developing their physical, social, cognitive and creative skills:
Creative Art & Sensory Planning
Science & Discovery
Learning to Express Themselves
Water & Sand Play
Using Their Imagination
Increasing Their Self-Esteem
Large & Small Muscle Development
And Much More…