LEARN-N-PLAY DAYCARE LLC --  Child Day Care & Preschool located in Bath, PA

Potty Policy

Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC signs are observed while the child is at the center:

At this important milestone, parents are to do the following:

Learn-N-Play would like to make toilet learning a comfortable and smooth transition. If after a reasonable amount of time (usually 1 — 1-1/2 months) a child has not progressed with the toilet learning, it may be necessary for a "break." The child may not be ready for this process. With your help and encouragement we can all work together to make this process a success!


Health & Safety Policy

Your child’s health is a matter of major importance to all of us!

Parents are encouraged to keep an un-well child home and seek medical attention for severs or chronic illnesses. Parents will be requested to take a child home in the morning if the child appears to be too ill to remain at the center. If a chilled appears to be too ill upon the completion of the daily health check, you will be expected to take the child home.

If there are any reoccurring illnesses going through the daycare at any given time, please make sure to check the sign-in computer to read about the symptoms of the illness and if you see your child would have any of them, please keep them home until they are 24-hours symptom free.

Illness Reports: In the event your child is sent home due to any of the listed illnesses, a staff member will complete an "illness report." This report must be signed by a parent; prior to the child leaving the center. On the illness report, it will state if your child can return the following day or must be 24-hour symptom free.

Medication Logs: The center shall not administer a prescription medication unless it has the pharmacy label and/or a doctor's note. A medication log must be completed prior to administering prescription and non-prescription medication(s).


Parents will be notified and expected to pick up within one hour of being notified, for the following reasons:

Fever: A child with an axillary (armpit) temperature greater than 100.0 degrees is considered to have a fever. The child may return after 24 hours of a normal temperature without the use of aspirin or non-aspirin products. Example: If a child is sent home on Tuesday with a fever of over 100.0 degrees, the soonest the child may return to the center would be Thursday. If on Wednesday the child still had a fever the soonest they could return to the center would be Friday. You will be given an illness form with the reason for the child being sent home and when the child may return back.

Vomiting/Diarrhea: A child experiencing vomiting/diarrhea can return to the center once it has stopped for 24-hour period, without the use of medication and/or has had a full bowel movement.

Eye Inflammations/Unexplained Rashes: A child with an unexplained rash or eye inflammation will be sent home until it had disappeared or a physician determines the rash/inflammation is not contagious. A doctor’s note will be required when the child returns.

Head Lice: A child who is seen with the head lice will be sent home immediately. You will need to give your child a head treatment for the lice. If your child returns and is checked, and still has the head lice, they are not allowed to return to the center until they are "bug and egg" free, and they will need to be given another treatment. The center will perform head checks on all of the children for 2 weeks after to make sure none of the other children have contracted lice. Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC has the right to terminate childcare if head lice reoccur over and over on the same child due to the possibility of contamination throughout the center.

Nebulizer Treatments: If your child is in need of using a Nebulizer, Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC will administer ONE (1) per day. Should your child require more then one treatment during the hours that they are attending Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC please see Mrs. Araujo.

EPI Pen Administration: If your child has an EPI pen to prevent an allergic reaction, we require that Learn-N-Play Daycare have access to 1 pen at all times. Please ensure that these are readily available at the site in case of emergency.

Physicals: The Department of Public Welfare regulations require age appropriate physicals upon entrance to a childcare center. Physicals will be required at the following ages: 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, and every year after that. You will be informed when your child is due for a physical. Physicals may not lapse in time. If the physical is not updated by the date needed, the child will not be able to return to the childcare until the form is completed.

Incident Reports: From time to time, your child may require first aid as a result of a minor injury. A staff member will clean any scratch or cut with anti-bacterial soap and cover it with a band-aid or in the case of a bump or bruise, ice will be applied. No other medicine or ointment will be applied to the injury. In addition, a staff member will complete an “incident report” regarding your child’s injury that explains the nature and causes of the injury. The staff is certified in first aid and will administer care as needed. In case of accidents requiring medical attention, the parent’s insurance is the primary source of coverage. In the case of an emergency, Emergency services will be notified first, then the parents.


Development Assessments/Portfolios

Every 6 months, the teachers at Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC are required to complete a Child Service Report. The service report is a Department of Public Welfare requirement. Teachers evaluate children based on their work in class, play, and group/individual discussions. Teachers observe how attentive children are, how they engage themselves in learning activities, and how well they are able to apply what they have learned. This information is collected in the form of a child portfolio, which contains finished work. The reports are to be signed by a parent and returned to the center. Conferences in relation to your child’s progress will be arranged upon request.

Your own child will be given maximum consideration as an individual. We will look after your child’s health and after awhile that he/she is at the center and present a planned program geared to that we believe to be developmentally sound and educationally beneficial.


What To Wear To The Center

Think of your child’s comfort and provide simple clothing that is free of complicated fastenings. Think of the messy art materials and other messy activities and provide clothing that is washable. Think of our playground and provide the clothing that is sturdy. Think of the weather and remember some days (especially in the Spring and Fall) it may be chilly at 8:00 AM and hot by 10:00 AM or vise/versa. It is much easier to remove an unneeded item then to put on something you don’t have. Think of how you would feel "playing" outdoors in cold and windy weather. For your child’s own comfort provide a suitable head covering when needed. PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS, INCLUDING CLOTHING! If your child comes to the center and clothing is not labeled, your child’s teacher may label it with either marking tape or marker (on the tag of the garment). Children in the Infant I, Infant II, and toddler rooms may not wear jewelry.

You are required to keep an extra set of clothing at the center for your child (because accidents happen, all children no matter what age, will need an extra set of clothing...including underwear and socks).


Birthdays

We celebrate birthdays during our snack period. Please do not send cakes or full-size cupcakes. We have children who eat only the tops, children who eat only the bottoms, and children who eat everyone else’s crumbs. We prefer that you send cookies or miniature cupcakes (muffin tin size). These are easier to handle and are greeted by the children as a special treat. Your child’s teacher will ad special stories, songs, candles, and so forth, to make this a special time for your child.


Toys From Home

Except for toys that are needed for a peaceful nap experience, we ask that you leave your child’s toys at home or in y our car. If an item is brought to the center, we cannot be responsible for it. It must be shared and it must have the child’s name on it. If you have a book that may be of interest to all of the children, we will appreciate this being shared with the class, but ask that it be left for several days.

*** NO GUNS, WAR TOYS, OR OTHER TOYS OF DESTRUCTION ***

These items are taboo in our center. A child must have a means to express feelings of aggression. We suggest clay to pound (manual dexterity), hammer and saw to use (good for visual-motor perception), punching bag to hit (and to vent anger while developing perceptual abilities) and finger paints (to soothe jangled feelings while practicing a developmental rhythmic movement).


Parking Lot & Child Car Seat Laws

We ask all parents to please adhere to the following Pennsylvania State Laws:

Please note that Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC is not responsible for any damages or problems that happen to your car in the parking lot.


Parent Custody Issues

Either parent of a child with legal custody may pick up from the program at any time. If there is a restraining order on one parent, Learn-N-Play Daycare, LLC must have a copy of the court order on file. If no such restraining order is on file, we will need to release the child. If one parent has sole legal and physical custody, we will need a copy of that order as well. This policy is to clarify custody and ensure the safety of your child.


Arrival & Pickup

Children must be signed in not more than 15 minutes before their contracted arrival time and signed out not more than 15 minutes after their contracted departure time. We are staffed for the amount of time your child is contracted to be in the center. If these times are not adhered to, it may cause a staff/child ratio problem that could cause non-compliance with state regulations. If you know you are going to be detained, please notify the center immediately so that we can reassure your child. There is an overtime charge. If saving ten minutes means risking an accident, please drive safely – and plan differently next time. Because the center has no provision for care after 6:00 PM, consistent lateness after that hour will be cause for dismissal.

An adult must accompany children into their room. The adult must sign-in the child and a staff member must be notified of the child’s arrival. When picking up your child, you must sign-out the child. Your child will only be released to those persons you have designated. A photo ID is required when a designated adult other than the parent is picking up the child until the staff is familiar with such persons. If someone comes to the center to pick up your child and they are not on the designated release for authorized pickup, your child WILL NOT be released to such person. This is a precaution to help ensure the safety of your child. The staff does not have the authority to deviate from this policy. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Emergency consent forms must be updated in June and December, each year.


Late Pickup Fee After Closing Time

Learn-N-Play’s Daycare last pick-up is 5:45 PM. The doors are locked at 6:00 PM. If you pick up your child past 6:00 PM, you will be charged a $5.00 fee for each quarter hour your child remains at the center. Consistent lateness after 6:00 PM will be cause to ask you to withdraw your child/children from the center.


Vacation

When a child has been enrolled for a period for 4 consecutive months, you will earn the same amount of days as per your contracted hours/days to be used during the year. Please notify management when you are planning to use these days so that your tuition for that week can be adjusted. Days must be used within the year they are earned. They may not be carried over to the next year. If days are not used, they are forfeited.


Lunch Policy

Learn-N-Play Daycare provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the full time (not applicable to school-age) children here at the center. The policy for the children for lunch is that if your child will NOT be in before 10:00am on that day, you must call the center so we know to add them in the count for lunch. If we do not receive a call by that time, we will not count your child in for lunch and you will be expected to pack your child lunch for that day.


Food Program

Learn-N-Play Daycare has been approved for the Child and Adult Food Care Program. This program is a government run program that helps the center by providing the money for us to make healthier meals for the children. With this program, we are required to have the parents fill out a form about the meals your child will be here for, and also about the income from the members of the family in the household. Please understand that all of the information given on those sheets does not affect your child’s tuition in anyway. We also want you to know that all information given on those sheets is kept confidential at all times. The information is kept locked up in a filing cabinet and only Mrs. Araujo has access to it. If you have any questions about any of the forms, please come see Mrs. Araujo.

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