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Little Bits Dayhome Policies 

 

Communication

Communication is very important to Us. When we accept a new family into our home, we like to be sure that we can share openly any concerns or questions that may arise. We welcome questions, feedback, or discussions of any kind that are oriented towards a positive outcome for the child. 

 

Items to Bring at Little Bits

Please bring the following items daily for your child:

  • 2 Changes of clothes(especially when potty training)
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing

  • Diapers, wipes, and cream

  • Plush sleep toy and/or blanket (if desired)

  • Any specialty foods the child might need

 

Positive guidance/Intervention

Children will NEVER be hit, slapped, pinched, pushed, or yelled at. We strongly believe that if children are engaged in age and developmentally appropriate activities, rested, happy and supervised, there is no need for the intervention in regards to discipline. Most situations can be avoided by allowing children to make their own choices but at the same time giving them boundaries and structure. If, in rare cases, intervention is required then we encourage the children to work out a solution with my help to make sure things stay fair. With younger children we will use re-direction. Examples of this are: Introducing a new toy, change the activities or remove them from the situation. If time out is used it will be on a designated chair within the boundaries of the room and the time will be appropriate with the age of the child.

 

Toilet Training

We are more then happy to assist in potty training. If possible, it is best for you to initiate potty training over the weekend or holiday. Once you decide to start potty training we will sit down with you and we can discuss how and when.

 

Birthdays

With approval from the parents a small party with birthday cake will be provided for your child.

 

Illnesses

Children who have symptoms such as fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea should be kept home and remain absent from the day home for 24 hours. If a child comes down with these symptoms while at the day home the parent will be called and is required to pick up their child as soon as possible. If a child at the day home is contagious he or she will be taken away from the other kids and cared for.

 

Vaccinations

The government of Alberta cannot enforce vaccinations on parents and neither can we. We require children that are unvaccinated to stay home if they are sick until a doctor's note can be provided stating that they are either no longer contagious or that it is a simple cold. That way we can ensure the health and safety of the other children.

 

Medication

If a child needs medication, the following must be adhered to. Parents must fill out and sign a medication consent form prior to myself administrating medication. All medication must:

 

  • Be in its original bottle from the pharmacy, and have the child's name on the bottle, with dosage.

  • Non-prescription medication such as Tylenol may be administrated; however it must be authorized by a parents signature on the medication form as well.

 

Coughs and colds

Colds are a common occurrence, especially in Calgary. However, there are some symptoms that warrant keeping a child home. These include:

  • Persistent coughing

  • Green or yellow phlegm being coughed up

 

Rash

A rash may be a sign of illness. Please do not bring your child to the day home until the Doctor says it is O.K to do so.

 

Bringing an ill child to the Day Home

If your child is not infections or has a minor cold we will do everything in my power to make the child feel at home and taken care of. Items such as extra clothing, pillow, teddy bear, or special blanket needs to be provided by the parents.

 

Absences

Parents must call in the morning and notify me that their child will not be attending that day, whether its because of weather or something else.

 

Accidents and Injury

In the unlikely even that an accident/injury should happen, we will fill out a accident/injury form and immediately inform the parents. we will, to the best of our abilities treat the child in accordance to the type of accident or injury. 

Termination of care

It is required that you give us 30 days notice if you wish to pull your child from the day home.