FAQ

(Q) What is the success to discipline?

(A) Discipline Policy

The goal of our center is to develop self-esteem and self-control.
In order to reach these goals, we encourage children to communicate with one another; using speech to resolve dilemmas and convey emotions. We believe that as children mature with verbal expression, they will be less likely to express themselves in an aggressive manner. Children are given “time out” sessions that are age-appropriate; however, always under the supervision of an adult.

Children attending our center are prohibited to exhibit the following:

  1. To hurt other children (or adults) with intent.
  2. To hurt themselves with intent.
  3. To destroy property with intent.

    If a child repeatedly displays these behaviors, the family will be called in for a conference with staff and a determination will be made at that time. If the inappropriate behaviors are continuous with no improvement after several attempts, this will result in termination of services rendered for that child at our center and refund of monies will be annulled.

    Commit to Memory…

    • Consider you are a role model for your child… the behavior you exhibit will be repeated by your child…
    • Consider that all children need firm boundaries to develop self-control… however, always use positive statements to direct these behaviors, such as: “please walk” as opposed to “don’t run…”
    • Consider that children are little people and they are learning rules slowly… teach them right from wrong with patience…
    • Consider how wonderful it feels when you receive praise… Praise your child often to reinforce that positive behavior…
    • Consider that discipline should be firm but never harsh or mean… Never use physical punishment towards a child…
    • and finally – Consider there is no such thing as a bad child… remember yourself as a child…

(Q) What I need to know before my child is entering Day Care? Tips for parents.

(A) Tips for Entering Day Care

Before they attend the Day Care
Speak with your child several days in advance leading up to the final day of attending day care. Let your child know the why, who, what, when, and how of the process. The more information you provide your child about entering day care, the more comfortable and in control they will feel. Try to have a discussion with them about what they think their day will be like at day care. Always let them know they throughout the day you will be thinking of them and when you will pick them up, this will be the highlight of your day.
Try to bring your child into day care during the registration/admission process so they may become familiar with their school and surroundings. It helps if they have a visual picture in their minds of where they will be during their time away from you.
Try to get them into a routine several weeks before day care begins so they will have a schedule clock in their minds already. Less surprises for your child will make the transition easier and more comfortable.
And you, the parent(s), try to Relax! Children can sense stress and this will be projected onto them. Know that ALL children eventually need to and do separate successfully. So you stay calm and this too may make the transition smoother.
First day of school
Provide yourself with plenty of time. If you are feeling rushed or have a sense of urgency, this will make everyone nervous and the transition will not go as well as planned. Have a nice morning together and talk to your child about what each other’s day will be like. Communication is imperative in the first days…
Arriving at school “the final moments”
Always says goodbye and be honest with your child! Never say things like, “I’ll be right back.” This will only create tension and make the process more difficult in the days to follow.
When you feel the time is right, give your child a nice big hug and kiss and part ways on a good note. If you have made the decision to go, GO! The longer it takes for you to leave the harder it will become. The leaving process for both child and parents is the most stressful time so making it as short and honest as possible is the Best Policy. Eventually, you will both feel better.
Always remember we are just a phone call away. We are here to help all of you and get through the process together as painlessly as possible. If you have any suggestions, questions, concerns, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Thank you,
Your Staff!

(Q) How do I begin potty training my child?

(A) Saying goodbye to diapers…

We are here to help… however, this is a process that requires your commitment at home.

Always communicate to your child what will be happening. The more informed your child is about the “potty training” process, the more in authority they will feel thus giving them more confidence.

Get them excited about the process. Explain to them that they are now going to daycare and they will become big boys and girls. Have them “potty train” the doll and praise the doll’s success.

Each time your child uses the potty correctly, make sure to praise him/her as your did the doll. You can also reward your child with things like a sticker. Again, make this a fun and happy experience.

Once your child says goodbye to diapers… put your child in toddler pull-ups and don’t turn back even if there are some accidents along the way. If your child has an accident, please don’t get angry or disappointed. Reassure your child that they everything is fine and they will do better next time.

Know that all children will eventually learn to use the potty, just with a little help from you and us. Who knows, it might be easier than you think.

(Q) What is the day care policy when my child is sick?

(A) ILLNESS PROTOCOL MEMO

During the school year, your child may become ill. This memo is to help you along should such a circumstance occur. The information provided applies to all children admitted into our program and it is to ensure the protection of Your child.

Mild Illnesses
If your child is slightly ill, he/she will be allowed to attend school. However, if symptoms worseness while the child is at school you will be contacted immediately and asked that you pick up your child as soon as possible. Again, this is for the protection of all children in our program.

Moderately Ill
If your child is having a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or any other symptoms listed below, we ask that you MUST keep your child at home either until he/she is cleared by a doctor (with a note for our files) and/or symptoms resolve. Once again, this is not to punish any child; on the contrary it is for the safety and full recovery of that child and the health of other children.

Should this occur, please make care arrangements for your child ahead of time so as to not inconvenience yourself and your child. Please inform your child’s teacher as well so that she can carefully plan for any missed work that your child may be able to attend to at home.

Other symptoms:

  • Any unusual skin rashes
  • Lice / Nits
  • Conjunctivitis / Pinkeye
  • Severe Complaints of Headache
  • Severe Coughing, Breathing, Sore Throat, and/or Swallowing

(Q) What does my child need for day care?

(A) Things you need for Daycare – School…

Item
Done
1. Sleeping Bag
2. Slippers
3. Change of clothing
4. Diapers or Pull Ups (where applicable)
5. Wet Wipes
6. Bibs (2-3 years old group)
7. One paper towel (bounty) roll
8. Composition Book signed with child name
9. Two, 2 – pocketed folders signed with child name
10. Dance shoes (where applicable)
Dear Families:
Please do not allow your children to bring any toy items and/or candy of any sort to the day care facility. It can potentially cause conflict between the children and we strictly prohibit it. We thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation to this matter. We will notify you in advance if any other items will be needed for school.
Respectfully,
Management

(Q) How do I prepare my child for day care?

(A) Tips for Entering Day Care

Before they attend the Day Care
Speak with your child several days in advance leading up to the final day of attending day care. Let your child know the why, who, what, when, and how of the process. The more information you provide your child about entering day care, the more comfortable and in control they will feel. Try to have a discussion with them about what they think their day will be like at day care. Always let them know they throughout the day you will be thinking of them and when you will pick them up, this will be the highlight of your day.
Try to bring your child into day care during the registration/admission process so they may become familiar with their school and surroundings. It helps if they have a visual picture in their minds of where they will be during their time away from you.
Try to get them into a routine several weeks before day care begins so they will have a schedule clock in their minds already. Less surprises for your child will make the transition easier and more comfortable.
And you, the parent(s), try to Relax! Children can sense stress and this will be projected onto them. Know that ALL children eventually need to and do separate successfully. So you stay calm and this too may make the transition smoother.
First day of school
Provide yourself with plenty of time. If you are feeling rushed or have a sense of urgency, this will make everyone nervous and the transition will not go as well as planned. Have a nice morning together and talk to your child about what each other’s day will be like. Communication is imperative in the first days…
Arriving at school “the final moments”
Always says goodbye and be honest with your child! Never say things like, “I’ll be right back.” This will only create tension and make the process more difficult in the days to follow.
When you feel the time is right, give your child a nice big hug and kiss and part ways on a good note. If you have made the decision to go, GO! The longer it takes for you to leave the harder it will become. The leaving process for both child and parents is the most stressful time so making it as short and honest as possible is the Best Policy. Eventually, you will both feel better.
Always remember we are just a phone call away. We are here to help all of you and get through the process together as painlessly as possible. If you have any suggestions, questions, concerns, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Thank you,
Your Staff!

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