Adventure Time Daycare - Parent Handbook Time for an adventure!

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Adventure Time Daycare - Parent Handbook Time for an adventure!
Adventure Time Daycare
           Time for an adventure!
     Previously known as The Bubble Bunny Daycare

             Parent Handbook

                      5208 156th AVE NE
                     Redmond, WA 98052

                  (206)947-1964 • (425)761-0309 •
Table of Contents

Mission Statement                                                 5

Training and Experience                                           5

Operations                                                        5

        Hours and Days of Operation


Records Management                                                6

Enrollment and Disenrollment Process                              6

        Introductory Visit

        Deposits and Registration Fees

        Enrollment Forms

        Trial Period

        Sign-In and Sign-Out Procedures

        Termination of Services

Parent or Guardian Access during Child Care Hours                 8

Statement of Philosophy                                           8

Sample Daily Schedule                                             8

Television, Video Games, and Computer/Internet Use                9

Communication Plan                                                9

Written Plan for any Child’s Specific Needs                       10

Back-Up Child Care                                                10

Rates and Payment Plan                                            10


        Payment Plan and Penalties



        Vacations or Absences

        Extra Charges

Receipts and Taxes                                  11

Religious Activities                                12

Special Activities                                  12

Confidentiality Policy                              12

General Supplies Provided by Parents or Guardians   12

Items Brought From Home                             12

Guidance and Discipline Policy                      13

Infant and Toddler Care                             13

        SIDS Prevention

        Infant Diapering

        Toddler Diapering

        Toilet Training

Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect                    14

Food Service Practices                              14

        Infant Bottles

        Breast Milk

        Bottle Feeding Infants

        Infant Feeding

        Toddler Feeding

        USDA Guidelines

        Parent or Guardian Provided Food

        Home Canned Foods

        Drinking Water

Serving Milk

        Meal and Snack Schedule

        Serving Foods

Off-Site Field Trips                                                             16

Transportation                                                                   16

Staffing Plan                                                                    17

Absence of Licensee                                                              17

Access to Licensee’s and Staff’s Training and Professional Development Records   17

Pet Policy                                                                       17

Health Care and Emergency Preparedness Policies                                  17

        Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Plans

        Injury or Medical Emergency Response and Reporting

        Medication Management

        Removal Policy of Ill Persons

        Reporting of Noticeable Conditions to Public Health

        Immunization Tracking

        Infection Control Methods

        Cleaning and Disinfecting

Napping or Sleeping                                                              22

No Smoking Policy                                                                22

Drug and Alcohol Policy                                                          22

Insurance Coverage                                                               22

Non-Discrimination Statement                                                     22

End Note                                                                         23

Updated March 29, 2013

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality child care possible in a contemporary, safe, and
clean environment to help your child grow and develop socially, physically and emotionally. The
atmosphere at our child care is bright, warm and relaxed. By keeping a limited number of children, we
will have a great deal of personal interaction with each child and parent or guardian. We emphasize
parental participation in their child’s activities and encourage you to be open about any questions or

                                         Training and Experience

The State of Washington requires our entire staff to take annual training on topics related to caring for
young children besides the basic 20 hours of STARS training. We are required to have 10 hours of STARS
training every year. In addition to that, we take any classes and workshops for our personal benefit as
well as the benefit of your children. Feel free to ask about our training. We will be happy to share any
interesting things we learn with the families in our program.


Hours and Days of Operation

We are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Parents or guardians are
welcome to visit their children at any time during the day. Please let us know ahead of time if you will be
visiting your children. We want to make sure our premise is safe from unfamiliar people at all times.

Please call and inform us when your child will not attend due to illness or some other event. Please let
us know upon enrollment if you plan to remove your child from child care for any length of time, such as
summer vacation.

Please let us know a month in advance if your child will be leaving on vacation.


We are closed on all federal holidays. These include:

       New Year’s Day
       Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
       Washington’s Birthday
       Memorial Day
       Independence Day
       Labor Day
       Columbus Day
       Veterans Day
       Thanksgiving Day
       Christmas Day

Records Management

All of the children’s records are kept current; including immunization records. Please let us know of any
changes made that can affect your child’s records such as change of phone numbers, addresses, medical
and dental records, etc.

                                 Enrollment and Disenrollment Process

Introductory Visit

Each new family needs to visit our home at least once prior to enrollment. Please call in advance to
schedule a visit.

Deposits and Registration Fees

Deposit: Your child's position is reserved upon receiving of a month’s deposit. This deposit will be
applied to the corresponding month of child care.

Registration Fee: A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required to cover administrative costs.

Enrollment Forms

Several forms are required to be completed prior to your child’s enrollment. These forms will be
provided to you when you decide to enroll. They include:

    1.   Child Care Registration
    2.   Child Care Agreement
    3.   Family Home Child Care Permission Authorization
    4.   Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)*
    5.   Read Parent Policy Acknowledgement

*You may choose to use a CIS form or use a similar form supplied by a health care professional. The
form must be current, and it must be updated as necessary. Please refer to the “Immunization Tracking”

In addition to the forms above, you must include a written and signed notification of any allergies your
child may have.

Trial Period

The trial period will be 2 weeks. This period is used to observe the child's adjustment to care. We will
talk to you daily about your child's day. Please keep us updated on any concerns. After the 2 week trial
period, we will determine everyone’s satisfaction. If any problems cannot be resolved, the child care is

During the first two weeks, if you decide to discontinue the child care, no notice is necessary; however,
after the two weeks trial period has ended a one month notice is required (and will be charged for). No

refund will be issued. We will also give a one month notice, should there be a reason for us to terminate
child care immediately for any reason (such as health or safety reasons), and no refund will be issued.
The notice can be verbal or written.

Note: Immediate termination can occur for behavior problems, and/or parental situations.

and Sign-Out Procedures

You must sign your child in as you drop them off to child care. You must sign your child out as you pick
them up from child care. The sign-in and sign-out sheet is located as soon as you enter into the child
care. You are required to sign-in and sign-out your child using the child’s full name, the appropriate
date, the appropriate time, and your signature. The staff that is present will also sign-in and sign-out as
you drop, and pick your child up.

It is very important that you sign your child in and out of child care properly (along with child’s name,
appropriate date, appropriate time, and parent or guardian signature). We are given a written warning
by the state if they ask us to provide them with your records, and we cannot, simply because they are
not complete. More importantly, it is a safety issue. We need to know how many kids we have present
at our child care at all times, and have a written record for it.

Within your paperwork, specifically in the Child Care Agreement, please list who is and isn’t authorized
to pick your child up. Make sure you notify us of the authorizations as well. We will not release your
child without your written permission. The authorized person picking your child up must have
identification. We may ask for identity verification before releasing the child.

Anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not pick up the child he/she
claims to pick up. They will be asked to call someone else to pick up the child. The child’s parents or
guardians will be notified. If that person leaves with the child for any reason, we will call 911 or notify
the appropriate authorities.

Termination of Services

You are required to give at least a month’s notice (verbal or written) before terminating child care with

We may terminate child care based on the following reasons:

       Health/safety concerns
       Child behavioral problems that cannot be controlled
       Lack of respect regarding the staff, policies and/or setting
       Continual late pick-ups
       Continual late payments

Parent or Guardian Access during Child Care Hours

You can access any areas of our home used for child care during child care hours. You can also access
your child’s records. You are welcome to visit or drop in unannounced to observe your child. Please let
us know if you will be dropping by unannounced so that we are aware and don’t mistake you for a
stranger. Please schedule time in advance if you would like to have a meeting with me or my staff, so we
can arrange to speak away from the children.

                                        Statement of Philosophy*

We are guided by the principle of developmentally appropriate practice. Our staff embraces the view
that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of social, emotional, physical,
and intellectual development.

Our daycare offers a "hands on" approach to learning. This style of early childhood education is designed
to foster creativity and expanded self-expression. Our staff manifests their respect for children by
encouraging them to think for themselves, make decisions, work toward their own solutions, and
express their own ideas and feelings.

We embrace the belief that parents or guardians are the first and most important teachers of their
children. You are encouraged to participate in a variety of daycare activities, including birthday and
holiday celebrations, walking trips, field trips, and social activities. Parents or guardians are welcome
visitors at the daycare.

*Source: Source:

                                          Sample Daily Schedule

                       Time                                                     Activity
                6:00 AM – 9:00 AM                             Free Play, Wash Hands, Change Diapers
               9:00 AM – 11:00 AM                                Free Play, Station Play, Snack Time
                 11:00 – 12:00 PM                             Circle Time, Art Activities, Outdoor Play
               12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                                     Wash Hands, Lunch Time
                1:00 PM – 3:00 PM                                       Nap Time, Quiet Time
                3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                      Story Time, Snack Time
                                                           Art Activity, Activity, Outdoor Play, Free Play,
                4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
                                                            Homework Time (for School-Age Children)

       The schedule is subject to change.
       For safety reasons, the main door will be locked at all times.
       If children are present before 9:00 AM or after 5:00 PM, they will engage in free play.
       Before outdoor play, children must put on jackets (depending upon the weather), along with
        their socks and shoes. Please provide us with proper clothing for your child.
       The deck is off limits for children.

   Infants sit is saucers outside.
       Toddlers nap on mats in the nap room. Infants nap on their own schedule.
       Fridays are movie days after 3:00 PM.

Studies have shown that children learn and retain best through play. Our program is designed so
children are able to tell us verbally and non-verbally where their interests are. Activities are arranged in
a manner so a child as young as an infant can touch (therefore communicate) the activity he/she wants.
Activities for infants are accessible on the lower shelves within their reach and sight. An older child is
able to visually see and chose from the variety of toys on both lower and upper shelves. Our storage and
play space allows us to rotate toys on a regular basis. We allow the children to direct activities. We will
make suggestions if needed. We make every effort to follow the child’s interests. We make it our policy
to ensure the children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs are met daily.

                          Television, Video Games, and Computer/Internet Use

We allow limited television viewing consisting of age appropriate channels, and shows.

Television is never a “substitute caregiver”. It is used wisely and sparingly and as a positive, educational
recourse. We seldom watch television during our days; however, we may watch television on
appropriate activity days (i.e. rainy or rough days), or on movie days (Fridays). Again, television will not
be kept on unless it relates to an educational activity or if it’s a movie day (Fridays).

Video Games are occasionally allowed for age-appropriate children. We will limit the amount of video
games played by school-age children.

Currently, we do not allow computer or internet use. If we do allow it in the future, it will be limited to
age-appropriate children. Certain programs (software, applications, etc.) and websites will include
parental controls which block unnecessary and inappropriate programs and websites for children.

                                            Communication Plan

You may contact me or my staff at any time with questions or concerns. You may contact us by calling us
at (206)947-1964, emailing us at, or by giving us a visit.

We will communicate the child’s progress with you regularly. It will be verbal. Please let us know if you
prefer it in writing (i.e. daily/weekly sheets).

We will support you regarding parenting by communicating your child’s progress to you regularly, and
helping you appropriately channel positive behaviors within your child.

Your participation is always encouraged and welcomed. We enjoy whatever time you’re able to spend
and share with us. Please let us know if you have ideas, skills, talents, or if there’s anything you’d like to
share. We will make time for you!

Parent/Guardian or Provider conferences will be held if either one of us feels it’s necessary to share
thoughts, comments, criticisms, opinions, etc.

Written Plan for any Child’s Specific Needs

For special needs of an individual, we must submit a written plan for approval to the Department of
Social and Health Services (DSHS). You must sign the plan. The plan must describe how the child’s needs
are met in the licensed child care. We must have supporting documentation of the child’s special needs
provided by the child’s licensed or certified physician or physician’s assistant; mental health
professional; education professional; social worker with a bachelor’s degree or higher degree with a
specialization in the individual child’s needs; or registered nurse or advanced registered nurse
practitioner. The documentation must be in the form of an individual education plan (IEP); individual
health plan (IHP); or individual family plan (IFP). The written plan will be kept in the child’s file and a
copy will be submitted to the department for approval.

                                            Back-Up Child Care

We recommend that you have access to an alternate child care arrangement. We are a family home
child care, and you may need this arrangement if we ever run across an emergency such as a family
emergency. You will be notified as soon as possible if an emergency occurs.

It is your responsibility to find back-up child care; however we are familiar with other daycares in the
area and can help you with suggestions. A great source to refer to is Child Care Resources. You can
contact them by calling (206)329-5544.

                                         Rates and Payment Plan


                      Age              Monthly Full-Time Rate*      Monthly Part-Time Rate**
              Infant (Birth to 18
                                                $925.00                       $575.00
           Toddlers (18 Months –
                                                $850.00                       $500.00
                 36 Months)
            School Age (3 Years –
                                                $700.00                       $400.00
                  11 Years)

*Full-Time rates are based on 8 hours of child care per day. 40 hours of child care per week.

**Part-Time rates are based on 4 hours of child care per day. 20 hours of child care per week. Children
in care for more than 4 hours per day or 20 hours per week are considered full-time.

Your payment plan in the child care agreement will specify your child’s days and hours of child care.
Advance payment is required at the time of enrollment. The payment can be made with cash or check.

Note: Rates may be raised yearly starting on the first of a given month. A one month notice (verbal or
written) will be given for the increase in rates or for any other adjustments.

Payment Plan and Penalties

You are required to pay for the time your child is scheduled to be in care. In other words, you are paying
for a space whether your child is in care or not. Payment for care is due in advance of the care provided.
Special payment terms are negotiable on occasion and will be defined in the contract. Late payments
will have a $10.00 per day late fee added until the payment is made in full.

Non-payment can be settled in small claims court. If the outstanding balance and additional late fees are
not paid before the court date, late fees will continue to accrue until the small claims court date, unless
children have been withdrawn from child care. At that time, late fees will no longer accrue and the issue
will be turned over to the court. Any judgments are expected to be paid in full within 30 days of the
judgment. If the judgment is not paid within 30 days it will be turned over to a collections agency and/or
garnishments may be applied.

DSHS and Child Care Resource parents or guardians will pay for any charges that are not covered by
DSHS and Child Care Resource such as overtime and late fees.


Overtime is considered any time outside the contracted time interval (listed in the child care
agreement). We are under no obligation to provide an extension of time. Late arrival does not justify
late departure. Overtime rates will be calculated at a rate of $10.00 per hour, and it must be paid at the
time of pickup. We understand that occasionally you may be held up in situations such as traffic that
may delay your time; however, please remember as long as your child is in our care, we are working,
and we are responsible for his/her needs. Please allow additional time for these situations. Please
understand, our goal here is not to charge overtime fees but instead it is to practice mutual respect. If
we practice mutual respect, we are certain that we will have a successful relationship.


Our fees do not increase or reduce during any sort of holidays including summer vacation, winter
holidays, etc.

Vacations or Absences

You are required to give a one month notice (verbal or written) in advance for vacations or absences.

Extra Charges

Off-site field trip fees will be charged if and when necessary. You will receive a notice in advance of any
charges. Please refer to the “Off-Site Field Trips” section.

                                            Receipts and Taxes

You will receive payment receipts for child care as you request them.

Religious Activities

No religious activities are included as part of your child’s day. Due to various differences, we will not
incorporate any religious activities into our child care. This includes holiday celebrations. Each child’s
religious beliefs are respected; however, we will leave the teaching of doctrines to you, his/her parents
or guardians. Please be assured we are professional regarding religion and business; the two are kept

                                             Special Activities

We engage children in special activities (non-religious) on special occasions such as Thanksgiving.
Suggestions are always welcome.

                                           Confidentiality Policy

We will maintain records for all children in a confidential manner. Your child’s health records will be
available to the staff when needed for medical administration or emergencies. You are allowed to access
all of your child’s records.

                           General Supplies Provided by Parents or Guardians

Please provide us with the following for your child (if appropriate):

       Bottles (labeled with child’s name and current date)
       Formula
       Diapers/Pull-ups
       Wipes
       Pacifiers
       Teething toys
       Blanket and sleeping necessities (such as sleeping bears)
       Change of Clothes including shirt, pants, underwear, and socks
       A jacket
       Sunscreen (during spring/summer time)
       Car seat (on field trip days)

Please make sure your child brings an extra set of clothing. Also, please be certain your child has coats,
boots, hats, and gloves, especially on cold, rainy, or snowy days.

                                        Items Brought From Home

Your child is welcome to bring their own toys, however, we accept no responsibility if the toy is lost,
stolen, or damaged/broken. They may play with their toy, but if it becomes a problem, it will be kept in
our custody until the end of the day. Toys that may be unsafe are not allowed. No pets or cell phones
are allowed. If your child needs to use a phone in child care, please notify us by giving us verbal or

written permission (or mentioning it in the Permission Authorization Form), so that we can allow
him/her to use the home phone on the premises.

                                      Guidance and Discipline Policy

Spanking or any form of corporal punishment, physical or mechanical restraint, the withholding of food,
or any form of emotional abuse is prohibited by anyone on the premises including parents or guardians.
No corporal punishment will be used in our program. This includes biting, jerking, shaking, slapping,
spanking, hitting, kicking or any other means of inflicting physical pain.

Our disciplinary practices are trying to observe the problem and talking it out. We don’t believe in time-
outs as they are discouraging and children do not learn from them.

Occasionally your child will test us again and again to see who is in charge and whether or not the rules
are the same when their parents or guardians are not around. We suggest that we help the child
understand and differentiate between our rules and the rules at home. Our intention is never to
overstep you as a parent or guardian, therefore, we ask for you to work with us as a team if your child
decides to not respond to any one of us.

                                          Infant and Toddler Care

SIDS Prevention

The SIDS Foundation of Washington, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the King County
Department of Public Health currently recommend placing infants to sleep on their backs, and to avoid
using pillows, fluffy blankets and crib bumpers. Since this has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS, we
will follow these recommendations. Parents or guardians who choose for their infants to not follow
these guidelines will need to have a letter from their child’s doctor or physician stating that the infant is
not required to follow the guidelines. No child will sleep in a swing, bouncy chair, or other sitting or
reclining seats.

Infant Diapering

Infant diapering is handled on an individual basis. Infant diapers are changed regularly. They are
changed at least two to three times during the day. You are required to provide disposable diapers and

Toddler Diapering

Toddler diapers are changed at least two to three times a day. They are also changed whenever
requested by the toddler.

Toilet Training

Toilet training is handled in the same manner as diapering. Training will be discussed and coordinated
with you when your child shows interest. Children will need to remain in pull-ups or diapers until they

are no longer having accidents during the day time. They must be asking or letting us know when they
need to go to the bathroom. As with diapering, you are required to provide the needed supplies and
plenty of extra clothing, in case of accidents.

                                    Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect

We must protect children in child care from all forms of child abuse or neglect. We will report suspected
or actual abuse or neglect as required under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 26.44.030 to DSHS
children’s administration intake (child protective services) or law enforcement. We will also inform our

We will provide training for staff, volunteers, and household members on:

       Prevention of child abuse or neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020; and
       Mandatory reporting requirements under RCW 26.44.030.

                                         Food Service Practices

Infant Bottles

Infants must use glass bottles or plastic bottles. A plastic bottle must not contain the chemical
bisphenol-A or phthalates. Please label the infant’s bottle with their name along with the current date.

Breast Milk

Breast milk will be frozen. Please label the container containing the breast milk with the child’s name
and the current date.

Bottle Feeding Infants

Infants are held when being bottle fed if they are unable to hold their own bottle. Infants are fed on
demand or based on the parent or guardians recommended feeding schedule. They are not fed once
they show signs of fullness.

Infant Feeding

Infant feedings are also handled on an individual basis. Infants are held when they are being fed, and
bottles are not propped. Infants follow different schedules, therefore we care for each infant’s need as
they present themselves. Infants are fed on demand unless you give us written instructions for an
alternative feeding schedule. They are not fed once they show signs of fullness. All bottles must be
labeled with the child’s name and current date. Infants over 9 months of age may hold their bottles if
they are sitting in a high chair and are closely supervised.

Toddler Feeding

Toddlers eat their meals together (i.e. lunch time). We practice and encourage toddlers to eat on their

USDA Guidelines

We provide meals and snack foods to children in care according to the current edition of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Child and adult care food program (CACFP) charts for the ages of
children in our care.

Parent or Guardian Provided Food

You must provide infants with proper milk, and food. You must provide toddlers with a lunch.

You may provide alternative food for your child if a written food plan is completed and signed by you as
well as myself. A written food plan is not required for infant formula, breast milk, or baby food supplied
by you. A written food plan may include accommodations for the child’s medical needs, special diets,
religious or cultural preference, or family preference. We must supplement the food provided by you if
the food does not meet the nutritional needs of the child.

Home Canned Foods

We do not serve home canned foods due to the risk of botulism poisoning.

Drinking Water

We supply safe drinking water for the children in care. It is served in a safe and sanitary manner, and it is
available anytime throughout the day.

Serving Milk

We serve milk according to the ages of the children in care. We responsibly serve:

       Breast milk or formula milk (provided by you) to children from birth to twelve months old. You
        may request breast milk or formula to be served to your child after the child turns twelve
        months of age.
       Whole pasteurized milk to children from twelve months through twenty-four months old if the
        child is ready to be served whole milk.
       Pasteurized milk or pasteurized milk products to children over twenty-four months old.

Variations to the above require a written statement from the child’s health care provider.

Meal and Snack Schedule

We offer meals and snacks to children in care at intervals of at least two hours apart and no more than
three hours unless the child is asleep. We offer snacks to children arriving from school.

We provide cereal, milk, toast, fruits, and juices for breakfast. We also provide general snacks in the
mornings and evenings.

We do not provide lunch. Please make sure you pack your child a lunch.

It is your responsibility to notify us of any allergies or adverse reactions your child may have with certain
foods or beverages. This notification must also be written and included with your child’s file.

Serving Foods

We serve each child individually. We do not punish a child for refusing to eat or try any food. We serve
meals in a safe and sanitary manner.

                                              Off-Site Field Trips

We must have your written permission for your child prior to off-site field trips. The written permission
will be kept in your child’s file. The permission authorization form that you must fill out prior to
enrollment is an example of written permission. You may contact me or my staff anytime during the off-
site field trip.

As always in child care, all children will be closely supervised and assisted during off-site field trips.

We will either ride in private vehicle(s) or walk to and from field trips. For transportation policies, please
refer to the “Transportation” section.

We will bring each child’s file with us to the off-site field trip in order for us to have that child’s
information (i.e. parent contact, medical information) readily available.

For medication management, please refer to the “Medication Management” section.

We will maintain a complete first-aid kit on off-site field trips.

We will notify you at least two weeks in advance when we plan off-site field trips to make sure that all of
the necessary items for the off-site field trip are present for your child.

Parents or guardians who volunteer to go on off-site field trips will not have unsupervised access to the
children (excluding their own child) unless they have been pre-qualified with a criminal background

An example of a short off-site field trip would be the park down the road from our child care’s location
called “Westside Park”. We will walk to this park. Other examples of field trips include Grass Lawn Park,
Park Picnics, Zoo, Walking Trails, etc. We will not go near water bodies, i.e. Lakes, or participate in any
water activities outside of our licensed premises for the safety of the children.

You may be charged extra fees for off-site field trips to cover any expenses for your child while he/she is
on the off-site field trip.


Children under the age of 8 must have an appropriate car seat. Please provide a car seat for your child if
he/she is under the age of 8. Everyone over the age of 8 will use a seatbelt unless a car seat is provided
for him/her.

All of the children’s files will be present in the vehicle along with a first-aid kit anytime we transport

We will not use public transportation when transporting children.

                                                Staffing Plan

We will always provide qualified staff to fulfill staffing requirements and ratios during all operating
hours, off-site field trips, or when transporting children in care.

We will provide additional staff when children are participating in water activities, or activities near
water on the licensed premises. Please note (in “Off-Site Field Trips” section) that we will not go near
water bodies, i.e. lakes or swimming pools, or participate in any water activities outside of our licensed
premises for the safety of the children.

                                            Absence of Licensee

Our qualified assistants and staff will be taking care of the children in my absence. They will be
responsible for the children. I will make sure that the staff-to-child ratios are met by providing enough
staff. The staff will meet the individual needs of the children in care by making sure they respond to all
of the children’s needs.

I am currently a college student. My school schedule will be posted on our secondary bulletin board.

I will be present in child care most of the time; however, if I am not, you will be notified at least two
weeks in advance via a verbal or written notice. I will make special vacation, and time-off arrangements
in advance and I will notify all of the parents or guardians of those arrangements. I am allowed to take
up to two weeks of vacation time every year. We will not close the daycare during my absence.

            Access to Licensee’s and Staff’s Training and Professional Development Records

You have access to me or my staff’s training and professional development records. Please ask us for
these records if you wish to look at them.

                                                  Pet Policy

We do not own any pets. We do not allow pets at our facility.

                            Health Care and Emergency Preparedness Policies

Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Plans

In case of fire, our first responsibility is to evacuate all children from care to a safe place outside the
home. We have developed a written evacuation plan, and it is posted on our main bulletin board. The
evacuation plan includes the identification of emergency exit pathways, emergency exit doors, and
emergency exit windows; method used for sounding an alarm; actions to be taken by the person
discovering the fire, i.e. taking children’s files; how me and/or my staff will evacuate all children,

especially children who cannot walk; calling 911 after evacuating the children; how me and/or my staff
will account for all of the children in attendance i.e. attendance records; where the children and staff
will gather away from the building pending arrival of the fire department or emergency response; and
how I will inform you and arrange pick up of your child if needed.

In case of disasters that require evacuation, me and/or my staff will identify appropriate exits; sound the
alarm; take all children’s file, and emergency contact list with us while evacuating; evacuate all of the
children, especially those who cannot walk; go to a safe area; contact 911; account for all children in
attendance using attendance records; stay in the safe area until emergency response services arrive;
and, use the children’s file or emergency contact list to inform you, and to arrange pick up of your child
if needed.

In case of earthquakes me and/or my staff will have all the children gather underneath appropriate
tables (along with themselves), drop, cover, and hold on to the table. I and my staff will account for
children in care using attendance records. After the earthquake, I and my staff will assess whether the
licensed space is safe for the children based on the damage at the facility. You will be contacted after
the emergency situation is over. If your child needs to be picked up, you will be notified.

In case of lockdowns or shelter-in-place, doors and windows will be secured via locks, and children will
stay safely inside the facility in the main play area, the nap room, or wherever the safest place may be
within the facility, according to me or my staff. Emergency services will be contacted via mobile phones.
The children will be accounted for using attendance records. Children will remain in the safe area until
emergency response arrives. You will be contacted after the emergency situation is over. If your child
needs to be picked up, you will be notified.

In all emergency cases, you will be contacted after the emergency situation is over. If your child needs to
be picked up, you will be notified.

On the premises, we will keep a three day supply of food, water, and medications required by individual
children for use in emergencies.

Me and/or my staff will practice fire drills monthly; earthquake drills quarterly (every three months);
and lockdown or shelter-in-place drills annually.

A fire safety record and evacuation plan sheet is posted on our secondary bulletin board. Our monthly
fire drill records, monthly smoke detector records, fire extinguisher record, fire evacuation plan, and
quarterly disaster drill records are posted on that sheet.

Injury or Medical Emergency Response and Reporting

When a child has an injury that requires first aid only, we will give a verbal or written notice to you and
keep a record of the notice on file.

When we become aware that the child’s injury or illness may require professional medical treatment,
we must:

   Call 911, when applicable and follow their recommendations
       Administer first aid
       Call the child’s parent or guardian
       Call DSHS
       Within twenty-four hours, submit an injury/incident report form to the department (DSHS)

The injury/incident report form must include:

       The name of the child
       The date, time, and location where the injury or illness occurred
       A description of the injury or illness
       The name(s) of staff present
       The action taken by the staff
       The signature of the licensee

Medication Management

We will store all medications, as well as vitamins, herbal supplements, etc. in a locked container or in a
place inaccessible to children.

All medications (prescription and non-prescription) shall be administered only on the written approval
of a parent or guardian.

Prescription medications shall be administered only as directed on the label or as otherwise authorized
by a physician in writing.

Medications must be stored in the original container. The container must have the patient's name, date
of expiration, and instructions on how to take the medication.

Doctor's or Physician’s permission is not required for non-prescription drugs such as:

       Anti-histamines
       Non-aspirin pain relievers and fever reducers
       Cough medicines
       Decongestants
       Anti-itching creams
       Diaper ointments and powders
       Sunscreens
       Hand Sanitizer Products

Nonprescription medication not included in the categories listed above; taken differently than indicated
on the manufacturer’s label; or lacking labeled instructions shall only be given if authorized in writing by
a doctor or physician.

Any medicine taken by mouth for children under two will need written permission from a doctor or

A detailed record will be kept of all prescription medicines given at child care.

Removal Policy of Ill Persons

If we become aware of any persons including me, a staff member, a household member, or child in care
is diagnosed with a communicable disease such as chickenpox, pink eye, whopping cough, measles,
mumps, tuberculosis, etc., we must notify the King County Department of Public Health, DSHS, and the
parents or guardians of each child in care. We must follow the health plan before providing care or
before readmitting whoever had the communicable disease.

We must keep the person(s) with the communicable disease separate from others. Examples of other
symptoms that may cause separation from others include a fever of one hundred degrees Fahrenheit or
higher; earache; headache; sore throat; rash; fatigue that prevents the individual from participating in
regular activities; vomiting that occurs two or more times in a twenty-four hour period; diarrhea with
three or more watery stools or one bloody stool in a twenty-four hour period; rash not associated with
heat or an allergic reaction; or drainage of thick mucus or pus from the eye.

Reporting of Noticeable Conditions to Public Health

We will report noticeable medical conditions i.e. communicable diseases such as chickenpox to the King
County Department of Public Health, and DSHS.

Immunization Tracking

We are required to track each child’s immunization status.

We must have a complete current certificate of immunization status (CIS) form or similar form supplied
by a health care professional for your child, submitted on or before the child’s first day of child care
(please refer to the Enrollment Forms section). We will check your child’s file with you each month to
update and keep individual immunization records current to include when immunizations are received.

We may accept a child who is not current with immunizations on a conditional basis if immunizations
are initiated right before or at the time of enrollment; and completed as soon as medically possible.
Until the immunization records are current and present in the child’s file, you must sign and date a
document stating when the child’s immunizations will be brought up to date. This document will be kept
in your child’s file until a CIS or similar form supplied by a health care professional for your child is

We may accept a child without any immunizations if you provide:

       A Department of Health (DOH) medical exemption form signed by a health care professional; or
       A DOH form or similar statement signed by you expressing a religious, philosophical, or personal
        objection to immunization.

Infection Control Methods

We must follow and teach children proper hand washing procedures. Proper hand washing procedures
include wetting hands with warm water; applying soap to the hands; washing hands; rinsing hands;
drying hands with a paper towel; and turning off the water with a paper towel. Paper towels must be
disposed of after a single use.

In an effort to prevent the spread of germs we wash our hands often, such as:

       Before and after diapering
       After coming in contact with bodily fluids (such as urine, saliva, mucus, blood*)
       Before, during, and after food preparation
       Before and after eating
       When otherwise dirty

*Handled with gloves on.

We make sure children wash their hands often as well, such as:

       Before and after eating
       Before and after activities (i.e. art activities)
       After playing (indoors and outdoors)
       When otherwise dirty

Your written approval is required for your child to use hand sanitizer products. Only children over
twenty-four months of age may use hand sanitizer products. We do not normally use hand sanitizer
products. Hand sanitizer products may be used when hand washing facilities are not available, such as
outing, emergency, or disaster. Hand sanitizer products, i.e. gels, will not be used in place of proper
hand washing if hand washing facilities are available.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

We must wash child care laundry using laundry soap or detergent. We must temperature control the
laundry (warm or hot cycle).

Toys and equipment will be disinfected daily or weekly as needed. Bathroom will be disinfected daily.
Toilets and diapering equipment are cleaned after each use. Child care areas will be cleaned daily as
needed. We encourage the help of children when putting away toys and supplies (i.e. art supplies) in
their appropriate bins or at their appropriate locations.

Napping or Sleeping

Infants nap on their own schedule in baby cribs. All of our cribs are in compliance with safety standards.

Toddlers nap during nap time in the nap room. They nap on their assigned mats. They may bring their
own blanket, or have a blanket provided during nap time. Pillows are not required, but if the children
ask, we will provide them with pillows as well.

Naps are not required; however, all children will be expected to have a quiet rest period for their well-
being. If they have not fallen asleep within half an hour, they may have a quiet activity on their nap mat
inside the nap room or in the play area. They may also look through/read a book, or occasionally do an
extra activity.

                                            No Smoking Policy

Smoking will only be permitted outdoors in unlicensed space and out of the view of children. Smoking
will not be permitted inside the licensed home of the child care. Smoking will also not be permitted
inside any associated cars of the child care.

                                          Drug and Alcohol Policy

We do not allow use of illegal drugs on the premises.

The licensee, staff, a household member, volunteer, or anyone else must not consume alcohol during
operating hours, or be under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or misused prescription drugs when
working with or in the presence of children in care. We must keep and store all alcohol inaccessible to

                                            Insurance Coverage

Our child care is currently insured through State Farm Insurance.

                                      Non-Discrimination Statement

We do not discriminate in enrollment, hiring practices, client services or in the care of children based on
race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, marital status, veterans status, sexual orientation,
age, socio-economic status, religion, differing physical or mental abilities, use of a trained dog or service
animal by a child or family member, communication styles, and learning styles. We will best assist
parents or guardians and children who speak limited English.

End Note

We strongly encourage for you to talk to us and always have established communication. As we have
had in the past, we will continue to have a comfortable relationship with you where we can discuss all
aspects of your child’s development. We will work together through problems, concerns and share as
much information as possible about the children. We believe that’s the most convenient way to have a
successful child care business.

We look forward to working with you!

Shehzad Amjad


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