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It is critical that you update your child's files as soon as any contact information changes. Contact information can be changed at any time on your child's daily attendance sheet. Every child is required to have two emergency contact individuals that live within a 30 mile radius who are willing to pick up your child if the occasion arises.
Emergency contact individuals will be called if:
The childcare must close due to an emergency,
Parent is more than 30 minutes late without contacting the Provider,
Parent is late in pick-up and the Provider has plans/appointments that
cannot be changed,
If the child is sick and Provider is unable to reach the Parent or
If Parent is impaired or does not have proper safety seats for the
It is important that you indicate on your enrollment form who the custodial parent is and who may or may not pick up your child. It is helpful to furnish a copy of the divorce decree or custody agreement which will be kept in you child's file and all information will be confidential. Without a copy of the official papers, I will not be able to prevent your child from leaving with his/her non-custodial parent.
I must have on file, phone numbers where parents can be reached, plus the numbers of TWO adults willing to be emergency contacts. It is extremely important that all these numbers are kept current. Please discuss what your plan of action is with your emergency contact people so there is little to no confusion if they should be called upon to take responsibility of your child.
Greatest Resource regularly conducts fire evacuation drills to help the children better respond to an actual emergency evacuation. In the event of an actual fire, we will meet at the house across the street and you will be notified to pick up your child from that location, or, if weather permitting, from the pavilion at the community playground.
Back -up Provider
I do have a back up provider willing to step in in the event of a scheduled closure or for Provider appointments. You will be notified at least 24 hrs in advance if I have to utilize back-up services except in the case of emergencies. Please be aware that I call upon my back-up provider for appointments and emergencies only. In all other instances that I am unable to provide care for your child, I will assist you in finding alternative care but it is ultimately the responsibility of the Parents to have a "Plan B" available.
Emergency Medical Treatment
Each child is required to have a Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment form on file. In case of EMERGENCY, I will administer the necessary First Aid or life saving treatments. An ambulance will be called and your child will be transported to the nearest hospital. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY! I will accompany the injured child IF I am able to locate and have on site a backup provider to supervise the other children. The Parent or Guardian of the injured child is responsible for all costs involved in the emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation, if required.
The Provider, Patricia Hinton, and the other members of the Hinton household will not be liable for any sickness/injury of either parent/guardian or child while on the premises.
Each child has his/her own monthly attendance sheet that will be kept in the child's cubby unit. Each child must be signed in and out each day. Failure to record accurate times with signatures or initials may result in additional fees being added to your account and may lead to termination of childcare services. Attendance recordings are used for tax and legal purposes. It allows me to show how many children were in attendance at any given time.
Please check the information at the top of your child's sheet at the beginning of each month and make any corrections needed to the contact information (names, numbers, etc.) If no corrections are required, please initial at the top of the page.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
It is the Parent's responsibility to notify Greatest Resource if someone other than the parent is bringing or picking up your child. Your child will only be released to the person(s) listed on your registration sheet. Any exceptions must have prior notification. Inform all persons authorized to pick up your child that I will require a picture ID until I am familiar with their faces. No child will be released to a person younger than 14 years of age - no exceptions.
It is normal for some children to have difficulty separating from parents, or to cry when being dropped off. Please be brief during drop-off times; the longer you prolong departure, the more anxious your child will become. A smile, cheerful good-bye kiss and a reassuring word that you will be back are all that is needed. In my experience, most children are nearly always quick to get involved in play or activities as soon as the parent has left.
Please be brief at pick-up time as well. The children may get a little over-excited and/or rowdy as a result of their parent or someone else's parent being here. This is often a time of testing when two authority figures are present (the parent and the provider), and nearly all children will test to see if the rules still apply. Please be in control of your child during these times and help show your child that you respect me and my rules by reminding them (and allowing me to remind them, if needed) that rules apply whether or not someone else is here.
School-aged children will need written permission to leave the childcare home, unaccompanied by an adult, to walk to school or bus stop. The Provider is NOT responsible for the child once he/she has left the childcare home. School-aged children who do not have written permission on file will have to be transported by the parent.
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