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					           Joyful Noise Childcare Preschool
                   Parent Handbook
MY PHILOSOPHY
My goal is to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for all children
where they can play and learn with positive guidance and loving care. I strive to
ensure the children are offered care that promotes their social, emotional,
physical and intellectual development through developmentally appropriate
activities. My desire is to assist and encourage each child’s abilities and skills
throughout each stage of their development. I believe that family involvement is
essential to quality childcare and I welcome and encourage your participation.


PARENT/PROVIDER COMMUNICATION                                           ______
Quality care for your child includes good communication between parents and
provider. To keep you informed of your child’s activities and progress, the
following documents may be provided.
      Daily verbal or written reports
      Newsletters
      Monthly calendar of activity
      Web Site- www.joyfulnoisepreschool.net
      Digital photos e-mailed (with permission)
      Periodic gatherings such as family nights, BBQ’s to meet and get
        acquainted with other children and their families.

I strive to provide your child with the best care I can give. You can help by
keeping me informed about your child’s health, changes at home, school,
interests etc. I am open to suggestions, advice, ideas, and concerns to help me
improve the quality of care your child receives.




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PHONE CALLS                                                            _________
I welcome your phone calls if you need to discuss something regarding your
child. Please keep in mind, I am with children and they are my first priority. If I
don’t answer the phone, leave a message and I’ll return your call as soon as I
can. You may call me in the evening up until 8:30 p.m. NO PHONE CALLS
AFTER 8:30 P.M. or BEFORE 6:45AM


OPEN DOOR POLICY                                                       _________
Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare has an open door policy. You are welcome
to come by during our day to visit your child anytime.


Hours                                                                  _________
Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Your child’s hours of care will be specified in the
Financial Agreement.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                 _________
All childcare forms must be returned a minimum of 24 hours prior to your child’s
first day of enrollment. This will allow me time to review the forms.


REQUIRED FORMS
__Signed Policy Handbook
__Completed Registration Form
__Signed Illness/Medical Policy
__Signed Prescription Medication Form (if needed)
__Signed Over the Counter Medications
__Signed Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment
__Signed Release of Child
__Signed Permission Form-Childcare Activities, Transport, Photograph
__Signed Holiday and Vacation Schedule
__Signed Preschool Material Fee Agreement
__Signed Financial Contract
__Signed Food Program Form
__Copy of current immunization record
__Copies of state Lic. requirements




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ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES                                            __________
Children should arrive clean and dressed and fed. Please do not allow your child
to walk to the gate by themselves or with an older sibling. It is important for
you to take a few minutes to ensure your child is ready to begin their day and
sign them in. This is an important safety issue. It is normal for children to
sometimes have difficulties separating from their parents. Please make your
drop off time brief. The longer you delay departure, the harder it gets for your
child to move on into their day. A smile, a good-bye kiss and reassurance you
will return for them is all that is needed. Children are usually quick to get
involved in their play as soon as parents have gone.

Please be brief at pick up times, your children have missed you and want you
attention. If there is a concern or issue you would like to discuss, please call me
on the phone. I expect parents to respect the childcare home’s rules.
Please do not allow your child to leave the gated childcare area alone. Parent
supervision is a must! Please be respectful of our home and do not allow the
children to walk on the walls, grass or landscaped areas. Thank you.

I prefer that there are no pick-ups or drop-offs during the designated daily quiet
time. This disrupts the children who are either sleeping or resting quietly.


SIGNING IN AND OUT                                                 _________
All children must be signed in and out. There is a daily sign in/out sheet located
on the children’s cubbies near the door.


ABSENCES                                                           _________
When your child is going to be absence from childcare you must notify me by
8:00 a.m. or as soon as you know your child won’t be here. Waiting for a child
to arrive affects our schedule.


FULL TIME CARE                                                     ________
Full time care is defined as a minimum of 4 (four) days and a maximum of 5
(five) days per week. (Maximum 9 hours a day). Children are to be dropped off
and picked up within their individual contracted hours each day. Payment is
expected regardless if your child is in attendance.


PART TIME CARE                                                     ________
Part time care is defined as an opening made available on specified days and
times for your child. Minimum of three days is required. Children are to be
dropped off and picked up within their individual contracted times each day.
Payment is required regardless if your child is in attendance.

HOLDING A CHILDCARE SPOT                                           ________
I cannot hold a child’s spot while you are not working, on maternity leave,
parent or child illness etc. unless you continue to pay for childcare services.


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ALTERNATE CARE                                                       _________
Alternate childcare is the responsibility of the parents when Joyful Noise
Preschool is closed. I cannot stress enough the importance of finding alternate
care before it is needed. Alternate care is the financial responsibility of the
parents.

ENTRANCE AND PARKING                                                 _______
The speed limit in my neighborhood is 10 mph. Please do not park in, block the
driveway of, or park in front of my neighbor’s home. You may park in one of the
open parking spots in our driveway, if you feel you will be longer than normal.
DO NOT leave your engine running while walking your child to or from the
childcare home. Enter the driveway at the far end and circle around to the front.
PLEASE be sure to pull all the way forward at to allow other cars to pull in
behind you. At times it gets busy and we do not want to block the road.


RELEASE OF A CHILD                                                   _________
A child will only be released to those authorized on the Release Form. Parents
need to notify me when they wish to have someone other than themselves
picking up their child. It is also helpful if you discuss this with your child so they
are not surprised at pick up time. A driver’s license or photo ID will be required
if I do not already know this person and the child is not old enough to say who
the person is. If you do not notify me of another person picking your child up,
they will not be released and you will be responsible for the regularly scheduled
pick up or late fees will apply. If an authorized person is late picking your child
up, you will be held financially responsible for the late fee. I encourage parents
to keep their files current of any persons who are authorized to pick up their
child. If the person who is authorized including parents arrive to pick up a child
and appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, they will be
asked to find alternate transportation for the child. If an alternative means of
transportation is not made, I can not legally prevent parents from taking their
child but I will immediately notify the police.
**If there is a Court Order keeping one parent away from the child, I must have
a written note from the Custodial Parent in my file to that effect, along with a
copy of the Court Order, otherwise, I cannot prevent the non-custodial parent
from picking up the child.




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                                 RELEASE OF CHILD


I/We, __________________________, give Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise
permission to release our child _____________________to the following person(s).
Name                     Phone Number                                  Relationship
_____________            _____________                                 ____________
_____________             _____________                                ____________
____________ _____________ ____________
I/We understand we need to provide Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise with
verbal notification if we wish to have someone listed above to pick up our child. A driver’s
license or photo ID will be required if I do not already know this person and the child is not
old enough to say who the person is.
I/We also under if notification is not given to Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise,
my child will not be released and I/We will be responsible for the regularly scheduled pick up
or late fees will apply. I/We also understand if an authorized person is late picking up my
child, I/We will be held financially responsible for any late fees. I/We understand if ANYONE
including ourselves arrive to pick up my child and appear to be under the influence of drugs
and/or alcohol, an alternative means of transporting my child SAFELY home needs to be
found. If an alternative means of transportation is not made, I/We understand that Vickie
Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise can not legally prevent the parents from taking their
child but I/We understand that Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise will
immediately notify the police. I/We also understand that if we choose to take our child from
Joyful Noise
and are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, we will not hold Vickie Morgan and
employees of Joyful Noise financially or legally responsible for any accidents that may
occur.
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Provider’s signature Date




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CAR SEATS                                                           ____ _____
All children age six and under and up to sixty pounds transported by me on field
trips are required to use a car seat. Any child leaving the childcare home must
be in a car seat if they are age six or under and up to sixty pounds. If
a car seat is not available, please make arrangements to safely transport your
child home.


PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
I provide a preschool program from September to May for all
children in my program. We have a daily circle time, which includes music and
movement. In addition, I offer art, science, math, literature and language, small
and large motor activities, dramatic play, games, computer, sensory (water,
sand, rice, etc) tables and other fun activities. My goal for providing this
program is to promote social/emotional, physical, cognitive
and language abilities. Please also keep in mind that sometimes children do not
feel like participating and they are not forced to participate.

_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date

OUTDOOR PLAY AREA                                                   _________
I have a large outdoor play area. With slides, swings, sandbox, water table, and
many more large motor activities. In addition we also ride bikes, scooters and
other riding toys out front and take walks through the neighborhood. You will
need to provide a bike helmet sized for your child and appropriate closed toed
shoes. These are a necessity for safety.


FIELD TRIPS                                                         ________
Field trips may include but not limited to, trips to the zoo, local parks, library,
local business such as a pet store, etc. You may be asked to leave your child’s
car seat for me to use for your child. Parents are responsible for any fees such
as admission fees. It is not required your child attend the field trips.




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PARENT INVOLVEMENT                                                _________
There are several ways you can be involved in your child’s
day and preschool education.
1. Read newsletters, calendar of activities, menus to
see what your child is going to do for the day. Talk
with them about it.
2. Help your child at home with the concepts we are
working on here.
3. Help your child prepare for share time.
4. Learn the words to a song your child is learning. If
you are unfamiliar to the song, let me know.
5. Share your child’s favorite foods with me so they can
be added to the menu.
6. Join us on a field trip.
7. Come and have lunch with your child. (Please let me
know so I can ensure there will be enough food.)
8. Send healthy snacks on your child’s birthday or on holidays.
9. Join us when we are having holiday party, Yearly BBQ, etc.
10. Volunteer to help out.
11. Let me know your ideas on how you can be more
involved.




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         Permission to Participate in All Childcare Activities


I/We hereby grant permission for our child, ____________ to play on all indoor
and outdoor play equipment and to participate in all the activities of the
childcare home.



                      PERMISSION TO TRANSPORT


I/We, give Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise my/our permission to
take my child, _____________in her vehicle or by foot. I understand that my
child will be placed in a safety-approved car seat as required by Idaho State Law
or the use of a seat belt will be used if child is 5 years of age and over 40
pounds. I understand that failure to grant permission to transport will cause me
to find alternate care at my expense without any reduction of fees.
I/We will not hold Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise responsible for
any accident or injury that may occur during a field trip.



                     PERMISSION TO PHOTOGRAPH


I/We, give Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise permission to take
photos of my child, _______________ during childcare or on field trips. I
understand Vickie Morgan and employees of Joyful Noise will use these photos
for projects, web site, and e-mails to the parents. I will clear any other public
use first.
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Provider’s signature Date




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MEALS AND SNACKS                                                         ______
Joyful Noise is a participant in the Food Program. Nutritious meals will be served
to all children present at the start of mealtimes.
Mealtimes are:
A.M. Snack: 9:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12:15
P.M. Snack: 4:00 p.m.
Children who choose not to eat will not be served
again until the next scheduled mealtime.
I follow times frames I have set with the food program and I
need to abide by their rules in order to receive reimbursement.
If your child arrives after mealtime, you will need to feed
them prior to arriving. It is not fair to the children who were
in attendance for the meal to have to wait. No outside
food may be brought into the childcare home without prior
consent from me. Other children may suffer from serious
allergies. It is also not fair if a child shows up eating a
cupcake when I am serving peaches and cottage cheese for
a snack or arriving with a McDonald’s Happy Meal for lunch.
I will not pack snacks or drinks for a child whose parents arrive in the middle of
a mealtime. Food needs to be eaten prior to leaving or left here. I do not allow
the children to walk around my home eating food. Please help me enforce this
rule while your child is here.
NO GUM is allowed!
If your child has special dietary needs, this will need to be in
writing. If the dietary needs are numerous and difficult for
me to meet, I will ask you to provide the required food.

BIRTHDAYS AND HOLIDAY PARTIES                                            ______
If you would like to bring healthy snacks on your child’s birthday or for a holiday
party, you may do so, but please check with me for allergies and how many
children will be in attendance.




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SUPPLIES AND CLOTHING                                             _________
Supplies
Parents are responsible for supplying:
      diapers, wipes (every two weeks one pack of each per child)
      A small backpack with a full change of clothing (shirt, pants/shorts,
        underwear and socks).
Please remember coats and shoes. Please have your child bathed and dressed to
play.
                         A clean child is a healthy child.
Clothing
Sometimes the activities we do get messy, so please keep
this in mind when you are dressing your child for the day. Mark your clothing
items with your child’s name. I am not responsible for any clothing that is
damaged, or any clothing or personal items brought into the childcare home.

TOYS FROM HOME                                                    _________
Joyful Noise Preschool provides a wide variety of toys and activities; however if
you allow your child to a bring toy from home please remember that we are
not responsible for lost or broken toys. Children are not asked to share
these items but I do request these items be placed in your child’s cubbie when
they are not using them. Please remind your child of this when arriving. Please
limit your child to one item. Any forgotten item can be picked up during business
hours. It is the parent’s responsibility to contact me and make arrangements to
pick it up.
Sharing: We will have times when we have share during circle time. Please
check the calendar for a sharing day.


DAMAGES                                             ____________
I expect your child to be respectful of my personal property and the belongings
of the childcare. A certain amount of ―wear and tear‖ is normal but if your child
breaks or damages any item through destructive behavior or roughness, I will
expect reimbursement in full for the replacement cost of an identical or similar
item. Reimbursement will be expected immediately.




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CHILD GUIDANCE                                                     _________
1. Adults will model for children positive methods of guidance, which
demonstrates problem-solving skills and self-control.

2. Physical abuse (spanking, hitting, swatting, grabbing, shaking, squeezing,
biting, pinching a child) will never be used by any adult in this program.

3. Mental and verbal abuse (shaming and humiliating, frightening a child) will
never be used by any adult in this program.

4. A child may be removed from an activity for a short period of time in order to
give them a cooling down period or a chance to get away from others. Children
are not isolated or unsupervised. They will be given a positive activity to release
any additional frustration or anger and will provide a focus for positive
constructive behavior.

5. Positive discipline strategies will be used. Consequences will never be related
to eating, sleeping or toileting.

6. A child’s behavior will be discussed confidentially with the parents/guardians
so consistent guidance methods will be used at home and in the program. A
phone call to the parent may be necessary to avoid discussing the behavior
issue in the child’s presents.

7. This program is focused on preventing inappropriate behavior by organizing
the physical environment and the activities are viewed for age and individual
appropriateness. Children will be given the opportunity to make real choices
about what they will do and where they will play.

8. Focusing on the acceptable behavior will state rules and limits. (We walk in
the house; we can run outside, cars are to be driven on the floor.) Thisensures
the child knows the behavior that is expected of them.

9. Children will be given ample notice when an activity time is nearly over so
they can prepare for the change to move onto something else.

10. Parents may be asked to remove a child from this program if behavior
problems occur that cannot be handled in the best interest of the child.




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TOILET LEARNING                                                     ________
I will assist in toilet learning with the understanding that it will only work if we
work together. Your child will not learn if the learning process is not consistent
while in my care and at home. Clothing should be easy to manage to encourage
self-help skills. Buckles, belts, suspenders, one-piece outfits will create a
problem when a child is in a hurry to use the bathroom. I also require a child
who is in the process of toilet learning have a minimum of 6 changes of
underwear/training pants along with plastics to cover. Extra changes of clothing
are also necessary INCLUDING socks.
Signs of readiness may include:
1. Staying dry for 2 hours or during nap.
2. Bowel movements are regular and predictable.
3. Wanting wet or soiled diapers changed.
4. Demonstrating interest in using the potty.
5. Understanding and cooperating with simple instructions.
6. Indicating with words or gestures, the need to use the potty.

NAP/QUIET TIME                                                             ______
All children five years and under will be required to lie down for a nap/quiet time
each day. This will be between 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. I will not force your
child to sleep but they must lie down quietly. Your child is welcome to bring a
favorite ―cuddly‖ for nap/quiet time. I will provide each child with a cot, sheet
and blanket. These items are washed on a regular basis and never shared. If
your child brings a blanket from home which is not kept here, please ensure
these are washed regularly.
I do not allow any children to be dropped off during the hours of 12:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m. as this disrupts the children already here. I also prefer that children
are not picked up during this time as again it disrupts the children who are
sleeping or lying quietly. If there is a need to pick your child up during these
hours, I asked that this be limited (Not on a regular basis). If you pick your child
up and they wake up noisy and disrupt the children more than once, you will
need to make arrangements to pick your child up prior to nap/quiet time.


TELEVISION                                                          __________
I offer television once in a blue moon. Children are not force to sit and watch
nor is it offered in place of learning activities. Television programs are limited to
shows such Blue’s Clues, Clifford, Out of the Box, Barney etc.
I do not allow violent or inappropriate cartoons/movies to be view in my home.


CHILD ABUSE                                                         __________
Caregivers of children are required by law to report suspicion of child abuse,
child neglect, child sexual abuse, child maltreatment, verbal and emotional
abuse and emotional neglect. I will not hesitate to report any suspicions I may
have. Parents are required to keep an open line of communication with me at all
times.




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RESTRAINING ORDERS                                                 _________
In the event of a court order restraining one parent from the child, I must have
a legal copy of the restraining order and a written note from the custodial
parent. I cannot prevent the non-custodial parent from picking up a child if I do
not have these items on file.


CHILD ILLNESS                                                      _________
Under no circumstances should you bring your child to childcare sick. This
includes but not limited:
     Fever of 100° or higher
     Vomiting
     Diarrhea
     Sore throat
     Runny nose other than clear
     Draining eyes or ears
     Unexplained rash
     Ringworm
     Lice
     Severe coughing
     Communicable diseases such as chicken pox, conjunctivitis, mumps,
       measles, influenza etc
     Child is irritable, continuously crying or requires more attention than I can
       provide without hurting the health and safety of the other children in my
       care.

If you are not sure your child is well enough to attend childcare, call and discuss
it with me. Masking your child’s symptoms with over-the-counter medications
and bringing them to care is disrespectful to me and my assistants. It is also
inconsiderate to all families involved. A sick child should be allowed to
recuperate fully at home after an illness so that the other children and the
provider do not risk unnecessary exposure. If you are unable to stay home with
your sick child it will be necessary for you to make arrangements at your own
expense.
If your child becomes ill while in my care I will call you immediately. You will be
expected to pick your child up within a half hour. If you are not here within a
half hour, you will be accessed a sick child fee of $20.00. Your child may be
brought to care if they have a common cold (which means a slight cough, clear
runny nose, sneezing); however I will call you if your child is just plain miserable
(whining, crying, repeatedly asking for you). Provider reserves the right to
determine when a child should be sent home.
Your child may return to childcare 24 hours after symptoms of illness ends. This
means if your child is sent home with a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting they cannot
return until they have been symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of
medications. This is necessary to prevent the unnecessary infection of the other
children in my care. Although it may seem inconvenient when your child is
sent home, you will appreciate knowing your childs exposure is
minimized when there children become ill. I understand and respect your
need to be at work, but your cooperation is extremely important on this issue.

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Please call by your normal drop off time if your child will not be attending that
day.



ILLNESS IN MY FAMILY                                                     ______
If one of my children, husband or I become ill, I will notify you of my decision
whether to close or not. If possible notification will be made the evening prior to
care but if I or a family member wakes up sick I’ll start calling at 6:00 a.m. or
depending on your arrival time a little later.


MEDICATION                                                               ______
State law prohibits me from giving your child medication of any kind without
written parental consent. This includes over the counter medicine. All
medication, prescription and/or over-the-counter must be in the original
container, marked clearly with your child’s name along with written instruction.
Prescription medication must have child’s name, doctor’s name and phone
number, expiration date, amount of dosage, and when medication is to be
given. Medication will be administered at the specified time and a written record
kept.

Please do not leave medicine in your child’s bag; hand deliver it to me. (This is
to ensure your child receives their medication and for the safety of your child
and the other children) A Medicine Permission slip will be given to you to be
filled out and signed. If your child requires over-the-counter more often than the
recommended dosage amount and time, a signed authorization from your child’s
doctor is required. Helpful note: When having a prescription filled, you can ask
for two bottles. You will have one bottle to keep at
home and one bottle to keep at childcare. This helps prevents forgotten
medication. If your child’s medication is forgotten at childcare, it is your
responsibility to contact me and make arrangements to come get it.


MEDICAL EMERGENCIES                                                _________
Minor bumps and scrapes are inevitable, but I make every effort to keep your
children safe through supervision and childproofing. Minor injuries will receive
appropriate first aid, and if an emergency injury or illness occurs, you will be
contacted immediately. (Please note: I may have to seek medical care and
contact you after doing so if contacting you prior endangers your child’s life) If
necessary your child will be transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital or
hospital of your choice. Parents are responsible for costs involving your child’s
medical care including emergency medical treatment, including ambulance
transportation. The owner of Joyful Noise Preschool and staff will not be
responsible for any illness/injury of either child or parent/guardian while on the
premises or while the child is in the company of the provider during field trips or
outings.




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IMMUNIZATIONS                                                      _________
All updated immunizations must be given to me in order for my records to be
updated. I/We have thoroughly read and do hereby agree to abide by
the Illness/Medical Policy as written.
_______________________ ________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ________________
Parent or guardian signature Date


PERMISSION TO ADMINISTER OVER THE
COUNTER MEDICATIONS
Child’s Full Name: ______________________ Age: ____
__Sunscreen*
__Diaper cream*
__Burn/scratch spray
__Repellent
__Antibiotic cream
__Bandages
__Headache*
__Congestion*
__Fever*
__Other
I/We give permission to administer over the counter
mediation when needed for my child, or when verbal
authorization is given to Vickie Morgan of Joyful Noise Preschool.
*I/We understand that we must provide the above name
medications.
_______________________ ________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_____________________ ________________
Provider’s signature Date
Provider’s Note:
A physician’s signature is required if medication is prescribed on a regular basis.




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                  AUTHORIZATION FOR EMERGENCY
                       MEDICAL ATTENTION
I/We, __________________________, hereby give permission to Vickie Morgan
and/or agents to transport my child, _________________ to a medical facility
or call for the services of an ambulance should any situation arise. It is
understood that if time permitting, a conscientious effort will be made to locate
us before emergency action will be taken unless doing so endangers child’s life.
It is understood that if time permitting, a conscientious
effort will be made to contact the child’s physician unless doing so endangers
child’s life before seeking alternate medical care. I/We, release Vickie Morgan
and/or agent from any liability when choosing to seek alternate medical care.
I/We, hereby fully understand that any action taken by Vickie Morgan and/or
agent is done in the best interest of my child, _____________________.
I/We, accept all financial responsibility. I/We, authorize Vickie Morgan and/or
agent to obtain any type of medical or dental care for my child during
emergency care. I/We, do hereby agree to be responsible for payment of all
expenses associated with any medical/dental treatment. I/We are covered by
medical insurance as follows:


INSURANCE INFORMATION
Insurance: _______________ Insured’s name: __________
ID Number: ______________ Group Number: ___________
Preferred Hospital: _________________________________
Phone Number: ___________
Hospital Address:
___________________________________
Child’s Physician: __________________________________
Phone Number: ___________
Physician’s Address:
____________________________________
Child’s Dentist: ___________________________________
Phone Number: ___________
Dentist’s Address:
_____________________________________
_______________________ ________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_____________________ ________________
Provider’s signature Date




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                 HOLIDAY AND VACATION SCHEDULE

PROVIDER VACATION & HOLIDAYS                                    ___________
Joyful Noise will be closed for two weeks vacation during the year (January to
December). These vacations are paid. I usually take the same weeks off each
year but reserve the right to change any days with as much notice as possible
but with at least one month. Please refer to the Holiday and Vacation Schedule
Form for the planning and responsibility of alternate care. Joyful Noise will be
closed for all observed legal holidays. All legal holidays will be paid. If an
observed legal holiday falls on a weekend we will be closed the following
Monday. Please refer to the Holiday and Vacation Schedule Form for the
planning and responsibility of alternate care.

I/We have thoroughly read and understand and agree to respect and abide by
the Holiday and Vacation Schedule of Vickie’s Joyful Noise Childcare Preschool.
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date



2005 Holidays                                               ____________
*All of the following holidays are paid unless otherwise
stated.
New Year’s Day-January 1, 2005
Martin Luther King Day-January
President’s Day-February
Memorial Day-May
Independence Day-July 4th, 2005
Labor Day-September
Veterans Day-November 11th
Thanksgiving Day and day after-November
Christmas Eve-December 24, 2005
Christmas Day- December 25


2006 Vacations                                       _____________
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TBA – January 15 for the 2006 summer week
December 24th 2006 – January 2nd 2007
If there are any changes in my vacation schedule, you will be given at least a
one month notice.


Teacher Planning Days                                       ___________
Joyful Noise Preschool will be closed two days per year for cleaning, fixing and
preparing lessons. One will fall on the second Monday in April the next will fall
on the second Monday in September.



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CHILDCARE FEES                                                            ________
All childcare fees will be paid in advance. Payment can be made on a biweekly or
monthly basis. You will be required to choose a payment method (biweekly or
monthly). I require a thirty day written notice if you want to change your
payment method. Childcare may be paid by a personal check from a local bank
or cash. Payment is due Friday AM for the following 2 weeks. If payment is not
received Friday by AM, a late fee may be assessed. The late fee may be waived
at my discretion but it does not mean this particular policy is no longer in effect.
Childcare fees are required prior to parent or provider vacation. Late fees will be
accessed if childcare fee is not received prior to vacations. Payment is due early
if the normal payday is a legal holiday or vacation day. I require advance
payment to hold your spot.

RATES                                                              ___________
Full-Time Care- Is defined as 45 hours per week with contracted hours.
Maximum 9 hours per day.
$160.00 per week or $704.00 per month (ages 0-3)
$150.00 per week or $660.00 per month (ages 3-6)
$125.00 per week (1st grade and up)—summers and school holidays
Part-Time Full Day Care- Is defined as an opening made specifically
for your child on specified days and times. Minimum of three days is
required with contracted hours.
Maximum 9 hours per day.
$108.00 per week or $470 per month (ages 0-3)
$100.00 per week or $430 per month (ages 3-6)
$ 95.00 per week (1st grade and up)—summers and school holidays
Part-Time Half Day Care-Is defined as an opening made specifically
for your child on specified days and times. Minimum of three days is
required with contracted hours. Half days will be either a morning
time between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoon
between the hours of 12:00 to 5:30.
5 hours per day
$28.00 per half day (ages 0-3)
$25.00 per half day (ages 3-6)
$18.00 per half day (1st grade and up)—before and after school care during school year

I do not charge an hourly rate nor is there any reduction of fees charged if your
child is here less than the 5 hours a day allowed for Half Day charge or less than
9 hours a day for allowed for Full Day charge.

OTHER FEES
Deposit-$150.00
Sick Care Fee-$20.00 If child is not picked up in 1/2 hour
Late Pick-Up Fee -$1.00/minute
Extended Care-Is defined as hours outside your contracted hours.
$6.00 per hour per child inside Vickie’s Joyful Noise Childcare Hours but outside
your contracted hours. $6.00 per hour per child for hours before and/or after my
childcare hours


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MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE
Late Payment Fee -$10.00 per day including Saturday’s and Sundays
Return Check Fee -$30.00 cash plus fees provider incurs as a direct result of
return check.


CONTRACTED HOURS                                                  __________
Contracted hours are defined as the hours you state in the Financial Agreement.
If your work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., your drop off time will be
approximately 7:00 a.m. and your pick up time will be approximately 5:00 p.m.
Care provided outside your contracted hours will be charged an additional $6.00
per hour per child within my business hours. Care provided outside your
contracted hours will be charged an additional $6.00 per hour per child outside
my business hours. All hours outside your contracted hours need to be pre-
arranged 24 hours in advance to avoid late fees.


DEPOSIT                                                           _________
I require a deposit to protect myself and save your spot. This deposit is non-
refundable.


ASSISTANCE IN PAYMENT                                             ________
Families receiving assistance in payment for childcare from any source are still
legally liable for all fees due to Vickie’s Joyful Noise Childcare Preschool.
Childcare fees will be paid in advance.


RECEIPTS AND CHILD CARE STATEMENTS                                _________
You will be supplied with a receipt for each payment made in cash. I will provide
you with a W-10 by January 31st for childcare fees paid during the year for tax
purposes. Please look it over immediately. If any discrepancies are found, please
notify me by February 5th so it can be researched and resolved. After February
5th, I will assume the figures I provided you are correct and I will file my taxes.

RETURN CHECKS                                                     _________
There will be a $30.00 cash fee for any returned check, plus the amount of the
check in cash. Parents will be charged for all fees incurred by me as the result of
the returned check. This includes any returned checks I may write in good faith
not knowing a childcare check was returned. Parents will be placed on a
permanent cash only basis if this situation arises. Failure to pay any fees will
result in immediate termination.




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LATE FEES                                                         ________
I charge a $1.00 per minute per child for any reason. If your contracted hours
are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and you pick your child up at 4:15 p.m., you
will be accessed a $15.00 late pick up fee per child. Please keep in mind that
your contracted hours are not necessarily the same as Joyful Noise hours. Late
pick up fees will be tracked throughout the month and will be added onto the
following month’s childcare bill.


FAILURE TO PAY CHILDCARE FEES                                     ________
In the event you fail to pay for childcare fees or leave without providing a 30
day notice, you will be held financially responsible for any unpaid fees including
attorney fees, court costs and other related cost necessary to enforce the
policies set forth in the provider/parent policy handbook.
I am a member of Provider Watch www.providerwatch and will report any
unpaid fees.




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                        FINANCIAL AGREEMENT

I/We ________________________ have contracted for childcare enrollment for
our child _____________________ with Vickie Morgan of Joyful Noise Childcare
Preschool licensed by the State of California, accredited by NAFCC.
I/We have read and understand all policies, releases and requirements of the
childcare home and we agree to respect and abide by the entire contract as a
whole.
The tuition for our child/children will be $ ____________ per week. I/We
understand that this amount is due in advance.
I/We understand there is no reduction in our childcare fee when our child does
not attend due to illness or any other reason.
A deposit in the amount of $_________ will be paid when returning all forms.
Our contracted hours are as:
Drop Off Pick Up
Monday:           _____________ ____________
Tuesday:          _____________ ____________
Wednesday:         _____________ ____________
Thursday:          _____________ ____________
Friday:            _____________ ____________

_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Parent or guardian signature Date
_______________________ ____________________
Provider’s signature Date




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