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Bright Beginnings Preschool and Childcare, LLC ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Touching The Future I don't wear power suits, make speeches, or drive a fancy sports car. I've never talked on a car phone, made a big sale, or been elected to the Senate. I don't "do lunch", have a big impressive office or carry a beeper. I spend my days wiping away tears, giving hugs, and serving chicken nuggets. A good day is when I go through a whole day without a temper tantrum, bite mark or a toilet training accident. My "office" is a room full of brightly colored toys and laughing children. You may not think that what I do is very important and you may even whisper behind my back "What a waste of a good mind." But I know better. I make a difference because I'm changing the world one child at a time. Everyday I'm getting the once in a lifetime chance to touch the future. I'm proud to say "I'm a child care provider". ~ by Marti Doyle ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* 120 N Hillcrest Dr Montrose, CO 81401 970-252-3399 www.brightbeginnngsmontrose.com email@example.com BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE, LLC MISSION STATEMENT To encourage all children to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate, educational experiences where they can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn. Our programs provide settings that recognize children's varied abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles. We believe children learn best through meaningful play. Our educational-based, child centered program reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving which allows individual growth and development of a positive self-image. We recognize that parents are the child's first teachers. Children learn best when parents are involved in their educational program. The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of family and community. The statement and beliefs in this philosophy reflect the position of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE, LLC CORE VALUES Positive, Safe Environment – We are committed to providing an uplifting and positive atmosphere for our children and staff; a fun learning experience in a secure, safe, and loving environment. Leadership – We are committed to lead; developing, mentoring, and empowering our children and our staff to reach their full potential. Excellence – We are committed to achieve the greatest levels of excellence in childcare, in education and in everything we do; being highly professional, innovative, creative, efficient, and effective. Respect – We are committed to building strong, healthy relationships with each other, our children & their families, along with the community through communication and understanding of the cultures around us. Integrity – We are committed to carry out our mission. Deposit A deposit is required for all families at the time of application. Such deposit is refundable if the child is not admitted into care of Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC. If the child is admitted, the deposit may be used to satisfy or partially satisfy a final bill for services or refunded if no payment is due at the end of the relationship. For parents who qualify for subsidy: The deposit will be the amount of one month's parent fee. For parents who do not qualify for subsidy: The deposit will be the amount of half of the monthly fee’s payable for the care of your child. PLEASE NOTE: Applications will not be processed, childcare will not be provided nor will your opening be considered saved until this deposit is paid in full. I have paid a deposit of $________ and registration fee of $________ for the ________ term to Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC to provide care for the following child: ______________________________________ ________________________________________ _________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Date By Amber Gardner, Manager TERMS OF EDUCATIONAL AGREEMENT K+1Academy (Agreement) Start Date: _____/_____/________ Child’s Full Name: _________________________________ Parent/Guardian(s): __________________________________ My child will attend Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC K+1 Academy Program the following times: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday ________ to ________ ________ to ________ ________ to ________ ________ to ________ ________ to ________ Price per day: $_________ $_________ $_________ $__________ $_________ Before/After School Academy ________ to ________ ________ to ________ ________ to ________ ________ to ________ ________ to ________ Price per day: $_________ $_________ $_________ $__________ $_________ _____________ ______________ Weekly Tuition x 4.25 = Monthly Tuition *5 day per week, 7:30-5:30 discount $630 per month Base Tuition: [Check One] Full Academic Day 8:30-3:00 $25 per day, $525 per month = Includes lunch and books. K + 1 Academy will maintain a ratio of 1:15 or less and is taught by state licensed teacher’s that hold a current Colorado Elementary Teaching Endorsement. Full day K+1 is a five day per week only program that is in session on or about September 4, 2012 – May 31, 2013. Academy days will be offered the following dates at no additional charge: November 23rd and 25th January 2nd – 6th April 2nd – 6th There will be no school the following holidays and tuition is NOT prorated: Martin L King's Birthday President's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Thanksgiving Day December 24th- January 2nd * Bi-Monhtly payments may be made in advance of the 1st and the 15th of each month, for an additional $20 monthly service fee. The total cost of K+1 Academy is $4725. This amount is due and owing at the time of this Agreement, but can be paid monthly at a rate of $525.00 per month due on or before the 1st of each month. By entering into the K+1 Academy, you owe for all months of the academy. Should you prematurely terminate enrollment prior to the academy or during the academy, all amounts for the entire academy are due and payable in full at the time of disenrollment. No credits or refunds are provided for late arrivals, early departures, sickness or vacations. Before K+1 Academy 7:30-8:30 $5 per day, or $48 per month for 5 day per week attendance = Includes breakfast and choice time activities All payments required under this Agreement are due in advance. No credits or refunds are provided for late arrivals, early departures, sickness or vacations. After K+1 Academy Care: 3:00-5:30 $5 per day, or $98 per month for 5 day per week attendance = Includes healthy snack, homework help, small group tutoring and enriching educational activities. All payments required under this Agreement are due in advance. No credits or refunds are provided for late arrivals, early departures, sickness or vacations. Drop-In Before or After K+1 Academy Care $10 per day each session All payments required under this Agreement are due in advance. No credits or refunds are provided for late arrivals, early departures, sickness or vacations. Required Materials Fees: $50 per child, per term (Fall = June 1, Spring = December 1, *Summer = April 1) * An optional summer academy is offered June 1st - August 31st. If payments are not made when due, Bright Beginnings Preschool and Childcare, LLC, may terminate this Agreement without notice. All amounts due under this Agreement shall be due and payable to Bright Beginnings Preschool and Childcare, LLC. It may pursue collection remedies and shall be due 1.5% interest per annum on all payments not made when due plus shall be entitled to recover the cost of collection including reasonable attorney fees and costs. Please initial one of the following. Overtime Fees: All children must be picked up by _____.m. or $1.00 per minute, per child late fee will be assessed and is payable at retrieval of the child. All overtime duration will be calculated according to the clock at Bright Beginnings Preschool and Childcare, LLC. Overtime that is prearranged (with a 24-hour notice) will be $5 an hour per child, subject to availability. If such payment is not paid when due, this Agreement may be terminated without further notice. Late Payment Fee: A late charge of $5.00 per day shall be assessed to any payment amount not paid when due. Bright Beginnings Preschool and Childcare, LLC may also terminate this Agreement and pursue other remedies described herein or under the law. Returned Check Fee: $30.00 NSF fee shall be applied to any returned checks. Cash shall be required upon request of Bright Beginnings Preschool and Childcare, LLC. Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) For families who qualify for assistance, parent fees must be paid by the first of the month. A child is allowed three absences per month under the state policy. After the third absence, private pay rates must be paid for each day the child is absent prior to the child returning to school. If there are more than two unpaid absences, the child’s spot will be considered vacant and may be filled immediately. In addition, if contracted for a full day, but choose to drop your child off later or pick up earlier, resulting in less than five hours at school, you will be required to pay the difference for a half day rate. Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 5 Holidays: Bright Beginnings is closed on the following Holidays . New Years Day Martin L King's Birthday President's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day In addition, Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC will be closed one week from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. Tuition is not prorated due to absences or holidays. Parent Vacations and Leave As a courtesy, please notify me as at least 2 weeks in advance when you plan to take vacations. Please note full payment is expected for all days and hours your child is normally scheduled. In cases of your potential absence due to maternity leave, summer, or extended leave from your job, ½ of your monthly fees for the entire time of your absence to hold your child’s position is required. Admission Paperwork: This Agreement and its attachments and payments must be completed, approved, and accepted in advance of first day including: Deposit Enrollment Form Financial Enrollment Agreement Child Information General Health Appraisal Copy of Immunization Record Copy of parent Driver’s License Authorization for Medical Care Authorization of Child Pick-Up Consent and Release Forms Child Food Program Eligibility PLEASE NOTE: All forms must be updated yearly. Child Abuse/Neglect It is law and responsibility of the childcare provider to report any and all abuse or neglect performed on a child. Children's Protective Services and the Police Department will be notified when it appears that a child is being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused, neglected, or exploited. Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 6 Supplies All personal belongings should be marked with child's name. It is not necessary to bring eating utensils or dishes as they will be supplied. All personal belongings that go unclaimed for 30 days will be donated to local charities. We teach the children creativity, problem solving, and pride in their skills. Sometimes these values get messy, so please send your child in appropriate clothing. Release of Liability You and your child, as well as your heirs, executors and assigns do hereby release Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC owner and employees from any and all liability (except for gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing) for any injury, illness to the child or third parties or other damage to personal property. General Provisions The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the respective successors and assigns of the parties. Following the effective date hereof, each party shall take such action and execute such additional documentation that may be reasonably necessary or appropriate to effectuate the objectives and provisions of this Agreement. Should any litigation be commenced between the parties to this Agreement concerning this Agreement, or the rights and duties to either party in relation thereto, the party prevailing in such litigation shall be entitled, in addition to such other relief that may be granted, to a reasonable sum as and for its reasonable attorneys fees in such litigation which shall be determined by the court in such litigation or in a separate action brought for that purpose. The representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement shall survive the execution and performance of this Agreement. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only, confirm no rights or obligations in either party, and do not alter any terms of this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and may not be modified or amended except in a writing signed by all of the parties. The language of this Agreement shall be construed as a whole, according to its fair meaning and intendment, and not strictly for or against any party, regardless of who drafted or was principally responsible for drafting the Agreement or any specific term or condition thereof. This Agreement shall be deemed to have been drafted by all parties, and no party shall urge otherwise. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced pursuant to the laws of the State of Colorado. Should any provision of this Agreement be held illegal, such illegality shall not invalidate the whole of this Agreement; instead, the Agreement shall be construed as if it did not contain the illegal part, and the rights and obligations of the parties shall be construed and enforced accordingly. All attachments to this Agreement are hereby attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as part of this Agreement (Attachments 1-7). All Parent/Registrants shall provide a List of any Parent, Emergency Contact listed in Attachment 2, and any individual authorized for Child pick-up listed in Attachment 3 who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to the provisions of the “Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act”, Article 22 of Title 16, C.R.S. (“Act”) The List shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the Offender. Please also provide the specific conviction that led to requirement to register as a sex offender under the Act, and the names and contact information for any Community Supervision Team Members, Providers for sex offender services, Probation Officers, and any other authority contracted for the facilitation of the Offender’s compliance with the Act. Bright Beginnings reserves the right to contact any person, authorized agent, or entity provided in the List for information including, but not limited to, the Offender’s charge, plea, sentence, probation period, registration requirements, registration status, and any restrictions for access to safety zones. Based on the information obtained, Bright Beginnings will take appropriate action to maintain the safety and security of students. A Registrant’s failure to provide the names of any Offenders as required in this Section shall be grounds for termination as set forth in this Agreement. I, the undersigned, being the parent or legal guardian of the above named child, enroll my child in Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC. I have read the Agreement, attachments and Policies and agree to adhere to all statements therein. I understand I can find a copy of the Policy Handbook online at www.brightbeginningsmontrose.com or I may request a hard copy for my records. I understand that I am key in the healthy development of my child, and therefore commit to maintaining a healthy working relationship with Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC. ____________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Date By Amber Gardner, Manager Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 7 Attachment 1 Enrollment Form Please fill out ALL information completely or answer N/A (not applicable). Thank you. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1st Parent Last Name First Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Other phone _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Place of Employment _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Work Address City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Work Phone Number Work Hours Title email address *Copy of Driver’s License? (Y) (N) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2nd Parent’s Last Name First Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Other phone _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Place of Employment _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Work Address City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Work Phone Number Work Hours Title email address *Copy of Driver’s License? (Y) (N) Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 8 Please fill out ALL information completely or answer N/A (not applicable). Thank you. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Child’s Last Name First Name Age Gender _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address (if different from parent/guardian) Birthdate Any known allergies? (Y) (N) Comments__________________________________________________________________________ Medication being taken? (Y) (N) Comments__________________________________________________________________________ Special Diet Required? (Y) (N) Comments__________________________________________________________________________ Any chronic health condition? (Y) (N) Comments__________________________________________________________________ *General Health Appraisal Form completed and received? (Y) (N) Date______________ *Immunization Record completed and received? (Y) (N) Date______________ Pediatric Physician & Dentist Information _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Last Name First Name Phone Number _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Facility Name/Address City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dentist Last Name First Name Phone Number _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Facility Name/Address City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Preferred Hospital Name Address Phone Number ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Insurance Carrier Policy # Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 9 Attachment 2 Authorization for Emergency Medical Care/Treatment of a Minor Child’s Information In the event of an emergency requiring a physician’s care, do you wish for us to call your family physician? Yes ( ) No ( ) If yes, please provide the following: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Physician’s Name Facility Phone Number I (we), __________________________________________ and ________________________________________________________, do hereby state that I am (we are) parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of _____________________________________________________, who resides with me (us) at ____________________________________________________________________________________ . Address City State Zip I (we),_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ authorize for emergency purposes only, a designated employee of Bright Beginnings Preschool &Childcare, LLC to transport the above minor by ambulance, and consent to any necessary examination, anesthetic, medical advice and/or medical treatment from a physician or surgeon licensed to practice medicine in the State of Colorado. Any expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the parent(s)/legal guardian(s). ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last Tetanus/Diptheria Booster Allergies to drugs or foods (please indicate) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any special medications or pertinent information AUTHORIZATION ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) Signature(s) date EMERGENCY CONTACTS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE INCLUDING PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship Daytime Phone Number __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship Daytime Phone Number __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship Daytime Phone Number __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship Daytime Phone Number Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 10 Attachment 3 AUTHORIZATION FOR CHILD PICK-UP The names of at least one or two individuals, in addition to parent(s)/guardian(s), who are authorized to pick up your child, must be on file in the center’s office. If anyone else will be picking up your child, a “password” will be required (see below) and is considered an “unusual pickup authorization”. The center shall not release a child to anyone who is not authorized in writing to pick up. CHILD INFORMATION __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Child’s Name PASSWORD FOR UNUSUAL PICKUP AUTHORIZATION ______________________________________________________________________________ This password should be kept confidential. Only the parent(s)/guardian(s) and Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Manager (or authorized substitute) will know it. The password is used as a means of positively identifying the parent/guardian if they call the center to authorize an unusual pickup. The pickup person does not need to know the password. They MUST have a photo ID however. AUTHORIZED FOR PICKUP MOTHER (Y) (N) FATHER (Y) (N) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Work Phone Cell Phone AUTHORIZED FOR PICKUP __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Work Phone Cell Phone AUTHORIZED FOR PICKUP __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Relationship __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Work Phone Cell Phone AFTER HOURS - If a child has not been picked up by closing time, it is the responsibility of the Manager (or authorized substitute) to attempt to contact the parents and every authorized pick up person listed on this form. If no contact can be made to arrange a pick up, legal authorities must be notified. If these authorities are also unable to make a contact, the child must be cared for as directed by these authorities. The staff is not permitted to remove the child from the center and continue to care in their home or at any other location. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature (Parent or Legal Guardian) Date Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 11 Attachment 4 Consent and Release Forms Child’s Name_______________________________________ DOB_________________ Photography Permission Form On various occasions, your child may be photographed while at Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC. These photographs may be used by Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC in program planning, crafts, weekly newsletters and/or public relations. They also may be used in various types of advertising, or by public television, newspapers, magazines, electronic or digital communication. For this reason, we request that each parent sign the following release: Parent Consent I hereby, give, or do not give, Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC, the absolute right and permission to copyright and/or publish, or use photographic portraits or pictures of my child, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any media for art, advertising, trade electronic or digital communication or any other lawful purpose whatsoever. These pictures may be used in conjunction with his/her own (or fictitious) name. [ ] No, I do not grant full permission. [ ] Yes, I do grant full permission. [ ] Yes, I grant permission for internal use only. I understand my child’s picture will only be used for craft activities. ____________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Field Trip Permission Form PERMISSION FOR WALKING FIELD TRIPS: I give permission for my child to take part in any walking field trip with class/group around the neighborhood immediately surrounding the Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC facility. ____________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date PERMISSION FOR SCHOOL TRANSPORT: I give permission for my child to be picked up from school by Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC transport vehicle and authorized staff member. ____________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 12 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sunscreen Permission Form As the parent or guardian of the above child, I recognize that too much sunlight may increase my child’s risk for skin cancer later in life. Therefore, I give my permission for the staff at Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC to apply Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 30 to my child, as specified below, when he or she will be playing outside, especially during the months of April through September. I further understand that sunscreen may be applied to exposed skin, including but not limited to the face, tops of ears, nose, bare shoulders, arms, and legs. INGREDIENTS FOUND IN SPF 15, 30, 45 Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), DEA-Cetyl, Phosphate, DMDM Hydantoin (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Retinyl, Palmitate (Vitamin A), Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Triethanolamine, Water. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN SPF 30 Ethylhexyl p-Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate), 2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate) Oxybenzone, Homosalate ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUNSCREEN IS PABA-FREE, WATERPROOF, HYPOALLERGENIC, FRAGRANCE-FREE, NON-GREASY, MOISTURIZING, AND ALOE-BASED. I have checked all applicable information regarding the type and use of sunscreen for my child: ____I have consulted with my child’s physician, and do not know of any allergies or allergic reactions my child may have to Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 30. ____Staff may apply Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 30, certified by the AMC Cancer Research Center as a top-quality sun protection product, to my child as described above. _____NO. FOR MEDICAL REASONS, DO NOT APPLY SUNSCREEN TO MY CHILD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. ____________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 13 Attachment 5: CHILD INFORMATION FORM *This form will remain in the child’s classroom with their teacher. Name: _____________________________________ Age:________ Date of Birth: _____/_____/_____ Parent Name:_______________________________________ Phone Number ___________________ Parent Name:_______________________________________ Phone Number ___________________ Allergies:__________________________________________________________________________ Medication (prescription and OTC): _____________________________________________________ Special Diet Needs: _________________________________________________________________ Favorite Snacks: ________________________________________________________________ Does your child feed him/herself? [ yes ] [ no ] If yes, independently or with assistance? ________________ [ ] with a spoon [ ] with a fork [ ] with hands Napping Routine: ___________________________________________________________________ My child loves:_____________________________________________________________________ My child does not like:________________________________________________________________ My child is soothed by:_______________________________________________________________ My child gets upset when: ____________________________________________________________ Current language abilities: Primary Language ____________ Uses any sign language [ yes] [ no ] [ ] words [ ] phrases [ ] sentences [ ] conversant My child [ is ] [ is not ] toilet trained. If yes, does your child request to go to the bathroom independently, or need reminded?_____________________ Special diapering/bathroom instructions ________________________________________________________ Previous experience in childcare/preschool_____________________________________________________ Additional information you think would be helpful for us to know about your child: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Parent/guardian signature date Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 14 Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 15 Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 16 Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 17 ATTACHMENT 8 Additional Policies Hours of Care Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 Ages of Care 6 weeks -12 years Verification Sign in and out: Your child must be signed in and out each day (a sign in/out sheet will be provided). A written signature by parent/guardian is also required at arrival and departure times. This sign in/out process will allow our staff to know exactly who is in the center at all times. Staff is required to make sure that the parent/guardian signs their child(ren) in and out every day. Staff will also be required to take a “roll count” of where children are at mid-morning and mid-afternoon to ensure that all children (signed-in for that day or period of time) are accounted for. Staff is to check the sign in/out sheet at the end of every day to ensure all children have been picked up and signed out properly. Pick-up: To ensure the safety of your child, only you or your designate(s) may pick up your child. Phoning in to let the staff know someone other than yourself will be picking up your child is acceptable as long as they have proper identification. At the end of the center’s hours, if a child is not picked up and the parent/guardian and /or none of the alternates can be reached, we will contact the local police and they will page the social worker on call. Verification of legal custody: Bright Beginnings must have a copy of the court order recognizing the parent who has legal custody of the child, as well as visitation schedules. Otherwise we have no choice except to release the child to his/her parent. Guests and Visitors We welcome guests and visitors to our facility with the following guidelines: We ask Guests to arrange their visit with the Director prior to their arrival. This allows the Director to adjust the daily schedule as needed in order to minimize the interruption to classes and activities. Guests will be given a “Guest” badge to wear. We require all Visitors to check in with the Director and receive a visitor badge before being allowed to observe the children. All Guests and Visitors must fill out the “Guests and Visitors Sign In/Out Sheet” and attach a copy of a valid driver’s license to it. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are welcome to drop-in and visit anytime with no prior arrangement necessary. However, we do ask that you check in with the Director. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will also be given a “Parent” nametag while visiting the center. Any Visitor creating interruptions or causing disruption in the center will be asked to leave immediately. Field Trips and Special Activities: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be notified before any field trip and a permission slip will need to be signed. Qualified staff according to child/adult ratio will accompany group on foot or authorized vehicle. When child is not allowed to go or arrives late to the Center and their class/group is away, he/she will stay at the Center with a qualified staff member or another class/group. Before viewing any special video, besides daily educational videos, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified and a permission slip will be signed. Transportation: Bright Beginnings will transport to and from school for children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade in a RE-IJ school. Parents will need to supply a child safety seat for children less six years of age or 55” in height. All other children are required to wear seat belts at all times and appropriate ratios will be maintained. Qualified staff will meet and adhere to state and local driving laws at all times. Inclement Weather When the weather is excessively hot or cold or raining, we will stay indoors and do other physically active games. Cleanliness/Hygiene Highest efforts are made to maintain strict cleanliness and hygiene standards. Children's hands are washed before and after meals as well as when coming in from outside and after toileting. Infants sleep in separate cribs/Play-Pens with clean blankets, used only by them. Beginning at toddler age, washable nap mats are used. Each child has a separate nap mat with a crib sheet and blanket, supplied by the parent. These are washed weekly (unless soiled, then they are washed as often as necessary). Toys are sanitized with a bleach solution once a week (Fridays). Mouthed toys are sanitized after each use. Toys Bright Beginnings provides a wide variety of playthings and asks that no toys be brought to daycare from home. Anything brought will be put up safely until the child is picked up. This policy is for the concern of all children in care. Often times children have a hard time sharing the toys they bring from home, they may have unsafe pieces on them, are not properly sanitized, etc. PLEASE NOTE: There may be “Share and Learns” periodically. At this time, appropriate toys/items may be brought from home. You will be notified of such days as needed. Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 18 Meals & Snacks Nutritious meals and snacks will be provided as well as 2% milk and fruit juice depending on the hours your child is attending. The meal schedule is listed below. If the Child is here during those times, they will be served. Children who choose not to eat will not be served again until the next scheduled meal or snack. If the child will be arriving after a mealtime, please feed them before they arrive. Children arriving after 8:15 A.M. must eat breakfast at home before arriving. The menu plan is posted on the parent bulletin board and will be sent home monthly. • 7:45–8:15 Breakfast • 11:15-11:45 Lunch • 3:00-3:30 P.M. Snack If your child requires a special diet due to allergies, medications, age and/or cultural/religious beliefs it will be the responsibility of the parent to provide a well balanced lunch and snack for their child. Please do not send junk food, pop, gum etc. Child Illness Your child may be brought to care if they have a common cold (which means a slight cough, clear runny nose, sneezing); however parents will be notified if your child is miserable (whining, crying, repeatedly asking for you). However, your child should not attend if they are not feeling well enough to participate in our daily activities (i.e. a child wanting to sleep all day lay on the couch and watch TV etc.) Bright Beginnings should be notified immediately if a child will be absent. The Health Department regulations prohibit the admittance of any child into a family childcare home that exhibits any of the following symptoms: • Fever (100°f or higher) – child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication • Diarrhea – child must be symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication • Vomiting – child must be symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication • Runny nose with colored discharge –check with doctor • Rash – check with doctor • Discharge from eyes or ears • Lice – child needs to be treated and nits removed before return • Communicable diseases – chicken pox, measles, mumps, conjunctivitis (pink eye), influenza etc. Bright Beginnings reserves the right to refuse to care for a sick child. If your child develops any of the above symptoms while in care, you or your alternate will be required to pick up your child immediately. If the child is not picked up within an hour of being notified, a $5.00 for every 15 minutes or portion thereof charge may be assessed. Your child may return to care 24 hours AFTER symptoms of illness end. Which 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. The provider is responsible for the health and well being of many children so health department regulations will be closely followed and the child illness policies as described above will be strictly enforced. Medication If your child is on antibiotics he/she continues to be contagious for 24 hours after the first dose of medication and cannot return to childcare until this time period has passed. A parent/guardian should administer all prescription and over-the-counter medications. It is acceptable for a parent to come to the center to administer medication. Exceptions can be made for children with chronic conditions for which emergency medicinal treatment may be necessary (ex: asthma inhalers or allergy epi-pens). These medications must be authorized by the parent and the healthcare provider, be labeled with the child’s name, be accompanied with clear and concise use instructions, and will be kept secure in the Director’s office. ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE ORIGINAL LABELED CONTAINER. A log will be kept in the child’s file recording the use and delivery of such medication. Because the administration of medication requires extra staff time and safety considerations, parents/guardians should check with their health care provider to see if a dosage schedule can be arranged that does not involve the hours the child is in child care. Whenever possible, the first dose of medication should be given at home, to allow parents/guardians to observe if the child has any type of reaction. Although we do not provide special services for children with disabilities, we are in compliance with “The American Disabilities Act” and will make “readily achievable accommodations” for all children with disabilities. Medical Emergencies Every effort to keep your children safe through supervision and childproofing is made, but minor bumps and scrapes are inevitable. Minor injuries will receive appropriate first aid, and if an emergency injury or illness occurs, you will be contacted immediately. If I am unable contact either parent, the emergency contact as supplied by parent will be informed. If necessary your child will be transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital. Parents are responsible for costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including transportation if required. Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 19 Nap/Quiet Time All children in care more than 4 hours will be required to lie down for a nap/quiet time each day from 12:30-2:30 per state requirements. Children are not force to sleep, but they must lie down quietly. Please make arrangements to pick up your child before 12:30 or after 2:30 so as not to disturb sleeping children. Thank you for your cooperation! Children who only attend Bright Beginnings in the afternoon will not be required to rest. Discipline and Guidance Discipline and guidance are opportunities for learning. Positive reinforcement and Love and Logic choices are used to direct, teach and guide the children as they learn self control. In some situations negative behavior cannot be tolerated. For example: hitting, biting, spitting and bad language. The “time-out” is a disciplinary tool that will be used for a child needing to “take a break” so he or she can be kept safe from harming themselves or others. Under supervision, the child is given time to calm down and learn self-control during a fit of anger and rage without being interrupted. When the child indicates he or she is ready to “talk” guidance will be given to help the child to resolve the problem and solve future conflict. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are expected to discuss any problem(s) arising from such situations during childcare. If problem(s) cannot be resolved, child will be put on a one-week paid probationary suspension. If problem(s) continue after suspension, this contract will be terminated. Damages It is expected that your child be respectful of all property and furnishings. A certain amount of “wear and tear” is normal, but if your child intentionally damages property through destructive behavior or roughness, you will be liable for 100% of the replacement costs. This reimbursement is due with your next monthly payment. Policy Revisions Parents will be notified in writing of ALL revisions to policies and procedures, contracts and forms with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. PLEASE NOTE: New regulations mandated by the state may require changes to take place immediately in which case two weeks’ notice may not be possible. Emergency Policy In the event of an emergency every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardians or emergency contacts, provided on the “Family Child Care Registration” form. However, if a parent or contact is unable to be reached medical treatment will be given accordingly. An “Emergency Authorization Form” is included in this registration packet. Natural disasters do occur in Colorado. No plan is full proof, however every effort will be made to keep the children safe and parents informed. Fire: In the event of a fire the children are instructed (fire drill) on a regular basis and will be taught to meet at a “safety area.” The children will then be accounted for and parents/guardians will be contacted as soon as possible. Flood: In the event of a flood, the children and staff will seek higher ground and parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Tornado: In the event of a tornado alert, the children will be seated on the floor next to an interior wall away from all windows (hall way) and all lights will be turned off. Earthquake: In the event of an earthquake the children will be instructed to get under the table in a fetal position covering their neck and head with their arms. Gas Leaks: In the case of a gas leak, we will exit the center as quickly as possible without using the phone and without turning off lights to avoid causing sparks. We will then go to the “safety area” and call for help. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Lost Child: In the event a child is separated from the group the following procedure will be followed. 1. All other children will be kept calm and together so others are not lost. 2. The police will be called if child cannot be located immediately after the loss of a child is detected. 3. There will be a search of the building and surrounding area. If away from the building on an outing, a search of the area where the loss occurred will be made. 4. Parents will be notified. Blizzards/Power outages: In the event of a blizzard or power outages, there are flashlights located in the kitchen. If the power remains out for some time, there are non-perishables located in the kitchen that will be used to eat. If the weather is inclement and the center is getting too cold for the children, you will be called to pick up your child. Filing a Complaint The owners and staff, at Bright Beginnings, are very interested in any comments/suggestions that you may have. We want your child to have the most wonderful and positive experience possible – which is what all children deserve – a happy and healthy childhood. We want you and your child to be totally satisfied and therefore, if you have any concerns, please let us know immediately and we will do everything we can to resolve the situation. If you are still concerned, or, for additional information regarding licensing, or to file a complaint, you may contact: Department of Human Services Division of Child Care 1st Floor, 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203-1714 1-800-799-5876 Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 20 Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare, LLC Rev. 5/2010 Application and Agreement with Attachments 21