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					         Located at: 42 Chipaway Road
           East Freetown, MA 02717

          Telephone: (508)763-9647

          Email: wamh@comcast.net

   Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


       www.withallmyheartchildcare.com



        Owned and Operated by:
The Fouquette Family, Doreen and David




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                          PARENT INFORMATION


                                   Philosophy




The philosophy of With All My Heart Child Care Center is based on the concept that we
raise our children with all our heart. We hope to teach them to do their best and put all
their heart into whatever they do. We hope to create a safe, nurturing environment where
interaction of children with other children and adults from society will stimulate their
minds and foster the concepts of caring for self and others. We believe that children
learn through interactions. The program encourages children’s interests through guided
experiences and developmentally appropriate activities.
It is our goal to build and maintain a close relationship with every child and their family.
We treat every child as if they were our own. Therefore, we aim to provide and develop a
loving and nurturing atmosphere to help children learn. It is a goal of this program to
provide a safe, educationally and socially enriching environment in which children can
learn to be self-confident away from home.



                                 Statement of Purpose

                                   Goals and Objectives

The Center aims to give each child a well rounded educational experience
through activities and instruction appropriate to their level of development. The
curriculum encourages the children to explore their own interest and learn
through guided activities and free exploration. The Center encourages the child
to become socially and emotionally confident.
The Center provides outlets and experiences for the child to:
     Become a successful learner,
     Become a problem solver
     Experience social/emotional success.
     Develop a sense of security, positive self-concept
     Develop self expression and creativity
     Develop self control, responsibility and good manners
     Develop an interest in learning new concepts
     Learn about safety and hygiene
     To have fun while learning too.




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      The curriculum addresses individual differences as well as all areas of
      development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.

       Based on the topics, theme, or concepts for the week and/or month, the weekly
plan could change. A weekly planning form will be used to address all the
developmental areas through desired activities. Each week the following areas will be
addressed in one form or another: blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, discovery,
sand and water, music and movement, cooking, computers, outdoors, math, language,
and problem solving.

       Routines will be established through daily activities. Group activities and/or
individual centers will be based on theme/concepts. The activities throughout the week
will vary based on concepts and planning.



                                  Sample Daily Schedule

      8:00-8:30     Prep for day
                    Greetings, time skills, self-help (dress/undress),
                    management/schedule for the day, jobs, and attendance.
      8:30-8:50     meet Bus-walk (exercise) to meet bus (excursion, opportunity for
                    science, motor skills, music, perception, language, sounds, and
                    math.
      8:50-9:20     Free Play—centers OR outdoor play
      9:20-9:45     Circle Time—Calendar, ABC/Numbers, Write letters, mapping skills
      9:45-10:00    Story Time
      10:00-10:10   Toileting, Hygiene
      10:10-10-30   Snack
      10:30-11:00   Free Play—Centers or Outdoor Play
      11:00-11:30   Structured Activity, Project (arts & crafts), or culturally based
      activity
      11:30-12:00   Dramatic Play/Science/Music/Physical Activity/Math
      12:00-12:10   Hygiene, self-help skills
      12:10-12:40   Lunches
      12:40-12:50   Diapering, Toileting
      12:50-1:00    Story
      1:00-3:00     Nap/Rest time
      3:00          Diapering, Toileting, Hygiene
      3:15-4:00     Outside/Free Play
      4:00-4:15     Snack
      4:15-4:30     Centers, games, music, free choice, quiet time
      4:30-5:00     clean up, winding down




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                            Organizational Information



All of the Educators are trained and certified in First Aid and CPR and
Administration of Medicine.

The Center will provide services to children from ages 2.9 to 8 years of age. The
preschool center will be open from 8:00 0am to 5:30 pm. The Family classrooms
operate from 6:30 to 5:30. Family classrooms are equipped to serve infants and
toddlers.




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                      Statement of Non-Discrimination

       With All My Heart Child Care Center provides services to all races,
religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds without discrimination. The Center
shall not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the
basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, or disability.


                               Intake Procedure


With All My Heart Child Care Center shall insure that the administrator, Doreen
Fouquette, or her designee shall meet with the parent(s) prior to admitting a
child to the program. The Center shall provide the opportunity for the parent(s)
to visit the program’s classrooms at the time of the meeting or prior to enrollment
of the child.
With All My Heart Child Care Center will provide to parent(s) or guardian, on or
before enrollment of a child, copies of policies and procedures regarding the
operation of the Center.
Written applications that are received and accompanied by a $30.00 non-
refundable registration fee will be considered based on available openings.
At the time of enrollment, a personal profile of the child will be developed
through state authorized and required forms. There will be an initial conference
where the parents’ and staff will spend time discussing the child profile.
Parent(s) and child will be given the opportunity to visit the program and the
child’s classroom.

                                   Enrollment

      Registration fee of $30.00 (non-refundable)
      All forms must be completely filled out and returned to the center before
       beginning care.
      The medicine forms must be filled out before any medication will be
       administered
      Parents must agree to submit (on or before 1st day) a copy of each child’s
       current medical/insurance care, as well as immunization records.
      A tuition agreement form must be filled out.
      A two-week notice or two weeks pay must be given if the parent/guardian
       decides to terminate their contract.
      WAMH is responsible for informing the parent of any accidents that occur
       during the day. Accident forms are filled out, signed and filed into child’s
       file.
      Photographs will be taken for social and educational purposes with a
       signed release by the parent/guardian.




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                                     Authorized Adults

      The staff will release your child only to the individuals listed on the consent/pick
      up form. It is mandatory to phone the staff in order to notify us that someone
      else will be picking up your child. If someone is not listed, please inform the staff
      in advance to prepare your child. Advise the pick-up person that we will require
      personal identification before releasing you child.



      Babysitting Opportunities
      If a staff member is asked to provide babysitting or transporting services to
      WAMH parents, WAMH is not responsible for any situation that occurs during
      this off-work time. WAMH strongly advised staff against the babysitting and/or
      transporting of enrolled children to the School.

      While WAMH does not and cannot prohibit these private arrangements, WAMH
      desires to make clear that such arrangements are private. As a result, WAMH
      plays no role in and makes no representation or warranties as to the suitability or
      safety of these arrangements. Similarly, WAMH bears no liability for any claims,
      damages, and injuries. Complaints, and the like that may occur as a result of
      private babysitting and/or transporting.

      In other words, both WAMH employees who engage in private babysitting and/or
      transporting and those parents who choose to retain them for private babysitting,
      assume all risks and responsibility for this activity.


                                              Fees

Fees are determined at the time of enrollment based on the current published fee
schedule. The weekly rate is not reduced due to holidays or illness. All payments must
be made prior to service.

      Additional policies regarding rates are as follows:

             Parents are responsible for a $30 registration fee.
             There is a two day minimum attendance.
             A late fee of $5 for every 15 minutes a child is picked up late.
             Parents are responsible to pay for the days that your child is supposed to
              attend, regardless if they do not come that day; this is how we are able to
              hold your child’s slot.
             The tuition for the week is due on the first day your child attends that
              week. Payment is accepted by cash, check, and all major credit cards. All
              payments should be placed in an envelope with your child’s name printed
              on it. Please put the payments in the mailbox located next to the entrance.


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      Withdrawal from program requires two weeks notice and regular payment
       fee during the two week’s notice. Two weeks tuition will be charged if the
       required notice is not given.
      A late payment fee of $10 will be added to the charges for the week if
       payment is more than 2 weeks late, unless arrangements have been made
       with Doreen.
      A fee of $15 will be charged for returned checks
      There will be a 10% discount for the second child enrolled for a full time
       slot.
      For families that attend our program full time all year, they are allowed to
       take one week vacation without tuition. Please let us know at least two
       weeks in advance.


                        Holidays and Observed Closings


            Yearly Calendar of Dates the Daycare is closed for paid holidays



January                Open all month
February               Closed Monday, Feb. 12th (Staff Training Day)
March                  Open all month
April                  Closed Friday, April 2 nd , (Staff Training Day)
May                    Closed Memorial Day May 31st
June                   Open all Month
July                   Closed July 5th
August                 Open all month
September              Closed Labor Day Sept.6
October                Closed Columbus Day 11
November               Closed Thanksgiving and day after, Nov.25 th &26th -Open Nov.11
December               Closed Friday, December 24th
                       Closed Friday, December 31 st



As per our handbook, the daycare will close 2 days this year for staff trainings.

This is the first we are implementing this. Due to the new regulations and standards
set for early childhood education, the center needs to train. We are going to try and
make this as easy as possible for everyone; therefore, we have picked Mon. Feb. 12 th,
Presidents Day, and Friday, April 2 nd , Good Friday. We have chosen these dates, due
to lower enrollment in the past.




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In the event of a snow or storm emergency, every effort will be made to keep the center
open. Should we be forced to close during severe weather condition, please call the
center at (508) 763-9647 after 5:30 in the morning. An answering machine message
will inform parents of a delay in opening or early closure. If weather conditions worsen
during the day, the center may close. In this case, all parents will be notified.
In the event of a snow day for Freetown Schools, the center will be operational. In the
event of Half-Curriculum Days, the center will provide half-day care to those in need.



                                     Report to Parents


             With All My Heart Child Care will prepare a written progress report every
      6 months for toddler and preschool age, every 3 months for infants. This report
      shall be maintained in the child’s records. The center will provide a copy of each
      report to the parent(s) or meet with them if they wish to do so. In addition:
             (a)    for infants and children with disabilities, the center shall complete a
                    written progress report of the child’s development every three
                    months, and provide it to the parent(s);
             (b)    The center shall bring special problems or significant
                    developments, particularly as they regard infants, to the parent’s
                    attention as soon as they arise.


            The Center will notify parents in advance, if able, changes in:

                    Educators
                    Vacations of Educators
                    Program policies and procedures
                    Herbicides and Pesticides
                    Introduction of new pets



                                    Parent Conferences


             With All My Heart Child Care Center schedules two parent conferences per
      school year. However, Educators will be available for individual conferences with
      parents at parent’s request. If there is a need to meet with the parents for any
      reason, educators will request a parent conference to discuss concerns.
             Parents are always welcome to have short informal meetings with the
      teachers at the beginning or at the end of the day. If a parent wishes to speak to
      an Educator by phone, the best time to call is between 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Please
      schedule an appointment for lengthy discussions.


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                                 Parent Input

       With All My Heart Child Care Center encourages parental input through
communication and parent conferences. It is the centers philosophy that the
families belonging to the center make up the center family. Open communication
and cooperation between home and the center is one key to the success of the
education of their child.




                                 Parent Visits


       With All My Heart Child Care permits unannounced visits by the parent(s)
or guardian to the program and their child’s room while their child is present.
Parents will always be welcome at the center and we hope they will become part
of our center family. Parents are encouraged to share their skills, interests, and
cultures here at the center. We welcome any participation, or visits.

                             Transfer of Records

A written request by the parent must be submitted to the program Director in
order to transfer any or all of your child’s records to parent or other requester.
There will be a 48-hour waiting period before any record will be released. No
unreasonable fee shall be charged for copies of any information contained in your
child’s file.

                                Transportation


With All My Heart Child Care Center will not provide transportation to or from
the center. There will be no children walking to the center without direct
supervision from their parent/guardian or approved person filed in child’s
record.

In the case of an emergency, the child will transported by an ambulance or rescue
vehicle.

On field trips, children will be transported by a rented school bus service.
School-Age children will be released by public school bus at the end of the
center’s driveway. A staff person will walk with the children and escort them into
the Center.




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                               Emergency Procedure

       All of the staff has up-to-date First Aid and CPR training. Each child has a
medical emergency card on file. It is important that this care be kept up-to-date. In the
event of a serious emergency or accident at the Day Care, assessment of the child and
injury will be made. If the child should not be moved, the EMT’s (Emergency Medical
Technicians) will be called. The parents will be contacted and the child’s file will be
pulled and made available for reference. If a parent cannot be reached, the alternate
person on the emergency card will be contacted. A staff member will remain with the
child until a parent arrives at the hospital. The child will have a familiar person with
them throughout the ordeal.
If the medical emergency is not of serious nature requiring immediate care , then the
parent will be contacted and the center will proceed as indicated by parents.




                                          Fire Drill

With All My Heart Child Care Center will schedule a fire drill every month to teach and
practice in the event of such an emergency. Meeting area will be at the telephone pole
located next to the playground.




                                   Evacuation Plan

              In the event the center needs to evacuate the premises due to any hazard
      such as: fire, loss of power, loss of heat or hot water, natural disaster, or any
      other emergency, the center will follow the evacuation route and notify all people
      involved (parents and emergency units). During evacuation first aid /evacuation
      kit will be taken. Included in the first aid kit are state mandated materials
      needed for medical attention and/or emergency. In the evacuation kit there will
      be a list with updated pictures of each child at the center, emergency cards,
      permission forms for medical emergency, daily attendance sheet for staff and
      children, cell phone, emergency phone numbers and anything required for the
      current weather condition. It is the policy of the center to conduct evacuation
      drills monthly. These monthly drills will train the children and staff on exiting
      the building and the proper path to a designated meeting place in a safe location.
      These drills will be conducted at various times and a log will be kept on hand. In
      addition, the evacuation plan will be kept current based on the needs of all the
      children and staff in care. Located on the bulletin boards in each room in the
      building are posted pictures of the evacuation route and emergency phone
      numbers, and first aid kit /evacuation kit and medication kit.


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In the event that requires evacuation the center will determine location based on
the emergency.

The following places will be our choices given the emergency:
    Fire drill meeting place
    48 Chipaway Rd. or 42 Chipaway Rd.
    Designated school per Town of Freetown
    State designated evacuation area

The center will obtain information about emergency evacuate from media
sources: television, radio, and telephone. If power is lost, cell phone will be used
to contact local authorities.
The educators at With All My Heart Child Care are trained in evacuation of the
center. An educator is responsible to check classrooms and attendance to make
sure that all children have evacuated the building.
An emergency contact form is located in the first aid kit/evacuation kit and
medication kit. This form will be used to contact parents.



                            Behavior Management
                                     And
                              Discipline Policy


       In establishing and maintaining guidelines for children’s behavior, this
day care strives to ensure the safety and well being of the individual as well as the
group. It is the goal of the program to enhance the children’s emotional
development, promote their social skills, and to assist them in building their own
sense of inner control. We strive to teach the children skills so that they learn to
handle difficulties with other children and solve problems by using the High
Scope Problem solving method. The steps to follow for this method are:

              1.     Approach calmly.
              2.     Acknowledge feelings.
              3.     Gather information.
              4.     Restate the problem.
              5.     Ask for solution and choose one together.
              6.     Be prepared to give follow-up support.

It is the day care’s policy that discipline and guidance be consistent and based on
the understanding of the individual need of the child.
If “appropriate and feasible,” children shall participate in the establishment of
rules, policies, and procedures.




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      In the case of disciplinary measures, WAMH will use positive reinforcement and
      re-direction first, and if necessary remove the child away from the group for a
      short period of time.
      When needed, the following procedures may be used, but not limited to:
      reinforcement, redirection, reframing, proximity control, explanation, mediation,
      and reward.
      If the child’s behavior does not improve with any of the above, the following will
      occur:

                   Exclude the child from the activity by letting him/her observe the
                    activity
                   Director will notify the parents so we can discuss a course of action
                    together to rectify the problem
                   Introduce the referral plan to the parent(s) at time of conference
                   Suspend the child from the center
                   Last, terminate the child from the center.


      Corporal punishment, shame, or long periods of isolation will never be used.
      Proper organization of the physical environment and proper training enhance
      appropriate behaviors. Learning appropriate social skills is best when their
      environment has established clear expectations, rules, limits, routines, and
      consequences enables present and future appropriate behavior.



                         Suspension/Termination Policy

      The center will try to avoid suspension/termination. Steps to be taken to avoid
      this are as follows:
           Behavior modification plan
           Meet with parents
           Provide referrals
           Pursue training
           Develop behavior intervention plan at home and in center

        On occasion, the day care or parents may decide that the child’s needs are not
being met in a conducive and safe manner. After intervention, a decision for
termination will be discussed and determined during a conference. The child will be
prepared for suspension/termination by parents and staff during a one to two week
period. Suspension/termination is an option only after all avenues for addressing the
child’s need have been exhausted, or there is not cooperation in a timely manner to
follow up on suggested referrals. Written documentation of the reasons for
suspension/termination will be provided to the parents. It is never the Day care’s goal
to suspend or terminate a child’s enrollment. Reasons for suspension/termination may
also include but not limited to:


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      Behavioral circumstances that do not respond to intervention
      The health and safety of the child cannot be assured at the center.
      The health and safety of the other children within the center cannot be assured
      Staffing or group situations that do not meet the child’s developmental needs
      Non-payment of tuition
      Circumstances/situations involving parents.



There is a ninety-day trial period before the child is considered a permanent student.
Any situation/circumstances (behavioral, adjustment, etc.) that occur in which do not
comply with the Day care’s policies before this period is over, termination is possible.

If termination is decided upon, a written statement will be given to the parents stating
specific reasons why their child is being suspended or terminated and a plan will be
developed by Educator and Director stating conditions for the child to return to the
center.

                                       Referral services

            If a staff member becomes concerned about a specific child in the Center
because of social, mental health, educational, or medical problems, the staff member
must immediately inform the Director of their concerns. Observations will be made,
recorded in the child’s record, and reviewed prior to making a referral. The Director will
arrange for staff to meet with the parents to inform them and discuss the Center’s
concerns. The program will provide to the parent a written statement including the
reason for recommending a referral for additional services, a brief summary of the
program’s observations related to the referral and any efforts the program may have
made to accommodate the child’s needs. The program shall offer assistance to the
child’s parents in making the referral and shall have written parental consent before any
referral is made. A written record will be maintained, including the parent conference
and results.

   If is it felt there is further need for assessment of additional services in education
would benefit the child, then the center shall refer the child for further evaluation. If a
child is at least 2 and 1/2 years of age, the program shall inform the child’s parent(s) of
the availability of services and rights to appeal, under ST. 1972, c.766.
   A current list of services in the area will be given to the parent. The name and
location of the contact person for Chapter 766 and the Early Intervention Program in
the child’s school district will be given to the parent if there is an educational problem.




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                               HEALTH AND SAFETY


Infectious control:

   Children are required to wash hands at least at the following times:
       Before and after water play
       Before and after eating or handling food
       After toileting or diapering
       After coming into contact with bodily fluids or discharges (sneezing and
         coughing)
       After handling caged animals or their equipment
       After medication administration


                                       Nutrition


   With All My Heart Child Care Center is not supplying snacks or drinks at this time.
Lunch and snacks will need to be supplied by the parent(s). There will be access to a
refrigerator and microwave and drinking water. Please supply lunch box and ice pack
with child’s name on it. If your child has breakfast at the center, we will supply milk.
        Children require many “good” nutrients and calories to maintain their health and
to grow. Children do not always eat many calories; therefore we encourage the calories
that they do eat to be healthy ones. We request that all food and snacks provided by
parents be of a nutritional nature. Providing a child with three nutritionally balanced
meals, clean drinking water, two or three “good” snacks, plenty of fresh air, sunshine,
rest, and love, is essential for proper neurological and physical growth.

       A list of lunch suggestions has been compiled to assist in planning your child’s
weekly lunch menu. Remember that children grow rapidly and require a lot of “good”
calories, but cannot always eat large quantities. Please pack a reasonable amount of
food for your child, including something extra if they had a light breakfast.



                                     SUGGESTED LUNCHES


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      1. Try to pack lunches that contain fresh fruit, vegetables, beverage and
         “healthy” dessert each day.
      2. Try to avoid the frequent use of white bread, luncheon meats
         (preservative and high salt content) and marshmallow fluff.
      3. Try to avoid the frequent use of prepared products as they contain
         chemical preservatives and high concentration of salt and sugar.
      4. Including occasional cookies or cake, but moderation is important.



Main Meal:
            Sandwiches—tuna, turkey, ham, egg, chicken, cheese, roast beef,
              any peanut butter combination (by itself, with jam, with banana…),
              pizza slice, etc…
            Soups, stews, casseroles
            Macaroni and Cheese
            Spaghetti and meatballs
            Frank and beans
            Pasta
            Chicken and rice
            Leftovers from home
            Yogurt
            Graham or Saltine crackers with peanut butter
            Cottage cheese with fruit or nuts
            Pre-made meals for microwave, such as lunchables or frozen
              dinners
Fruits:
        Apples, oranges, bananas, seedless grapes, blueberries, pears, plums,
        peaches, and raisins, etc…

Vegetable:
      Carrots, broccoli, celery, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, green
      beans, etc…
Desserts:
      Popcorn, pudding, Jello, granola bars, crackers, cookies and chips
      (occasionally), fruit snacks, etc…

Beverages:
      Water, milk (try to avoid the use of sweeteners), and 100 % juices

                                 Oral Hygiene

If your child consumes a meal with us, they will be required to brush their teeth
here at the center. All staff has been trained in proper oral hygiene procedures.
All toothbrushes will be stored according to state regulations.


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                                       Rest


A sleeping bag is needed for your child at for rest time. Children are encouraged
to nap, but are not required to do so. For those children that do not nap, our staff
will supply them with books etc. for quiet time.




                            Illness Exclusion Policy


               WAMH requests that parents communicate any changes in their
child’s state of health. We realize that children involved in group settings tend to
contract illnesses more frequently. Children play intimately, sharing toys and
joys, and germs are not always possible to be avoided. WAMH requests that you
do your best in deciding when to keep your child at home. Some helpful
guidelines:


      Respiratory Illnesses (colds): A runny nose when clear mucus is not
       necessarily a reason for a child to be kept at home. If the mucus is green,
       he/she has a fever, etc; the child should stay home.
      Fever/Temperature of 101 degrees or over. A child should be free of fever
       for 24 hours before returning to daycare. Exceptions may be an elevated
       temperature after immunization or prolonged physical activity.
      Other symptoms: parents should be concerned about and use wise
       discretion regarding unusual listlessness, vomiting (twice or more in the
       previous 24 hours, unless the vomiting is determined to be due to a
       noncommunicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration,
       headaches, diarrhea, uncomfortable ear aches, teary eyes, unusual rash
       with a fever or behavior change, until a physician has determined that the
       illness is not a communicable disease.
      Communicable Diseases: A child should not attend day care with any
       communicable disease such as:
           o Chicken pox, measles, mumps, bronchitis, impetigo, unexplained
               rash, strep throat, conjunctivitis, head lice, scabies, etc.



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          o An OCCS state regulation requires parent to alert the day care in the
              event their child has a communicable disease. Notice will be posted
              whenever a communicable disease is exposed to the day care.
      Antibiotics: A child should be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before
       returning to day care.
      Children do not need to be excluded for other minor illnesses unless they
       are:
          o Too sick to participate in program activities, they need more care
              than the staffing level allows, or they have unusual lethargy,
              irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, or other signs of
              possible severe illnesses.




                         When Child Becomes Ill at WAMH

               If a child should become ill during the day, the child will be
separated from the group and made to feel as comfortable as possible. The child
will be provided plenty of fluids if needed, cold compresses, and/or container for
vomiting, and a staff will check in on the child to continually asses the situation.
The illness will be documented, and based on the results of assessment, parent
will be called to notify them of the condition of their child and if necessary,
request that they pick up their child. Exclusion will be based on the above listed
symptoms. It is important that the parent or a person listed on the authority to
pick up form respond as soon as possible. If parents cannot be reached, the
Director/teacher will continue calling the listed people on the authorization form.




                        Administration of Medication


        If necessary, the daycare will dispense medication to a child. It is
mandated by law that we have signed authorization from the parent and written
order from the child’s physician. Medical Administration forms will be provided
upon enrollment and located in child’s file. Forms must be signed and dated
before dispensing medication. If the directions are not clear, medicine will not be
dispensed. Medication must include the prescription label on the medication
which indicates the child’s name, name of drug, and directions for
administration. Medications will be properly stored out of reach of the children.
Written records of medication administration will be kept in the child’s record.
All medications must be given directly to a teacher or Director and NOT stored in
child’s belongings.


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       All medication, whether prescription or non-prescription, will be
administered to the child only with written parental authorization and written
order of a physician. No medication, prescription, non-prescription, or topical
medication will be administered contrary to the directions on the original
container unless so authorized by a written order of the child’s physician. Non-
prescription permission is good for one year. Topical non-prescription
medication requires statement from the parents, listing specific medication
(topical only) and criteria for administration and is valid for only one year.

 All medication will be kept labeled in its original container, with the child’s
name, the name of the drug and the directions for its administration and storage.
All medication will be kept out of reach of the children and under proper
conditions. All unused medication will be returned to the parent when no longer
needed. This does not apply to topical non-prescription medications which are
not applied to open wounds, rashes, or broken skin.


Parent must give child first dose of prescribed medication. No staff is allowed to
give first dose.

A written record of the administration of any medication, prescription or non-
prescription, to each child which includes the time and date of each
administration, the dosage, the route, the name of the staff member
administering the medication and the name of the child will be maintained. The
completed medication record will be made part of the child’s file.
*see attached chart




                                     Allergies

    It is the goal and philosophy of the program to establish a family-like
relationship with each child and family. The individual child’s safety and safety
to other children are a top priority. Upon enrollment, the center will identify and
develop a plan or procedure for meeting individual children’s specific health care
needs. The center will do all that it can to protect the children from exposure to
foods, chemicals or other materials to which they are allergic. As required, a list
of allergies will be identified, obtained and posted for the safety of all.


Upon enrollment, a medical history or a profile of the child will be developed
including any special precautions or needs the child might need. In the child’s
record a sheet will be made easily recognizable with special considerations such
as allergies. Information contained in the child’s record is held confidential. A
master list of allergies will be posted (without child’s name). A letter will be snt
home to parents regarding precautions when sending in lunches and concerns of


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allergic reactions to certain foods or items. All medications will be kept in a
container out of reach of children, but easily accessible to staff. Training will be
given to staff on dealing with allergic reactions.


Please dress your child in suitable and comfortable clothing. Please do not send
children in shoes that would fall off of their feet during play and clothing that
does not have any strings . Please note that any clothing that is deemed unsafe by
staff will not be permitted at the center. Please keep in mind that the children
will be busy and get messy. Please send in a spare set of clothes in the event of an
accident occurring, something spills, or getting wet due to the weather. Please
label each item of outer wear to avoid confusion.

                    Lists of Things to Bring to the Center

      a complete change of clothes
      label everything
      toothbrush and toothpaste
      sleeping bag and small pillow (will be brought home weekly to be washed
       and disinfected)
      special stuffed animal or soft toy to sooth child
      a painting smock, old t-shirt, or apron to paint with
      backpack
      lunch
      Appropriate clothing according to weather (boots, hats, gloves, play shoes,
       etc…)
      diapers/pull ups according to training method
      box of tissue—one container or refill a month
      Labeled water bottle during summer months


WAMH will not be responsible for lost items. Please dress your child in clothing
that is intended for play and creative learning.




                               Abuse and Neglect


Massachusetts General Law (Chapter 119, Section 51A) requires that certain
persons who in their professional capacity have reasonable cause to believe that a
child under the age of eighteen (18) years is suffering serious physical or
emotional injury resulting from abuse, including sexual abuse, or neglect,
including malnutrition, inflicted upon him or her SHALL IMMEDIATELY, VIA
TELEPHONE, REPORT THIS ABUSE OR NEGLECT TO THE DEPARTMENT



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OF SOCIAL SERVICES (either via the attached Area Offices Telephone Directory
or via the 24-hour reporting hotline: 1-800-792-5200).

Within forty-eight hours of the initial oral report, these professionals are required
under Massachusetts law to notify the Department of Social Services (the
Department) IN WRITING using the attached Report Form. The Report Form
should be sent by registered mail, with return receipt requested, to the
appropriate Department of Social Services (DSS) Area Office. A new Report
Form must be completed for each new injury or re-injury.

WHO MUST REPORT?

By law, all childcare workers are mandated reporters. If the center chain of
command for reporting impedes the reporting of a suspected case of abuse or
neglect, then any individual staff member with a concern is obligated by law to
report the information himself/herself.

WHAT TO REPORT?

Any incident in which there is reasonable cause to believe that a child’s physical
or mental health or welfare is harmed or is threatened with substantial risk of
harm through abuse or neglect by a person (or persons) responsible for the
child’s health or welfare must be reported.



ABUSE:

Abuse includes: Physical, mental, or emotional injury by other than accidental
means, i.e., beatings, cuttings, burns, broken bones, multiple bruises;



NEGLECT:

Neglect is deemed to exist when the person or persons responsible for a child’s
care, although financially able to do so, fail to provide the child with:

      Adequate food, clothing, shelter, education, or medical care and/or

      Proper supervision and/or guardianship.



    All reports will be held in strict confidence. A person who, although not
required to do so by statute, voluntarily makes a report shall not be liable in any
civil or criminal action by reason of that report if it was made in good faith and
that person did not perpetuate, inflict, or cause the reported abuse or neglect.



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Local DSS office:                         1-508-910-1000
National Child Abuse Hotline:             1-800-792-5200


       Any staff person involved in any case of neglect or suspected abuse will be
immediately relieved of duties. The DSS office will be notified as well as EEC.
The employee will be suspended during the investigation by DSS and EEC. If 51A
is supported, the employment status will be reevaluated.




                            Diapering Procedures

      Diapers are to be changed every two hours or as needed, when soiled or
       wet.
      Disposable diaper wipes are used during each change.
      Children’s hands are washed with soap and running water after each
       change.
      Disposable individual paper towels are used to dry hands.
      The changing table or diapering surface will not be used for any other
       purpose.
      The cushion surface is to be washed with a bleach solution after use.
      The changing table surface is covered at each changing with a disposable
       covering.
      Soiled diapers are placed in plastic bags and into a lined trash container.
      A change of clothing should be provided by the parents and clean extra
       center clothing is available if the need arises.
      Staff will wash hands with soap and running water after diapering and use
       individual disposable paper towels to dry hands.



                             Toileting Procedures

      Bathrooms are available in the classrooms so children will use the
       bathroom as needed. Children will wash their hands with soap and
       running water after toileting.
      Staff will wash their hands after assisting the children toileting.
       Disposable paper towels are used fro drying hands for staff and children.
      Clothing (soiled or wet) are double bagged and stored apart from other
       items until the child leaves the center. The parent is informed of the
       occurrence so they know to clean clothing immediately.
      A change of clothing is kept for all children at the center in case of an
       accident. The parent is informed when the supplies are running low so


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       another change can be brought in. If the child has no spare clothing, the
       center will provide such clothing, which will be cleaned before another
       child uses them.
      No child is punished, verbally abused, or humiliated for soiling, wetting, or
       not using the toilet.
      No child will be clothed in ill-fitting clothing form the center



                         Toilet Training Procedures


      Children will only be toilet trained in accordance with the requests of the
       parent and in a manner that is consistent with the child’s physical and
       emotional abilities.
      No child is punished, verbally abused or humiliated for soiling, wetting, or
       not using the toilet.
      Children shall be supervised at all times while toileting.
      Children and staff wash hands with soap and running water after toileting.
       Staff also washes their hands after assisting a child with toileting.
       Individual disposable towels shall be used to dry hands.
      Clothing (wet or soiled) will be double bagged and stored apart from other
       items until the child leaves the center. The parent is informed what
       happened during the day so they know to clean the clothing immediately.
      A change of clothing is kept for all children at the center in case of an
       accident. The parent is informed when the supplies are running low so
       another change can be brought in. If the child has no spare clothing, the
       center will proved a set, which will be cleaned before another child uses
       them.


A complete copy of the EEC regulations and a copy of our health care policy are
available to any person upon request.

Contact EEC for compliance history.


                        Dept. of Early Education and Care
                                 1 Washington St.
                               Taunton, Ma 02780
                                  (508) 798-5180

                                 www./mass.gov/




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WAMH will make available any information requested by the EEC to determine
compliance with any office regulations governing the school, by providing access
to the facility, records, staff and references.

SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN ONLY: All school age children will be involved on
making and implementing all rules in which they are to follow at the center in
areas in which are appropriate. School age children will follow a separate and age
appropriate schedule of activities at the center.

                            Emergency Numbers

Baby House phone # 508-763-5278
Doreen cell# 508-294-0341
David cell # 508-726-0077

These contact numbers will be available during the event of an emergency
evacuation. Staff will contact parents using Doreen’s cell phone.




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