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					           Military MOPPETS Childcare Policy (Per Family)
                            2010-2011
Welcome! Thank you for trusting us with your special little one. Our MOPPETS Caregivers are
highly motivated to provide the utmost love and care for your child in a safe healthy environment.
Please know your child is in good hands with our staff.

We know that leaving your child can sometimes be traumatic for both of you. It is very normal for
children, particularly toddlers to feel apprehension about being left. Generally, as the year progresses
and children become better acquainted with the MOPPETS Caregivers this anxiety diminishes. You
can help by reassuring your child briefly, helping him/her get involved with an activity or connect
with a caregiver, and then leaving promptly.

Please know that we have tremendous amount of compassion for you and your child during this
challenging time and will do our best to make the drop off as seamless as possible.
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Initial each section and sign your name in agreement with our MOPPETS policies.

1. Sign-In /Sign-Out Procedures:                                                       Initial____

When you arrive on-site at the MOPPETS childcare room, please provide your Child’s Name, Your
Name, Arrival Time, Health/Food Allergies (if any), and Special Notes of concerns you have i.e.
toilet training, developmental issues, etc. on the sign-in sheet provided. A number will be given to
your child for tracking purposes.

During the meeting, refrain from visiting the childcare room. This could upset your child, other
children, and room routine. Should you have specific needs or concerns please notify the
MOPPETS coordinator.

At the close of the meeting please pick your child up and sign out. MMOPS mothers of children in
MOPPETS must remain on-site at all times.

2. Toilet Training/Diaper Issues:                                                      Initial____

No medications of any kind (including diaper rash creams) will be administered by MOPPETS
Caregivers. Please diaper your child or take him/her to the bathroom prior to the start of the
meeting.
                Military MOPPETS Childcare Policy (Cont.)
                              2010-2011

3. Current Illness:                                                                       Initial____

Please refrain from bringing your child to MOPPETS if he/she has:
- a fever over 99.9 (within the past 24 hours);
- had exposure to a communicable disease;
- a cold less than 4 days old, thick runny nose, or frequent coughing;
- diarrhea, vomiting or high fever in the past 24 hours;
- wheezing or difficulty breathing; or
- unexplained rashes.

4. Next Day Illness:                                                                      Initial____

There may be times when your child feels fine at MOPPETS and then the next day is sick with a
contagious illness i.e. the chicken pox, the flu, head lice, hand foot mouth, etc. If this should happen,
we ask you to call or email the MOPPETS coordinator immediately so she can notify others who
may have been exposed. We want to keep all children as well as possible.

5. Allergies:                                                                             Initial____

Please let the MOPPETS Caregivers know of any health or food allergies. We have a no peanut
policy in place. Refrain from sending snacks containing peanuts to MOPPETS with your child.

6. Discipline guidelines:                                                                 Initial____

Should your child need additional supervision, the MOPPETS Caregiver will provide a verbal
warning and a redirection of his/her behavior. If the behavior continues and the child’s wellbeing
or another child’s wellbeing is being compromised, the caregiver will notify the mother immediately.

7. Emotionally Upset Child:                                                               Initial____

If a child remains inconsolable, the MOPPETS Caregiver will notify the mother.

8. Labeling:                                                                              Initial____

Please label all items that come from home i.e. snack, bottle, cup, diaper bag, pacifier, coat, jacket,
etc. Toys from home are discouraged since they may get lost or damaged.
_________________________________________________________________________

Again, we look forward to a great year getting to know you and your child. Should you have any
questions or concerns please contact the MOPPETS Coordinator, Mrs. Karen Gunthorpe at
gunthorpekw@verizon.net or 301-807-7053.

Print Name___________________________________________________________________

Signature_________________________________________                              Date_____________

                                                                                (form revised September 2010)
        Military MOPPETS Childcare Policy (Mother’s Copy)
                          2010-2011

Welcome! Thank you for enrolling your child in MOPPETS and agreeing to the terms of our
childcare policy. Our MOPPETS Caregivers are highly motivated to provide the utmost love and
care for your child in a safe healthy environment. Please know your child is in good hands with our
staff.

We know that leaving your child can sometimes be traumatic for both of you. It is very normal for
children, particularly toddlers to feel apprehension about being left. Generally, as the year progresses
and children become better acquainted with the MOPPETS Caregivers this anxiety diminishes. You
can help by reassuring your child briefly, helping him/her get involved with an activity or connect
with a caregiver, and then leaving promptly.

Please know that we have tremendous amount of compassion for you and your child during this
challenging time and will do our best to make the drop off as seamless as possible.

1. Sign-In /Sign-Out Procedures:
When you arrive on-site at the MOPPETS childcare room, please provide your Child’s Name, Your
Name, Arrival Time, Health/Food Allergies (if any), and Special Notes of concerns you have i.e.
toilet training, developmental issues, etc. on the sign-in sheet provided. A number will be given to
your child for tracking purposes.

During the meeting, refrain from visiting the childcare room. This could upset your child, other
children, and room routine. Should you have specific needs or concerns please notify the
MOPPETS coordinator.

At the close of the meeting please pick your child up and sign out. MMOPS mothers of children in
MOPPETS must remain on-site at all times.

2. Toilet Training/Diaper Issues:
No medications of any kind (including diaper rash creams) will be administered by MOPPETS
Caregivers. Please diaper your child or take him/her to the bathroom prior to the start of the
meeting.

3. Current Illness:
Please refrain from bringing your child to MOPPETS if he/she has a fever over 99.9 (within the past
24 hours); had exposure to a communicable disease; a cold less than 4 days old, thick runny nose, or
frequent coughing; diarrhea, vomiting or high fever in the past 24 hours; wheezing or difficulty
breathing; or unexplained rashes.
        Military MOPPETS Childcare Policy (Mother’s Copy)
                          2010-2011

4. Next Day Illness:
There may be times when your child feels fine at MOPPETS and then the next day is sick with a
contagious illness i.e. the chicken pox, the flu, head lice, hand foot mouth, etc. If this should happen,
we ask you to call or email the MOPPETS coordinator immediately so she can notify others who
may have been exposed. We want to keep all children as well as possible.

5. Allergies:
Please let the MOPPETS Caregivers know of any health or food allergies. We have a no peanut
policy in place. Refrain from sending snacks containing peanuts to MOPPETS with your child.

6. Discipline guidelines:
Should your child need additional supervision, the MOPPETS Caregiver will provide a verbal
warning and a redirection of his/her behavior. If the behavior continues and the child’s wellbeing
or another child’s wellbeing is being compromised, the caregiver will notify the mother immediately.

7. Emotionally Upset Child:
If a child remains inconsolable, the MOPPETS Caregiver will notify the mother.

8. Labeling:
Please label all items that come from home i.e. snack, bottle, cup, diaper bag, pacifier, coat, jacket,
etc. Toys from home are discouraged since they may get lost or damaged.

Again, we look forward to a great year getting to know you and your child. Should you have any
questions or concerns please contact the MOPPETS Coordinator, Mrs. Karen Gunthorpe at
gunthorpekw@verizon.net or 301-807-7053.




                                                                                (form revised September 2010)