For Parents

Below are many of the current forms available for download:
Sick Policy:
For the good of your child and in fairness to other children and their parents, you are required to keep your child out of the center if he shows symptoms of illness. Symptoms that are cause for keeping your child home are: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, unidentified rash, swollen glands, any contagious conditions (worms, etc), heavy nasal discharge and ear-ache. We know how difficult it is for you to miss work, but we do not have the provisions to care for slightly ill and recovering children.

In the same respect, if your child becomes ill during any part of the day with these symptoms, you will be notified to make arrangements to have your child picked up as soon as possible. If your child is diagnosed with a contagious condition, you are required to have a note from the child's physician stating that it is medically safe in order to bring the child back to Pooh Corner.

Parents must inform us within 24 hours or the next business day after the child or any member of the immediate household has developed any reportable communicable disease, as defined by the State Board of Health, except for life threatening diseases which must be reported immediately.

Pooh Corner should be able to contact you at any time during the day. The necessary information is given at the time of enrollment; however, you are required to inform the center if you encounter any type of address change, phone number change, change of employment, doctor’s information, etc. immediately. We will also have you fill out a new application sheet during your annual renewal month.

Medication Policy:
If your child is taking medication, you must fill out a form for any medication you want administered by our staff at the center. All medication must be brought to the center in its original container with prescription label and/or dosage instructions attached. When an authorization for medication expires, the parent shall be notified that the medication needs to be picked up within 14 days or the parent must renew the authorization. Medications that are not picked up by the parent within 14 days will be disposed of by the center by either dissolving the medication down the sink or flushing it down the toilet. We must have a written notice, signed by a physician, to administer medication on a routine long term basis, (i.e., Ritalin, Methylphenidate, Intal, Proventil, cough syrups, etc.).

All over the counter drugs and skin products shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. They shall not be kept or used beyond the expiration date of the product. Parents will provide any and all medicines and skin products to be used and sign a written authorization, noting any known adverse reactions. Skin products such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and diaper ointment, when used, will be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name. We will keep a written log of when insect repellent and diaper ointment are used that includes child’s name, date of use, frequency of applications and any adverse reactions.

Health and Safety Issues:
We must maintain up-to-date immunization and physical information on all the children. Please be sure to ask us for a white physical form each time you take your child to the doctor for a “well” check-up and have the doctor fill it out.

Any injuries that happen to children at the center or while in the centers’ care will be documented on the centers’ Minor Injury Report. These forms will be signed by parents at the end of the day. In the case of more serious injuries, especially those needing medical attention, parents will be called immediately.

The center maintains an Emergency Preparedness Plan. Copies are available for parents to view.

Children's Clothing:
Here at Pooh Corner each child has a "cubbie" (or parents bring a diaper bag) which contains their personal items. Below is a list of articles that should remain at the center at all times:
  • Each child should have a seasonal change of clothing at the center.
  • During the summers, children may need a swim suit and towel for water play.
  • Hats and gloves may be needed in the winter.
  • We do try to go outside year round.
  • Clothing that becomes soiled during the day will be placed in a plastic bag for parents to take home and wash.
  •  Children may also keep a hairbrush and/or comb at the center and we will assist them in grooming.

Monthly menus are sent home in the newsletter and posted on the bulletin board near the front doors. In addition to a hot balanced lunch, a morning and afternoon snack is provided.
We CANNOT accept food from home and menu exceptions can only be made when it is medically necessary for a child. We do encourage each child to try all foods that are on their plate and are permitted to have second helpings of the foods they especially like. While at the table, our children are shown and encouraged to use proper table manners and respect for others.
From infancy until a child is totally weaned to eat from the Center's menu, the parent must provide the following:
  • Infant Formula - provided daily, bottled and labeled with the child's first and last name and the date. You must also provide a one-day’s emergency supply of formula and/or breastmilk to keep at the center.
  • Baby & Toddler Food - provided daily, unopened and labeled with the child's first and last name.
  • Parents must also supply the Center with diapers, (disposable or cloth) or training pants.

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