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MEALS AND SNACKS
D' Andrea's Friends -N- Play Daycare is a participant in the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which means that I will be reimbursed a certain rate for each meal or snack offered to a child, in return for serving wholesome foods that follow set nutrition guidelines.  Breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks will be provided to each child.  Dinner/Supper will be served to the children that are scheduled for pickup after 5:30 p.m.

Serving times are as follows:
      Breakfast   8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
      Morning Snack 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
      Lunch   12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      Afternoon Snack   3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Dinner/Supper  5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
MEDICATIONS
Since I am not a licensed medical professional, I will not administer any type of medication, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, without a signed consent form.  This form can be filled out when you drop your child off and must include:

      ~  the child's name, age and current weight
      ~  the name and phone number of your child's doctor
      ~  the name and phone number of the prescribing doctor
         
(if different)
      ~  the name of the medication
      ~  the dosage amount and frequency
      ~  possible side effects
      ~  reason for needing the medication
      ~  instruction for proper storage and preparation of the
          medication
(such as should it be refrigerated, shaken, 
          mixed with water, etc.)

All prescription medications must have been prescribed recently, and be clearly labeled with pharmacy information.

Also, the medication must be in a clearly labeled childproof container.  I would prefer if you also bring the medication in a small sack or bag labeled with the child's name, so as to avoid any possible confusion.  Please provide any necessary droppers, medicine spoons, or other dosing aids.  Epipens and inhalers should be in their original outer package
(carton), labeled with your child's name.

Although I am trained in Infant and Child CPR, basic first aid, and recognition of communicable childhood diseases, I do not pretend to be a doctor,
and will not under any circumstances provide any medications, including vitamins. You must provide any and all medications for your child.
OPEN DOOR POLICY
D' Andrea's Friends -N- Play Daycare maintains an open door policy.  Parents are welcome to visit our daycare at any time during business hours.  As I am busy with children I am not always available to answer the door immediately.  So do not become alarmed if it takes several knocks or ringing the door bell.  You are welcome to observe our program for as long as you wish.  Please understand that I will not be available to give you my undivided attention.  I will continue with our normal schedule while you are present. 

Parents are encouraged to participate in their child's experience at the daycare. As you are leaving your child with me while you are working I understand the direct involvement is not always possible.  There are other ways you can contribute to our program such as sharing interests and skills, perhaps associated with cultural traditions, careers or hobbies; taking responsibility for repairing toys and equipment, assisting on field trips, donating craft supplies, etc.  Any other ways you can think of to be involved I would be happy to discuss with you.

Although there is an open door policy, please keep in mind that this is my private home and not a public facility.  Out of respect for my family and my home, if you have items to be placed  in the refrigerator please give them to me or a member of my family.  If you have a need to enter any other part of the home besides the children's play area
(for example: restrooms, closets, etc.) please ask before entering.
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