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Discipline Policy

Every child and family is unique. Here at the Finner Family Daycare home, we believe in our children freely expressing their emotions. We offer compassion, we praise and reward good behavior as well as model appropriate behavior. When a child is behaviorally challenged, our first few interventions will be verbal explanations of the inappropriate behavior. Reoccurring offenses may result in supervised “time-outs”. Every time- out will be determined by multiplying 1 minute times the age of the child. For example, a 3 year old will be set for a 3 minute time- out. After a time-out, we will stress the offense and the reason for the needed consequence, followed by a hug. 

Please note: Children are never spanked, shaken, verbally or physically abused in any way. Food is never withheld nor are children locked up as a form of discipline. 

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God” 1 John 4:7

Sick Child & Injury Policies 

Sick Child Policy:

Our daycare is committed to respect and protect all children and families, including our own, in times of sickness. Therefore, children with common colds, minor coughs, and fevers (under 100 F), if no other symptoms, are permitted and can be accommodated. It will all depend on the severity of the illness. Sick children will be closely monitored for usual behavior and to make sure they are BAR (bright, alert, and responsive). Sick children will be isolated to a nearby supervised area (i.e. living room #2). All prescribed and over the counter medications must be brought in in a Ziploc bag labeled with the child’s name and DOB. All medications must be in their original containers along with proper dosing utensils. A consent form for any medication administered (LIC 9221) must be completed prior to treating the child. 

Illnesses that require exclusion from daycare are: 

Vomiting 

Severe rash

Fevers (over 100 F)

Persistent cough

Diarrhea 

Strep throat 

Pink eye or head lice (or any other obvious contagious conditions) 

*Please note these are just examples of excluding illnesses, but do not include all.

Exclusion from care is necessary until symptom- free for at least 24 hours or until a doctor’s note indicates the illness is no longer contagious. 

 

Injury Policy: 

Children are natural explorers and curious creatures. Sometimes our little risk- takers get too comfortable resulting in an injury. Studies show children ages 2-5 years old are the most prone to injuries. All injuries are documented and parents are notified immediately. I have Completed CPR and First Aid training. No boo boo is ever too small!

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Daycare Holidays

& Closures

New Year’s Day

Labor Day

4th of July 

Thanksgiving Day

Day After Thanksgiving 

Memorial Day

Christmas Day

Day After Christmas 

New Year’s Eve

 

In addition to the holidays mentioned above, I reserve the right to also take up to 7 days of unpaid time- off for the year. This time off may be taken all at once or split up and in case of personal illness. A minimum of 2 week’s notice will be given, unless unexpectedly sick. In that case, I will give as much notice as possible. 

Miscellaneous

Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we ask that every parent who drops off or picks up a child please use hand sanitizer prior to signing in or out.  Upon arrival, children will wash their hands and have their body temperature taken with a no touch thermometer. For everyone’s safety, any child with a temperature over 100 F will be excluded from our daycare. Pens and thermometers will be disinfected after each use with a Clorox wipe. At this time, we ask that personal toys and toothbrushes are not brought to our home. Sanitizing and disinfecting will be done throughout the day on a daily basis, regardless of our current pandemic. 

 

This will always be a partnership between parents and myself, as the provider. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Parents are welcome at any time. I look forward to providing you the best care at our home. 

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control. Against such there is no law.” 

Galatians 5:22-23

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