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Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

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My Childcare Services

Children’s healthy development 

depends on safe and 

positive experiences 

during the first few years of their life.  

This is why the first years of a child’s life 

are, by far, the most important.  


A lot of parents need to work 

during these early years 

and it has been my pleasure 

to be able to provide 

loving care for their child.


I believe that exploration, 

exposure to language and reading 

are all important building blocks 

in the healthy development of your child. 


Luisa’s Child Care is rated as one 

of the best Home Daycares, 

and safest Listed Family Homes, 

in Amarillo Texas. 


My program provides loving care and

 early education to children, 

aged 8 weeks to 4 years old


My childcare curriculum plan has 

been created to fill the day 

with fun lessons and activities 

that meet the developmental needs 

of all the children in my care.


  Having a well thought out 

childcare curriculum in a safe, 

nurturing, and stimulating 

environment ensures that 

my childcare program will 

keep offering families the level 

of quality that they deserve. 


At Luisa’s Child care 

your child will feel comfortable

and relaxed while learning through

one-on-one sessions and more!

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I provide all equipment, furniture, and supplies needed for childcare. 

They are cleaned and sanitized as needed, 

and on a daily basis for the children’s health & safety. 


Parents are required to provide disposable diapers, wipes,

 and baby food as needed for their child.


Car seats are not allowed at Daycare due to limited space, 

and because baby is required to be awake upon arrival

 in order to make screening for fever and 

illness symptoms feasible for Childcare Provider. 


⚠️ INFANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SLEEP IN A CAR SEAT 

WHILE ATTENDING ANY TYPE OF CHILD CARE,

 WHETHER IT’S A COMMERCIAL DAY CARE CENTER 

OR AN IN-HOME DAY CARE.


Infants are aware of their surroundings when they are awake. 

 Therefore, knowing they are being dropped off at Daycare 

by their Parent or legal guardian and by receiving a friendly greeting

  by their Childcare Provider every morning, helps infants feel secure

and adapt well to their Daycare’s environment & daily routine. 


If supplies are needed at Daycare,

 parents may drop them off until pick up time. 


As a Complimentary Service, 

 Parents receive a “Daily Record” in writing of their child’s 

Drop Off & Pick Up Times, meals & snacks, diaper times, 

monitored temperature 🤒, and nap times 😴.  


Also, I am bilingual and will be happy to speak to your child 

the language spoken at home, 

may it be American English or Spanish.


MY CHILD CARE SERVICE GOALS;

* Every child is an individual who has his/her own rate 

of physical development and own pace of learning. 

 Each child is accepted, loved, nurtured, 

and taught as an individual with this thought in mind.


* Encourage and build child’s imagination and creativity.


* Instill a greater sense of self-worth and encourage self-confidence.


* Provide activities and an environment 

that will nurture the child’s self-esteem.


* Above all else, do my best to have the child gain 

and keep a positive self-image.


* Every child is guided through the day with positive 

reinforcement in all activities, 

always encouraged to try or try again, 

and is never pressured into participation of any activity.


* Discipline is always handled on this belief;

 The child is a good person and it is his/her behavior 

that is unacceptable and needs to be changed 

or guided to a more acceptable means of expression. 


Children grow and learn so much during their first three years! 


The changes babies and toddlers go through are made up 

of different skills, like walking and talking. 

 These skills, or Developmental Milestones,

can help you know how your baby is doing.  


At Luisa’s Child Care, families receive the support 

they need to help their children reach their potential. 

About My Facilities and Admissions

Luisa’s Child Care in Amarillo TX 

offers the best care for children 

from 8 weeks to 4 years old


Daycare has a Maximum Capacity of six children,

(three unrelated and three related),

of which no more than three are under 2 years old. 


 Child Care Provider accommodates kids 

aged 8 weeks to 4 years old with unrelated children, 

and 8 weeks to 13 years old with related children 

(Provider’s nephews, nieces, or grandchildren). 


*Note 📝: Daycare has a Maximum Capacity of three children, 

(whether related to Childcare Provider or not), 

when three infants aged 2 to 11 months are enrolled.


(ONLY ONE CHILD PER FAMILY IS ADMITTED) 


AGE REQUIREMENT FOR NEW ENROLLMENTS 

Baby must be 8 weeks to 5 months old, 

by First Day of childcare, with no exceptions. 

*(First Day attending Daycare must take place 

at least 4 weeks before baby is 6 months old)


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND AVAILABILITY 

The “Enrollment Process” which includes the Phone Consultation, 

Phone Interview, Private Tour, and the Childcare Enrollment 

with a paid Three Week Deposit, 

is required to begin until after your baby is born 

and no later than 4 months of age.


 IMMEDIATE OR UPCOMING CHILDCARE OPENINGS

 MAY BE AVAILABLE AT LUISA’S CHILD CARE!


 🛑 CHILD CARE ENROLLMENTS ARE LIMITED 

AND AVAILABILITY IS ONLY FOR INFANTS, 

AGED 8 WEEKS TO 4 MONTHS OLD.


MAKE YOUR RESERVATION SOON!


📝 When Daycare Program is fully enrolled or booked,

 a “Waiting List” will not be available.


When you are completely ready to begin the 

Enrollment Process for your child, please “Contact” 

Luisa’s Child Care directly to be notified of any 

immediate or upcoming childcare openings


When immediate openings for childcare enrollment 

are pending, due to fully booked appointments, 

I can put you on a “Waiting List” in case someone 

cancels, reschedules, or misses their scheduled 

appointment and gave no prior notice.

*(All appointments are booked on a first come, first served basis) 


*Available Childcare Openings may be “reserved” 

at your earliest convenience after your baby is born, 

if enrollment is preferred before 8 weeks of age,

with a paid Three Week Deposit of $300 (non-refundable)

and with a Weekly paid Childcare Enrollment Fee 

of $100 that is due every week on Friday, for as long as 

your baby’s Childcare Enrollment is reserved. 


However, please keep in mind that your baby may not 

begin attending Daycare until at least 8 weeks of age 

and must also be up to date with immunizations. 

This Regulation is strictly for your baby’s Health & Safety. 

An infant’s immune system doesn’t mature 

until around 2 to 3 months of age. 

This is very important in helping a child 

fight off viruses or bacteria.


Children aged 6 months and older

are not accepted as New Enrollments.

Children in this age group take longer to adapt

to a new Daycare Environment and Daily Routine,

which may cause symptoms of

separation anxiety for a prolonged time.

A Public Daycare, with more than one Childcare Provider,

will be a better fit for children in this age group.


The best age to start Daycare

is before your baby is 6 months old

Stranger anxiety is a perfectly normal developmental 

stage that often begins around 6 to 8 months of age.


Most babies start teething at around 6 months of age.

Baby teeth sometimes emerge with pain or discomfort. 

For these reasons, you might notice your baby fussing, 

or wanting to be held or comforted more often. 


At 6 months of age, your baby should receive 

additional vaccines recommended by your Pediatrician. 

Sometimes children have mild reactions from shots, 

such as pain at the injection site, a rash, or a fever. 


Taking all of the above into consideration, 

it is recommended that you do not begin childcare 

at 6 to 12 months of age when possible. 


Not every child is the same and some may experience 

separation anxiety at different ages. 

No matter their age, I believe that it is important to stay 

consistent, and create short, fun goodbye routines. 


Dropping off your baby at Daycare for the first time 

can be challenging for everyone involved. 

To make it easier for parents and their baby with 

the transition from home care to full time childcare, 

Enrollment at Luisa’s Child Care is required to 

 take place at least 4 weeks before baby is 6 months old. 


SPECIALTIES

Luisa’s Child Care specializes in accepting as “New Enrollments”

only infants, aged 2 to 5 months old, for Full Time Childcare. 


My goal as a Childcare Provider for all children 

that are under my care, is to help them feel at home, 

play, learn, and have fun throughout their day. 


I truly care for them each day,

I proudly see each new accomplishment,

and consistently help them grow and learn.


Most importantly, my Daycare Program is very well 

structured to provide a safe, healthy, stable, 

and trusting environment through the first years 

of each child’s development as an infant, toddler, and preschooler.


COMPARE DAYCARE COST IN AMARILLO TEXAS! 


Luisa’s Child Care is a Home Daycare

offering affordable child care services

(Only Weekly Rates available)

(Only Full Time childcare available) 

(Monday to Friday Enrollment & Attendance Required)

(Not enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program or CCMS)

Childcare Enrollment Fee: $100/Week (Flat Rate)


📝 **All children are required to attend Daycare

with a minimum of 7 hours per day, when present,

in order to avoid unnecessarily interrupting 

Daycare Activities during the day,

(especially rest/nap times and meal/snack times), 

and to help all children keep a stable daily routine 

while enrolled in my Daycare Program for all of 

the five Working Days of the week, Monday to Friday. 


*DAILY SIGN-IN AND SIGN-OUT IS REQUIRED*

📝 ONLY Parents are allowed to pick up their child from Daycare. 

When necessary, your child will only be allowed to leave with 

a person whose name is in file as a person authorized to pick up 

your child. A written notice or telephone call from a “Parent” 

(Prior to the child being picked up)

stating the name of the person to pick up a child will be 

appreciated! Identification will be asked for upon their 

arrival before your child will be allowed to leave with them. 

This is strictly for all of the children’s safety!


DROP OFF TIMES

*7:00am-8:00am

*8:30am-9:00am

**Cut-off time for Daily Health Checks is 9:00am 

 (If arrival time is not possible before 9:00am you will 

be required to take your child to your backup sitter)


PICK UP TIMES:

*3:30pm-4:00pm

*5:30pm-6:00pm 

** Late Pick Up Fee by 6:00pm: $20/Hour, with no exceptions.


VISITOR OPEN-DOOR POLICY


1) AT NO TIME WILL A VISITOR BE LEFT ALONE 

WITH THE CHILDREN IN CARE. 


2) ONLY MOTHERS (IF SINGLE) OR 

BOTH PARENTS (FATHER & MOTHER),

ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO VISIT THEIR CHILD 

AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY, WITHOUT CALLING AHEAD 

OR WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. 


3) VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO CARE FOR THEIR 

OWN CHILD DURING THEIR VISIT, 

WITHOUT DISTURBING THE DAYCARE’S SCHEDULE 

AND KEEPING IN MIND THAT CHILDCARE 

IS STILL IN PROGRESS FOR OTHER CHILDREN. 


ALTHOUGH INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND PRESCHOOLERS 

CAN’T TELL TIME, IT IS QUITE REMARKABLE HOW THEY 

DEVELOP A SENSE OF ORDER THROUGH REPEATED ROUTINES. 


MY DAYCARE’S SCHEDULE IS FLEXIBLE, 

BUT THE EVENTS OF THE DAY ALWAYS FOLLOW 

THE SAME SEQUENCE ON A DAILY BASIS. 


THEREFORE, CHILDREN BECOME ACCUSTOMED 

TO KNOWING WHEN “PICK UP TIME” TAKES PLACE.

WITH THIS IN MIND, TO AVOID UNNECESSARILY CONFUSING 

OR UPSETTING CHILDREN BY THE CHANGE WHEN MOM OR 

BOTH PARENTS VISITS THEM, VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED AND 

REQUIRED TO TAKE THEIR CHILD WITH THEM AT THE 

SAME TIME THEY LEAVE THE DAYCARE PREMISES.


📝 (ALL VISITORS WILL BE REQUIRED, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS, 

TO HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN BEFORE 

BEING ADMITTED AND BE COMPLETELY HEALTHY 

WITH NO RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS,

FOR ALL OF THE CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND SAFETY) 


🥣🧃Meal/Snack Times for children 

12 months and older (Inflexible):

8:00am Breakfast (3 items)

10:00am Snack (2 items)

12:15pm Lunch (5 items)

3:00pm Snack (2 items)

5:00pm Snack (2 items)

All Meals/Snacks are served with one cup of Water 

AND/OR (4oz) Whole Milk OR (4oz) 100% Fruit Juice

as part of the food items offered.

*(Fruit Juice is offered only to children that are drinking 

whole milk, and is served only once per day, 

either with their morning snack or evening snack) 


📝 NOTE: FRUIT JUICE IS NOT OFFERED IN A BABY BOTTLE,

ONLY A SIPPY CUP OR STRAW CUP MUST BE USED

TO AVOID TOOTH DECAY. 


The items served are chosen from the Five Food Groups

Fruits 🍉 🍎 🍌, Vegetables 🌽 🍅, Grains, Protein Foods, and Dairy.


Everything your child eats and drinks matters. 

The right mix of food choices can help your 

child be healthy now and into the future


Is milk 🥛 really good for children? 

Due to its nutritional value and the role it plays in growth 

and development, milk is an important drink for children. 


Milk is part of the Dairy food group that provides children 

with an important source of calcium, 

which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. 


Is 100% Fruit Juice🧃good for children? 

Fruit juice can be a part of a healthy diet; however, it should 

not be a child’s main source of fruit during the day. 


Even though fruit juice has the same vitamins and 

minerals as whole fruits do, they have less fiber and 

more sugar and calories than whole fruits. 


Juice may also cause your child to prefer 

sweeter flavors instead of plain water. 


Drinking water is a great way to keep kids hydrated 

without giving them extra calories or sugar!

Flavor and food preferences are shaped early in life 

and the more sweet foods children consume, 

the more they prefer sweet foods. 


Therefore, it is important to establish in young children,

 12 months to 4 years old, the habit of drinking unflavored 

milk as they develop their taste preferences, 

and offer them (4oz) 100% fruit juice only once per day. 


🛑 📝 NOTE:

NEVER FORCE A CHILD TO EAT! 

IT IS NORMAL FOR CHILDREN TO EAT A LOT ONE DAY 

AND ALMOST NOTHING THE NEXT.


 I OFFER CHOICES FROM EACH OF THE FOOD GROUPS 

EVERY DAY, CHILDREN ADJUST AND EAT APPROPRIATE 

AMOUNTS OVER SEVERAL DAYS. 


DECIDING HOW MUCH TO EAT AT A GIVEN MEAL 

OR SNACK IS THE CHILD’S JOB.  

MY JOB IS TO SERVE A VARIETY OF NUTRITIOUS, TASTY FOODS. 


🍼Infants’ Feeding Times (Flexible):

8:15am,*9:00am, 9:35am -Breakfast 

10:15am,*11:00am, 11:35am -Snack 

12:30pm,*1:15pm, 1:50pm -Lunch 

3:15pm,*4:00pm, 4:35pm -Snack 

(*) Regular Schedule, when only one infant is enrolled.


😴SCHEDULED REST & NAP TIMES:


FOR INFANTS 8 WEEKS TO 11 MONTHS (OPTIONAL)

(9:15am-10:15am and 1:15pm-3:15pm) 

*(10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-4:00pm)

(10:35am-11:35am and 2:35pm-4:35pm)

(*) Regular Schedule, when only one infant is enrolled.


📝 NOTE: Minimum Standards for all Child-Care Homes, 

from the Health and Human Services Commission:


a) You must place an infant who is not yet able to turn 

over without assistance in a face-up sleeping position,

 unless you have a signed statement from a health-care 

professional stating that it is medically necessary for 

the infant to sleep in a different sleeping position.


(b) You may not lay a swaddled infant down to sleep or 

rest on any surface at any time, unless you have a signed 

statement from a health-care professional stating it is 

medically necessary for the infant to be 

swaddled while the infant is sleeping.


(c) An infant’s head, face, or crib must not be covered by 

items such as blankets, linens, or clothing at any time. 


(d) An infant may not sleep in a restrictive device, 

unless you have a signed statement from a health-care 

professional stating that it is medically necessary for 

the infant to sleep in a restrictive device. If an infant 

falls asleep in a restrictive device, you must remove 

the infant from the device and place the 

infant in a crib as soon as possible.


📝 Restrictive device--Equipment that places the body 

of a child in a position that may restrict airflow or 

cause strangulation; usually, the child is placed in a 

semi-seated position. Examples of restrictive devices 

are car seats, swings, bouncy seats, and high chairs.


*(Car seats and bouncy seats are not allowed  🚫 

at Luisa’s Child Care, Home Daycare) 


*AN INFANT IS DEFINED BY THE HEALTH AND HUMAN 

SERVICES COMMISSION AS A NON-WALKING 

CHILD YOUNGER THAN 12 MONTHS OF AGE.


😴REST & NAP TIMES 

FOR TODDLERS 12 MONTHS TO 23 MONTHS (OPTIONAL)

(9:00am-10am and 1:00pm-3:00pm) 


😴REST AND NAP TIMES 

FOR PRESCHOOLERS 2 TO 4 YEARS OLD (OPTIONAL)

(12:45pm-2:45pm) 


📝 NOTE:  When things happen in the same order each day, 

infants and toddlers have a better understanding 

of their world and feel more secure.  A predictable schedule 

filled with consistent and responsive routines helps them 

to know what to expect and helps them feel more 

confident in themselves and the world around them.


Luisa’s Child Care Activity Schedule is flexible 

and may be adapted depending on the ages of the children 

that are enrolled. Therefore, all Preschool Activities 

and Outside Playtimes are cancelled when Daycare Program 

has reached its maximum capacity and is completely 

booked with three infants, aged 2 to 11 months.


However, Preschool  Activities and Activity Schedule 

will resume when at least one of the infants is a one year old, 

but will remain flexible and adaptable. 


PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES

(FOR CHILDREN 2 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)

Arts & Crafts

Colors, Shapes, and Sizes

Letters and Sounds

Numbers & Counting

Early Math

Reading & Writing 

Science 

Music and Movement 


LUISA’S CHILD CARE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

(FOR CHILDREN 12 MONTHS AND OLDER)

7:00am *DAYCARE OPENS (OUTDOOR LIGHT 💡 IS ON)

*7:00am-7:30am Drop Off Time/Free Playtime

*7:30am-7:45am Diaper Time

*7:45am-8:00am Preschool Room Playtime 

8:00am-8:15am Breakfast 

8:15am-8:30am Potty Time/Free Playtime 

*8:30am-9:00am Diaper Time/Free Playtime

9:00am-9:15am TV Time (Only educational 

and musical programs are provided)

9:15am-9:30am Story Time 

9:30am-9:45am Outside Playtime/Preschool Activity 

9:45am-10:00am Preschool Room Playtime 

10:00am-10:15am Snack 

10:15am-10:30am Potty Time/Free Playtime

10:30am-10:45am Diaper Time

10:45am-11:00am Outside Playtime/Free Playtime 

11:00am-11:15am TV Time

11:15am-11:30am Music Time (Singing & Dancing) 

11:30am-11:45am Outside Playtime/Preschool Activity 

11:45am-12:00pm Preschool Room Playtime 

12:00pm-12:15pm TV Time 

12:15pm-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-12:45pm Potty Time/Free Playtime 

12:45pm-1:00pm Diaper Time

1:00pm-2:00pm Rest/Nap Time 

1:30pm-1:45pm Childcare Provider’s Lunch Break 

2:00pm-2:15pm Preschool Activity

2:15pm-2:30pm Story Time 

2:30pm-2:45pm Potty Time/Outside Playtime/Preschool Activity 

2:45pm-3:00pm Toddler’s Diaper/Preschool Room Playtime 

3:00pm-3:15pm Snack 

3:15pm-3:30pm Potty Time/Free Playtime 

*3:30pm-4:00pm Diaper Time/Free Playtime 

4:00pm-4:15pm TV Time 

4:15pm-4:30pm Group Learning Time 

4:30pm-4:45pm Outside Playtime/Preschool Activity 

4:45pm-5:00pm Preschool Room Playtime

5:00pm-5:15pm Snack 

5:15pm-5:30pm Potty Time/Free Playtime 

*5:30pm-6:00pm Diaper Time/Pick Up Time

6:00pm ** DAYCARE CLOSED 

📝 (*) Drop Off/Pick Up Times 

(**) Late Pick Up Fee by 6:00pm: $20/Hour, with no exceptions. 


Operating Hours: 

Monday to Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm 

(Closed on all Federal Holidays)

Important Additional Information

(Attendance Policy)

    • My primary goal as a Childcare Provider is to provide a healthy, safe, and fun environment for all children under my care as best I can. My Daycare’s Regulations & Policies have been established with this goal in mind and to help me provide the best quality childcare service that every child deserves. 
    •  My Home 🏠 Daycare has several closing days during the year. Plus, I don’t admit sick children that are contagious 😷; (have a runny nose, severe congestion, sneezing 🤧, coughing, sore throat, or other illness symptoms with a temperature 🤒 of 99f or higher without the use of fever suppressing medications), or are not feeling well enough to attend Daycare comfortably. Therefore, most children are excluded from childcare several times during the year or are frequently absent. To avoid the stress and inconvenience of being absent from work on a regular basis, all parents are highly recommended and required to have a Dependable Backup Sitter, before enrolling their child in my Home Daycare on a Full-Time Basis. A Backup Sitter that is employed or has a full-time job, will not be a Dependable Backup Sitter for you. 
    •  DAYCARE’S CLOSING DAYSWhen I am too sick and feverish 🥵 to work (rarely), one personal day per month for a maximum of 10 days per year, one week twice per year for family vacations, and all Federal Holidays. 
    • 📝 NOTE: (DISCOUNTS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR ANY ABSENCES OR CLOSING DAYS, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS) HOME-BASED DAYCARE BUSINESS HAS ONGOING MONTHLY EXPENSES IN ORDER TO REMAIN OPERATIONAL, WEEKLY FEE IS PAYED TO KEEP YOUR CHILD’S OPENING OR SPOT RESERVED, AND THE FLAT RATE OF $100 PER WEEK FOR THE CHILDCARE ENROLLMENT IS ALREADY A REDUCED RATE.  HOWEVER, IF YOU PREFER TO HAVE A DISCOUNT OF $20 PER DAY FOR ALL OF THE “DAYCARE’S CLOSING DAYS”, (NOT APPLICABLE ON YOUR CHILD’S ABSENCES), THEN A FULL RATE OF $130 PER WEEK MUST BE PAID FOR THE CHILDCARE ENROLLMENT, AND A THREE WEEK DEPOSIT OF $390 (NOT REFUNDABLE) WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S OPENING OR THE AVAILABLE SPOT FOR CHILDCARE ENROLLMENT. 
    • All children are required to be up-to-date with their immunizations and feel well enough to participate comfortably in all childcare activities, including outside play, without compromising other children’s health and safety.  I am the only Childcare Provider present and I don’t have employees to help with the multiple childcare tasks. Therefore, children that are too fussy 😭 😩 (with persistent or nonstop crying/whining), (this applies when child doesn’t stop crying even after comforting), are uncomfortable due to teething or illness 🤒, and need more care than I can provide, they are not admitted for childcare until they are feeling well enough to attend Daycare comfortably 😊. 
    • Children that arrive crying 😢 😭 at Daycare for any reason, will not be admitted for childcare for the rest of the day. This Regulation has been established to help prevent Parents from making it a regular or daily routine in dropping off their child upset or crying at Daycare. It is also the Parents’ responsibility to comfort their child at Home prior to attending Daycare.  All children cry for a reason. Children cry when they are hungry, tired, uncomfortable, sick or in pain. Sometimes they cry because they need affection. Toddlers and older children might also cry because they are frustrated, sad or angry, for example.  If your child cries while under your care, start by checking that they aren’t sick or hurt. If your child is crying for a reason other than sickness or pain, there are lots of things you can do to help before bringing your child to Daycare. If your child is happy, healthy, and comfortable before your arrival time at Daycare, and is admitted after successfully passing the required Daily Health Check, then it will be my responsibility to comfort your child during the day while under my care. Additionally, comforting your child when necessary at Home prior to attending Daycare, will also help keep the Daycare’s environment peaceful and fun for “all” children that are currently attending. We can work as a team! So, Parents can also rest assured that their child will be happy 😃 as well during their Pick-Up Time. 
    • Children that do not want to attend Daycare will not be forced to do so at any time. This regulation includes new enrollments.  This is strictly for the children’s health & safety. Prolonged stress and anxiety is not healthy for anyone, including for Parents and Provider. Additionally, children that don’t want to be separated from their parents, naturally will not want to be separated from their caregiver during the day either. Therefore, providing quality child care service and undivided attention to “all” children under my care will not be feasible, if a clingy child is admitted or forced to attend Daycare.  Each child’s happiness and well being will always be my primary concern, for as long as they are under my care and responsibility. 
    • All children are observed daily upon arrival for illness symptoms.  Children that look ill or have any illness symptoms, their temperature 🤒 will be taken by Childcare Provider before their parent leaves to work to make sure their child is not sick.
    • To stop 🛑 the spread of viruses or infections, during an OUTBREAK or PANDEMIC, all of the children’s temperature 🤒 will be taken upon arrival by Childcare Provider before they are admitted for childcare on a daily basis.  Parents will be required to wait outside while their child is being screened for fever and illness symptoms, or wear a face covering 😷  if carrying an infant inside the Facility for the baby’s Health Check. 📝 NOTE: (Children usually forget to cover their coughs and sneezes, or to turn their heads away to avoid coughing and sneezing on others. Therefore, all children 2 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering 😷 during an Outbreak or Pandemic, except when eating and during rest/nap time.  However, wearing a face covering is “optional”  for children 2 years of age and older, if they are not coughing or sneezing 🤧 at all while attending my Daycare Program and their temperature remains completely normal (below 99f). If your child refuses to wear a face covering when required, for everyone’s health & safety, then you will be required to take your child to your backup sitter temporarily, or you may choose to permanently withdraw your child from my Daycare Program and terminate enrollment.) Social Distancing must be practiced between parents and children, when more than one child is enrolled.  Therefore, all parents are required to wait in their vehicle during drop off and pick up times until prompted by Childcare Provider to bring their child to the Facility's Entrance.  This Health & Safety Regulation will also be strictly enforced, when a child returns to Daycare after recovering from an illness.  Child’s temperature will be required, with no exceptions, to be completely normal (lower than 99f) and with no illness symptoms, (runny nose, congestion, sneezing 🤧, sore throat, or cough 😷), in order to be readmitted for childcare.  Together we can stop 🛑 the spread!  Having a healthy Daycare environment for everyone, greatly outweighs the inconvenience of being absent from Daycare when sick. 
    • HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:  Please act responsibly.  Sick children may not attend Daycare for 14 days after onset of illness symptoms, unless fever subsides to normal for at least 24 hours and child does not have any illness symptoms.  Two weeks after onset of illness symptoms, child may return to Daycare if fever has subsided to normal for at least 24 hours and does not have acute/severe symptoms caused by allergies or illness.  
    • 📝 Note: (Allergies or teething will not be accepted at any time as the main source of any “illness symptoms” for at least 14 days after their onset, for everyone’s Health & Safety)  Seasonal Allergies are very uncommon in infants and toddlers. However, if you believe your child’s symptoms (runny nose, congestion, sneezing, or dry cough) are caused by seasonal allergies and at the same time has a low grade fever (99f or greater) due to teething, these symptoms combined or (respiratory symptoms with a low grade fever), will be considered illness symptoms at Daycare with no exceptions. 
    • Please keep in mind that viral infections are highly contagious. Therefore, if you or someone in your household is sick, then is more than likely your child is sick too as soon as you begin to notice any symptoms. (Incubation Period; “the period between exposure to an infection and the appearance of the first symptoms”) FOR EXAMPLE; After an incubation period of 24-72 hours, cold symptoms may begin with a scratchy or sore throat, followed by sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and malaise. But, temperature is usually normal with the first symptoms. Since there is no fever present, the first symptoms can be easily confused with allergies when it’s actually the common cold. Therefore, it’s very important to use good judgment before bringing your child to Daycare, especially if you know your child has been exposed to a viral infection at home. 
    • Children that have a noncommunicable illness; (their temperature is normal, lower than 99f, without the use of fever suppressing medications), yet are lethargic, not feeling well, or are uncomfortable due to pain or acute symptoms; (runny nose, severe congestion, constantly coughing😷, constantly sneezing 🤧 with mucus), they will require care at Home, (not at Daycare), for their own Health & Safety.  
    • A Doctor’s Note will be accepted as a medical document that your child is not contagious, but it will not exempt your full compliance with the Daycare’s “Attendance Policy” and “Illness Policy”. 📝 NOTE: After being diagnosed with a viral infection, including the common cold, please keep in mind that your child is contagious for as long as respiratory symptoms are present. Viral symptoms can last up to 7 to 14 days. For your convenience, Doctors usually provide a Note/Statement that your child can go back to School/Daycare by a specific Date, for as long as your child is fever free for at least 24 hours. (A Doctor’s Note is commonly provided after a child is tested for Strep Throat, Influenza Virus, RSV, or Coronavirus). However, please keep in mind that if your child is fever free for 24 hours, but is still fighting respiratory symptoms,(sore throat, congestion, runny nose, sneezing, or cough), then your child is still contagious. Therefore, using common sense and respecting the Daycare’s “Illness and Attendance Policies” is the best route to take to avoid spreading viruses 🦠 and getting others sick. 
    • For sanitary and feasible reasons, when children have a runny nose caused by allergies or illness, they are not admitted for childcare.  For the children’s Health & Safety, I clean and sanitize all toys and furniture as needed to keep the Daycare’s environment germ-free through out the day as best I can.  Additionally, I am constantly busy all day with multiple childcare tasks.  Therefore, it is also not feasible at Daycare to be wiping and clearing up runny noses frequently in order to keep all children in my care comfortable, especially while they are playing or eating with their friends.
    •   Children with MILD ALLERGY SYMPTOMS, (mild congestion, mild sneezing with no mucus, or mild dry cough, with a normal temperature lower than 99f), may pass their Daily Health Check and be admitted for childcare, but may not have a runny nose, severe/acute symptoms, or a low grade fever of 99f or greater, for at least 24 hours. 📝 NOTE: A DOCTOR’S NOTE STATING YOUR CHILD HAS ALLERGIES, MIGHT BE REQUESTED BY CHILDCARE PROVIDER IF A VIRAL INFECTION IS SUSPECTED.
    • CAUTION ⚠️:  Viral symptoms and allergy symptoms are very similar. However, allergy symptoms stay the same day after day, (mucus stays thin and clear, for example), can last longer than 14 days, and do not cause a low grade fever or malaise. Viral infections can cause mild or severe/acute respiratory symptoms, (mucus may be thin and clear at first, but after 24 to 72 hours it becomes thicker and changes to white, yellow, or green, for example), respiratory symptoms can last up to 7 to 14 days, and can cause a low grade fever (99f or greater), but temperature is usually normal with the first symptoms of the common cold. However, respiratory symptoms may linger longer than 7 to 14 days with a fever of 100f or greater if a child develops a bacterial infection. 
    • *Children that have a runny nose or other acute symptoms caused by allergies or illness, will not be comfortable to attend Daycare, will require more care than I can provide, and will compromise other children’s health & safety
    • A GOOD RULE OF THUMB👍TO ATTEND DAYCARE: YOUR CHILD IS HAPPY 😊, HEALTHY, AND COMFORTABLE. 

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