OPERATING TIMES - We are open Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.
The schedule is subject to change if there is a lack of enrollment. In the event of bad weather or traffic please be patient; every effort is made to open on time.
- All children who will attend or are attending LMM will need to have current immunizations for their age and will need to maintain a current immunization record. - Parents must bring an updated shot record each time your child gets vaccinated. We also need a health statement from your child’s pediatrician stating that your child is well and is able to attend daycare.
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
- Parents are responsible for having your child’s vision and hearing screened when he or she turns 4 years old. A copy of the screening will be needed for your child’s record.
ABSENCE, ILLNESS, AND MEDICAL RELEASE -The health, safety, and welfare of all of our children are our primary concern. We request that children who have excessive nasal discharge, draining ears, eye infections, diarrhea, vomiting, harsh or persistent cough, fever, or rash remain at home and be cleared by a physician. Children who are not well enough to be involved in outdoor play should be cared for at home. The office should be notified when your child misses school, when your child is ill, and what is the diagnosis and plan of treatment.
MEDICATION - We prefer not to administer medication and would rather the parent give it at home or come and give it to their child in person. If a child must receive medication at school, please make sure: medication is placed in a safe place, NOT left in your child’s bag, medication release forms have been signed, and directions are clear to a designated staff member. A proper medication cup or syringe will be needed and marked with your child’s name and the correct dosage. Prescription medications need to be in the original container and labeled.
Please do not place any diaper ointment, sunscreen, teething solution, or any type of ointments/powders, in your child’s cubby. If you have some in a diaper bag, please make sure that your diaper bag or purse is always out of reach of the children in the daycare.
ACCIDENT AND ILLNESS Every effort is made to safeguard the children from any mishap. Any type of injury, however, will be reported to the parent on occurrence by phone and documented by an accident report. If a child gets ill during the hours that they are in daycare, we will notify the parents in a timely manner. If the child has fever 100.4, they will need to be picked up immediately, and may not return to school for 24 hours after the fever as subsided or if they are cleared by their pediatrician and have a note stating that they may return to school. Parents please be considerate and make sure you have taken proper precautions to not exposing the other children to illness. Please do not bring your child to school if they have fever, diarrhea, or were vomiting over night. We depend on your feedback and attention to help minimize illness at the daycare.
HANDLING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES In the event of an emergency, we will call911 or take the child to the nearest hospital. The medical center is 5 minutes from us, and we will get there faster than waiting for an ambulance. Parents will be notified of any emergency as quickly as possible. Parents will also need to sign an emergency medical release form.
DISCIPLINE AND GUIDANCE PRACTICES A caregiver may only use positive methods of discipline and guidance that encourage self-esteem, self-control, and self-direction, which include at least the following:
(1) Using praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon unacceptable behavior.
(2) Reminding a child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements.
(3) Redirecting behavior using positive statements.
(4) Children may be separated from the other children, but are never told that they are in time out or humiliated in any way. There will be no harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment of any kind.
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