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Have You Notified Parents of Your Holiday Schedule Yet?

 

 

We are less than 5 days away from Thanksgiving and I hope that you have already planned your holiday schedule and notified your parents of your holiday closing schedule.

Many Child Care providers plan their holiday schedule at the beginning of their preschool year and issue it to parents.

However, if you are a new family home childcare business owner or a new center owner, be sure to post your holiday schedule where parents can see it. (if you have not already posted your holiday schedule)

Many family home providers follow me on social media and one of the questions that I get shortly before the holidays is: How many days will you be closed for the holidays?

Every year during the holidays I close my center for Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. Also, during the month of December, I close Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

When I was a home daycare provider, I closed my business the last week of the year and the parents were notified (in writing) of the closing 6-months in advance.

**Parents do not like it when they are not giving enough notice for planned closings.

Another way to notify parents of your holiday schedule is via a parent handbook and on your website. If you do not have a parent handbook, be sure to purchase a sample parent handbook today! click here

Whatever your holiday schedule may be; I hope that you take some time to enjoy the holidays with your family and I challenge you to do something special for the families in your childcare business this holiday season.

 

With the holidays in mind,

Shiketa

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The illness Policy Notice For Parents

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Throughout the School year, I  send home a notice to parents reminding them of my illness policy.  Also, I talk with my staff about how to prevent the spread of cold & flu germs in their classroom.

Most importantly, I talk with my staff about the symptoms to look for upon the arrival of the children.

Today I want to share with you a simple template that you can use to issue to parents at the beginning of the cold/flu season. Simply copy and paste the template below into a  word document, insert your name, make necessary changes and issue to parents.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Parent,

The cold & flu season is here and we simply want to inform you of our sick child procedures. So please take a moment and review our sick child procedures.

Upon arrival, your child will be observed by his or her teacher for contagious illnesses and must wash his or her hands before entering the classroom.

If your child arrives with any of the following symptoms, he or she will not be accepted into care:

  • Fever (99degrees or higher) Glassy eyes are a sign of a fever
  • Chronic cough
  • Pink eyes
  • Diarrhea or vomiting within 24 hours of arrival
  • Suspicious rash on skin
  • Chronically itchy scalp (scalp with be assessed for lice)
  • The child simply does not look like he or she feels well for childcare care

In the event that your child develops any of the symptoms above, you will be contacted to pick up your child.  Also, your child will be isolated from the other children until your arrival.

Moreover, your child may not return to the program until he or she is symptom free for at least 24 hours (without a fever reducer).

Your cooperation is appreciated,

(Your name)

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