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Planning Your Vacation Time

As a Child Care Business Owner, it is vital that you plan to take some time away from your Business. In fact, if you rarely take vacations, you are only increasing your risk of hitting Burnout!!

Furthermore, time away from your Business, will help you to get re-energized. Moreover, when you are away from your Business, you have more time to relax and think clear.

If you are a Family Home Child Care provider, it is vital that you tell parents upfront about your Vacations plans.

The best way to inform parents of your Planned vacations, is via a Parent handbook and be sure to post a reminder at least 60-days prior to your Vacation.

Also, if you plan to charge fees for your vacation time, this information should be included in your Parent Contract.

When I was a home provider, I always closed my daycare the last week of the year and during the summer months, I planned weekend trips with my family.

Now that I am a Center Owner, I never shut my center down; with the exception of holidays and when I am away; one of my lead teachers handles my office duties.

Are you planning to take a Vacation soon? Do you feel guilty when its time to take a Vacation? Have you hit Burnout and need a vacation?

I want to hear from you….

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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Do you have a parent handbook that includes a sick policy? If not, download a parent handbook today, click here

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