November 3, 2016

Policies

Withdrawal Policy

We require 90 days’ notice to reduce enrollment or withdraw entirely. Requests for increased enrollment may be implemented as soon as space is available.

Adding Days

You may occasionally request to add an additional day to your child’s schedule based on availability. To do so, you must request the day from one of our directors (by email or phone).

Any added drop-in days are $75.

Guidelines for Exclusion

We exclude ill children from childcare when the presence of the child risks spreading an infection to the other children and when the ill child requires more attention and care than is available by the regularly scheduled staff.

In compliance with the Rules for the Certification of Child Care and the State of Oregon, the childcare shall not admit or retain in care a child who has one of the following symptoms, or combination of symptoms, or illness: Fever over 100.5 F taken in the ear; Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose, runny, watery or bloody stool); Vomiting; Nausea; Severe cough; Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes; Any eye lesions, eye discharge that is yellow or green in color (includes pink eye/conjunctivitis); Skin or rashes that are severe, weeping, or pus-filled, or are rapidly spreading while in care; Difficulty breathing or abnormal wheezing; Complaints of severe pain. If your child shows signs of any of these symptoms, s/he will be isolated within the center away from other children, and we will call and ask you to remove your child from the center as soon as possible.

Your child must be symptom–free for 24 hours without the aid of pain or fever reducers prior to re-admittance to the childcare.

We have a NO NIT policy – children with lice or nits will be asked to leave the childcare upon detection, and may not return until they are nit free.

Unscheduled Closures

An unscheduled closure may occur at any time if we consider attendance unsafe (i.e. power outage, icy roads, high winds, criminal in the area, etc.). If we decide to close for safety concerns, and your child is already at the center, then you will be contacted by phone for immediate pick up of your child.

In the case of snow or other inclement weather, your room will open IF AND WHEN your teacher can get to the school safely.