are to arrive clean and fed (unless arriving before 9:00). We will
try our best to send your child home with a clean diaper, and would
appreciate the same consideration when you drop off.
normal for some children to have difficulty separating from parents,
or cry when dropping off. Please make your drop off brief, the longer
you prolong the departure, the harder it gets. A smile, cheerful
good-bye kiss, and a reassuring word that you will be back is all
that is needed. In my experience, children are nearly always quick to
get involved in play or activities as soon as parents are gone.
Please be brief at pick-up times, as well. This is a time of
testing, when two different authority figures are present (the parent
and the provider). All children will test to see if the rules still
apply. During arrival and departure, we expect parents to back up our
rules. Please be in control of your child during pick up
Please leave your cell phones in your car so that the
director, teachers and your child will have your undivided attention
at pick up or drop off time.
Our normal procedure is to
release the child only to his/her parents, or someone else the
parents designate on the Authorized Pick up and Emergency Contact
Form. If someone other than the parent is to pick up the child,
please notify us ahead of time. A verbal notice is fine on that day,
if this person is on the list of people who are authorized to pick up
your child. Please inform emergency contacts, or people designated to
pick up your child, that if we do not know them then we will need to
ask for identification. This is not meant to offend them. This is
simply a measure taken for the child's protection. Drop off and pick
up are not good times to discuss serious problems. Little ears and
minds hear and understand everything. Your director can set up a time
where the issues can be discussed in private.