We believe that children flourish best in an ordered daycare environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them and children are free to develop their play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.
In order to achieve this:
When children behave in unacceptable ways:
Safety - Policy and Practice
The safety of children is of paramount importance. In order to ensure the safety of both children and adults, the daycare will ensure that:
Open door communication Policy
Panorama daycare supports an open door communication policy which means, parents are welcome to drop in and observe the program at any time.
If you would like to consult with an early childhood educator at the center, please let us know ahead of time so the educator can give you undivided attention.
We encourage telephone communication. Please check with us to determine mutually convenient times.
Parents can expect ongoing communication with staff, concerning:
Parents can expect individual parent and educator meetings. Staffs welcome feedback from parents on any aspect of the program.
We encourage parents to speak to their child's educator if they are concerned with the care of their child or any incidents in the child care center.
Health Exclusion Policy
Control of communicable illnesses among the children is a prime concern. The policies and guidelines related to outbreaks of communicable illness in the centre have been developed with the help of the health department.
In order to protect the entire group of children, as well as individual children, we ask that parents assist us by keeping sick children at home if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hour period.
a fever of 100 'F (37.8' C) orally or 99'F (37.2' C) axially (under the arm)
Children who become ill with any of these symptoms will be returned home. We appreciate the parents’ cooperation with this policy.
If you have any questions about whether or not your child should attend the centre that day, please call before bringing your child in.
Administration of Medication
Parents will be asked to take their children back home if the medication is required to keep the child's fever down. Children with medications for fevers should be at home. (See health exclusion policy). .
However, if it is necessary for a child to receive medication, the following precautions will be taken:
INFO ON CHILD TO BE FILED BEFORE FIRST DAY OF DAYCARE
Provide necessary information on all registration forms
Insure that the child's immunizations are kept up to date, and provide the immunization information and physicians signature as required by state regulations.
Comply with the program rules: