Please follow our child care policies to get the most out of Little Learners services
Before your child attends our childcare programs, you will be encouraged to visit the program with your child. You and your child will be invited to a mealtime, a daily activity or just to stop by the classroom and meet the child care teacher and the other children at any time.
Our child care policies state that parents must meet with the director, before your child’s first day, to review all required enrollment forms, review/discuss the family Handbook and share your goals for your child.
The health of the children of Romeo and Metamora is of the utmost importance to us. Upon enrollment you need to complete the provided Health Appraisal which also needs to be signed by your Pediatrician. You must provide us with an updated immunization record as well.
Policies regarding sick children
Please keep your child home if they exhibit any of the following signs or symptoms:
- A temperature of 100 degrees or higher
- Pinkeye w/drainage
- Unusual skin rash
- Severe Cough
- Complaints of severe pain
- If a child is notably tired and /or irritable and needing more than usual one on one care
If any of these symptoms occur while your child is in our infant child care, toddler child care, before and after school care, or summer camp care, you will be contacted to come for your child.
Your child will be allowed to re-enter the program if he/she has been free of the above symptoms for more than 24 hours even if your pediatrician has given authorizations for your child to return. In some cases however, a doctor’s statement may be required before your child can return to the center.
Untrained children will need to provide an adequate daily supply of disposable diapers and wipes at the center for infant child care and toddler child care.
We will send you a message on the Preschool2me app on your child’s day when your supply is getting low. Please send the diapers and/or wipes in immediately. If you child has a diaper rash or any other condition that requires use of medication, child care polices require that written permission is needed on our Medication Form located in the front desk.
When it is time for potty training, we will work with the parent in this process. We do require several changes of clothes and even shoes. We want to work with the parents potty training routines, so when the time comes please notify the teacher of your potty training routines.
Things to bring to the Center
We do encourage all children under the age of 5 to take a rest so we highly recommend and encourage you to bring in a special stuffed animal, blanket, or pillow.
Both of our childcare centers participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This program monitors our meals and reimburses us for the cost of our meals. The following nutritious meals are provided: Breakfast, Hot Lunch and afternoon snack.
Each meal offers your child milk, meat, two vegetables and/or fruit and bread. Meals are served at a specific time. The menu will be posted in every classroom on the parent communication board each month. Your child will be served if in attendance. Please inform us of any known allergies. Meals must be served at the Center. CACFP Requirements
Little Learner’s philosophy is that your child is important and, if given the opportunity, they will thrive emotionally, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and creatively under a nurturing, safe environment.
With this being stated our staff will:
- Model positive acceptable behavior
- Redirect children away from conflict to constructive activity
- Teach children alternative to problem behavior
- Protect the safety of the children
- Provide immediate guidance/direction if a child’s behavior is unacceptable
- Recognize the age appropriate development of the child
- Not allow the children to act in a manner which will endanger them, or another child, or the staff
If You Have Any More Question for The Staff Please Call.
Romeo: (586) 281-6369
Metamora: (810) 678-3242
Petoskey: (231) 622-8840
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