WELCOME TO MY HOME:

Dear Parents,
I want to thank you for considering Mommy Tots Daycare for your childcare needs.
Being a mother of two, I know how difficult it can be for working parents to balance all of their commitments and responsibilities in their lives! Selecting a day care provider can be a BIG task.
It is one of the most vital decisions you'll make, because the early years of care are critical to your child's long-term development.
For this reason I strive to offer a program that will enrich your child's development while putting your mind at ease. 
At Mommy Tots day care I continue the parent's role as a caregiver. Your child will receive the best care in my home where I will help nurture your child's emotional, physical, social, & intellectual development as well as teach them important values such as: good manners, caring, sharing, patience, responsibility, communication and teamwork, as they Laugh, Learn, & Grow.
Sincerely,
Holly Smith
 

OPERATION HOURS,RATES, & SERVICES:

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (NOT FLEXABLE)

Ages & Rates:
Full-Time (Monday-Friday)
Ages: 4 weeks-3 Years:
$38/day
$190/week

Part-Time (minimum of 3-4 days a week)
Ages: 4 weeks-3 Years:
3 days - $135/week
4 days - $170/week
 
HOLIDAYS/CLOSURES:
Payment is a guaranteed rate to reserve the child spot, regardless if it falls on a Holiday. Daycare will be closed with pay on the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Eve  
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday      
  • Memorial Day 
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
Other Closures: If I take any additional days off for vacation, illness, family emergency, etc., parents do not pay. Parents are responsible to have back-up care available in case of these closings.

General:
  • Childcare Tax deduction
  • allergy/smoke/pet/pool free home
  • Safe Outdoor play area with Synthetic grass
  • Mommy Tots Daily Child Report given out everyday
  • Security/Holding Deposit (includes 2 weeks of Daycare) Half is refundable as credit only towards your child's last week of care if proper termination procedures are followed.
  • 2 week cancellation notice
  • Lunch is provided
  • Morning & Afternoon snacks are provided (upon request)
  • No Siblings Discount
  • Transportation NOT provided
  • Experience with Down Syndrome and Feeding Disorders

MOMMY TOTS DAILY SCHEDULE:

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Arrival Time

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Morning Nap (for small children under 2)

6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Free Play Time.
Children may select toys, books, puzzles, and more on thier own. They may also watch children's programming (Disney jr. or PBS) on the television if they wish.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Morning juice & Snack Time


10:40 - 11:00 a.m. infant bottle feedings.

10:30 a.m. - 11:50 Group Activities, Play Time, Story Time, or Outside Play
(weather permitting).

12:00 - 1 p.m. Lunch Time

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Nap Time


3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. infant bottle feedings & Afternoon juice & Snack Time for older children (upon request).

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free Play Time until Pick-Up Time


CURICULUM: Laugh.Learn.Grow

Infants:
I will provide a safe, colorful enviroment for your child to sleep, eat, grow, and develop important motor skills with: Momma Roo Swing, Bouncer, Play mat, and more!
Toddler:
Toddlers are beginnning to think through thier actions, solve problems, & understand language.
They thrive on the new experiences, so I will provide them with a safe, nuturing enviroment that allows each child to develop naturally, individually, & happily.
TWOS:
Your Two-year old is ready to explore & discover the world around him or her. I will spark their sense of discover by providing a colorful, enviroment that offers a variety of educational toys & materials, along with activities like reading books aloud, nursery rhymes, & songs to help expand your child's language skills.
Pre-School:
I will help your Pre-Schooler learn based on their personality and unique abilities.
art/color
shapes
music
counting
alphabet

SAFETY & SUCURITY:

  • Fingerprinted & Background check.

  • C.P.R. & First Aid Certified.

  • Locked doors, gates, windows, & proper child safety devices around the home with smoke alarms.

  • Your child will only be released to those individuals who you list in the Child's enrollment records.

ILLNESS POLICIES:

For the protection of all children in my care, as well as the health of your own child and my family, this is my Illness Policy. In order to protect the children and myself, I ask that parents assist me by keeping sick children home.
Even though your child seemed fine when you dropped them off, they may become sick during the day.  Sometimes, I will simply describe the symptoms to you and let you decide whether to wait a few more hours.  Other times, you won’t be given a choice. Some of the symptoms warranting mid-day pick-up include:

  • Fever (99.9 Degrees and higher)
  • Don’t be offended if you are turned away the next morning.  My illness policy is that children may NOT return for 24 hours after being sent home.  Children MUST remain fever free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to daycare.
  • Vomiting (1 or more times in a day)
  • Diarrhea  (2 or more loose, watery stools in a day)
  • Severe Cold/Coughing/wheezing - children with a severe Cold/Cough/Wheezing need to stay home, and possibly see their health care provider. When the cough improves and the child is feeling better they may return to daycare. It can take well over a week for a bad cough to completely go away.
  • Sore throat and difficulty swallowing
  • Eye discharge that is thick and white or yellow
  • Unusual spots or rashes
  • Yellow skin or eyes
When to Keep Your Child Home
Several common childhood illnesses require at least a few days of TLC at home.  Most are fairly mild in nature.  More serious invoke very stringent requirements.  A physician must determine when children with these illnesses may return to a group setting and you must get a note stating they are able to return to daycare.
Once your little one is feeling better, it is usually appropriate for them to go back to daycare.  If you think they shouldn’t participate in regular activities, discuss this with me or I may rest them until I feel they are healthy enough to play normally with the other children.

The Common Cold (not the same as a severe Cold/Cough)
Infants and pre-school age children average 8 to 10 colds per year.  That could mean a lot of sick time for you and your child. Children will be assessed on an individual basis.  The younger the child, the more difficult it is to keep the spread of germs down. If the child has uncontrolled nasal discharge, sneezing, and coughing they may need to stay home until their symptoms get better.

The Flu
If your child develops a fever, chills, sore throat, head ache, and or muscle ache, then they have more than a cold. You may think your child has influenza (the flu).  However, most children with these symptoms actually have a virus other than influenza.  In this case, you need to keep them home until fever free for 24-hours and feels well enough to return to daycare.

Ear Infections
Ear Infections often seem to accompany or follow colds.  Regardless of whether your child’s ear infection requires antibiotic treatment, you don’t need to keep them home if they feel well otherwise and are not fevering.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus
RSV causes most childhood respiratory infections.  This is a bad bug, especially in children under 6 months old.  The Virus is spread in two ways: in the air when children cough or sneeze and in stool.  Even when apparently well, a child who had RSV can spread the virus for a week or longer.  A child with RSV should not return until well for a week with a Physicians note.

Strep Throat
Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection that requires antibiotic treatment.  Children with Strep Throat should not attend daycare for a full 24-hours after treatment has started and is no longer fevering.  By this time, most children also feel well enough to participate in regular activities.

Chicken Pox
If your child develops this itchy rash of small red blisters, you must keep them home for at least five to six days, sufficient time for the blisters to stop appearing and for all the lesions to scab over.  Once this happens, your child is no longer contagious and may return to daycare. 

Cold Sores
Cold sores or fever blisters are painful lesions on the lips or in the mouth.  As long as your child is over 3 years old and does not drool uncontrollably or routinely bite toys or put their mouth on things, then there is probably little benefit in keeping them home.  Children 3 and younger must stay home for a week or until the sore has healed.

Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease appears as small, fluid filled blisters in and or around the mouth, on the palms, fingers, and/or soles of the feet.  The child is contagious for the few days after the blisters appear.  Your Child must stay home until they have a normal temperature for 24 hours and the blisters are gone.

Pinkeye
Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, is an infection characterized by white or yellowish discharge from the eye and redness, burning, or itching.  It may be caused by a virus or bacteria.  A child with pinkeye must receive antibiotic eye drops 48-hours before returning to daycare.

Head Lice
Head lice are tiny insects that live in the hair and on the scalp.  It is required to be nit (lice egg) free before returning to daycare

A rash
This is reason to keep your child home unless you know for sure that it's not linked to an infection (for example, if you know it's a reaction to eating strawberries). If your child's rash is not linked to a fever or other symptoms, they may be able go to daycare.

Kids with this skin disease are no longer contagious after 24 hours of antibiotics.

Once treated with a topical insecticide, it's no longer contagious.

Dealing with health issues in daycare is much easier if you prepare ahead of time.  Understanding and respecting Mommy Tots Daycare illness policy is essential, not only for your child’s health, but also for your long-term relationship with me.  This way, you can focus on getting your little one well again.