Illness Policy

Your child should stay home if they:

  • Are vomitting
  • Have diarrhea
  • Sore Throat
  • Ear Infection
  • They have a fever over 100 degrees F, they cannot return until 24 hours fever free.
  • If your child is prescribed an antibiotic for ANY illness they must remain home for the first 24 – 48 hours.

Common Cold: I will care for MILDLY ill children. If they are extremely fussy and need to be home resting you will be called to pick-up your child.

Please be nice to others, if your child is sick please call me and we can discuss if they should come or not. I do not expect people to take weeks off work for the common cold but I do expect the children to stay home for the worst parts of it as not to infect others.

Discipline Policy

At Back to Basics Childcare we have 4 simple rules:

  • You may not hurt yourself.
  • You may not hurt others.
  • You may not hurt things, furniture, toys, etc.
  • Follow directions.

We use a positive attitude to correct children.  Discipline and guidance are consistent, based on an understanding of the child’s needs and development. We believe children need guidance, understanding, and a few easy rules to follow in order to learn appropriate behavior.
It is our policy to help children learn appropriate behavior by establishing clear limits, explaining those limits in a positive way when it is necessary for a child to understand why the limit is there, and by using the time-out method to calm a child when necessary.  We believe one minute per the child’s age is a sufficient time-out period.  We expect parental cooperation with respect to our discipline matters. Your child will receive discipline with love.  It will not be severe, frightening, humiliating or associated with food, rest or toileting.

Biting, scratching, kicking, hitting, bad language, or spitting will not be tolerated. These excessive behaviors or lack of parental support with regards to discipline are cause for immediate dismissal from my care. Parents will be notified of their child’s disciplinary problems and I will work with the parents to encourage their child to exhibit acceptable behavior.

NOTE: All caregivers are required by law to report any suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.


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