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Parent Handbook and paperwork. 

NEW CHILD ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST

Storybook Early Learning Center contract filled out and initialed, and retainer fee to be turned in promptly to ensure spot is held. Parent's manual is for you to keep. The contract and non-refundable retainer fee must be turned in before your child will be allowed to start childcare.

CONTRACT

  • FILLED OUT AND SIGNED

RETAINER FEE:

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PAPERWORK:

  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Over the Counter Form
  • Certificate of Immunizations can be a copy of the original.
  • Pediatric Health Statement (to be signed by your Doctor)
  • Pet and Animal Participation Waiver
  • Emergency Transportation Agreement

SUPPLIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Diapers, diaper cream or pull ups if needed.
  • Indoor shoes for winter -can be any type of shoes or slippers.
  • Complete change of clothing.
  • Appropriate outdoor wear.
  • Water bottle that has a protective cover over drinking area. ex:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – for ages 2 and older:

  • Crayons
  • Markers (optional)
  • Pencils
  • Pencil box
  • Box of glue sticks
  • Pack of erasable fine or medium tip markers

PARENT’S MANUAL TO KEEP FOR REFERENCE

231 South 23rd St., Bozeman MT 59718

406w219w3923

[email protected]

storybookbozeman.com

OUR PHILISOPHY

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Story Book Early Learning Center! Your child is precious to us, and we strive to offer an environment where we get to know and care for your child one on one. We are early childhood professionals committed to giving your child quality care and education while you are at work. To provide a loving, healthy, stimulating, and safe environment for your child, we stay current in the child development and early childhood education fields. Our curriculum will nurture your child and allow him or her to explore, discover new experiences, and learn everyday. We use a wide range of indoor and outdoor toys, equipment, and activities to encourage your child's social, physical, and cognitive growth. We value each of the children we serve for their individuality and diverse abilities.

I want you to be as involved as possible with your child's experience here. You are welcome to visit anytime. We are happy to speak with you at any time concerning your child's progress. Please ask us any questions about your child's care and education and share with us any information or concerns that can help make this a better experience for you and your child.

Story Book Early Learning Center is registered with the State of Montana as a group childcare facility. This means we care for no more than 12 children at any time, aside from 9:30-12:30 when we provide spots for four additional Preschoolers. To ensure the safety of your child, all caregivers have had a background check, a Child Protective Services check, and have been certified in CPR and First Aid. All caregivers stay current in the early care and education by participating in at least 16-20 hours of additional training a year.

Sincerely,

Maren Griswold: Owner- Story Book Early Learning Center

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DAILY SCHEDULES

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MONTHLY TUITION & RETAINER FEE

INFANTS AGES 12-24 MONTHS

[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]] CHILDREN AGES 2-6 YEARS OLD [[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

Fees are payable in advance and are due no later than the monthly payment due date. You are paying for a specific slot, so no discounts are given if your child does not show up. This includes parent vacation and absence due to illness.

Retainer Fee: A non-refundable retainer fee will be needed for your child to start, or to hold a spot for your child.

Late payment: A fee of $15.00 a day will be assessed if the payment is not received by the due date. If nonpayment is an issue more than three times, the provider reserves the right to terminate service without notice.

Over-time fee: A late fee of $1/minute per child will be charged for late pickups. Example - 15 minutes late; you owe $15 per child; 30 minutes late, you owe $30. This rule will be strictly enforced, and more than 2 late notices may result in a Termination of Services notice. This includes late or early drop off for the morning program.

Returned Check: There will be a fee of $30 for any returned checks and you will also be required to pay any additional fees incurred. If two checks are returned, you will be required to pay with cash. If there are continuing problems with payment the provider may terminate service without notice.

YOUR CHILD’S SPOT

The spot that you sign up for is a permanent spot, whether it is part time or full time. If a parent would like to change the number of days originally contracted for, it must be approved by the owner for availability. You will then be able to choose from the available spots as agreed upon with the owner and renew your contract for those days. A thirty-day written notice will be required for any change, or for termination of your child's spot.

*You may drop your child off and pick up at any time that is convenient for you. It is your slot that you are paying for and may use it as you would like.

LEAVE OR VACATION

Vacation Leave: Story Book will be closed on all major holidays; Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after), and Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years Day. It is the parents' responsibility to obtain substitute care on these days. Story Book reserves the right to be closed up to two weeks a year with sufficient notice.

Sick/Personal Leave: Although the provider will make every attempt to be available each day, it is possible that the provider may not be able to staff the daycare due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. illness, family emergency). In this rare occasion, parents will be notified as soon as possible and will be responsible for finding alternate care.

Child's Absences: The parent should inform the provider if the child is going to be absent due to illness or vacation. You are paying for a specific slot, so no discounts are given if your child doesn't show up. This includes parent vacation and absence due to illness. Payment is due prior to the vacation.

ILLNESS

Under no circumstances will parents bring a sick child to daycare. A sick child should be allowed to recover fully after an illness so that other children in the group do not risk exposure and so that the child is able to fully participate in childcare activities. No child will be accepted with a fever of 100 orally or greater, vomiting, diarrhea, runny crusty eyes, or unexplained rash or has had any of these symptoms within the last 24 hours.

The following bacterial infections warrant exclusion. You should treat the child with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning the child to childcare:

  • Strep throat
  • Impetigo
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis (red eyes with colored, pus-like drainage).
  • Other skin infections (draining burns, infected hang nails).
  • Ear infections

Children with symptoms of severe illness, such as uncontrolled coughing, breathing difficulty or wheezing, stiff neck, irritability, poor food or fluid intake, or a seizure, must be evaluated by a health care professional before they may return to the childcare facility. Families are required to transport children home from the childcare if their child shows any of these symptoms. If you are unable to remain at home with your sick child, it will be necessary for you to make alternate childcare arrangements at your own expense. In cases of colds, sore throats, and the like, a phone call to the provider is required to decide on acceptance for the day. Should the child become ill during his/her day here, parents will be notified, and we will determine the best course of action concerning appropriate care, which may include the child being taken home.

We will not administer any medicine of any type to your child. The liability is too great. Please make sure to have a plan in place if your child needs medicine- i.e. administer before coming to school, come during lunch break, etc.

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

All children who attend childcare must be current in their immunizations and be able to show their immunization records. As your child receives boosters or other shots, please let us know so we can keep our immunization records up to date. Copies of current immunization records are required for your child's file.

MEDICATION

Sunscreen and diaper ointments can be given to your child if needed. Parents are required to fill out the proper forms, and to supply all medications in their original containers. These must be labeled with the child's name.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but every effort will be made to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing. Minor injuries will receive appropriate first aid and parents will be notified at the scheduled time of arrival. In the event of a major emergency injury or illness, you will be contacted immediately. If parents are unavailable, the emergency contact will be notified. If necessary, your child will be taken to the nearest hospital where you will be asked to meet us. Parents will be notified when an emergency caregiver will be used. If an emergency caregiver cannot be located, parents may be requested to pick up their children. In a case of poisoning the Montana Poison Control Center will be contacted first, then parents will be notified.

Parents are responsible for all costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation if required. Story Book Daycare will not be held liable for any sickness/injury of either parent/guardian or child while on these premises, or while the child is in the company of the provider during field trips or outings.

FIRST DAYS AND GOODBYES

Sometime the most difficult thing to do is to leave your child in a new environment. It is very normal to have fears and misgivings. Here are a few tips for making the transition as easy as possible.

  • Be excited about your child's new daycare.
  • Make leaving a consistent routine. If you read your child a story before leaving make sure you can do this each morning.
  • Never sneak out on your child. It is important for your child to work out their feelings when seeing you leave. This promotes a trust between you and your child so that when they see you as you leave and then see that you return.
  • Please do not drag out your goodbyes, which only make it more painful for your child and you.

TOILET TRAINING

We believe that toilet training should start when a child is ready physically and psychologically. Each child begins to learn this important and independent skill on his or her own timetable. If you feel your child is ready, we will work with both of you to begin this process, but we do have strict policies to follow with potty training if it is to be done at Storybook. We will give you our potty-training policy handout when your child is ready to begin the potty training process.

NOURISHMENT

If your child has a food allergy you will be given one option, of the provider’s choice, as a substitution. You may choose to bring your own food/milk substitute if you do not want your child to have the substitute we provide.

Meals will be served at the following times:

  • Breakfast 8:15-8:45am
  • Lunch 12:00-12:30pm
  • Snack 3:30-4:00pm

Please do not send money, gum, candy, or any other food with your child unless prior agreement has been made. If agreed upon, please make sure to label all your child's items. If baby food and bottles are being used, parents are responsible for supplying these. If a child requires a temporary special diet, the parent is responsible for bringing these food items. Written feeding instructions are required from parents of infants including type of food and/or formula, amount of food and/or formula, and feeding times.

SAMPLE WEEKLY MENU

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NAP/REST TIME

Each child 5 years of age and younger is required to have a rest period. These rest periods are scheduled through the day at specific times; however, if your child is tired, they can rest when it is most beneficial to them. If your child no longer naps, he/she may look at books and do games or activities but must try to remain quiet for the other children. Nap time and quiet time is at 1:00 pm for all children. Nap times for infants are as needed, generally a morning and afternoon nap. A copy of our SAFE SLEEP POLICY is posted on the nap room door.

HOUSE RULES

The following rules are reinforced for the safety and wellbeing of everyone. There is no hitting, pushing, biting, grabbing, kicking, pinching the other children. Obscene language is not allowed. Respectful treatment of other children and all property, toys, and furniture is expected. Willful destruction of property will be charged to the parent at the cost to replace the item.

FIELD TRIPS

Occasionally, the provider will take the children on neighborhood walks, field trips, or other out-of-house activities that involve transportation of children by foot, in strollers, or in vehicles owned by the provider. The parents authorize that their child may participate in planned field trips or activities. Advance notice of all trips will be given with a sheet for the parent to sign to keep in the child's records. The parents agree to pay for any admission charge and other expense involved in the field trip, if required. Parents may be requested to provide a car seat for the day. Copies of the emergency forms will be brought along on all outings.

SPECIAL DAYS

The provider will observe special days with activities (e.g. birthdays, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc.). We do not provide any treats for birthdays, however, you are welcome to bring decorations, games, or treats to help celebrate if you choose, as long as there is enough for everyone. This can be discussed with the provider in advance, and at that time we can notify you of any allergies or restrictions. If you have any objection to your child participating in the any of these holidays, please discuss this with the provider.

SCREEN TIME

Occasionally, we will have screen time (either TV or computer) that includes educational and instructional videos for lessons. For those parents that do not want their children to have any screen time, your child can read books in the book nook or we will find an alternate activity. Please let us know if these are your wishes.

DISCIPLINE

The philosophy of Story Book Early Learning Center is that you use discipline to teach a child. This is achieved through love, consistency, and firmness.

  • We use age appropriate rules and discuss the reasons for them with the children.
  • We model appropriate behavior and reinforce positive behavior.
  • We acknowledge a child's successes and failures.
  • We teach children the lessons of making choices and the consequences of those choices.
  • We teach children to use their words to express their feelings instead of hurting each other by hitting or biting.

Rules and guidelines will be explained to the children frequently. Once a child understands the rules and disobeys them, the following developmentally appropriate guidance techniques will be used. These techniques are: Redirection -Removal of Privilege - Last Resort Time Out (reserved for a child acting violently towards other children or teachers) - when a child's behavior is continually upsetting or dangerous to myself or others, a conference will be called with the parents. If the problems cannot be resolved, arrangements will have to be made for the child to go elsewhere for care.

ABUSE AND NEGLECT

The State of Montana is very clear on this subject, if there are any suspicious marks on your child or we see repeated signs of neglect, we must report it to the Department of Health and Human Services.

CHANGE OR TERMINATION OF SERVICE

This agreement may be terminated by either party by giving thirty day's written notice if the child or children are to be permanently withdrawn from daycare. Thirty day's pay will be accepted in lieu of the thirty-day’s written notice. The provider will also give the client/parent thirty day’s written notice of intent to cancel this agreement except in cases of family emergency (providers) or gross misconduct on the part of the parent or child. Failure to follow the agreement rules in this contract may be cause for immediate termination with no notice. Best Beginning Scholarship users are required to give thirty days’ notice and payment for termination of services. The provider will give the family a minimum of thirty day’s written notice of any increase in fees or significant changes to this agreement.

GENERAL

  • Parents are required to notify Story Book if their child will not be coming for the day.
  • Parents are required to inform the provider of any change in addresses, telephone numbers, and other pertinent information.
  • Parents are required to inform the provider if they are at any other location or phone number than what is listed on their enrollment record and to provide a telephone number for that place
  • Provider maintains an open-door policy for parents during daycare hours.
  • Parents are encouraged to call at any time during the day or evening. If no one can get to the phone please leave a message, and your phone call will be returned as soon as possible.

PARENT CONTRACT

Please initial each page, fill out contract and return.

MONTHLY TUITION & RETAINER FEE

INFANTS AGES 12-24 MONTHS

[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]] CHILDREN AGES 2-6 YEARS OLD [[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

Fees are payable in advance and are due no later than the monthly payment due date. You are paying for a specific slot, so no discounts are given if your child does not show up. This includes parent vacation and absence due to illness.

Retainer Fee: A non-refundable retainer fee will be needed for your child to start, or to hold a spot for your child.

Late payment: A fee of $15.00 a day will be assessed if the payment is not received by the due date. If nonpayment is an issue more than three times, the provider reserves the right to terminate service without notice.

Over-time fee: A late fee of $1/minute per child will be charged for late pickups. Example - 15 minutes late; you owe $15 per child; 30 minutes late, you owe $30. This rule will be strictly enforced, and more than 2 late notices may result in a Termination of Services notice. This includes late or early drop off for the morning program.

Returned Check: There will be a fee of $30 for any returned checks and you will also be required to pay any additional fees incurred. If two checks are returned, you will be required to pay with cash. If there are continuing problems with payment the provider may terminate service without notice.

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YOUR CHILD’S SPOT

The spot that you sign up for is a permanent spot, whether it is part time or full time. If a parent would like to change the number of days originally contracted for, it must be approved by the owner for availability. You will then be able to choose from the available spots as agreed upon with the owner and renew your contract for those days. A thirty-day written notice will be required for any change, or for termination of your child's spot.

*You may drop your child off and pick up at any time that is convenient for you. It is your slot that you are paying for and may use it as you would like.

LEAVE OR VACATION

Vacation Leave: Story Book will be closed on all major holidays; Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after), and Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Year’s Day. It is the parents' responsibility to obtain substitute care on these days. Story Book reserves the right to be closed up to two weeks a year with sufficient notice.

Sick/Personal Leave: Although the provider will make every attempt to be available each day, it is possible that the provider may not be able to staff the daycare due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. illness, family emergency). In this rare occasion, parents will be notified as soon as possible and will be responsible for finding alternate care.

Child's Absences: The parent should inform the provider if the child is going to be absent due to illness or vacation. You are paying for a specific slot, so no discounts are given if your child does not show up. This includes parent vacation and absence due to illness. Payment is due prior to the vacation.

ILLNESS

Under no circumstances will parents bring a sick child to daycare. A sick child should be allowed to recover fully after an illness so that other children in the group do not risk exposure and so that the child is able to fully participate in childcare activities. No child will be accepted with a fever of 100 orally or greater, vomiting, diarrhea, runny crusty eyes, or unexplained rash or has had any of these symptoms within the last 24 hours.

The following bacterial infections warrant exclusion. You should treat the child with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning the child to childcare:

  • Strep throat
  • Impetigo
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis (red eyes with colored, pus-like drainage).
  • Other skin infections (draining burns, infected hang nails).
  • Ear infections

Children with symptoms of severe illness, such as uncontrolled coughing, breathing difficulty or wheezing, stiff neck, irritability, poor food or fluid intake, or a seizure, must be evaluated by a health care professional before they may return to the childcare facility. Families are required to transport children home from the childcare if their child shows any of these symptoms. If you are unable to remain at home with your sick child, it will be necessary for you to make alternate childcare arrangements at your own expense. In cases of colds, sore throats, and the like, a phone call to the provider is required to decide on acceptance for the day. Should the child become ill during his/her day here, parents will be notified, and we will determine the best course of action concerning appropriate care, which may include the child being taken home.

We will not administer any medicine of any type to your child. The liability is too great. Please make sure to have a plan in place if your child needs medicine- i.e. administer before coming to school, come during lunch break, etc.

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IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

All children who attend childcare must be current in their immunizations and be able to show their immunization records. As your child receives boosters or other shots, please let us know so we can keep our immunization records up to date. Copies of current immunization records are required for your child's file.

MEDICATION

Sunscreen and diaper ointments can be given to your child if needed. Parents are required to fill out the proper forms, and to supply all medications in their original containers. These must be labeled with the child's name.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but every effort will be made to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing. Minor injuries will receive appropriate first aid and parents will be notified at the scheduled time of arrival. In the event of a major emergency injury or illness, you will be contacted immediately. If parents are unavailable, the emergency contact will be notified. If necessary, your child will be taken to the nearest hospital where you will be asked to meet us. Parents will be notified when an emergency caregiver will be used. If an emergency caregiver cannot be located, parents may be requested to pick up their children. In a case of poisoning the Montana Poison Control Center will be contacted first, then parents will be notified.

Parents are responsible for all costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation if required. Story Book Daycare will not be held liable for any sickness/injury of either parent/guardian or child while on these premises, or while the child is in the company of the provider during field trips or outings.

FIRST DAYS AND GOODBYES

Sometime the most difficult thing to do is to leave your child in a new environment. It is very normal to have fears and misgivings. Here are a few tips for making the transition as easy as possible.

  • Be excited about your child's new daycare.
  • Make leaving a consistent routine. If you read your child a story before leaving, make sure you can do this each morning.
  • Never sneak out on your child. It is important for your child to work out their feelings when seeing you leave. This promotes a trust between you and your child so that when they see you as you leave and then see that you return.
  • Please do not drag out your goodbyes, which only make it more painful for your child and you.

HOUSE RULES

The following rules are reinforced for the safety and wellbeing of everyone. There is no hitting, pushing, biting, grabbing, kicking, pinching the other children. Obscene language is not allowed. Respectful treatment of other children and all property, toys, and furniture is expected. Willful destruction of property will be charged to the parent at the cost to replace the item.

TOILET TRAINING

We believe that toilet training should start when a child is ready physically and psychologically. Each child begins to learn this important and independent skill on his or her own timetable. If you feel your child is ready, we will work with both of you to begin this process, but we do have strict policies to follow with potty training if it is to be done at Storybook. We will give you our potty-training policy handout when your child is ready to begin the potty training process.

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NOURISHMENT


If your child has a food allergy you will be given one option, of the provider’s choice, as a substitution. You may choose to bring your own food/milk substitute if you do not want your child to have the substitute we provide.

Meals will be served at the following times:

  • Breakfast 8:30-9:00am
  • Lunch 12:00-12:30pm
  • Snack 3:30-4:00pm

Please do not send money, gum, candy, or any other food with your child unless prior agreement has been made. If agreed upon, please make sure to label all your child's items. If baby food and bottles are being used, parents are responsible for supplying these. If a child requires a temporary special diet, the parent is responsible for bringing these food items. Written feeding instructions are required from parents of infants including type of food and/or formula, amount of food and/or formula, and feeding times.

SAMPLE WEEKLY MENU

[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

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NAP/REST TIME

Each child 5 years of age and younger is required to have a rest period. These rest periods are scheduled through the day at specific times; however, if your child is tired, they can rest when it is most beneficial to them. If your child no longer naps, he/she may look at books and do games or activities but must try to remain quiet for the other children. Nap time and quiet time is at 1:00 pm for all children. Nap times for infants are as needed, generally a morning and afternoon nap. A copy of our SAFE SLEEP POLICY is posted on the nap room door.

HOUSE RULES

The following rules are reinforced for the safety and wellbeing of everyone. There is no hitting, pushing, biting, grabbing, kicking, pinching the other children. Obscene language is not allowed. Respectful treatment of other children and all property, toys, and furniture is expected. Willful destruction of property will be charged to the parent at the cost to replace the item.

FIELD TRIPS

Occasionally, the provider will take the children on neighborhood walks, field trips, or other out-of-house activities that involve transportation of children by foot, in strollers, or in vehicles owned by the provider. The parents authorize that their child may participate in planned field trips or activities. Advance notice of all trips will be given with a sheet for the parent to sign to keep in the child's records. The parents agree to pay for any admission charge and other expense involved in the field trip, if required. Parents may be requested to provide a car seat for the day. Copies of the emergency forms will be brought along on all outings.

SPECIAL DAYS

The provider will observe special days with activities (e.g. birthdays, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc.). We do not provide any treats for birthdays, however, you are welcome to bring decorations, games, or treats to help celebrate if you choose, as long as there is enough for everyone. This can be discussed with the provider in advance, and at that time we can notify you of any allergies or restrictions. If you have any objection to your child participating in the any of these holidays, please discuss this with the provider.

SCREEN AND COMPUTER TIME

Occasionally, we will have screen time (either TV or computer) that includes educational and instructional videos for lessons. For those parents that do not want their children to have any screen time, your child can read books in the book nook or we will find an alternate activity. Please let us know if these are your wishes. The computer station is available to the preschool class and is limited to 5 minutes/child per day, for educational games. If you choose for your child not to use the computers, please inform us.

DISCIPLINE

The philosophy of Story Book Early Learning Center is that you use discipline to teach a child. This is achieved through love, consistency, and firmness.

  • We use age-appropriate rules and discuss the reasons for them with the children.
  • We model appropriate behavior and reinforce positive behavior.
  • We acknowledge a child's successes and failures.
  • We teach children the lessons of making choices and the consequences of those choices.
  • We teach children to use their words to express their feelings instead of hurting each other by hitting or biting.

Rules and guidelines will be explained to the children frequently. Once a child understands the rules and disobeys them, the following developmentally appropriate guidance techniques will be used. These techniques are: Redirection -Removal of Privilege - Last Resort Time Out (reserved for a child acting violently towards other children or teachers) - when a child's behavior is continually upsetting or dangerous to myself or others, a conference will be called with the parents. If the problems cannot be resolved, arrangements will have to be made for the child to go elsewhere for care.

[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

ABUSE AND NEGLECT

The State of Montana is very clear on this subject, if there are any suspicious marks on your child or we see repeated signs of neglect, we must report it to the Department of Health and Human Services.

CHANGE OR TERMINATION OF SERVICE

This agreement may be terminated by either party by giving thirty day's written notice if the child or children are to be permanently withdrawn from daycare. Thirty day's pay will be accepted in lieu of the thirty-day’s written notice. The provider will also give the client/parent thirty day’s written notice of intent to cancel this agreement except in cases of family emergency (providers) or gross misconduct on the part of the parent or child. Failure to follow the agreement rules in this contract may be cause for immediate termination with no notice. Best Beginning Scholarship users are required to give thirty days’ notice and payment for termination of services. The provider will give the family a minimum of thirty day’s written notice of any increase in fees or significant changes to this agreement.

GENERAL

  • Parents are required to notify Story Book if their child will not be coming for the day.
  • Parents are required to inform the provider of any change in addresses, telephone numbers, and other pertinent information.
  • Parents are required to inform the provider if they are at any other location or phone number than what is listed on their enrollment record and to provide a telephone number for that place
  • Provider maintains an open-door policy for parents during daycare hours.
  • Parents are encouraged to call at any time during the day or evening. If no one can get to the phone please leave a message, and your phone call will be returned as soon as possible.

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STORY BOOK EARLY LEARNING CENTER CONTRACT

Child's name: _____________________Nickname: ____________________________

Birthday: ___________________________ Age: ______________

Allergies, handicaps or special needs (which needs to be discussed with provider prior to starting)_____________________________________________________________________

Potty Trained (PLEASE CIRCLE) YES / NO AND RIGHT-HANDED / LEFT-HANDED

Mother's name______________________________________________________________

Father's name_______________________________________________________________

Sibling’s names and ages _____________________________________________________

Child lives with _____________________________________________________________

Type of Discipline used at home_______________________________________________

Child's security objects _______________________________________________________

Child's Favorite Activities ____________________________________________________

Best way to settle the child when upset or afraid_____________________________________

The provider has my permission to: (Please circle)

Take photos of my child/children for in home purposes (e.g. our Facebook page,

special occasions, arts and crafts) and medical information forms YES NO

Allow my child to participate in safe fun water activities YES NO

Allow my child to participate in field trips with sufficient notice YES NO

I WILL BE SIGNING MY CHILD UP FOR A:

_______FULL DAYS: PLEASE MARK DAYS attending BELOW.

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_______ MORNING PROGRAM: please mark days attending BELOW.

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TO BEGIN ON: __________________________________

Invoices will be received by (please circle preference) PAPER OR EMAIL

Please provide email if preferred choice: __________________________________________________________________

*Along with this contract a retainer fee must be made to obtain or hold a spot. The retainer fee is non-refundable.

We have read and are aware of the policies of Story Book Preschool and Daycare and have agreed to the policy and above arrangement. The signature below will constitute a binding contract.

______________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian (Signature above)

_____________________________________________________________________________

Print Name Date

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Child’s Name: _____________________________________

The undersigned(s) (“You”), being the lawful parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) of the above Child, hereby consent to the Child’s participation in all activities conducted by Storybook Early Learning Center (“Storybook”) involving animals owned by Storybook in accordance with the permitted levels of contact that You specify below.

In addition, by your signature below:

1. You acknowledge reading a letter from Storybook dated April 9, 2014 describing the animals owned by Storybook and the possibility of injury, accident, or illness relating to the animals, and you agree to promptly notify Storybook if the Child has or develops an allergy or sensitivity to any of the animals owned by Storybook.

1. You consent for the Child to receive any medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of an injury, accident, or illness related to the animals owned by Storybook.

1. You agree to save, hold harmless and indemnify Storybook and its owners, employees and agents (the “Storybook Parties”) from any loss, liability, damage, or cost (each a “Claim”) arising out of or relating to the animals owned by Storybook, and You agree to indemnify and hold the Storybook Parties harmless against the costs of defending Claims filed by the Child or any other parent/guardian.

1. You understand and agree that this Waiver & Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a waiver and release of liability to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

Parent/Guardian Parent/Guardian

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(Signature on line above) (Signature on line above)

Print Name: ____________________________ Print Name: ____________________________

Date: _________________________________ Date: _________________________________

Permitted Levels of Contact.

Please check the applicable boxes to indicate all levels of contact the Child may have with each type of animal at Storybook:

NONE

Physical Contact Care & Feeding (observing only)

Fish (not applicable) 0 Yes 0 No 0

Steve the Turtle (not applicable) 0 Yes 0 No 0

Rabbits 0 Yes 0 No 0 Yes 0 No 0

Rocco & Louie 0 Yes 0 No 0 Yes 0 No 0

If the Child has an allergy or other sensitivity to any of the above-referenced animals, please describe it below:

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EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION PERMISSION AGREEMENT

I hereby give my permission for Storybook Early Learning Center childcare program to transport my child, __________________________________, to an emergency relocation site for staff, teachers and children when it is unsafe to remain at the childcare facility.

I understand that normal safety rules will be followed, as much as possible, but that the highest priority is to relocate to a safe location.

This agreement shall remain in effect until your child’s end of your child’s time of care at Story book. The agreement may be terminated before this date by either party but only with written notification.

PARENT/GUARDIAN’S PRINTED NAME

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HOME ADDRESS

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PHONE______________________________ ______________

ALTERNATIVE PHONE_______________________________

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION:

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SIGNED AND DATED

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Parent or Guardian Date

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