on the last day of the week your child iscontracted to be in care for the current week.This is to hold your child's spot in the childcareprogram until s/he returns. The provider mustapprove a leave of absence and you must giveat least two week's written notice.Holidays:Home Away From Home Family Childcarewillbe closed for the observance of the followingholidays:
New Years’ Eve
New Year's DayMemorial DayLabor DayThanksgiving and the day afterChristmas Eve and Christmas Day.Exact dates will be posted on the monthlycalendar. When a holiday falls on a Saturday,we will be closed the preceding Friday withpay. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, we willbe closed the following Monday with pay.I also take 5 paid personal days throughoutthe year. These days are taken forappointments, family activities, attendingtrainings, or just to relax and have a day off.When I plan for these days off, I will strive toschedule them as far in advance as possible sothat you may make other childcarearrangements.I do take 10 unpaid vacation days throughoutthe year. These days may be taken as 2 fullconcurrent weeks, or broken up as individualdays and/or weeks. You will be given a
minimum of 2 weeks’ notice for these days.
Enrollment:At your initial interview, you will be given anapplication packet containing the handbook and other informational forms. Return theapplication. Be sure to indicate theapproximate first date of attendance on theforms (must be within 2 weeks). Once theapplication is received and we determine thatyour child is accepted into the program, youwill be sent a second packet with more formsto be filled out and returned on or before thefirst day of attendance. These forms include:prescription medication form
childassessment, childcare contract, enrollmentrecord, supply agreement, and any otherforms that apply to your child. Please returnthe contract and deposit as soon as possible.The first week's fees, along with all the othercompleted forms and a copy of the child'simmunization record, are due on your child'sfirst day atHome Away From Home FamilyChildcare. It is the parents' responsibility toupdate forms as necessary, i.e. new round of vaccinations, change of phone number oremployer, etc. Provider Illness:Caring for many small children leaves me andmy family at great risk for becoming ill. Onrare occasions I may need to closeHomeAway From Home Family Childcaredue to anillness in my family. I understand you will haveto pay someone else to care for your child;therefore payment is not required when I haveto close due to illness. It is the parents'responsibility to find other arrangements.Please have a back-up plan ready. Onoccasions where I need to leave for anappointment or emergency, a substitute will fillin. Meals and Snacks:Home Away From Home Family Childcarewillsupply each child age with breakfast, amorning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack,except baby cereal/food and formula. Pleasedo not send food of any kind (including candy,gum or juice) with your child. Nutritioussnacks are welcome for birthdays or otherspecial occasions when first cleared with theprovider. Mealtimes are listed in the schedule. Infant SuppliesDue to the great variety of infant foods andformulas, and the negative reaction that someof these foods can have on infants that arenot used to them, I ask all parent enrolling aninfant to supply their own food and formula fortheir child. Please bring enough each day tofeed your child throughout the day. If you arebringing breast milk or other loose formulathat is not in its original container, please besure that it is in a properly sealed containerand that it is labeled with your child
s name. Itis also recommended that bottle fed infants beprovided with the type of bottle and nipplethat they are accustomed to.Diapers and any preferred brands of baby