Little Precious Treasures, ECE
LPT POLICIES
Our Goal
LPT’s goal is to provide all of the children in our care, a clean, regular reading and viewing of
favorite children's television programs, are some of the more flexible activities we use. The most
important priority is to have FUN regular reading times, arts and crafts, and musical activities. Out-
door play, free play, birthday parties, children's videos and while learning!  The most important
priority is to have FUN while learning!  The fun and the well being of the children will always take
precedence over cleanliness.
* If there are any changes to this schedule, the caregiver/parent will be notified as soon as possible.  
Daycare fees are subject to change, due to increasing license requirements, no more then once a year.

First Day of Care
A child's first day of care is often times difficult. The parent is asked not to delay leaving because it
makes it more difficult for the child. More times than not, a child are fine after the parent is out of
their sight. The parent may call to check on the child during the day. The fees for the first week are
due on the first day of care.

Trial Period
There is a three-week trial period for every new child. If for any reason the parent or provider does
not wish to continue services, a verbal notification can be given. After the trial period is up, the
Daycare Contract will go into affect and a
three-week notice for termination of care will be required.

Parent Responsibilities - Open communication, on time payment of fees, on time for drop-off and
pick-up, keeping medical records up-to-date, signing-in/out, furnishing supplies as needed, and
picking up their child or keeping their child home on the occasion that it is necessary.  All families
are required to adhere to the policies set forth in this contract.

Required Forms - All families are required to maintain up to date forms designated by the state.

Holidays
LPT observes the following holidays: All government holidays, Thanksgiving day and the day after
and Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a weekend, daycare will be closed the previous Friday, or
the following Monday. LPT will  closed on the day before or the day after the 4th of July depending
on the day it falls on. We will remind you prior to the holiday.
If you are in a position that requires you to work on a holiday, please speak with us (We may be able
to care for your child on the holidays in which you need to work).

Friday, November 12 Veterans Day
Wednesday 21th half day, Thursday, November 22 & 23 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 24 & 26*** Christmas Day
Monday 31th half day, January 1* New Year's Day
Monday, January 21 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 18** Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 2 Labor Day
Monday, October 14 Columbus Day

Meals
Each child is supplied with an AM & PM snack.

Infant And Toddler Supplies
If your child is still in diapers, we expect each family to provide diapers and wipes and anything else
that may be needed.

What Not to Bring from Home
Candy, gum, and any other individual snacks. Also, we do not allow toys from home (except for
infants).
If you would like to bring a snack in for the entire group, please feel free as long as it is not candy or
junk food and we are aware you are bringing it. It needs to be a wholesome snack. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Drop off/Pick up Procedure
Drop off time is from 7:00am to 12:00am and any time after 3:00pm. The hours from 12:30pm to 3:
00 pm is nap time and children will not be accepted without prior approval by the Director. * If a
child is a no show after 2 hours and no call is made, care will not be given that day.  It is the parent’s
responsibility to notify us, if their child will be late, or absent.
Only a parent, guardian or other authorized person may pick up your child. If a person shows up to
pick up your child and is not on your emergency contact/authorized person’s list, they will NOT be
allowed to remove the child.  If your child is unable to recognize the person, I will also require
identification. Also, even if they are on the list, we would appreciate it if you contact us to let us
know that someone other than normal will be picking up your child.

Transporting of Children
We will let you know in advance of any and all special field trips.  All children will be buckled
securely, or in child seats based on age and weight of your child. We may ask you to use your car
seat if needed.

Emergency Policy
If an emergency arises with one of the children,  we will contact the children’s parents after the
emergency is under control. If necessary, I will transport the child to the nearest hospital or  will call
an ambulance
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Parent Information
We try to update each parent each day, and we apologize in advance if we forget something. We will
send home papers from time to time. Please read these papers! It is your responsibility as a parent to
check it and ask questions if you need to.

Damages
LPT believe that children should be taught respect for other’s people property, and if your child
damages property or another child’s property intentionally or because of excessive roughness, you,
the parent, will be asked to replace it.

Zero Tolerance
Please do not come to LPT under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or any medication that
impairs your ability to operate a vehicle or care for your child. If you do, We cannot legally keep
your child from you, but we will contact the authorities.

Child Abuse
LPT will report any form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of any child in our care. If we
notice any signs of abuse, LPT will notify the child’s parents immediately both verbally and in
writing, along with a full description of the symptom. We will document the same for LPT's files,
and contact the proper authorities if necessary.
If anything happens to your child while in LPT's care, We will tell you how the injury was sustained
as soon as possible, to keep you informed and protect LPT from mistaken suspicion of abuse.
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301-586-0406
Dear Parent:

Providing your infant with a safe environment in which to grow and learn is of extreme importance to
us. To that end, our child care facility has implemented policies and procedures to create a safe sleep
environment for your infant.

We follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Consumer
Safety Commission for safe environments to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  
SIDS is "the sudden death of an infant under 1 year of age, which remains unexplained after a
thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death
scene, and review of the clinical history."

Our written policy is as follows:
*All infants will be placed on their backs in safety-approved cribs unless an alternate  sleep position is
needed for medical reason and a written note from the infant's health professional is provided.

* Infants will not sleep on water beds, sofas mattresses, of other soft mattresses, or other soft surfaces.

*Soft materials such as pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, stuffed toys, and loose  bedding will
not be placed in infants' sleep environment.

*Infants will remain lightly clothed and comfortable while sleeping.

*Supervised "tummy time" will be observed while infant is awake.

*No smoking will be allowed in infants' environment.

Since the start of the 1994 national campaign that provided guidelines for parents, health
professionals, and other caregivers to place infants on their backs to sleep, the number of infants
dying of SIDS has decreased by 42%.



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 REDUCING the RISK of SIDS in CHILD CARE
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