Snacks: The children and I make many of the snacks together,
such as baking bread or muffins or preparing fruit. I strive
to use natural and organic foods whenever this is possible. I
also provide chamomile tea with snack.
Toys from Home: With the
exception of a ‘sleeping friend’ I
would encourage you to leave toys, jewelry, and other small items
at home. An exception would be the jewelry we make at school.
Weather Days: When the Marble Falls Schools are closed due
to bad weather, so will Apple Blossom.
Phone and visits: Feel
free to call at any time to see how your
child is doing. An answering machine may be used to avoid interruptions,
yet I will return your call as soon as possible. Also, I have
an open door policy. You may visit unannounced at anytime (preferably
not nap time since this would only bring excitement to your child
instead of rest).
Illness and Medicine: If your child is running
a fever, vomiting, or has a contagious disease (pink eye, strep
pox, etc.) please do not bring her/him. Should s/he get ill while
in my care, I will notify you immediately to pick up your child.
I will administer medication if needed. Bring all medicines in
a zip lock bag with a dispenser, clearly written instructions,
and label the items with your child’s name.
Ointments, and Medicines that I provide: Everything that
I give your child is all-natural. I have ointments for ant
bites, chiggers, bee stings, etc. If they get hurt I sometimes
give children Arnica or Rescue Remedy. These are both homeopathic
medicines that are completely natural. Arnica helps with bruising
and pain while Rescue Remedy helps with emotional stress (such
as shock or upset due to a fall or some other hurt). After lunch
I give the children acidophilus. These are ‘good’ bacteria
that help digest food (it is in yogurt). The children LOVE it
because it is a sweet treat. If you have any questions about
any of these items or would prefer that I do not use them with
your child please tell me.
Questions: Should you have any questions
regarding these policies, please discuss them with me immediately.
I appreciate the opportunity
to provide care for your child and sincerely hope that my service
will be rewarding for all involved. Please do not ever hesitate
to contact me for anything that affects the well being of your
child or our relationship.
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