Category: Tips for Parents

Great Tips for Everyone!

Throughout our lives we will ALWAYS have conflict to deal with. It is inevitable. We can start teaching children at a very young age how to effectively deal with conflict and how to use every conflict as an opportunity to learn and grow!!! Here is a great article with some tools to do just that!

We LOVE to visit, but…

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We SO love visiting with our Little Sprouts’ parents at drop-off and pick-up times!

But…

We are asking you to limit that time to around 5 minutes or so. If you require a longer conversation with your child’s teacher, we are asking that you arrange a time in advance so that we can have staff available in the room to supervise the other children and you may have the teacher’s undivided attention.

New Infant Room Policies

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Please take note of these few new guidelines for our Bitty Sprouts room:

  • Please remove shoes or wear booties over your shoes before entering the infant room.
  • We are asking parents to not leave their carseats here if at all possible. We realize that some families have one parent dropping off and another picking up and just one available carseat – that’s fine. However, so many are being left now that we just don’t have the space to store them!
  • If you bring a diaper bag, it cannot have anything in it except for: clothes, blankets, bottles, diapers and infant toys. It absolutely cannot contain: medication, hand-sanitizer, or any other items that could pose a danger to the babies.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Beloved Paperwork!

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We have received almost everyone’s paperwork, and we thank you! However, there are still some families that haven’t yet turned theirs in.

The State of Colorado requires that all files contain the following paperwork:

  1. A completed and signed contract (to be updated yearly)
  2. Up-to-date shot records (due on the first day of care)
  3. A health appraisal filled out and signed by your child’s physician (due within the first 30 days of enrollment and then yearly thereafter)
  4. Income eligibility form (USDA Food Program Requirement to be updated yearly)
  5. Topical Procedures form
  6. Enrollment form with emergency information
  7. Media Use form
  8. Child Abuse Reporting form
  9. Illness Policy form

Check In, Check Out – Check!

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Please make sure that you are checking your Little Sprout(s) in and out every day! If you forget to check them in or out, the system will not work for you the next time you try.

The State of Colorado requires that parents sign their children in and out either manually or electronically every time their child is dropped off and picked up. It also helps with the process of keeping track of your children!

Try to get into the habits of signing them in before escorting them to their classroom and signing them out before picking them up from their classroom at the end of the day.

Thank you for your cooperation!