All children are welcome including, but not limited to, children with special needs. Children of all abilities will be accepted and we will be responsive to each child's individual capabilities and needs. Materials and equipment are appropriate and adapted for children of varying abilities, interests and needs. The goals for assisting children with additional support needs are carried out during play experiences with peers and staff.
Penny & Bear Family Childcare does not deny services or discriminates against persons based on race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. We support all federal and state legislations regarding the absence of discrimination. However, we have the right to deny our services to anyone at any time.
Child Care Policy
We maintain an open door policy for parents during daycare hours. This means that parents have unlimited access to their children and providers caring for their children during normal hours of operation and whenever the children are in our care.
We also have a non-religious worship policy. This means, the child care and development services being provided do not include religious worship.
Since we offer nutritious meals and snacks, there is no outside food allowed unless there is an arrangement with parents. This is due to allergies, and if brought unnoticed and it is shared it can become a choking hazard.
We also work according to the Manual of Policies and Procedures from the Community Care Licensing Division to provide preventive, protective, and quality services to children in care by ensuring that our licensed facility meets established health and safety standards.
Prior to your child’s first day, is important to have a meeting so I can answer any questions and give you a tour of the facility. This is also a good opportunity for your child to meet me and possibly play with other children.
There are several forms that must fill out and signed. The information on these forms will allow me to provide the best care possible for your child. The forms include:
Contract and Rate Agreement
Medical Information Sheet (includes child pickup authorization)
Administration of Medication Form
Child Profile and Information Sheet
Emergency Information form
Consent for emergency treatment