Registration

All paperwork must be submitted before your child attends daycare. Your child will not be allowed to attend if any of the following are missing:

  • Registration form
  • Immunization records
  • Medical statement of child
  • Letter of overall health from child physician
  • Emergency contact
  • Copy of child’s insurance card
  • Copy of parent’s valid ID
  • One (1) month deposit
    • One (1) month deposit is required upon registration. This deposit will be applied to the last month of enrollment.
  • Parents withdrawal agreement (a notice of 1 full month should be given before your child’s last day)

Illness

Busy Bee Playcare serves well and mildly ill children.

Well child: A child who does not show any symptoms of mild or moderate illness.

Mildly ill child: A child who meets any of the following criteria is defined as “mildly ill.”

  1. The child has symptoms of a minor childhood illness which does not represent a significant risk of serious infection to other children.
  2. The child does not feel well enough to participate comfortably in the usual activities of the program but is able to participate with minor modifications, such as more rest time.
  3. The care of the child does not interfere with the care or supervision of the other children.

Children that are sick must stay at home and return to the daycare when normal health has returned and they are able to keep up with scheduled activities. Parents will agree that a child who is showing signs of illness (see below) will be kept at home to protect the well-being of the other children in the daycare.

Sick children are not allowed to attend Busy Bee Playcare. Our criteria and policies for specific illnesses follow.

  • If a child has a temperature of 101 degrees or above, the child will be sent home and must remain at home until fever-free (without fever reducing medications) for 24 hours before returning to the daycare. A doctor’s note is required.

    • Oral temperature above 101 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Rectal temperature above 102 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Axillary (armpit) temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • If a child has persistent diarrhea and/or vomiting, the child will be sent home. The child can return to the daycare as soon as he/she can participate in normal daycare activities. A doctor’s note is required.

  • Diarrhea might be caused by shigella, salmonella, campylobacter, giardia, E.coli type 0157:h7, versinia.

  • If a child has strep throat must stay home and be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to the daycare. A doctor’s note is required.

  • If a child has an ear infection, the child may attend daycare if a note from a doctor is provided.

  • If a child has Scarlet fever, the child must stay at home and can return to the daycare with a note from the doctor stating that the child is no longer contagious and may participate in all activities.

  • If a child has chickenpox, the child must stay at home and can only return to the center with a doctor’s note stating that the child is no longer contagious and is able to participate in all activities.

  • If a child has an untreated infestation, such as lice, the child can return to the daycare after treatment.

  • Child with impetigo must stay at home and can return to the daycare after taking antibiotics for 24 hours. A doctor’s note is required.

  • A child with symptoms of conjunctivitis will be removed from the other kids and parents will be contacted immediately. The child can return to the center after taking eye ointment for 24 hours and all discharge from the eye has cleared up. A doctor’s note is required.

  • If a child has symptoms of possible illness such as unusual lethargy, uncontrolled coughing, persistent abdominal pain, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, wheezing or other unusual signs, the child can return to the daycare with a doctor’s note stating that child is able to participate in all activities.

  • If a child has symptoms of herpetic gingivostomatitis (an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus), the child can return to the daycare with a doctor’s note.

  • If a child has cryptosporidium, the child can only return to the daycare until one negative stool test obtained at least 48 hours after treatment has been completed. A doctor’s note is required to return to daycare.

  • If a child has mumps, the child must stay home and may return nine days after onset of gland swelling. The child can return only if a doctor’s note is provide.

  • If a child has rubella and measles, the child must stay home and return after at least five days from onset of the rash. A doctor’s note is required.

  • If a child has a hepatitis A viral (HAV) infection, the child must stay at home for at least one week after onset of the illness and until immunoglobulin has been administered to appropriate staff and children or as directed by the local health unit.

  • If a child has hepatitis B, meningitis or diphtheria, the child must stay home until the local health unit has approved readmission.

 

  • Daily checkups will be conducted upon arrival of the child. Children are checked for symptoms of an illness.

  • All children in care must submit a medical form upon enrollment. The form must be updated yearly.

  • Busy Bee Playcare staff may ONLY administer over the counter topical ointment, such as lotions, creams, sprays, sunscreen and insect repellant. Written parental permission is required.

  • We DO NOT administer medication (prescription or non-prescription) to the children. If a child requires medication, Busy Bee Playcare will make arrangements with parents to come to the daycare to provide the child with the medication.

  • In case of an emergency, a child will be transported to a medical facility by ambulance. A Busy Bee Playcare staff member will accompany the child to the facility and return to the daycare when the parents have arrived. (Busy Bee Playcare assistants will supervise the rest of the children while the child is being accompanied to the hospital.)

  • Busy Bee Playcare has a first aid kit that contains bandages, disposable gloves, gauze pads, thermometer, cold pack, etc.

Drop off and Pick up Policy

  • Busy Bee Playcare is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Early drop-off and late pick-up are available upon request). It is the parent’s responsibility to drop off and pick up the child on time. If a child will be arriving late and/or leaving later than the prearranged time, you must let the daycare know at least one (1) day in advance.

  • A late fee of $1 for every minute will be charged if the child remain in care after 6:30pm.

  • Only an authorized person (listed on the emergency contact form) can pick up the child from the daycare. Parents must let the daycare know who is picking up the child. This person must show a valid ID. If an unauthorized person will be picking up the child, parents must give a written permission at least one (1) day in advance.

Toy Policy

Busy Bee Playcare will provide toys for all children. Please do not bring any toys from home, as this may cause fighting among the children.

Only a stuffed animal will be accepted for nap times, and this must stay in the child’s cubby until naptime.