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!

Credits-for-Care Parent Co-Op

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We are rolling out our new parent co-op program, called Credits for Care for our self-pay families and CCCAP families that have co-pays!

Here’s how it works:

For every hour of volunteer service that you perform for Little Sprouts, you will earn 1% off of your tuition for a week of your choice.

You can save your credits to get a bigger percentage off a week that you need it most, or use them as you earn them!

We will even be making some weekends available to make it easier for families to volunteer!

We have a list of things that need to be done in the office, and we’ll try to keep that list update on the website as well.

The Little Sprouts Supply List

Teddy Bear Photoshoot 12Just as parents take elementary students shopping for crayons and glue in the weeks before the first day of school, so too does daycare require a few basic supplies from parents! For safety reasons, hygienic reasons, and even just because of personal preferences, there are a few items and supplies that should be provided for every little sprout! These may be brought on a daily basis, but we’d really appreciate it if you could purchase extra and simply leave your child’s supply at the center so that it is always at the ready. Without further ado, here is the list, separated by age group: …

Absent? Late? Please let us know!

Child 1Here at Little Sprouts Learning Center, we figure out teacher ratios, staffing and meals every day based on how many children are present. This is a very important part of running our facility efficiently and providing the best care possible for each and every “sprout.” Needless to say, this logistical task becomes difficult when children are absent or dropped off later than expected!.

To better serve all of our families, we request that parents contact us ahead of time if their child or children will be either absent for the day, or dropped off late. Our cut-off times for late drop offs are 9:00am for our preschool room and 10:00am for the other rooms.

We so appreciate your business and look forward to your prompt communication regarding attendance—thank you!

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