Toddle Inn School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid or school-administered programs.
As required by the State Of Maine Law, if the center has a strong reason to suspect child abuse or neglect, the situation will be reported to the State of Maine Department of Protective Services without prior parental notification.
Toddle Inn Child Care Center has partnered with the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go Program to limit television viewing beyond the state mandated policy. We only offer television viewing as part of a physical activity or water safety training. Exceptions to this policy would require parental consent.
If Toddle Inn Child Care ever closes due to inclement weather, there will be a television announcements on Channels 6, 8 and 13. If at all possible, we try to alert families the night before about a possible closing.
The goal of Toddle Inn’s policies regarding discipline is to mold or change inappropriate behavior using positive techniques. Some of these techniques include:
One of the many roles of the Toddle Inn staff is to work together with parents to help children develop appropriate behaviors. Parents are invited and urged to discuss their concerns about their child’s behavior with teachers and to plan together with staff means of responding consistently to problem behaviors. In this way, children will always get the same message from the important adults in their lives (parents and caregivers) about those behaviors that are acceptable and those that are not.
Illness is always an issue in child care settings. While we understand the needs of the parents, we must protect our children from contagion. We try to be guided by common sense as well as the following rules and we trust you will do the same. For the protection of all children and staff, your
child should be kept home and will be sent home if s/he displays any of the following symptoms:
*Please keep in mind that this is only a guideline. If we feel that your child cannot fully participate in the program, you will be notified to pick him/her up. We ask that you do so within one hour of our request.
*Parents will be notified of any unexplained rash, complaint or ailment. Children should not attend until any unexplained rash is seen and/or treated by a physician.
*If your child is prescribed medication of any kind, please allow 24 hours for symptoms to subside and medications to take effect.
*Parents are asked to report when they know that a child has been exposed to a contagious disease for the protection of others, especially pregnant mothers.
*All medications Toddle Inn administers must be in the original container with only the patient’s name on the label. Our medical consultant, Dr. Christina Manning, has approved this illness policy. The illness policy will be provided along with the registration packet at the time of enrollment. Toddle Inn requires that a signed copy be returned when enrolling your child.
To ensure your child’s safety and protection, activities at the Toddle Inn Child Care Center are monitored by video and audio tape surveillance and recording mechanisms. To preserve your child’s privacy, tapes will not be available for any purpose other than legal protection.
The owner reserves the right to amend policies under special circumstances with some notice to parents.
In the event of a state emergency, staff and students are equipped for an extended stay at each center. If it becomes necessary to evacuate, we rely on the public safety departments to aid us and supply transportation to a secure site. Toddle Inn will alert parents via phone. Call phones are available at each site if land service is interrupted. All pertinent information for each child is kept with management.
All child records are kept in the office in a fireproof, locked safe. Only Toddle Inn personnel have access to child files.