Reminder: Our vacation closure week is August 8th through 12th.
Please be sure to send appropriate clothing (shorts/short sleeves, extra bathing suit to leave at daycare, etc. during the Summer months. We spend a lot of time outside and whenever possible we like to do water fun with the Sprouts. They enjoy the slip n slide, the sprinkler and the water table.
Just a few reminders:
Please remember to consult your Holiday/Vacation 2016schedule to be prepared for upcoming dates when Little Sprouts will be closed. Please keep us informed if you expect your child to be out of care at any time, as well.
We are happy to report we have had our routine Licensing Inspection and have had no findings of any "violations", etc. Because the Licensing Dept of DHHS has had some ongoing changes, there have been many cases of citations for violations among Providers. Having met with several other Providers and the Dept of Licensing Management as well as the Quality Control Dept. of Licensing, we are reassured that there will be more consistency in Licensors across the board when doing inspections. Many of the Licensors are new and most have never actually done child care so it is a bit of a "learning curve" for them. We thank our parent population for helping us to be in compliance by continuing to update immunization records and returning forms when needed.
We always try to keep extra clothing for our Little Sprouts but please do your part in keeping your child's cubby stocked with weather appropriate changes and proper footwear. We find the children are not always amenable to wearing what we can "dig up" for them. Boys are not particularly fond of pink shorts and girls tend to prefer them!
Although sandals are cool and "in", please be sure to also provide a pair of tennis shoes to be kept in your child's cubby. We sometimes will take a walking trip up to the Mall for lunch or to the ball field for a picnic and would prefer children be comfortable when walking.
If you child has an "extra" bathing suit to leave at Sprouts, that would be appreciated but we do have some hand-me downs available for those who do not. The children enjoy sprinkler and slip n slide on very warm days.
Most of you have brought sunscreen for your child, Thank-You! If you have not, please check with us- we don't mind using a "house" supply if your child does not have a particular sensitivity to one.