Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick
Stay home from work, childcare, school, and running errands when you are sick. Expect to seek medical care. Keep sick children at home except to see medical care. You will help prevent others from catching the illness.
Cover your mouth and nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often
Washing your hands and the hands of your children often will help protect you from germs.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Please go to www.CDC.gov/h1n1flu/ for more information on the A influenza.
John Wesley’s Little Lambs Preschool uses redirection as the primary method of guidance and discipline. The toddler will be removed or distracted in the case of needed discipline, or conflict with another child. For a two to five year old child, if the behavior continues, the time-out method is used. Once the child has been corrected two or more times for the same offense, the child may be required to sit in a specific place for age appropriate period of time. The child will not be humiliated or frightened, nor will food, naps, or toileting be used as a form of discipline. Physical discipline is never used.
After two aggressive behaviors resulting in injuries to another child, in one day, the parent will be called to pick up the child. In chronic cases, where it is known that the child has done this before on a regular basis, the parent will be called after one aggressive behavior resulting in injury to another child in one day. Should this behavioral situation show no improvement, Little Lambs Preschool reserves the right to ask that the child be removed from school. This will be done in order to maintain a safe environment for all the children.
Each parent should send a change of seasonally appropriate clothes for their child in case of illness, accidents or spills. Please label all clothing with the child’s name. Children should also be dressed in comfortable, washable clothing and safe, appropriate shoes. Please do not send your child in cowboy boots or flip-flops. All shoes must have a back strap. Parents should provide diapers/pull-ups and wipes, if necessary, and a sippy cup, all clearly labeled.
Symptoms that are cause for keeping the child at home or for sending a child home are:
coughing, flushed skin, earache, red eyes, chills or fever, sore throat, vomiting, skin eruptions, diarrhea
Please do not send your child to school if he or she had fever, diarrhea, or vomiting 24 hours prior to coming to school. Should a child become ill at school, a parent will be called to come and pick up the child as soon as possible. If your child becomes ill he/she will be isolated in a supervised area until you arrive.
Medication for specific conditions can only be given if a current authorization form is filled out, the medicine is in the original container, and a measuring device is included. Any medication that can be dispensed at home should be. We will only give medication between the hours of 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
Tuition is due on the first day of each month. After the 5th of the month, a late fee of $25 will be assessed and added to the monthly tuition due. Checks are to be made payable to Little Lambs Preschool. Checks may be given to the Director or placed in the payment mailbox in the hallway. We accept payments in the forms of cash and check.
Monthly tuition rates are determined on an annual basis by the School Board. A separate statement of rates will be given to the parents. Due to the school’s fixed expenses, no reduction of tuition will be given due to holidays, vacations or illnesses. The tuition has been determined in the fairest way possible.
Little Lambs closes every day at 5:30 pm. A daily late fee will be imposed in the amount of $5 for every 5-minute increment that the child is picked up after 5:30pm. Late fees are to be paid in cash to the teacher on duty at the time of pick-up. If you have an emergency that causes you to be late, please call us at 656-6651.
Snacks and Lunches:
Snacks and Lunches: We provide a morning and afternoon snack. Parents provide lunch and a cup. We encourage the children to eat what they have for lunch, but we do not force them to eat everything. Lunchtime is a social time and a time of learning self-help skills. Please provide eating utensils for your child’s lunch. We encourage the children to clean their eating area, so please do not send utensils that are valuable to you. Do not send any candy in your child’s lunch. Proper nutrition is essential for growth and development. Please send appropriate portions of healthy foods for your child. Visit the USDA’s website http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for more information on healthy eating habits. We do not have refrigerator facilities for all the children or capacity to heat lunches.
Ideas for lunch:
sandwhiches cut into fun shapes (using cookie cutters), leftovers, fruit, veggies and dip, soup and crackers or bread, yogurt, string cheese, and/or crackers. Holiday napkins or a special note from home are a special treat. Include your child while packing their lunch and give them choices.
Birthdays and Other Special Occasions:
For special occasions, such as your child’s birthday, you are welcome to bring something special in. Let your teacher know in advance if you plan to do this. Teachers cannot be responsible for handing out party invitations unless one goes to each child in the class.