Daddy’s Daycare is a Group Family Home Daycare helping Park Slope families by offering quality care for children who are 6 weeks old. We believe that children are our future and our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive and loving atmosphere for your children as we guide them during their formative years in preparation for the next stage of their lives.

We take great pride in our work and our commitment manifests itself in the way we take care of your children. Below are the guidelines and policies that have enabled us to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff for over 13 years.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Extended hours are available upon request.

HOLIDAYS

Daddy’s Daycare will be closed on the following days:

Martin Luther King, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day

REGISTRATION / DEPOSIT

Registration is not complete, and care will not commence until all the paper work is done! Prior to the start date of care the following must be received by Daddy’s Daycare for each child:

  • Registration Form
  • Immunization Record
  • Medical Statement of Child in Childcare (NYS Office of Children and Family Services)
  • Parent/Caregiver Agreement
  • Emergency Contact
  • One (1) month Deposit
  • Letter of Overall Health from child’s physician
  • Parents’ Valid NYS ID
  • Child’s Insurance Card
  • Photograph of the child and an authorized individual (pick-ups)

One month deposit is required upon registration. This deposit will be applied to the last month of enrollment. Parents agree that a notice of minimum one (1) full month (notice to be given on the 1st of any given month) will be given for permanent withdrawal of any child from daycare.

WAITING LIST

If you wish to add your child onto our Waiting List, call or email us with your name, email, preferred location, and start date.

LATE ARRIVAL / PICKUP POLICY

  • Advise the daycare prior to 7:30 am if your child will be arriving earlier or later than the pre-arranged time.
  • Advise the daycare immediately if you will be arriving later than the pre-arranged time to pick up your child. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that children are picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. If you are not able to pick up your child by 6:00 p.m., alternate arrangements must be made.
  • Notify the daycare if an unauthorized person will be picking up your child. Verbal or written permission must be received before we will release a child to anyone who is not authorized on the registration form. In the event that a parent cannot be contacted, it is the policy of Daddy’s Daycare to call an emergency contact, should a child remain in care after 7:00pm.
  • A late fee of $10.00 will be charged for every 1-15 minutes, if a child remains in care after 6:00 p.m. This late fee is due and payable upon pickup.

ILLNESS POLICY

  • Please advise the daycare prior to 8:00 am, if a child will not be attending daycare due to illness.
  • Parents agree that a child who is ill (eg. fever, infection, diarrhea, communicable disease, or any other type of illness that may be passed on to others) will be kept at home to protect the well-being of the other children in our day care.
  • In order to prevent illness in daycare, the following procedures need to be followed:
  • A child will not be allowed in daycare with temperature of 100.5 degrees or more;
  • A child will not be allowed in daycare who has had vomiting or diarrhea the night before;
  • If strep throat is diagnosed, the child will be sent home and will not be allowed to return to daycare the following day or has been on medication for at least 24 hours. Daddy’s Daycare must be notified when strep throat exists so that we can notify all parents of the illness.
  • Parents further agree should a child become ill while in the day care that immediate arrangements will be made to remove the child from a daycare. Children will not be allowed to return to daycare until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. In some cases, a note from a doctor may be necessary.
  • Caregivers must be informed, if your child was diagnosed with Chicken Pox, Coxsackie’s, ear infection, flu, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), Swine Flu, etc. and a note from a doctor must be submitted in order to return to the daycare.
  • Daddy’s Daycare has the right to decide when a child is ill and will not be allowed in the daycare or when an ill child must be discharged from the daycare in order to prevent the spread of infection or illness to other children.
  • Please respect our illness policy. If a child is not well enough to go outside to play or attend school, they are not well enough to attend daycare. Our objective is to provide a safe and healthy environment for each child under our care.
  • Daddy’s Daycare does not administer medication to children suffering from allergies, asthma, etc. If a child requires medication, Daddy’s daycare will make arrangements with the parents to come to a daycare to provide the child with the medication.
  • Daddy’s Daycare will only care for well children.

FOOD

We provide food for children that eat solid foods. A nutritious USDA approved breakfast, lunch and snacks are scheduled daily and are provided by the caregivers. Please make us aware of any special dietary needs your child might have. Children are encouraged to eat a variety of foods. Food or drinks are allowed in the kitchen area only. Please do not show up with any food for your child because of distress it may cause to the other children. If you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday with the other children in the group, please discuss any plans you might have with the caregiver.


Infants will be fed according to the parental instructions and individual schedule. You are required to provide enough food and formula for your child. Please label all the bottles and food containers with your child’s name.

PARENT RESPONSIBILITY

All personal items must be labeled.

Parents are responsible for providing the following items for the child:

  • An extra set of clothing
  • 1 bottle that may remain at daycare at all times
  • Diapers (minimum of one diaper for every 2 hours the child is at the daycare)
  • Baby wipes
  • 2 pacifiers with clips, that may remain in daycare at all times
  • Diaper rash ointment and/or powder
  • Formula and baby food (1 day supply)
  • Blanket
  • Bib
  • Seasonal items, such as snowsuit, boots, hat, mittens, sun screen, etc.

YOUR CHILD’S TOYS

A vast array of toys are provided for your child to play with. Please do not bring any toys from home as this can cause jealousy and fighting among children. A special blanket and/or stuffed animal may be brought for nap times. These items will be kept in cubbies or diaper bags until nap time.

POTTY TRAINING

We will work in conjunction with parents during potty training. If you have a method that has been working for you, please let us know and we will adopt it for your child. We will work with you – but not for you. Should you discontinue potty training at home, please let us know. If a child shows no interest in potty training, we may choose to discontinue and try again at a later date. Please do not ask us to offer treats to a child for going potty.

DISCIPLINE APPROACH

Toddler (18 months – 36 months)

Principles and practices of sharing are introduced. We provide enough of each type of toys, so that each toddler can be offered a similar item, if both children want the same toy. Since it is the age when a child explores everything, to avoid something he can’t be allowed to explore, distraction and redirection methods are used as much as possible. Logical consequences are used when necessary. For example, if a child misuses a toy, by throwing it at the friend, this toy may be put away for a while.

Age Group: Pre-School (3 years -K)

Methods of taking turns and sharing begin emphasize even more (We can even use timers to help pre-schoolers to take turns with prized toys). If children fight, we try to use the opportunity to teach better ways to solve their conflicts. Ignoring could be used for behaviors such as using “bad” words. If a child behaves inappropriately repeatedly he may be put in “time-out” and away from the play area under supervision of the caregiver. Yelling, hitting, or any physical punishment are never used in our day care center.

Age Group: School Age ( K-12 years)

Alert the child to the offense by saying firmly “no”, explaining that a certain behavior is unacceptable and offering a child a choice to behave. If it’s not working, child will be placed in a chair for “time-out”, for about 1 minute per year of age. At the end of “time-out”, child will be asked for understanding why he/she had a “time-out”. Ask if they understood why they shouldn’t do that and ask if he/she is ready to play nicely again. In rare instances, when a child has a serious discipline problem, We will request a conference with parent(s) to solve the problem.

TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT

Daddy’s Daycare reserves the right to suspend or terminate care of any child without notice, should it be deemed necessary for the overall safety and well-being of other children in our care.

Termination of enrollment may be the result of the following:

  • Non-payment of tuition (immediate termination)
  • Abuse of children, staff and/or property
  • Continued violations of Daddy’s Daycare policies by the child and/or parent(s).

EMERGENCIES

Provider is not responsible for any medical expenses or fees associated with an emergency situation at Daddy’s Daycare. If your child requires immediate medical attention while in Daddy’s Daycare, it will be parent(s) responsibilities to provide medical insurance information and payments. If there is a life threatening situation occurring with your child we will first concentrate on the medical needs of that child, which may include calling an ambulance. After the child has been medically attended to and on the way to the hospital we will then notify the parent. As for the rest of the children, they will not be left unattended (Daddy’s Daycare will contact the Emergency/substitute personnel to come in case of an emergency).

VISITING

Our daycare has an “open door” policy. We encourage parents to make brief drop-in visits. However, we ask the courtesy be exhibited. We ask that these visits not be made between the hours 11:00am – 3:00pm, as this is lunch and nap times. We ask that your presence won’t disturb the harmony of the daycare environment. Also, keep in mind that we must give children our undivided attention.

Call or email today for an appointment to visit our facility and for availability.

Hours: 8am – 6pm EST (extended hours available upon request)

May the formula be with you!

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