Infant Room Schedule
When starting at Small Savers, it is beneficial for both children and parents to spend some time together in the classroom. This gives us a chance to get to know you and your child, as well as for you to get to know us -- allowing you to feel more comfortable leaving your child in our care. It is up to each family to determine how much transition time is needed. We realize that transition times may also hinge on your work schedule(s). Children should be able to drink from a bottle before they start.
Dropping-Off and Picking-Up
Always wash your hands when entering the Infant Room.
Safety regulations require all parents to sign their child "in" and "out" on the attendance clipboard. The clipboard contains information about every child in the Center, and it is extremely important (especially for fire drills) that we have an accurate count of all children. Also, if you know that you are going to be visiting with your child for a little bit before you depart, please sign your child "out" when you arrive instead of waiting to do so when you leave. Staff begins leaving at 4:30, but can only do so when teacher to child ratios are within requirements. We consider all children "in attendance" until they are signed out -- even if you're at the Center with your child.
We ask that all parents change their baby's diaper upon arrival. This allows us to remain in the pen and provide emotional support to the babies whose parents are preparing to leave for the day. You will find diapers, rolled changing table paper, and plastic bags (for dirty diapers, wipes and changing paper, or for soiled clothing) at the changing stations. When you are finished changing your child's diaper, place every item (the diaper, wipes, and paper) into a plastic bag and dispose of it in the trash can. You can wash your younger infant's hands with a baby wipe or your older infant's hands at the sink. Spray the mat with the bleach solution, let it air dry, and wash your hands at the sink. We ask that you place your child in the pen before handling the bleach solution.
Please fill out your child's section on their Primary Caregiver's clipboard. Note times when your child last ate and last slept. Let us know if you plan on visiting that day and when, and your approximate pick-up time. It is extremely helpful in planning our day if we know about upcoming absences or variations from your usual schedule. Please call us early in the morning if your child is going to be out for that day or will be arriving late. If we do not hear from you by 10:00 a.m., we will try to reach you to confirm that your child will be out that day. In addition, if you will be picking up your child later or earlier than the time you had specified, please give us a call to let us know.