Policies

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO OUR POLICY BY SUBMITTING A REGISTRATION FORM. 

DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES.

Section 65C-22.006(3)(c)2., F.A.C., requires that parents are notified in writing of the disciplinary practices used by the child care facility, or Section 65C-20.010(6)(c), F.A.C., requires that a written a copy of the family day care provider’s discipline policy be available for review by the parent(s). The use of physical punishment and/or withholding of food is prohibited at our facility. Discipline consists of positive redirection or, if necessary, time out. Time out is limited to one minute per year of age of the child per incident. Time out consists of sitting in a designated area facing the group, but apart, still within supervision. In order to provide the best care for your child, parents must notify the center of changes in your child’s environment that might affect the behavior of the child. Our being aware of changes in your child’s life will assist us in implementing the adjustment. N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. reserves the right to ask the parent to make alternative arrangements for the care of a child in the event that behavior becomes a problem that cannot be

PAYMENT AGREEMENT.

Payments of your contracted amount must be made on or before due date. Any payments not made by the due date will be charged a late payment fee the next business day. If payment is still not made N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC will not permit your child(ren) to stay on property. N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC understands that families take vacation during our camp period so there will be a $20.00 spot holding fee per child for 1 week you will be gone as long as we received 2 weeks’ notice in writing. You will be responsible for full contracted weekly payment if we do not receive 2 weeks’ written notice. Full rate for each additional. Any changes in scheduled attendance must be in writing 2 weeks prior to accommodate meals and staffing needs. Legal action will be taken to collect any unpaid balance after 30 days of due date.

FOOD & NUTRITION POLICIES.

F.A.C Chapter 65C-22.006 requires that there be signed statements from the custodial parents or legal guardian that their child care facility/ family home care program has provided them with information on the child care facility’s food and nutrition policies that includes language on food safety and food allergens. N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. provides nutritious meals and snacks of a quantity and quality to meet the daily nutritional needs of the children. The USDA My-Plate, January 7, 2016, is used to determine what food groups to serve at each meal or snack and the serving size of the selected foods for children ages two and older. The categories “oils” and “discretionary calories” are not considered food groups. Copies of the USDA MyPlate may be obtained from the USDA website at http://www.choosemyplate.gov. Using the USDA MyPlate lunch consists of at least four different food groups, and snacks consist of at least two different food groups. Food provided by N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. directly, or by contract with an outside source such as a caterer, will be served only if in sound condition, free from spoilage and contamination, and safe for human consumption. All food is stored and handled in a sanitary manner at all times. N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. has adequate equipment available to maintain food safety.

1. Meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and processed foods are inspected under the United States Department of Agriculture requirements.

2. No raw milk or unpasteurized juice is served without the written consent of the parent or legal guardian.

3. No home-canned food is served.

4. No home-grown eggs are served.

5. No recalled food products are served.

6. All raw fruits and vegetables are washed thoroughly before being served or cooked.

7. To prevent food from becoming potentially hazardous, hot foods are maintained at a temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above, and cold foods are maintained at a temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The facility supplies adequate equipment to maintain temperature requirements.

8. Food is thoroughly cooked and/or reheated.
If N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. provides or makes available food to children in care from an outside source such as a caterer, or as the result of a learning activity provided by our child care program, such as a garden, it is the responsibility of N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. to ensure all food intended for consumption by a child in care is in sound condition, free from spoilage and contamination, and safe for human consumption. A copy of the license or permit for caterers is kept on file at N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. maintains a food acceptance log for all pre-prepared meals being transported into the facility.

Parents or legal guardians are advised in advance of each food-related activity, such as special occasions and learning activities, which include food consumption. Written parental permission may be obtained in the form of a general or specific permission slip. Documentation of parent permission for food activities is maintained for a three months from the date of each activity.

Parents are informed of food-related activities as follows:

Regular Meals and Snacks - Through Weekly Menus, and in the Dining Area.

Holiday Parties - Through Emails and/or Sign Up Sheets.

Field Trips - Through the Field Trip Schedule.

Parent’s Night Out - Through the Parent’s Night Out Sign Up Sheet.

Birthday Parties - Will Occur on Various Dates Throughout the Year According To Operation Schedule Based on the Children’s Birthdates

Learning Activities and Other - Through Reports Provided to Parents

If a special diet is required for a child by a physician, a copy of the physician’s order, a copy of the diet, and a sample meal plan for the special diet is maintained in the child’s file and followed. If the custodial parent or legal guardian notifies N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. of any known food allergies, written documentation is maintained in the child’s file for as long as the child is in care. Special food restrictions are shared with staff and are posted in a conspicuous location. Meal and snack menus are planned, written, dated, and posted at the beginning of each week in a conspicuous place accessible to parents. Any menu substitution is noted on the menu. All meals and snacks prepared outside of the facility’s kitchen or designated food preparation area, such as catered food, is listed along with the source of the prepared food. Daily meal and snack menus are maintained for a minimum of four months. Documentation of parental permission for field trips and food activities/special occasions is retained for three months. Written documentation of known food allergies (if applicable) is maintained for as long as the child is in care.

I have received a copy of N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. Food and Nutrition Policies and give my permission in the form of this general permission slip for my child to participate in food-related activities, including regular meals and snacks, classroom holiday parties, field trips, Parent’s Night Out, birthday parties, learning activities, and other food related activities.

Health and Emergency Permission Record 

In case of a medical emergency N.A.O.M.I. KIDS, INC. will 1) Contact parent 2) Contact person listed as emergency contact 3) Call emergency medical team, if necessary 4) Have emergency medical team transport to hospital 5) Fill out incident/accident report.

Prescription medicine will not be given to any children without a prescription medicine consent form. We do not give any form of over the counter medicine.

Child Release and Emergency Contact 

Child(ren) will be released only to the custodial parent or legal guardian and the persons listed on this form.

The same people will also be contacted and are authorized to remove the child(ren) from the facility in case of illness, accident, extreme behavior or emergency, if for some reason, the custodial parent or legal guardian cannot be reached. ​

Physical Examination and Immunization Record 

Section 65C-22.006(2), F.A.C., requires a current physical examination (Form 3040) and immunization record (Form 680 or 681) within 30 days of enrollment OR by the first day of attendance. ​

Field Trip General Permission Agreement 

I agree for my child(ren) to ride in the vehicle provided by N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. to attend field trips. Some field trips may require walking.

The dates, times and locations of field trips will be provided in advance and parents have the opportunity to opt out.

N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. reserves the right to change dates, times and locations of field trips based on weather conditions, attendance or availability of space at the destination. I also give N.A.O.M.I. KIDS INC. permission to seek medical attention for my child(ren) in the event of any emergency if I cannot be reached.

Photos & Videos 

I give my permission to take and display photos and videos of my child(ren). I also agree that N.A.O.M.I. KIDS, INC. may use photos and videos of my child(ren) for newspaper articles, brochures, web sites, social media, and other publicity purposes.

I maintain the right to notify N.A.O.M.I. KIDS in writing to remove the image of my child(ren) in any or all photos. I do further understand that it may take up to 72 business hours to be removed.

Brochures You Need 

Section 402.3125(5), F.S., requires that parents receive a copy of the Child Care Facility Brochure, "Know Your Child Care Facility” (CF/PI 175-24), or Section 65C-20.11(2)(c)(1), F.A.C., requires that parent(s) receive a copy of the family day care home brochure, “Selecting A Family Day Care Home Provider” (CF/PI 175-28), Or “Selecting a Summer Camp”.​