Daycare Contract Sample #1
This daycare is a State and City licensed daycare home. I meet
with safety, health and nutritional standards. Taking care of
children is my choice of professions. I enjoy caring for kids
and watching them grow and become attached to the other children
in my care.
I depend on this income as you depend on your and would prefer
to have children that are here on a consistent basis. This also
helps me to provide a substitute on occasions when it is
necessary for me to be gone for short periods of time, or if I
become sick. Please understand that you will need to have a
back-up sitter in case of emergency and I am not able to watch
**Days and Hours: Monday through Friday, open at 7:30 am and
close at 6:00 pm. If something occurs, please notify me if you
are not going to be here or if your child will be late.
I provide breakfast, lunch and snacks at no extra charge to you.
I belong to the Child Care Food Program and they reimburse me
for meals that are served to your child (ren). They also set
time limits as to when I can and cannot feed the children.
Breakfast is from 8:00 - 8:30, morning snack is from 10:15 -
10:30, lunch is from 12:00 - 12:30, afternoon snack is from 3:30
- 3:45. If your child will not be here during those times please
make sure they have had their meals. Do NOT let your child bring
ANY food unless it is an extra snack on his or her birthday and
there is enough for all the children. No gum or hard candy. They
will be taken away.
Safety: My first concern is for the safety and well being of the
I have locked cabinets, safety locks, socket covers, safety
gates, smoke detectors/fire extinguishers, and hold fire drills
with the kids. The yard is fenced -- keep the gate locked at all
times. This is for the safety of your child (ren) as well as
other kids under my care. The kids are not allowed outside the
fence or outside my front door unless you are with them. Please
do not have your child (ren) go outside the door (not even to
your vehicle) without you. For their safety and the safety of
other kids, no gum, hard candy, small toys, etc. are allowed in
It is impossible to assure that no child will ever be injured in
childcare; however, I do attempt to keep the children as safe as
possible. If any accident or emergency does occur, you will
cover the expense.
**Illness: The State Law states that you provide documentation
of your child's immunization with-in 14 days of attendance (see
Daycare Immunization Law). I am not to take sick or contagious
children. I believe the child (ren) is contagious or sick the
day before they show signs of any illness, so I feel you should
use good judgment in bringing your child to daycare. Please keep
them home if they are throwing up or have a high fever. If your
child (ren) become sick during they day, you will be expected to
pick them up. It is not fair to the other families, including
mine, to have sick children in daycare.
**Medication: No medication will be administered without consent
(see registration form). Furnish me with a note for the
prescribed medication on the times to be given. Please do not
leave medication in the diaper bag or on the counter. Make sure
I get it.
**Supplies: (that can be left here). Diapers, baby wipes, potty
training diapers, blanket for nap, Tylenol, toothbrush, change
of clothes. Please mark your child's name on all supplies. Bring
child appropriately dressed for the day in play clothes. Bring
extra clothes for a change in weather.
**Discipline: I maintain certain rules in my daycare: i.e.., no
running, no jumping on furniture etc. If discipline becomes a
problem, I will ask you to remove your child (ren) from my
daycare. I feel discipline is necessary in childcare and forms
of discipline will be discussed with you and your methods of
discipline will be placed on the registration form.
**Vacations and Time-out: If you are going to be out for any
reason, please let me know ahead of time. If you are going to be
out for vacation, let me know at least four weeks in advance.
Because this is my sole source of income I will charge you for
vacation the first year your child is with my daycare. After
that, I will not charge you for one week of vacation time. If
you take more than one week vacation, you will pay whether your
child (ren) is here or not.
I am closed most legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day -
If Independence, Christmas or Thanksgiving fall on a Thursday, I
will also be closed the following Friday. I will refer you to
other providers for my absences.
**Rates: I have weekly rates, not daily. You are charged even if
your child is not here, with the exception of my vacation time.
You are also charged for legal holidays that I am closed.
**Extra Charges: You will pay for all activities. There is a
charge of $5.00 every five minutes you are late picking up your
child, to be paid that Friday with normal payment. A $5.00 per
day will be charged for late payments. A $15.00 fee will be
charged on returned checks and only cash will be accepted
thereafter, and you will pay all my fees if it causes me to have
bounced checks. Accounts that are 30 days late will be sent to
collection. There will be a yearly review of all charges and a
small rate increase every October.
**Payment: Payment is due n Fridays for the following week (see
Registration Form). I require that you pay in advance. If you
are not going to be here, please pay on Thursday. I also require
a two week notice prior to removal of your child (three week
notice if more than one child) from daycare for which payment
will be made.
I am looking forward to a good working relationship with all my
children and their parents. I hope if you have any questions,
you feel free to ask and I will do my best to work with you and
make your child's experience in my child care a happy one.
I have read and understand these policies.