Friendship Depot has an excellent track record for safety and security. We have provided a nurturing, loving and fun program for several years.

As your child's care provider, we believe that our primary responsibility is to enhance support and strengthen your child's self esteem, assisting them in developing personal independence, self-control and the ability to make good choices.

New environments can be challenging for most children. We offer an environment which contributes to a sense of security for your child., Some will adjust quickly while others will take a little longer. Some separation anxiety is normal. We will be happy to provide you with ideas and suggestions to make this transition easier for your child. >

Daily communication is essential. Such communication will help us meet your child's individual needs. Confidentiality is stressed at our facility and all staff members are required to sign a confidentiality policy.

Hours:

7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Monday through Friday.

Required Documents:

The following Washington State Department of Early Learning Forms are required before your child can be accepted into our care:

1. Child Care Enrollment Form
2. Current Immunization Record.
3. Permission Authorization

In addition, Friendship Depot also requires the following:

1. Executed Contract, signed and dated by all parties.
2. Medication Authorization Form (If applicable)
3. Sunscreen Authorization Form (if applicable)
4. Child Social Information Form

Safety and Security:

Safety

For safety reasons your child will not be released to anyone who is not listed on their registration form. Written authorization must be on file prior to your child's release to anyone. For the safety and security of your child, telephone requests are only accepted from you if the individual is listed on your child's registration form. Those individuals authorized by you to pick up your children will be asked for picture identification. We will not release your child to anyone younger than 18 years of age.

Evacuation and Fire Drills

We make every attempt to be prepared for potential emergency situations. We regularly schedule and practice emergency evacuations and fire drills. An emergency plan with telephone numbers and procedure is posted on the parent board located at the entrance to the facility.

Tuition and Fees

We make every attempt to be prepared for potential emergency situations. We regularly schedule and practice emergency evacuations and fire drills. An emergency plan with telephone numbers and procedure is posted on the parent board located at the entrance to the facility.

All tuition and fees are due in advance of services. Childcare fees are due in advance as well.

Meals and Snacks

Two snacks are provided to your child each day around 10:00 am and 3:30 pm. Monthly lunch tickets are available for a small fee of $20.00 a month.

If your child has food allergies or is a picky eater we may ask you to bring the food they can or will eat in lieu of purchasing a lunch ticket.

We serve nutritious snacks and lunches. Whenever possible we will be serving the best organic foods and using organic ingredients in our snacks and meals.

Parent Involvement

Parents are "always welcome" to visit us during the day and are strongly encouraged to participate in our program. We agree with the philosophy that it takes a "village to raise a child." If you would like to plan time with us, please leave a message at the front desk and I will contact you.

Communication is essential. We welcome any feedback, concerns, or discussions of any kind that can help promote a positive experience for your child. If at any time you have concerns about your child's time with us, please do not hesitate to share them with myself or my program supervisor.

Thank you for considering us as your child's "home away from home." Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Sharie A. Heikkila
Owner/Director

You will receive a copy of our Parent Handbook upon registration.
06/25/09

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