School Policy: Useful Facts from A to Z

Parents will receive a formal Parent Handbook detailing all policies and guidelines upon interview/registration. 

Dietary Concerns

We understand many children have dietary restrictions due to allergies, religious beliefs and/or personal preferences.  Should you wish to limit or forbid certain food items for any reason, please notify us beforehand and we will ensure that no offensive food item is served to your child.

Enrollment

Once you are ready to enroll your child with us, please set up an appointment so we can best assist you. We will be glad to take the time to inform you about everything you need to know, including the relevant paperwork. You can make an appointment over the phone at 908-444-0376 or by filling out our contact form. We always appreciate & WELCOME your visit!

Guidance Policy

MBF believes more in guidance than discipline. Children are encouraged to follow the rules. We try to have important rules that do not interfere with the enthusiasm and energetic nature of the young child. Of course, hitting, biting and similar behaviors will be curtailed by first noting what motivated the problem and helping the offending child to find another way of coping with his or her problem. We do have a time out (one minute for each year of life) which is used to remove the child from the conflict, to help them cool down. Aggressive behavior is usually caused by fatigue, boredom, hunger, frustration, or need for kindness and attention. We look for the cause of the problem to help solve it. Some children are aggressive because of bad habit. Time out is meant to help break the habit. Conflict in a group is inevitable. However, we try to teach proper conflict resolution. Real life skills such as: Talking about how they feel, taking a walk or playing with someone else, reading a book or doing an art project, being rocked or held. When a child says, "I want my mommy," we comfort and explain that the parent will return soon. Parents can call any time to check on how their child(ren) are doing.
If a child continues to behave inappropriately, I will talk to you about it.

 

I will treat your child as they were my very own; I feel it is important for the child to feel love as well as guidance.

 

Please also understand that I am a mandated abuse reporter and if I suspect there is an abusive situation I am required by law to report it.
I document all things that are out of the ordinary, either in daycare or out.

 

Illness

Little children often get sick. You should keep your child at home throughout the duration of the illness so as to expedite the healing process and avoid getting the other children sick. When your child is ready to return to day care, we would appreciate a note from their doctor indicating that they are free from contagions.

SUBSIDIZED CHILDCARE PROGRAM

MBF is registered and sponsored by Community Coordinated Child Care Program - 4C's. Vouchers are accepted! Please contact them directly to see if you qualify.

 

Community Coordinated Child Care – Union County

2 City Hall Plaza 3rd Fl

Rahway, New Jersey 07065
(973) 923-1433