Child Care Rules and Regulations

 childcare 2 (Small)


Basic Rules and Regulations 

  1. All children must have a waiver on file for the current calendar year.
  2. Children are not permitted to be signed out by anyone other than the parent/guardian who signed them in, unless authorized by the parent/guardian who signed them in. Photo ID may be required.
  3. Parent/guardian must remain within the Vandalia Recreation Center (VRC) or Sports Complex while their child is visiting the Child Care areas. Parents utilizing the Sports Complex must leave a cell phone number with the Child Care Attendant on duty so the parent can be reached if needed. 
  4. Service is available for a maximum of 3 hours per child.
  5. Child Care Attendants are not required to change diapers; if a bowel movement occurs the parent/guardian will be notified.
  6. Children are discouraged from bringing personal toys of any kind into the Child Care areas.  Staff is not responsible for lost or broken toys.
  7. If a child cries continuously for longer than twenty minutes, a staff member will notify the parent. The Child Care Attendant may request the child leave the Child Care area. 
  8. Any other guidelines deemed necessary for the safety and comfort of the patron will be enforced.


VRC Staff Reserves the Right for the Following Disciplinary Procedure

  1. Verbal Warning by VRC Staff to Child
  2. “Time Out” area will be used by VRC Staff (based on their judgement of individual situation.)
  3. If first two levels of discipline are not effective, staff will write a behavior report and/or notify              parent/guardian to remove child from the Child Care Center.
  4. If 3 behavior reports are written within a 6 month period, the child will not be permitted in the            child care area for the remainder of the calendar year.


Rules in Regards to Food

  1. Drinks in a spill-proof plastic bottle or cup with lid will be permitted.
  2. Non-messy finger foods will be permitted.
  3. No gum will be permitted.


Rules in Regards to Safety

  1. If a child is hurt or injured, staff will notify parents immediately of the problem. Staff will then fill      out the appropriate incident/accident report form.
  2. Socks must be worn at all times in child care areas. 
  3. Fighting, horseplay, and unsafe behavior are strictly prohibited.
  4. Glass items of any kind will not be permitted.


Rules in Regards to Illness/Hygiene

  1. Please help us to make child care facilities  a healthy and safe place for our children. If your
        child has any of the following symptoms, please do not bring them into the child care area:             Runny nose with colored discharge, fever, diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours, rash, eye       drainage, and lice.
  2. If the VRC staff determines a child is sick, an employee will get parent/guardian to remove
        child from the center.
  3. VRC Staff is not permitted to administer any medications at any time.



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