The daycare program and its staff would like to welcome you to Above & Beyond Care Learning Center(ABCLC). Please take a moment and read through this policy and procedure manual as we find it very beneficial to parents and child care providers. ABCLC will adhere to the Dept. of Human Services Licensing Regulations (DHS) for children infant and school age.
Each childcare facility must create a COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan which will serve as the guidelines for the facility’s COVID-19 child care activities. As with all emergency plans, the COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan developed for each child care facility should be tailored to the unique needs of each facility and should be created in consultation of guidance and policy issued by Office of Child Care and Department of Early Learning (OCDEL), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), and comply with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, each plan should incorporate enough flexibility to adapt to changing conditions. The templates provided in this toolkit can be used to document a facility’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, with a focus on training and communications, to ensure all stakeholders are fully informed and prepared for aspects of phased-in reopening or continuing to operate with a waiver during COVID 19. OCDEL recognizes that many child care providers have developed and are currently implementing their plans, whereas others are in the beginning phases of developing their plan. Though plans do not need to take the form of this template, providers should ensure that all elements of this template are included in their plans and adjust accordingly. A child care facility’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan should be shared with all families and staff and posted in a conspicuous area. Child care facilities should also consider whether the adoption of a new policy or the modification of an existing policy is necessary to effectively implement the COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.
Each child care facility should continue to monitor its COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan throughout the year and update as needed. All revisions should be shared with all families and staff and posted in a conspicuous area. Child care providers are not required to use this specific plan, but the following elements must be addressed in any plan format selected by the provider
Dear Family, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for choosing Above & Beyond Care Learning Center. As a mother of two beautiful children, I truly understand the importance of TRUSTING a provider to care for your child. As parents, we love our children so deeply, and we need the peace of mind that we've found a center where the staff truly cares about our children. At ABC Learning Center, this is absolutely the peace of mind you'll get with your son or daughter enrolled at our center.
Whether they’re toddlers or in their teens, children develop a natural preference for the foods they enjoy the most. To encourage healthy eating habits, the challenge is to make nutritious choices appealing.
Focus on overall diet rather than specific foods. Kids should be eating more whole, minimally processed food—food that is as close to its natural form as possible—and less packaged and processed food.
Be a role model. The childhood impulse to imitate is strong so don’t ask your child to eat vegetables while you gorge on potato chips.
Disguise the taste of healthier foods. Add vegetables to a beef stew, for example, or mash carrots up with mashed potato, or add a sweet dip to slices of apple.
Cook more meals at home. Restaurant and takeout meals have more added sugar and unhealthy fat so cooking at home can have a huge impact on your kids’ health. If you make large batches, cooking just a few times can be enough to feed your family for the whole week.
Get kids involved in shopping for groceries and preparing meals. You can teach them about different foods and how to read food labels.
Make healthy snacks available. Keep plenty of fruit, vegetables, and healthy beverages (water, milk, pure fruit juice) on hand so kids avoid unhealthy snacks like soda, chips, and cookies.
Limit portion sizes. Don’t insist your child cleans the plate, and never use food as a reward or bribe.
Listed are the 5 food groups: