Parent’s Handbook

The Hunger Mountain Childcare Handbook

All parents receive a Parent Handbook (PDF) upon enrolling their child at HMCC.  It contains a wealth of information about our Center as well as many regulations that the State of Vermont requires that we follow.  If you have any questions about the policies in the handbook, please do not hesitate to speak to the director.

The following information has been taken from the handbook to serve as a “quick guide” to common issues that concern parents.

When is a child sent home sick from HMCC?

Some reasons a child may be sent home from HMCC are:

  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • discharge from the nose that is constant and opaque
  • unexplained rash
  • any kind of parasite
  • fever of 100 or above
  • communicable disease
  • constant coughing
  • behavior that leads the teacher to believe that the child is ill.

HMCC will make an effort to be accomodating in the event of a sudden illness, but parents should have a plan for pick up and for care of sick children who are unable to attend HMCC.

HMCC reserves the right to refuse service to any child if, in the opinion of the staff, the child is too sick to be at HMCC or poses a health threat to the other children.

When can a child return to HMCC after illness?

To return to HMCC after illness, a child must be symptom-free or the parents must have had communication with a doctor.  A child must be well enough to take part in outdoor activities.

What if my child is taking a medication?

Parents are asked to make every effort to administer all medications outside HMCC.  If this is not possible, a parent must fill out an HMCC medication form so a teacher may administer medication.