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9503.0090 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS.

Subpart 1.

Policies given to parents.

At the time of a child's enrollment, the parent must be provided with written notification of the:

A.

ages and numbers of children the center is licensed to serve;

B.

hours and days of operation;

C.

child care program options the center is licensed to operate, including a description of the program's educational methods and religious, political, or philosophical basis, if any, and how parents may review the center's child care program plan;

D.

center's policy on parent conferences and notification to a parent of a child's intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development;

E.

center's policy requiring a health care summary and immunization record of a child;

F.

policies and procedures for the care of children who become sick at the center and parent notification practices for the onset of or exposure to a contagious illness or condition or when there is an emergency or injury requiring medical attention;

G.

center's policies and procedures for administering first aid and sources of care to be used in case of emergencies;

H.

center's policies on the administration of medicine;

I.

procedures for obtaining written parental permission for field trips;

J.

procedures for obtaining written parental permission before each occasion of research, experimental procedure, or public relations activity involving a child;

K.

center's policies on the provision of meals and snacks;

L.

center's behavior guidance policies and procedures;

M.

presence of pets;

N.

center's policy that parents of enrolled children may visit the center any time during the hours of operation; and

O.

telephone number of the Department of Human Services, Division of Licensing.

Subp. 2.

Parent conferences and daily reports.

The license holder must ensure that the parent of a child is informed of the child's progress. The license holder must ensure that:

A.

individual parent conferences are planned and offered by program staff at least twice a year;

B.

documentation is made in the child's record that individual parent conferences were planned and offered;

C.

the status of the child's intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development is reported to the parent during the conference; and

D.

daily written reports are made to the parent of an infant or toddler about the child's food intake, elimination, sleeping patterns, and general behavior.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 245A.02; 245A.09; 252.28

History:

13 SR 173; 18 SR 2748; 30 SR 1216

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2007