Munchkin Palace    Contract

My goal is to make sure that all parents have peace of mind
that your child is being properly cared for while you are at work or away. I will do my very best to take care of your child and show them that they are very important and loved. Your child’s day will be filled with many fun activities that will stimulate him/her not only socially, but intellectually, emotionally, and physically as well. Through play, your child will learn the importance of cooperation and sharing. They will also learn social behavior and how to get along with others. They will learn how to understand their feelings, gain self-confidence, respect for others and themselves.  All of these are valuable traits that stay with them for a lifetime.

Hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday:
6:00 a.m.   -   6:00 p.m.

*Full-Time is considered anything between 21 to 50 hours per week.*
Anytime over 50 hours is extra.

*Part-time is considered anything between 0-20 hours per week*

*Sibling Discounts May Apply

Daycare Provider-Parent Agreement Effective January 1st, 2015

A. If we agree that the child will be placed the parents must provide the following:
1. A completed registration package with current information.
A completed record of age required immunizations.
3. Authorization to transport the child in my vehicle.

4. Emergency Service & Medication Waiver

B. Two weeks paid notice is required if the child is to be permanently removed from this Daycare.

Fees, Payment and Scheduling

A non-refundable $100.00 fee will be charged upon registration of each child. This covers my cost/time involved in registration materials, as well as start-up supplies that are needed.

A. Fee schedule effective Jan 1st through Dec 31st 20__.
B. Charges are based on the time you have arranged to leave your child to the time you actually pick up on the half hour. For example, if you have arranged to drop off your child at 8:30 a.m. you will then be charged from that time even if you drop off later.

C. This fee covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snack breaks. This only applies if the children arrive within specified meal and snack times.
Breakfast is 7:00 – 8:00a.m.

Morning snack is 9:30 – 9:45

 Lunch is 11:30a – 12:00 p.m.

Pm snack is 2:00 – 2:450 p.m.

Dinner is 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

D. Rates will be evaluated in Dec. You will be notified of any changes in Jan, and any rate changes will be effective on Feb 1st every year.

E.  Children will be picked up no later than 6:00 pm. There will be a late fee after 6:00 p.m. of $1.00 per minute, per child.

F. Payment for Daycare services is due each Monday in advance unless other arrangements have Been made, If payment is not made on the prearranged date, a $5.00 a day late fee goes into effect until balance is paid in full.
G. Advance notices of vacation days are required at least one week in advance.
H.  There are a limited number of spaces available; therefore, weekly payments are not based on child's attendance. Remember you are paying for QUALITY of care, not QUANTITY! Your fees are my entire income and to ensure that I can continue to care for your child, I please ask that you plan on making your daycare payment on time.

I. Each family has one week of vacation to be used in consecutive days and the

 daycare fee is waived. After this vacation time is used, you are responsible to pay the whole week if your child misses any additional week after your free week. This also applies to any given school break including spring, winter and summer breaks.

J. The daycare is closed two weeks during the year. We will let the parents know at least a month in advance so alternate arrangements can be made. Payment is expected during these weeks.

I. As a provider, sometime different situations will arise during the year. I will also have up to 4 additional sick days/personal days per calendar year; these days will be paid by the parents, any additional dates don’t have to be paid. However, I do understand that most of our parents have very limited options when it comes to alternative daycare when we are closed. I am considerate and will not take these days if I don’t need to.

Meals and Snacks.

A. All beverages will be 100% fruit juice or 1% milk and water.
B. Meals and snacks will be nutritional and the daily menu will follow the guidelines recommended by the Child Care Food Program.


A. Your child will be transported only in an automobile in safe operating condition that is covered by insurance and operated by a licensed and safe driver.
B. Your Child will be at all times in a seat belt or other protective device suitable for his-her age and weight.
C. There will be occasional field trips to the park. There will be at least one adult for every six children.
You will be notified of any field trips in advance, and I will try and let you know if I will be transporting your child for any other reason

Health Policies and Procedures.

A. Medical Emergencies:

1.Immediate first aid will be given.
2. An ambulance will be called and the recommendations of the paramedics will be followed.
3. Parents will be notified as soon as possible.
If you are not available, other family or friends on your registration card will be notified.
4. Parents are responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of emergency room care, ambulance, etc.

B. First Aid Procedures.

1. First aid will be in accordance with the Red Cross first aid class and the poison center.  Parents will be notified of all accidents.
2. A complete first aid kit, ice packs, and emergency numbers will be kept on the premises.

C. Illnesses.
1. Children displaying illness of fever 101 or greater, vomiting, diarrhea, should not come to daycare.
If child displays any of these symptoms while in my care, parents will be notified to come and pick child up.
2. If your child will be missing daycare due to illness, please notify me by phone in the morning or the previous evening.
3. Child with contagious disease must have written release from physician before returning to daycare.
D. Communicable disease prevention and reporting.
1. Your child will be kept isolated from other children as much as possible if your child has a communicable disease.
2. Each child will be observed daily for illnesses.
3. Individual bedding, washcloths, glasses, etc. will be used to minimize spreading infection.

E.  Hand washing, diapering, sanitizing and laundering policies.
1. Daycare provider will wash hands before and after diapering, toileting, eating, handling, and preparing food, and handling contaminated materials.
2. Children will wash after toileting, after handling contaminated materials and before and after eating.
3. Diapers will be changed regularly and immediately after a bowel movement.
4. Bedding will be laundered as needed or once a week.

F. Medication Management.
1. All prescribed medication must be labeled with the child’s name and must be accompanied with written permission from the parent to dispense.
2 .As needed medication must also be labeled with the child’s name and must be accompanied with written permission from the parent to dispense.

Munchkin Palace Family Child Care
License # 376619805

Arlene Saucedo

5076 Surf Shoal Point

San Diego CA, 92154

(619) 710-0101 home

(619) 279-7600 cell