You can expect our Childwatch Staff to:
- Work with you in helping your child feel secure and welcome in the program.
- Read stories, play, do simple projects, as time and daily enrollment permit.
- Provide a positive social experience for your child.
- Give your child quality supervision.
We expect parents to aid in the comfort of their child and assist the Y Childwatch Staff by:
- Bringing the child into the program with clean attire and shoes.
- Being sure the child's diaper is clean.
- Ensuring the child is well fed. (No food is permitted in the Childwatch area.)
- Clearly marking all personal items with child's name. (Please do not bring toys from home.)
- Being sensitive to other children by not bringing sick or unusually fussy children to the program.
- Clearly identifying your location in the building.
- Respecting the 2 hour time limit per child, per day.
Other Childwatch Policies:
- Each parent must fill out a Childwatch information sheet if entering the area for the first time.
- Parents are required to sign children in and out. The same person must sign the child in and out, unless a written note is provided to the Childwatch Staff. That person may be asked to present a picture I.D. when picking up your child.
- When your child is in Childwatch, please list where you will be in the building.
- No food or drink is allowed in the Childwatch area except bottles for infants. If parents want their child to have a snack, they must take the child out of the room.
- Time out is the form of discipline used in Childwatch for the sake of everyone's safety and learning. Two year olds will sit for 2 minutes, 3 year olds for 3 minutes, etc. Parents will be asked to remove any child who continues to behave negatively.
- For the comfort and best interest of your child and other participants, it is our policy to locate the parent if their child continues to cry beyond 10 minutes. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all children in the program.
- Each child needs a diaper bag (if applicable) that includes diapers, wipes, pacifier and 1 change of clothes. Items should be labeled with the child's name.
- The Greene County YMCA reserves the right to refuse Childwatch services to children who show signs of any form of sickness, including, but not limited to, sore throat, fever, croup, discolored mucous, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
- Any parent not following the above rules and regulations could be subject to loss of Childwatch privileges.
- Questions or concerns may be directed to Sandy Pruitt.
Please keep in mind that we offer the Childwatch Program for your convenience. Our rules may differ from the Tennessee day care laws and may vary from our previous day care policies.