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January 2016

Happy New Year 2016! We hope you enjoyed your time off with family and friends. This is going to be a very exciting year for us here at Discovery Isle. We look forward to spending the New Year with all of our families and are very excited to welcome our new families to our program! Remember, if you refer a family to our program and they enroll you will receive a week tuition credit for the month.

The staff and I would like to thank you for all of the wonderful thoughtful generous gifts we have received throughout the holiday season. We are so lucky to have such kind and generous families here at Discovery Isle.  Thank you!

Thank you all for attending our classroom’s Winter Festival. The children and teachers all worked hard to make it a magical night for all. Boy, did they succeed! We are so excited to start planning for next year’s festival!

Flu and cold season is here. We work hard to disinfect all toys, door knobs, tables and chairs throughout the day. We are teaching the children good hand washing skills and how to avoid catching a cough.  However, if a child has a runny nose, fever, or a bad cough, germs are spread. Below you will find a copy of Discovery Isle’s Illness Policy. Together we can make a difference during cold and flu season!

Thank you for being conscientious and keeping your children home when they are sick.

Your children are precious gifts and we are privileged to have the opportunity to play and work with them on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing your most special gift with us!

Happy New Year!

~Discovery Isle Staff


Illness Policy

Your child should not be brought to the center if, within the last 24 hours, the child has had a fever, diarrhea, a
yellow or green runny nose, or other illnesses that could be given to children and teachers. Therefore, it is
important that you have some kind of alternate care for your child on such occasions. The center should be
notified immediately if your child has contracted one of the common communicable childhood diseases such as:
measles, chicken pox, or mumps. We can then inform other parents of the symptoms so they can watch for
them in their children.  Discovery Isle encourages safeguarding the health of young children by requesting parents to follow these
guidelines when deciding if a child is well enough to attend the center:
• FEVER: Keep child home until fever registers below 100′ for 24 hours and child is acting well.
• RUNNY NOSE: Keep child home until thick yellow or green discharge clears up.
• EARACHE: Keep child home until a doctor examines the ears and recommends the child return to
the center.
• RASH: Keep child home until a doctor determines the cause and recommends the child return to
the center.
• SORE THROAT: Keep child home until a doctor determines no strep infection exists and the
throat is healed.
• COUGH: Keep child home until coughing subsides.
• UPSET STOMACH/VOMITING/DIARRHEA: Keep child home until symptom free for 24 hours
and the child is eating normally without upset.
Parents are expected to call the center to indicate the child will be absent and the cause of the absence.


Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

As you know, living in Southern California, it is very cold in the early mornings and late afternoons, but it is usually beautiful with a comfortable temperature during most of the day.
Helpful Tips
*Layer your child’s clothing to help with the temperature changes during the day
*Label all belongings with your child’s first and last name. This includes hats and gloves.
*Try to send the same jacket or coat to school. This helps both your child and teaching staff to recognize who the jacket belongs to.
*Many sweatshirts tend to look the same. Sew on fun colorful patches or get crafty with some clothing paint to help make the sweatshirt unique. This activity can be fun for your child and It will make it easier for them to locate his or her belongings. As a bonus if your child helps to design it they will take more pride and ownership of it!
*Try to take jackets home on a daily basis. Our lost and found tub has grown over this winter! Missing belongings can be found easily if we try to locate them within the first couple of days

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