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An overview of the Infant Toddler Family Day Care program.

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Parent information session

  1. 1. INFANT TODDLER FAMILY DAY CARE Welcome Parent Information Session
  2. 2. Infant Toddler Family Day Care is a network of professional child care educators with a commitment to the principle that learning begins at birth. We support the emotional, social and intellectual development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in safe, nurturing high-quality child care environments. Infant Toddler Family Day Care
  3. 3. Overview  ITFDC Services and Supports  *Business Services  *Workforce Development  *USDA Food Program  *Child Care Plus  *Non/Profit/Board of Directors  *Role of the Child Care Specialist  *Ratios  Quality Child Care – What is it?
  4. 4. INFANT TODDLER SERVICES AND SUPPORTS  Our model of care is based upon a philosophy that focuses on the total family.  Children benefit from having a trusted relationship with adults  Care is individualized.  Child care in a home setting.  Children learn through play.
  5. 5. ITFDC BUSINESS SERVICES  Early Childcare Educators (ECCE’s) choose ITFDC because we provide: *Contracts & Enrollments *Liability Insurance *Home visits *Parent Invoices *Events *Payment of fees to ECCE’s *1099’s *Marketing, Website, Facebook *Subsidy *Training *Advocacy
  6. 6. INFANT TODDLER (ITFDC) SERVICES AND SUPPORTS ITFDC was founded as a state licensed system of providers in 1983 (only system in VA) to recruit, screen, train, approve, and monitor child care providers.
  7. 7.  Orientation  Home Evaluation  All background checks  Approval under system license WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  8. 8. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Initial Training (63.5 hrs + 8 hours MAT training)  Professionalism (4.5 hours)  Safety (4 hours)  Child Development (6 hours)  Interviewing & Communication Skills (3 hours)  CPR/First Aid (6 hours)  Mentoring (40 hours)  MAT (8 hours) – this class is optional
  9. 9. USDA FOOD PROGRAM *Annual enrollment *Monitor 3 times a year *Provide all required documents *Records kept on minute menus *ECCE provides food and are reimbursed for up to two meals and one snack *ECCE’s will offer a type of formula they serve to infants
  10. 10. BOARD OF DIRECTORS  *We are a non-profit  *We have a governing board of directors  *Conduct strategic planning  *Fiscal oversight  *Programmatic oversight
  11. 11. CHILD CARE PLUS High quality child care services on an as-needed basis during non-traditional hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays in our nurturing family child care homes. For more information, visit our web site at:
  12. 12. ROLE OF CHILD CARE SPECIALIST  Parents primary contact  Visits ECCE’S  Trainers  Monitor USDA food program  Activities with the children and ECCE  Annual home evaluation
  13. 13. ROLE OF CHILD CARE SPECIALIST  Documents visits with ECCE and children  Encourages professional development  Ensures compliance with system approval including ratios
  14. 14. RATIOS  TOTAL POINTS FOR EACH CAREGIVER MUST NOT EXCEED 16 WITHOUT AN ASSISTANT  *Birth through 15 months 4 points each  *16 months through 23 months 3 points each  *Two through four years 2 points each  *Five through nine years 1 point each  *Ten years and older 0 points
  15. 15. SUBSTITUTES AND ASSISTANTS  Must be 18 years of age or older  A substitute must complete all requirements an ECCE is required to complete and may care for the children alone if there is only 16 points.  An assistant must complete all background checks, initial training and remain up-to-date on CPR and First Aid.  An assistant can care for the children alone for up to 2 hours if there is only 16 points.
  16. 16. What we believe is quality.  First few years are key due to brain development.  Promotes development (physical, cognitive, social-emotional).  Improves school performance (better math, language, cognition, social skills, relationships, and self-regulation).
  17. 17. What Your Child Needs to Know to Succeed in School o CONFIDENCE o CURIOSITY o INTENTIONALITY o SELF-CONTROL o RELATEDNESS o CAPACITY TO COMMUNICATE o COOPERATIVENESS o (Heart Start from Zero to Three)
  18. 18. High Quality Child Care Training/Education Provides higher quality programs for Children Child care providers should:  Have ongoing training opportunities  Trained in CPR and first aid  Provide an environment that provides social, emotional, and educational opportunities
  19. 19. Supervision with Interaction Interaction/Supervision Pay attention to the child care providers interaction with and supervision of the children  Appropriate supervision results in less injuries  Interaction promotes learning
  20. 20. Low Ratios  Our providers offer one on one attention to your child.  Children thrive and feel safe and secure in a smaller home environment.  Children become members of the Provider’s family and form lasting bonds together.  Learning peaks in small groups.
  21. 21. Safety and Health Health & Safety  Outdoor play areas surrounded by a safety barrier and soft materials.  Diapering areas cleaned and disinfected after each changing  Regular hand-washing  Poisonous and dangerous objects are kept out of reach  Emergency Plan  Proper equipment  Sanitation of toys and surfaces
  22. 22. FEES AND BILLING POLICIES  Fees can be found in the Infant Toddler Family Day Care policies.  Please note that Child Care Plus fees are different than fees for traditional hours.  Fees are subject to change.  Invoices are emailed on the fifteenth of the month prior to the month of service. Payment is due by the first of each month. Please supply our office with the email address(es) where you want to receive the invoice by completing the Billing Form.
  23. 23. BILLING POLICIES Payments may be made automatically by using our automatic payment plan. To use this system, please read & complete the Billing Form. If you decide to mail your payments they must be received by our office by the first day of the month or care will be terminated. There is a $25.00 late fee charge for payments received after the first of the month. Dishonored payments will incur penalty charges. Payments will then be required by cash or money order.
  24. 24. FLEX SPENDING ACCOUNTS If you are using a Flex Spending Account you may be asked for a Tax ID number, signatures and address. Please get this information from your provider using their ID number, address, and get the provider’s signature.
  25. 25. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS  Fairfax County Office of Children  City of Alexandria, Arlington County  Loudoun County, Prince William County  Fairfax Futures  The Child Care Network  Child Care Aware of Virginia  Voices for Virginia’s Children  NVAEYC – Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children  VECF – Virginia Early Childhood Education  VAECE – Virginia Association for Early Childhood Educator
  26. 26. NEXT STEPS  Review provider profiles  Review policies  Call our office if you need more names  Schedule interviews  Meet with providers  Decide on a provider and discuss details with the provider  Call our office with schedule and start date  Complete paperwork and send placement fee
  27. 27. Invest In Us White House Summit on Early Childhood Education, Dec 2014 (Click on link to play video)
  28. 28. QUESTIONS?
  29. 29. INFANT TODDLER FAMILY DAY CARE 703-352-3449 11166 Fairfax Boulevard Suite 206 Fairfax, Virginia 22030