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Providers  >  Communicating with Parents  >  Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook

Your parent handbook is one of the most important communication tools that you’ll provide for parents. Whether you are putting a handbook together for the first time or are updating the one you have, think about writing the information in a clear, easy-to-read format. Your parent handbook may include:

  • Introduction and philosophy of the program
  • License ID number
  • Staff biographies
  • The daily schedule
  • Drop-off and pick-up policies
  • Individual child records
  • Health and safety policies
  • Parent involvement
  • Discipline policy
  • Toileting policy
  • Food program policy
  • Toys from home
  • Birthday and holiday celebrations
  • Bad weather policy
  • Special programs offered
  • Yearly calendar of events
  • Termination policy
Your parent handbook is one of the most important communication tools that you’ll provide for parents