Description: Little Smiles Daycare, Inc. of Suffolk is a Group Family Day Care in Brentwood NY, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Total Capacity: 12 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years AND 4 additional school-aged children�(there must be one caregiver for every two children under the age of two years in attendance). The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.Additional Information: Care is available during non-traditional hours;
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|Brief Description: A firm clean crib, cot, bed or washable padded mat of age-appropriate size and construction must be provided for all children requiring a rest period.|
|Brief Description: When conducting evacuation drills, the exit route must be varied to ensure that all approved means of egress are practiced. If one of the exit routes leads to a window or fire escape, the drill must include taking the children to the window or fire escape and explaining what would be expected of them should an actual fire occur that requires they use this exit route. Exiting through the window or on to the fire escape during a drill is not required.|
|Brief Description: Except while sleeping, awaking or going to sleep, an infant must not be left in a crib, playpen or other confined space for more than 30 minutes at any one time. Other than at meals or snack time, a child must not be left in a high chair for longer than 15 minutes.|
|Brief Description: Children may not sleep or nap in car seats, baby swings, strollers, infant seats or bouncy seats. Should a child fall asleep in one of these devices, he or she must be moved to a crib/cot or other approved sleeping surface|
|Brief Description: Other than children who are enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade, no child may be accepted for care in a child care program unless the program has been furnished with a written statement signed by a health care provider verifying that the child is able to participate in child day care and currently appears to be free from contagious or communicable diseases. A child's medical statement must have been completed within the 12 months preceding the date of enrollment.|
|Brief Description: With the exception of children meeting the criteria of section 416.11(a)(5) or (6), children enrolled in the child day care must remain current with their immunizations in accordance with the current schedule for required immunizations established in the New York State Public Health Law|
|Brief Description: The Licensee must prepare a health care plan on forms furnished by the Office. Such plan must protect and promote the health of children. The health care plan must be on site, followed by all caregivers and available upon demand by a parent or the Office. In those instances in which the program will administer medications, the health care plan must also be approved by the program's health care consultant unless the only medications to be administered are those specified in 416.11(c)|
|Brief Description: Caregivers and volunteers must ensure that children thoroughly wash their hands or assist children with thoroughly washing their hands with soap and running water when they are dirty, after toileting, before and after food handling or eating, after handling pets or other animals, after contact with any bodily secretion or fluid, and after coming in from outdoors.|
|Brief Description: The program must obtain a written statement, from the parent of each infant in care, setting forth the breast milk, formula and feeding schedule instructions for the infant and must be updated as changes are made.|
|Brief Description: The caregivers, employees and volunteers must be familiar with the regulations governing group family day care. Such regulations must be readily accessible to the caregivers for reference purposes and must be made available for review to a parent of a child in care upon request by a parent|
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