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Policies

In a Child's Path Policies

Interacting With Parents

In a Child’s Path has an open-door policy; parents may come by any time. Caregivers share observations about the child’s day, on paper and face-to-face. While the parent is the child’s primary source of affection and care, the caregiver is happy to share observations, acting as a resource to parents.

If you are interested in a seeing our infant and toddler facilities, we do not conduct tours during child care hours, as it is disruptive to our little ones. We are happy to schedule a tour with you outside of child care hours.

Clothing, Diapers & Supplies

Infants

Parents supply disposable or cloth diapers, wipes, diaper cream, extra clothing, bottles, pacifiers and comfort objects. In order to ensure that your child goes home with their own clothes we ask parents to label everything in permanent marker.

Toddlers

Parents should supply a nap blanket and an extra change of clothes; several for those who are transitioning to using the toilet. Those in diapers should supply disposable or cloth diapers, wipes and diaper cream. Children may also bring comfort objects. Please label everything in permanent marker.

Preschoolers

Parents should supply a nap blanket and an extra change of clothes; several for those who are transitioning to using the toilet. Children may also bring comfort objects. Please label everything in permanent marker.

Snacks & Meals

Infants

We provide freezer/refrigerator space for breast milk, or powdered formula. When infants are ready to move into cereal and solid foods, we provide those as well.

Toddlers and Preschoolers

In a Child’s Path provides snacks and lunch to our toddler and preschool children. As a participant in the USDA food program, In a Child’s Path ensures that children’s meals and snacks are balanced, containing a variety of healthy foods. Meals are prepared on site by the staff. We work with parents to accommodate special food requirements due to allergies or other medical conditions.