MAP Family Handbook

  

Our family handbook incorporates everything you need to know once you are part of our program.  We kindly request that you read it when you join our program and suggest that you download it directly to your computer for easy access to when you have a question but please, if you can't find it, do not hesitate to contact Gaye Shannon, the Executive Director.  


Everyone needs to know... 


Absence:  If your child will not be attending MAP on his or her scheduled day, you must call your child's program site to let them know. The school does not inform MAP if your child is out.


Medication: All medication MUST be HANDED to a MAP educator in its original container with clear instructions and be accompanied by a completed Medication Consent Form authorizing MAP to give the medicine to your child. Medication of any kind should never come to school or MAP in a lunchbox or pocket. 

Snow/Emergency Closing Days: MAP will be closed when the Medfield Public Schools close due to snow or other unplanned emergency. Sometimes due to surprise storms we ask that parents take into consideration their own driving safety as well as the safety of the educators. If MAP does attempt to close early we will notify you by phone (or email, if you've provided us with an address). In this case we will ask parents to pick up their child as close to that time as possible


Brushing Teeth @ MAP: MAP provides an opportunity for children to brush their teeth, with parental/guardian permission, whenever they are in our care for more than four hours or consume a meal while in our care. Families may indicate their choice on their child's MAP Child Information Form. This applies for children attending MAP and eating lunch on half-days, non- school days and over the vacation weeks. MAP asks that families:


  • Provide your child with a toothbrush, labeled with your child's name (we suggest using a sharpie marker and painting over the name with clear nail polish).

  • Keep your child's toothbrush in a disposable plastic zip bag in their lunch box.  

  • Each evening families should remove the tooth brush from the bag and allow it to air dry overnight before putting it back in their lunch box.

  • Continue to reinforce tooth brushing at home for good oral health.


Extra Clothes:  (for programs at Memorial only) 
Please send in a bag with extra clothes for your child in case of an accident or a spill. Include extra pants or shorts, a shirt, extra socks and underwear. The unexpected will happen and we want the children to be comfortable in their own clothes. We will store the clothes for the year, so please remember to pick them up at the end of the year.