We are so excited that you have decided to enroll your child(ren) at Sunshine Starts. We are looking forward to meeting and getting to know your precious little rays of Sunshine.
Please note that at anytime you can hit the SAVE button at the bottom of each page to save your progress. You will be able to email yourself a link to the in-progress form so that you can come back and finish the form at your convinience.
It is undersetood that:
I authorize representatives of Sunshine Starts to contact Emergency Medical Technicians to transport the child(ren) listed on the first page of this form to receive medical care, if such transportation/care is deemed necessary.
I irrevocably release any claims, demands, actions or causes of action against Sunshine Starts, and their respective representatives and employees, which may arise out of or relate to the transportation of my child(red) and any medical care provided.
This authorization and waiver shall remain effective until Student withdraws from the Sunshine Starts program.
It is required that all day care centers licensed by OCFS form a sleeping/napping agreement in writing between the provider and the parents. Regulation 418-1.7(o)
Sunshine Starts adheres to all OCFS regulations regarding sleeping and napping (see below). Students may nap when they are tired and are not forced to nap if they are not tired. Students are always given the option to do a quiet activity if they cannot fall asleep. They are never confined to their sleeping area, but may enjoy a quiet activity there if they so choose.
Infants will sleep in a crib and will be placed flat on his or her back, unless medical information from the child’s health care provider is presented to the program by the parent. Parents are responsible for supplying bedding for their child to use during naptime. Bedding will be sent home regularly to be cleaned. NO bumpers, toys, heavy blankets (6weeks-12months only sleep sacks are permitted), pillows, wedges or infant positioners may be used in the crib unless medical information from the child’s health care provider is presented indicating otherwise. Your child will be under direct supervision at all times in their classroom by the teacher or teacher assistant following OCFS regulation 418-1.8.
Toddler-Preschool will sleep on a mat in the child’s classroom. Parents are responsible for supplying bedding for their child to use during naptime. Bedding will be sent home regularly to be cleaned. Children are welcome to bring any items that will make them feel at ease during nap time (i.e.- blanket, small stuffed animal, etc.). Your child will be under direct supervision at all times in their classroom by the teacher or teacher assistant following OCFS regulation 418-1.8.
Excerpts of OCFS Regulation 418-1.7 Program Requirements that regard sleeping and napping
(h) If television or other electronic visual media is used, it must be part of a planned developmentally appropriate program with an educational, social, physical or other learning objective that includes identified goals and objectives. Television and other electronic visual media must not be used solely to occupy time.
(1) Television and other electronic visual media must be turned off when not part of a planned developmentally appropriate program activity.
(2) Children must not watch television or other electronic visual media during meals.
(3) Television and other electronic visual media must be turned off while children are sleeping, and during established nap times. This is not to prohibit an individual from using electronic visual media for business purposes during sleep or nap time if all children are sleeping and its use does not interfere with the supervision of children.
(l) 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.
(m) Children may not sleep or nap in car seats, baby swings, strollers, infant seats or bouncy seats unless otherwise prescribed by a health care provider. 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
(n) For day and evening care, appropriate rest and quiet periods, that are responsive to individual and group needs, must be provided so that children can sit quietly or lie down to rest.
(o) Other than for school age children, sleeping and napping arrangements must be made in writing between the parent and the program. Such arrangements shall include: the area of the program where the child will nap; whether the child will nap on a cot, mat, bed or a crib; and how the napping child will be supervised, consistent with the requirements of section 418-1.8 of this Subpart.
(p) Sleeping arrangements for infants require that the infant be placed flat on his or her back to sleep, unless medical information from the child’s health care provider is presented to the program by the parent that shows that arrangement is inappropriate for that child.
(q) Cribs, bassinets and other sleeping areas for infants must not have bumper pads, toys, large stuffed animals, heavy blankets, pillows, wedges or infant positioners unless medical information from the child’s health care provider is presented indicating otherwise.
(r) The resting/napping places must:
(1) be located in approved day care space;
(2) be located in safe areas of the program;
(3) be located in a draft-free area;
(4) be where children will not be stepped on;
(5) be in a location where safe egress is not blocked;
(6) allow a person to move freely and safely within the napping area in order to check on or meet the needs of children; and
(7) be at least two feet apart from each other.
(s) Individual clean bed coverings must be available, as needed, for each child requiring a rest period.
(t) Bedding, which is the removable and washable portion of the sleeping environment, must not be shared between children.
(u) Sleeping surfaces, including bedding, which is the removable and washable portion of the sleeping environment, must not come in contact with the sleeping surfaces of another child’s rest equipment during storage. Mats and cots must be stored so that the sleeping surfaces do not touch when stacked.
(v) No crib, cot, bed or mat may be occupied by more than one child, nor by a child and any adult.
(w) Children unable to sleep during nap time shall not be confined to a sleeping surface (cot, crib, etc) but instead must be offered a supervised place for quiet play.
I am one of the parents of the minor(s) named above. I know that for the following reasons I may not be available to personally authorize medical, dental, surgical care and hospitalization for said minor. Those reasons are:
I hereby give my consent and authorization for any emergency or non-emergency diagnostic procedure, medical, dental, surgical care and hospitalization that any health care provider so determined as advisable, in the best judgment of said health care provider including, but not limited to, any physician, dentist or hospital personnel providing health care to the minor.
In my absence, I would like the health care provider to discuss the matter with the persons designated below. I authorize those persons, insofar as the law of New York State permits me to do so, to enter in to the decision, to convey to the provider my consent, and to consent to said treatment.
I hereby authorize the health care provider to discuss in full with those persons designated any medical information that is required to help the input of the persons so designated.
I hereby hold harmless any physician, dentist, hospital or hospital personnel, or other health care provider rendering such care to the minor from any liability resulting from the failure to obtain consent from me as the parent of the minor and from any other person. It is my intent that the person or persons appointed herein shall be able to act in my stead in making such decisions.
I have put the important medical facts, if any, on the reverse side of this document. The medical facts are intended to help a doctor, medical personnel, or other health care provider in deciding what treatment is to be given but is in no way intended to restrict the authorization and consent hereby given.
I hereby appoint one person from the following list to be chosen in the order of priority listed when the persons in the prior listings are not reasonably available, willing or competent to participate in the health care decision-making concerning the minor:
The period of time over which this authorization exists is as follows:
It is intended that this document shall be presented to the physician, dentist, or appropriate hospital or medical representative at such time that the medical, dental, surgical care or hospitalization shall be authorized.
It is intended that this authorization relieves the physician, dentist, or any health care provider or any hospital or institution in which such care is given from any liability resulting from the failure of me, as a parent, or any other person, from signing a consent or authorization to render such care. It is the intent that the person or persons appointed herein shall be able to act in my stead in making decisions.
For information only, I am listing said minor's usual dentists and doctors so they may be consulted if that is deemed necessary by anyone: