keypadTo ensure the safety of your child, the teachers will not release he or she to anyone other than a parent/guardian. No child will be able to go home with another person unless it has been instructed in writing and proper identification is shown at time of pickup. Remember to keep us current on telephone numbers where you can be reached in case of an emergency. Security has never been a problem at NF Bright Beginnings. Nonetheless, taking a proactive stand for the safety of all, we have installed a new state-of-the-art security system at our facility that allows us to monitor all classroom entrances and exits and the playground from the center office. As a part of this new security system, all doors from the lobby into the center will be locked at all times. Parents will be issued a personal security code number – a number used only by you and your designated pick-up persons to gain access to NF Bright Beginnings.

Release of Personal Information

There is an occasional request for student phone numbers and addresses. We respect your right to privacy and have established a policy of not releasing this information unless a signed release form has been completed and is on file in the center office. For the health and well-being of all the children, it is mandatory that sick children not be brought to school. If your child has had any of the following symptoms during the night, he or she will not be admitted the following morning for the safety of the other children.

Sick Child Procedures

  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees F
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pink eyes with drainage
  • Cough with congestion and excessive nasal discharge
The center’s established policy for an ill child’s return:
  • Free of fever for 24 hours
  • Chicken pox: one week after on-set (or when lesions are crusted)
  • Strep: 24 hours after initial medication
  • Vomiting/diarrhea: 24 hours after initial medication or when without discharge
  • Pink Eye-next day if on prescription eye drops and no drainage. – An authorized medication form is completed by the child’s physician and signed by the parent/guardian
  • The medication is in the original container with the prescription label intact
  • Over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications must have a form signed by the parent and your child’s physician in order for NF Bright Beginnings to administer the medication
  • All Medicines, prescription and over-the-counter medications must be sent to NF Bright Beginnings in the original containers with child’s name.
  • Medicines must be handed directly to a staff member with the proper forms, and should never be placed in child’s belongings or in child’s food/beverages.
  • Children who need to continue medication for an illness after they are able to safely return to school will be given their medications provided that:
Medications are administered by the nurse or by authorized staff members who have completed a medicine administration class. If a child becomes ill during the day, we will notify the parent to have the child picked up as quickly as possible. Only parents or a person listed as an emergency contact will be allowed to pick up the child.