Childcare booking service

By booking care through the Parent Day Out platform, you agree to grant, without limitation or qualification, the following parental consents to the facility that is caring for your child. If do not grant any of the consents stated here, do not use the on-demand care service.

Emergency Treatment Consent

In the event of illness or injury which requires emergency treatment, the facility has my permission to administer emergency medical treatment to my child [in most emergencies 911 is called and parent is notified as soon as possible]. I agree that the cost of any emergency medical treatment and related transportation for the child will be my responsibility.

Emergency Transportation Consent

In the event of illness or injury which requires emergency treatment, the facility has my permission to secure emergency transportation for my child [in most emergencies 911 is called and parent is notified as soon as possible]. I agree that the cost of any emergency medical treatment and related transportation for the child will be my responsibility.

Photography Consent

I give permission for my child's image to be used by facility only for documenting my child's progress and for communication with me. I also understand that while parents/guardians are permitted to take pictures of their child in the classroom, pictures that include other children should not be posted to social media. If Parent Day Out or center management is made aware of such postings, then disenrollment from the on-demand care program is possible.

Leaving Premises Consent

Under staff supervision, I give permission for my child to leave the facility on neighborhood excursions such as for playtime, exercise and educational purposes. I understand that infants and young toddlers will be taken in a buggy or a stroller.

Behavior Management Policy Consent

If your child is having difficulty and is unable to manage his or her behavior, the center may contact you and ask you to intervene or remove the child from the facility. This will be used only as a last resort if all other means to help your child control his or her behavior have failed (for a complete behavior management policy, please contact the facility).

Centers prohibit the following discipline methods:

  • subjecting children to cruel or severe punishment such as shaming, humiliation, threats, derogatory remarks, verbal or physical abuse, neglect, or abusive treatment including any forcible restraining, hitting inflicted in any manner upon the body, shaking, jerking, squeezing, spanking, yelling, choking;
  • labeling (“bad” girl or boy) or otherwise implying that the child is the problem, instead of the behavior;
  • using bribes, false threats, or false choices;
  • depriving children of outdoor time, unrelated activities such as special events;
  • depriving children of meals or snacks; force feeding children or otherwise making them eat against their will, or in any way using food as a consequence. Neither will food be used as a reward to get a child to behave in a certain way;
  • retaliating or doing to the child what he or she did to someone else;
  • imposing punishment for soiling, wetting, or not using the toilet; forcing a child to remain in soiled clothing or to remain on the toilet, or using any other unusual or excessive practices for toileting;
  • confining a child to a high chair, crib, or any other piece of equipment for an extended period of time in lieu of supervision or as punishment;

Child Illness Policy Consent

In consideration of other families, sick children are not permitted to use the center. The center will contact you if your child becomes ill and will keep your child comfortable in a quiet area until you can arrive to take your child home. We ask that for your child's comfort and to reduce the risk of contagion, children be picked up within 1 hour of notification.

Children with the following symptoms may not attend the center:

  • Illness that poses a risk of spread of harmful disease to others;
  • Illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities;
  • Illness that results in a greater need for care than our staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children;
  • Fever (100° axillary (armpit), 101° orally, 102° aural/ear)* and behavior change or other signs and symptoms, e.g., sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, irritability, constant crying, difficulty breathing;
  • Diarrhea — more watery stools or decreased form of stool that is not associated with change of diet. Exclusion is required for all diapered children whose stool is not contained in the diaper and toilet-trained children if the diarrhea is causing “accidents.” Diapered children with diarrhea will be excluded if the stool frequency exceeds 2 or more stools above normal for that child;
  • Blood or mucus in the stools not explained by dietary change, medication, or hard stools, and/or uncontrolled, unformed stools that cannot be contained in a diaper/underwear or toilet. Special circumstances that require specific exclusion criteria include the following;
  • Toxin-producing E coli or Shigella infection, until the diarrhea resolves and the test results of 2 stool cultures are negative for these organisms;
  • Salmonella serotype Typhi infection, until diarrhea resolves. In children younger than 5 years with Salmonella serotype Typhi, 3 negative stool cultures are required;
  • Vomiting more than 2 times in the previous 24 hours unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a non-communicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration;
  • Mouth sores with drooling unless the child’s medical provider or local health department authority states that the child is noninfectious;
  • Abdominal pain that continues for more than 2 hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever, dehydration, or other signs of illness;
  • Rash with fever or behavioral changes, until a physician has determined it is not a communicable disease;
  • Purulent conjunctivitis (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye discharge) until on antibiotics for 24 hours;
  • Impetigo until 24 hours after treatment has been started;
  • Strep throat (or other streptococcal infection) until 24 hours after treatment has been started;
  • Head lice until after treatment and all nits are removed;
  • Rubella, until 6 days after the rash appears;
  • Scabies until 24 hours after treatment has been started;
  • Chickenpox, until all lesions have dried or crusted (usually 6 days after onset of rash);
  • Pertussis (Whooping cough) until 5 days of appropriate antibiotics;
  • Mumps, until 5 days after onset of parotid gland swelling;
  • Measles, until 4 days after onset of rash;
  • Hepatitis A virus until 1 week after onset of illness or jaundice or as directed by the health department (if the child’s symptoms are mild);
  • Tuberculosis, until the child’s medical provider or local health department states the child is on appropriate treatment and can return;
  • Any child determined by the local health department to be contributing to the transmission of illness during an outbreak;

Indemnity Consent

In exchange for your ability to utilize the on-demand care service, you, on behalf of yourself, your family and your minor child, hereby agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Parent Day Out, its related companies, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, losses, damages or costs (including attorney’s fees) arising from your child’s registration and use of participating centers and their services. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that this agreement is not intended to be all inclusive and that your child’s registration and care is also subject to all policies and procedures of the facility providing the service.