Welcome to Happy Days Daycare
My name is Tabinda Shamsuddin, I am a mother to two wonderful children but I am also a teacher. Being a mother is the most rewarding yet challenging job but I would not trade it for the world. Teaching is a definitely difficult job, but I love what I do. I have been teaching for over five years and it is the most enjoyable learning experience I have ever had.
I enjoy the crazy morning routine and getting ready within a matter of minutes. I am always very organized and like to prepare myself in advance by doing everything a day prior.
My Philosophy is simple
I believe that as an early childhood educator, I am responsible for providing infants, toddlers, and young children with positive learning experiences. I strive to model respect, patience, and care for the children and the adults I come in contact with.
Children have the right to have their needs met and receive the proper education no matter what background they come from. They should be motivated to learn in an environment that is not only enriching and stimulating but shows them that they have the opportunity to make their own choices. From infancy, children are very curious and have the desire to learn from their environment and those around them.
As a teacher, I seek to guide children from needing assistance with a task to accomplishing a task independently. I want to achieve this by providing experiences that are challenging yet attainable for every child. My main goal as a teacher is to provide children with a space where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.
Our Daycare is licensed and complies with all applicable licensing regulations and standards such as first aid, and CPR. These standards relate to our home, staff, health, safety procedures, nutrition, caregiver to child ratios, and record keeping. We believe that these standards are in the best interest of the children. Our home is subject to inspection by state and city health, fire, and licensing officials.
License # 197494967
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY
We will be taking extra precautions to protect our staff, children, and their families from the spread of COVID-19.
Parents drop off and pick up: Hand hygiene is set up at the entrance so the children can clean their hands before they enter the facility.
We placed a sign-in station outside and we provided sanitary wipes for cleaning pens between each use.
We will be greeting the children outside as they arrive. Ideally, the same parent or designated person should drop off and pick up the child each day. If possible, older people such as grandparents or those with serious medical conditions should not pick up the children because they are more at risk for severe illnesses and COVID-19.
A person who has a fever of 100.4 F° (38.0 C°) or shows other signs of illness should not be admitted to the facility. Parents should be alert for the signs of illness in their children and make sure to keep them at home when they are sick, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if someone in the household has symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath. We encourage parents and guardians to take their child's temperature every day before coming to daycare.
We will perform a temperature check upon arrival of a child using a non-contact thermometer
We emphasize the importance of frequent hand washing with soap and water (or the use of hand sanitizer where soap is not available) including:
When employees arrive at the facility and before they leave the facility
Before and after handling food, feeding a child, or eating
Before and after using the toilet, changing a diaper, or helping a child use the bathroom (also wash the child's hands after helping the child use the bathroom or changing their diaper.)
After helping a child wipe their nose or mouth and when tending to a cut or sore.
After the children play outside
Before and after giving medicine to a child
After handling waste baskets or garbage
CLEANLINESS: We routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (e.g door knobs, light switches, bathroom sink handles, countertops, and shared toys)
SOCIAL DISTANCING: We maintain social distancing as much as possible. We keep each group of children in a separate room during nap time, playground time, and for special activities such as Art, Music, and Exercise. At nap time we ensure that the children's mats or cribs are spread out as much as possible; ideally 6 feet apart.