Policies and Procedures

Enrollment Policies

Parent/Guardian must complete a registration packet before their child can attend Rising Stars. Click here for the registration packet.

Health Policies

Children must have most recent immunization record and examination signed by a physician on file. 

Children cannot be brought to the family child care home when:

1. Their temperature is in excess of 100.5 degrees

2. They are vomiting and/or have diarrhea

3. They have a fresh cold

4. They have a contagious infection

In the event that your child becomes ill, you will be called to pick up your child. Your child must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning. 

Open Door Policy

Parents may visit their children in our facility any time they wish. We do ask parents who plan to visit their children frequently to follow the classroom routine, to avoid disturbing classroom schedules and activities. Parents, providers and staff work together as a team to serve the best interest of the child. Respectful, open, honest communication between parents, provider and staff is crucial to your child’s well being. Specific development information is available upon request. We have links with a wide range of community health and social service resource. A list of these resources is available upon request. Parents will be referred to appropriate health and/or social agencies when needed.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, specifically a snow day, the daycare follows policies at the state level. If the state government is closed, the daycare will be closed as well. Please keep in mind that the daycare policy is independent from the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) schedule. 

Holiday Closings

Our facility is closed for the following paid holidays:

• Christmas Day through New Year’s Week

• Martin Luther King Day

• President’s Day

• Memorial Day

• Independence Day

• Labor Day

• Columbus Day

• Veteran’s Day

• Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)