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Old 10-22-2019, 06:21 PM
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Default Wording for Holiday Time Off

You would think I would be better at this, but I'm not. How do you nicely word that you're taking this Holiday time off?
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:45 PM
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I give them an annual school calendar with my days off highlighted and listed the same way the public schools do. I use these free templates, some are monthly as well: https://www.calendarlabs.com/school-calendar/
  • Fall Break
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Christmas Break
  • Spring Break
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:14 PM
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I just send a message to each of them monthly or so. Worded like this:

"Good morning! November (or "upcoming" if it's for more than 1 month) closed days are:
Nov. 11-holiday
Nov 28- holiday
Nov. 29- provider vacation day
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:49 PM
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I send out a calendar in nov/dec for the following year with all the days I'm closed and which ones are paid.

Maybe just make a holiday calendar outlining them?
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:31 AM
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My parent reminder is just "I am closed the following days:" then list the days and if they are paid or unpaid.
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I have my holiday and Christmas break closures in my handbook.

I send out a mass message through BW reminding them of upcoming closures. I will also sometimes print out a letter and stick it in their bags if it's not a usual day I close.

I'll say something like:

Friendly reminder that daycare is closed XXX

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Friendly reminder that daycare is closed the following days:

XXX
XXX
XXX
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:08 AM
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In my contract I list personal, professional, holidays, and vacation time with unlimited emergency days (some years I use many emergency days, some years none)

I then put (list is not limited to these days to protect myself if something unexpected arises like attending the NAFCC conference this year)

And then I put 52 weeks pay each year. Fees are based on spot, not attendance.

I provide a monthly newsletter for reminders and have an dry erase easel on porch at entrance with monthly reminders.

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